Arrhythmogenic Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: A Review

Ventricular arrhythmias (VA) are commonly associated with structural heart disease and have substantial impact on patient outcomes and health system costs. Within the realm of cardiomyopathy (CM), there has been substantial progress with respect to ischaemic CM (ICM) in the understanding of infarct related scar biology and scar-mediated ventricular tachycardia (VT).

Left Ventricular Dysfunction in the Setting of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Review of Clinical Patterns and Practical Implications

In the past decades, takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) has emerged as a specific form of acute and transient myocardial disease, predominantly affecting postmenopausal women in the clinical setting.1–4 In general, myocardial involvement in this setting appears to harbour a regional pattern particularly extending beyond the territory of a single coronary artery (and usually without concomitant significant coronary artery disease [CAD]).2,4,5 Mechanistically, sympathetic hyperstimulatio

Impact on Patient Care: The 2016 European Heart Failure Guidelines

In this issue of European Cardiology Review, Professor Bayes Genis and team give a clear and robust review of the 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF).1 The guidelines were last updated in 2012 and combined for the first time chronic and acute care.