New frontiers in heart failure detection: Saliva testing

Punyadeera, Chamindie (2016) New frontiers in heart failure detection: Saliva testing. BMJ Innovations, 2(3), pp. 106-108.

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a broad range of health conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.1 The most common CVDs include coronary heart disease (CHD), ischaemic heart disease (IHD), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and heart failure (HF).2 This commentary will focus on the use of saliva to detect HF. HF is a complex pathophysiological syndrome that arises due to the inability of the heart to take in and/or supply sufficient blood to the body. The clinical manifestation of HF could arise due to myocardial disease, most commonly coronary artery disease, hypertension and cardiomyopathy. Even though the aetiology of HF is highly variable, HF syndrome represents the interplay between the cardiac, renal and vascular systems. ..

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ID Code: 98876
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Heart failure detection, saliva testing, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease
DOI: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000105
ISSN: 2055-642X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200) > Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200) > Respiratory Diseases (110203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2016 by the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2016 23:25
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 01:50

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