Veli Pekka Harjola

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Affiliation: Helsinki University Central Hospital
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Critically ill patients in emergency department may be characterized by low amplitude and high variability of amplitude of pulse photoplethysmography
    Jussi Pirneskoski
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:48. 2013
  2. pmc Helical computerized tomography and NT-proBNP for screening of right ventricular overload on admission and at long term follow-up of acute pulmonary embolism
    Mia K Laiho
    Helsinki Malmi City Hospital, Department of Emergency Care, POB 6501, 00099 Helsinki City, Finland
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:33. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Two cases of pericarditis associated with blood culture-positive meningococcal septicemia
    V P Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Post Box 340, 00029, HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:569-70. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of mortality at 3 months and 1 year in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure
    Veli Pekka Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 340, Helsinki 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:239-48. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The hemodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions between chronic use of oral levosimendan and digoxin in patients with NYHA Classes II-III heart failure
    V P Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 46:389-99. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint EuroHeart Failure Survey II (EHFS II): a survey on hospitalized acute heart failure patients: description of population
    Markku S Nieminen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, PO Box 340, 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur Heart J 27:2725-36. 2006
  7. pmc Management of acute heart failure and the effect of systolic blood pressure on the use of intravenous therapies
    Tuukka Tarvasmäki
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2:219-25. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after hospitalization for acute heart failure--differences in prognosis of acutely decompensated chronic and new-onset acute heart failure
    Johan P E Lassus
    Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cardiol 168:458-62. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of 1-year mortality in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure
    Krista Siirilä-Waris
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 27:3011-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of cystatin C in acute heart failure in relation to other markers of renal function and NT-proBNP
    Johan Lassus
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, POB 340, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 28:1841-7. 2007

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  1. pmc Critically ill patients in emergency department may be characterized by low amplitude and high variability of amplitude of pulse photoplethysmography
    Jussi Pirneskoski
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 21:48. 2013
    ..The aim of the present pilot study was to determine if pulse photoplethysmography amplitude (PPGA) could be used as an indicator of critical illness and as a predictor of higher need of care in emergency department patients...
  2. pmc Helical computerized tomography and NT-proBNP for screening of right ventricular overload on admission and at long term follow-up of acute pulmonary embolism
    Mia K Laiho
    Helsinki Malmi City Hospital, Department of Emergency Care, POB 6501, 00099 Helsinki City, Finland
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:33. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the role of helical CT and NT-proBNP in detection of RVD in the acute phase. In addition, the value of NT-proBNP for ruling out RVD at long-term follow-up was assessed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Two cases of pericarditis associated with blood culture-positive meningococcal septicemia
    V P Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Post Box 340, 00029, HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:569-70. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of mortality at 3 months and 1 year in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure
    Veli Pekka Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 340, Helsinki 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:239-48. 2010
    ..Acute heart failure (AHF) has a poor prognosis. We evaluated 3- and 12-month mortality in different clinical classes of AHF patients from 30 European countries who were included in the EuroHeart Failure Survey (EHFS) II...
  5. ncbi request reprint The hemodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions between chronic use of oral levosimendan and digoxin in patients with NYHA Classes II-III heart failure
    V P Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 46:389-99. 2008
    ..The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the hemodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions between digoxin and oral levosimendan as well as the proarrhythmic potential of this combination in patients with chronic heart failure...
  6. ncbi request reprint EuroHeart Failure Survey II (EHFS II): a survey on hospitalized acute heart failure patients: description of population
    Markku S Nieminen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, PO Box 340, 00029 HUS, Finland
    Eur Heart J 27:2725-36. 2006
    ....
  7. pmc Management of acute heart failure and the effect of systolic blood pressure on the use of intravenous therapies
    Tuukka Tarvasmäki
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2:219-25. 2013
    ..To examine the use of the treatments for acute heart failure (AHF) recommended by ESC guidelines in different clinical presentations and blood pressure groups...
  8. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after hospitalization for acute heart failure--differences in prognosis of acutely decompensated chronic and new-onset acute heart failure
    Johan P E Lassus
    Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cardiol 168:458-62. 2013
    ..To analyze the five-year mortality after hospitalization for acute heart failure (AHF) and compare predictors of prognosis in patients with and without a previous history of heart failure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of 1-year mortality in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure
    Krista Siirilä-Waris
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 27:3011-7. 2006
    ..However, studies on AHF characteristics, treatment, and prognostic factors are few. Our aim was to investigate the characteristics, treatment, and 1-year prognosis of AHF and identify prognostic factors in different clinical groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of cystatin C in acute heart failure in relation to other markers of renal function and NT-proBNP
    Johan Lassus
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, POB 340, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 28:1841-7. 2007
    ..We investigated the prognostic value of cystatin C in acute heart failure (AHF) in comparison to other markers of renal function and NT-proBNP...
  11. doi request reprint Markers of renal function and acute kidney injury in acute heart failure: definitions and impact on outcomes of the cardiorenal syndrome
    Johan P E Lassus
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 31:2791-8. 2010
    ..However, definitions and prognostic impact of AKI in AHF have been variable. Cystatin C is a prospective new marker of AKI. The objective of this study was to investigate the use of cystatin C as a marker of early AKI in AHF...
  12. doi request reprint Gender related differences in patients presenting with acute heart failure. Results from EuroHeart Failure Survey II
    Markku S Nieminen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:140-8. 2008
    ..This analysis evaluates the gender differences in patients hospitalised for acute heart failure (AHF) in the EuroHeart Failure Survey II (EHFS)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dexmedetomidine in addition to benzodiazepine-based sedation in patients with alcohol withdrawal delirium
    Jukka Tolonen
    aDepartment of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Helsinki and Uusimaa District University Hospital, Helsinki bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Middle Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä cNational Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Emerg Med 20:425-7. 2013
    ..3) days. The ICU LOS was 7.1 (2.7) days and in-hospital LOS 12.1 (4.5) days. No adverse events were observed although one patient died from acute pancreatitis. The use of dexmedetomidine in AWD seems safe but warrants further studies. ..
  14. doi request reprint The use of more than one inotrope in acute heart failure is associated with increased mortality: a multi-centre observational study
    Juhani Rossinen
    Divisions of Emergency Care and Cardiology Department of Internal Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
    Acute Card Care 10:209-13. 2008
    ..Although weakly supported by scientific evidence, according to guidelines the use of inotropes in acute heart failure is indicated in the presence of hypoperfusion refractory to fluid resuscitation...
  15. doi request reprint Prognostic role of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and their polymorphisms in acute decompensated heart failure
    Kati H Miettinen
    Department of Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:396-403. 2008
    ..Cytokines play an important role in chronic heart failure (HF), but little is known about their involvement in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)...
  16. doi request reprint Oral levosimendan improves filling pressure and systolic function during long-term treatment
    Mikko Jalanko
    Department of Cardiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:91-7. 2011
    ..The effects of long-term treatment with oral levosimendan were investigated on echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular function in patients with chronic heart failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Levosimendan in cardiac surgery
    Krista Siirilä-Waris
    Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 19:345-9. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Definition and epidemiology of acute heart failure syndromes
    Markku S Nieminen
    Division of Cardiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Cardiol 96:5G-10G. 2005
    ..The epidemiology of AHFS has been studied in large and small registries and surveys in both North America and Europe. The properties of the population of patients with acute HF are discussed in light of these data...
  19. doi request reprint Cystatin C: a step forward in assessing kidney function and cardiovascular risk
    Johan Lassus
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Heart Fail Rev 17:251-61. 2012
    ..In conclusion, CysC appears to be an interesting marker of renal function and is useful for risk stratification in heart failure...
  20. doi request reprint High-sensitivity troponin I for risk assessment in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) trial
    Ziad Hijazi
    Uppsala Clinical Research Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Z H, A s, U A, L W Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Z H, U A, L W Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden A S Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, NC C B G, J H A, R D L Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway D A Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN B J G Bristol Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ P M Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland V P H University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia J H Medical Department, Hospital Unit West, Herning Holstbro, Denmark S H Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Germany
    Circulation 129:625-34. 2014
    ..High-sensitivity troponin-I (hs-TnI) measurement improves risk assessment for cardiovascular events in many clinical settings, but the added value in atrial fibrillation patients has not been described...
  21. pmc Reduction in membrane component of diffusing capacity is associated with the extent of acute pulmonary embolism
    Päivi Piirilä
    Department of Clinical Physiology, HUSLAB, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 31:196-202. 2011
    ..DM was inversely related to central mass of embolism. Reduction in DM mainly explains the sustained decrease in DL,CO in PE after 7 months despite modern treatment of PE...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effect of moderate exercise training on skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain distribution in chronic heart failure
    Veli Pekka Harjola
    Division of Emergency Care, Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, POB 340, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Int J Cardiol 109:335-8. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to show the effect of aerobic exercise on MHC distribution in patients with CHF...