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    • Design of the GutHeart—targeting gut microbiota to treat heart failure—trial: a Phase II, randomized clinical trial 

      Mayerhofer, Christiane Caroline; Awoyemi, Ayodeji Olawale; Moscavitch, Samuel D.; Lappegård, Knut Tore; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Aukrust, Pål; Hovland, Anders; Lorenzo, Andrea; Halvorsen, Sigrun; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Gullestad, Lars; Trøseid, Marius; Broch, Kaspar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-07)
      <p><i>Aims</i>: Heart failure (HF) is a multifactorial disease. Current treatments target only a fraction of the putative pathophysiological pathways. In patients with HF, reduced cardiac output and congestion cause increased gut wall permeability. It has been suggested that leakage of microbial products is detrimental to the heart, at least partly through activation of systemic inflammatory pathways, ...