Heart Failure

Blood Proteins Help Predict Risk Of Developing Heart Failure

Two blood proteins help predict more accurately the risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure hospitalization.
Related topics: Proteins, Stroke

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Should Icds In Primary Prevention Go The Way Of Aspirin?

Do historic recommendations on ICD use for primary prevention in patients with ischemic heart failure still hold as background therapies and the patient population evolve, asks John Mandrola, MD. theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Aspirin

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The Benefits Of Compassion Always Outweigh Its Risks

It was an ordinary afternoon in my outpatient internal medicine rotation. I prepared to enter a room for a congestive heart failure hospital follow-up patient. I mentally prepared myself. I was going to ask for his hospital records (particularly...

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Chemo-induced Heart Failure Responds To Crt

(MedPage Today) -- First study for cancer survivors' cardiomyopathy finds dramatic effect
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology, Cardiomyopathy

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Artificial Intelligence Could Select Heart Failure Patients For Expensive Treatment

Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias, reports a new study. The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden death in heart...
Related topics: Medical Research, Algorithms

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Baroreflex Device Eases Hf Symptoms

(MedPage Today) -- Novel device may work only for less advanced heart failure, though

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It’s Time We Approach Heart Failure Like Cancer

“I’m sorry, Mr. Smith. Your heart is very sick, and your body has irreversible damage. It’s too dangerous to attempt a transplant or implant a heart pump. There’s nothing more we can do.” I’ve encountered this scenario more often than I...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Burden Of Heart Failure-related Cvd Mortality Higher In Blacks

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- The burden of heart failure-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality is increased among young and middle-aged blacks, according to a research letter published in the May 14 issue of the Journal of the American College...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Heart Failure Deaths Rising In Us, Especially In Younger Adults

More U.S. adults are dying from heart failure today than a decade ago, and the sharpest rise in mortality is happening among middle-aged and younger adults, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Plant-based Diets Tied To Lower Risk For Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk for heart failure (HF) in adults without known heart disease, according to a study published in the April 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Fda Approves Treatments For Heart Failure Caused By Rare Disease

MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine) and Vyndamax (tafamidis) capsules have been approved to treat adults with cardiomyopathy caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (ATTR-CM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiomyopathy

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Exercise May Improve Memory In Heart Failure Patients

Two-thirds of patients with heart failure have cognitive problems, according to new research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Research: Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Slow Or Reverse Heart Failure

A new study shows heart failure may be slowed or possibly reversed when treated with a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. British Scientists at the University of Manchester found that tadalafil, which is sold under the brand...
Related topics: Medical Research, Erectile Dysfunction

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A Promising New Treatment For Infants With Noonan Syndrome

Infants less than six months old with Noonan Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure normally have a poor prognosis, with a one-year survival rate of 34 percent. In the new study, doctors used Trametinib to try to treat NS...
Related topics: Cardiomyopathy, Medical Research

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'think Twice' Before Stopping Heart Failure Meds

Positive effects can be lost and patient outcomes adversely affected if heart failure drugs are stopped. Dr Pina reviews new evidence. theheart.org on Medscape

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Medical News Today: Plant-based Diet Cuts Heart Failure Risk By Over 40 Percent

New research examines how five major dietary patterns may affect the risk of developing heart failure among people without heart disease.
Related topics: Diet, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Veggies, Fruits And Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- As if you needed any more proof that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by 41%. Conversely, the so-called Southern diet, which focuses on...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Protecting Damaged Hearts With Micrornas

Once the heart is formed, its muscle cells have very limited ability to regenerate. After a heart attack, these cells die off and scar tissue forms, potentially setting people up for heart failure. A new study advances the possibility of using...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Heart Failure: Anti-hypertensives Lower Lvad-related Gi-bleeds

(MedPage Today) -- ACE inhibitors/ARBs may reduce GI bleeding in patients with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device

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Diabetes Drug May Reverse Heart Failure

Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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