Heart Failure

Wellness Wednesdays: Signs And Symptoms Of Heart Failure

Heart disease isn't just the leading cause of death for Americans. It's also the leading cause of death in the entire world. But sometimes, it's difficult to recognize its symptoms and realize when something is serious. Read more...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Hf With/without Symptoms Tied To Higher Death Risk After Surgery (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Left ventricular function and other factors predict non-cardiac surgical outcomes in patients with heart failure

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Push-up Capacity Linked With Lower Incidence Of Cardiovascular Disease Events Among Men

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure -- during 10 years of...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Discharge Opioid Rx For Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-up

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- For patients with an admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and/or acute decompensated heart failure, opioid prescription at discharge is not significantly associated with unplanned health care utilization or...
Related topics: Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Only 'modest' Improvement In Heart Failure Survival Rates Since 2000

Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large study.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Research Insights Hold Promise For Kids With Dmd

Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. Eplerenone, a heart failure drug, is used in older patients to treat cardiomyopathy, a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Cardiomyopathy

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Nsaid Impairs Immune Response In Heart Failure, Worsens Heart And Kidney Damage

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. Researchers found that treatment with the NSAID carprofen alone triggered subtle low-grade inflammation in the heart and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Dying While Black: Perpetual Gaps Exist In Health Care For African-americans

Several years ago, MapQuest directed me on a 10-hour drive to visit my father in a Florida hospital. Complications from diabetes, including blindness, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and a below-the-knee amputation, had taken their toll....
Related topics: African-American, Diabetes, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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Heart Failure Risk Score; Bone Infection Tx: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- Topics also include the benefits of breakfast and computer-aided decision-making for surrogates in the ICU

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This Little Robot Helps Care For People With Chronic Conditions

Mabu is a small robot that talks to patients and helps them remember their medicine and monitors their health. Sitting in a living room in Oakland, a cute robot with giant eyes gazes at a 65-year-old with heart failure and asks how he’s...
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Myocarditis: Overshooting The Mark

Researchers have shown that a protein called midkine, a member of the class of signaling molecules known as cytokines, is a key driver of inflammation in the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure in patients with myocarditis.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Vampire Bat Venom May ‘revolutionize' Treatment For Hypertension

A new study published earlier this month in the journal Toxins found that the venom of vampire bats may hold the key to revolutionizing treatments for various medical problems, including hypertension, heart failure, kidney diseases and burns.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease

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Epigenetic Change Causes Fruit Fly Babies To Inherit Diet-induced Heart Disease

Scientists have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Reversing the epigenetic modification or over-expressing the two...
Related topics: Diet, Cardiovascular Disease, Genetics

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Study Suggests How To Treat Diastolic Heart Failure

New research uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Hidden Culprit In Heart Failure

Scientists have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy -- a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure -- which opens the door to potential new treatments that could help counter the...
Related topics: Cardiomyopathy

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Angiotensin Ii Receptor Blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers, sometimes called angiotensin II inhibitors, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart failure and scleroderma.
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Job Insecurity May Take A Toll On Your Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- Losing a job or taking a big pay cut is hard on more than just your checkbook -- it might drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death. A new study finds that people who endure large swings...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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In-hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu In Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- For patients with heart failure, influenza infection is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in JACC: Heart Failure. Muhammad S. Panhwar, M.D., from the...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Moderate Drinking Not Harmful For Seniors With Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- For older adults with heart failure, limited alcohol consumption after diagnosis is associated with survival benefit versus long-term abstinence, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Justin...
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Heart Cell Defect Identified As Possible Cause Of Heart Failure In Pregnancy

A new study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of heart failure in pregnant women is a functional heart cell defect. The findings may have diagnostic and therapeutic implications.
Related topics: Medical Research

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