Heart Failure

Wearable Sensor Predicts Worsening Heart Failure

]]>(MedPage Today) -- A wearable multisensor patch detected signals of patients' heart failure (HF) exacerbations days before hospital readmission, according to the LINK-HF study. Continuous 24-hour monitoring analyzed by a machine learning...
Related topics: Medical Research, Algorithms

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Managing Hypervolemia: Is More Diuretic Better?

Dr Tejas Desai compares the seemingly contradictory results of the DOSE and DRAIN trials of loop diuretics in acute decompensated heart failure. Medscape Nephrology

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Noninvasive, Self-adhesive Sensor Predicted Worsening Heart Failure In Veterans

A removable, noninvasive, self-adhesive sensor successfully predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization in veterans several days before hospitalization occurred. The researchers used machine learning to analyze the data...
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Want To Know What Your Heart Defibrillator Is Doing? Abbott Has An App For That

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has received European approval for its new Gallant implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for patients with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. In...

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Chinese Doctors: Coronavirus Can Reinfect People, And The Second Infection Can Lead To Heart Failure

Doctors in China say patients who recover from coronavirus can be reinfected — and if that happens, they become significantly more likely to suffer fatal heart attacks due to the nature of the virus and the effect of the medicine used to treat it,...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Demystifying Heart Failure: A Q&a With Sara Kalantari, Md

University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist and heart failure expert Sara Kalantari, MD, explains heart failure, including symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and common misconceptions.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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'not-so-stressful' Stress Testing Evaluates Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease And Exercise-related...

Exercise capacity can be highly predictive of the risk of complications related to CHD, including developing heart failure.
Related topics: Stress, Cardiovascular Disease

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Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With Next-gen Lvad, Regardless Of Transplant Eligibility

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Daniel J. Goldstein, Yoshifumi Naka, et al.; Allen S. Anderson Target Audience and Goal Statement: Cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, critical care specialists, hospitalists The goal of this study was to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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In The End, Avandia's Lessons For Heart Risk

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Rosiglitazone (Avandia) was indeed associated with cardiovascular (CV) risk, especially heart failure, a "definitive" meta-analysis affirmed. Patient-level data from 33 trials turned up a 33% elevated risk (95% CI 1.09-1.61...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Meta-analyses Link Rosiglitazone To Increased Cardiovascular Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Rosiglitazone seems to be associated with an increased cardiovascular risk, particularly heart failure, according to data from a systematic review and meta-analyses published online Feb. 5 in The BMJ. Joshua D. Wallach,...
Related topics: Cardiology

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The Visionaries Reinstate Gofundme For 2mex As He Battles Serious Health Issues

Key Kool says "he is suffering from congestive heart failure and kidney disease."
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease

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Aha News: Millions Are Learning To Live With Heart Failure

MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- It was almost six years to the day after Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda completed her chemotherapy that doctors listened to her heart and gave her the bad news. "I was exhausted," she said. "They...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer

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Common Form Of Heart Failure Could Be Treated With Already Approved Anticancer Drug

Thanks to new research, a drug capable of reversing a common form of heart failure known as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) may soon be available. The researchers show that a drug already approved for the treatment of some...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study: Transition Care After Hf Admission Is Helpful Any Which Way

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Use of transitional care services after hospital discharge can benefit early heart failure (HF) patients and even make sense financially, a study suggested. A model showed that quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained on a...
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How Do You Know If You Have Hypertension And Need Medication?

High blood pressure is the silent killer. It puts people at risk for heart attacks, strokes, vascular disease, kidney failure. It is basically really bad to have longstanding, undertreated high blood pressure. But it is also harmful to be told you...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Kidney Disease

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Lv Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities In Heart Failure

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- A "malignant" subphenotype of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with minimal elevations in cardiac biomarkers is associated with an increased risk for heart failure, with some of the excess risk for heart failure among...

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Postdischarge Mortality Up For Patients With Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Patients with heart failure, but not those with acute myocardial infarction or pneumonia, have demonstrated an increase in postdischarge 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in The BMJ. Rohan...
Related topics: Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Childhood Cancer Tx Less Cardiotoxic, But Heart Risks Persist

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure and coronary artery disease stemming from childhood cancer treatments has become less of a problem over time, researchers found, but it remains a significant issue that clinicians should address. The 20-year...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Outcomes Superior For Hm3 Lvad Regardless Of Preimplant Strategy

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- For patients with advanced heart failure, the HeartMate 3 (HM3) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is superior to the HeartMate II (HMII), regardless of whether the device is a bridge to transplant (BTT) or a...

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This One Hfpef Group May Benefit From Diuretic After All

]]>(MedPage Today) -- There is one high-risk phenotype of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in particular that may benefit from spironolactone therapy, according to an analysis of the TOPCAT trial. Patients in the troubled...

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