Heart Failure

Hiv Linked To Heart Failure, Stroke Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Study adds to growing literature on aging with HIV as a chronic condition
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Stroke, Medical Research

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 'red Flag' For Subsequent Attr, Heart Failure

(MedPage Today) -- Goal is to catch cardiac amyloidosis early, clinicians say

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Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Medicare Advantage patients have higher risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than traditional Medicare patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a new study...
Related topics: Medicare, Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Fda Warns Of Possible Link Between Dog Food And Heart Disease, And Identifies 16 Food Brands

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between certain dog foods and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), which can cause congestive heart failure.The investigation involves 560 cases of dogs diagnosed with DCM. Of those, most...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiomyopathy

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How To Have An Exciting Death: 5 Tips From A Palliative Care Physician

We’re all gonna die. It’s a simple truth that an astounding number of people neglect to acknowledge or accept. Some people die sudden, unexpected deaths, but most eventually fall victim to chronic or terminal conditions like COPD, heart...
Related topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Medical News Today: What Causes Shortness Of Breath When Lying Down?

Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options.
Related topics: Obesity

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Chemotherapy Heart

Cancer patients obviously need chemotherapy treatment, but many don't realize some forms can cause heart failure. The premise here is that people need to be alerted while undergoing chemotherapy treatment because if caught early the heart disease...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Oncology

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Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers found that the protein sarcospan can play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Proteins

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Researchers' Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A multi-institution study reveals a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Related topics: Medical Research, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Proteins

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Heart Failure Risk High In Patients With Lupus

(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalization rates similar to those seen with diabetes
Related topics: Lupus, Diabetes

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Pde5i Use Linked To Post-lvad Right Heart Failure Events

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- For left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients, those on phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have a higher incidence of severe early right heart failure (RHF), according to a study published online June 11 in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New T2d, Heart Failure Statement; Varied Sleep & Mets; Chem Giants Sued Over Pfas

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
Related topics: Endocrinology

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Individualized Care Plans Advised For T2dm With Heart Failure

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- Team-based care emphasizing development of individualized care plans is recommended for management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and heart failure, according to a scientific statement issued by the American Heart...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Heartburn Drugs Again Tied To Fatal Risks

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests. The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans....
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Aha News: Diabetes And Heart Failure Are Linked; Treatment Should Be Too

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Having Type 2 diabetes or heart failure independently increases the risk for getting the other, and both often occur together, further worsening a patient's health, quality of life and...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, American Diabetes Association

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Many Heart Failure Patients Might Safely Reduce Use Of Diuretics

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Heart failure is a common ailment afflicting older Americans, and many take drugs called diuretics to rid the body of excess fluid buildup that can impede breathing. Now, a team of Brazilian researchers say that, in some...
Related topics: Medical Research

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How The Enzyme Lipoxygenase Drives Heart Failure After Heart Attacks

Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to heart failure pathology. Medical researchers are seeking ways to delay or reverse this heart failure, which comes from non-resolved chronic inflammation.
Related topics: Enzymes, Medical Research

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For People With Heart Failure, Loneliness Can Mean Worse Care

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 -- Fewer than 1 in 10 heart failure patients follow lifestyle treatment recommendations, and a new study suggests that loneliness is a major reason why. Polish researchers assessed 475 heart failure patients' compliance with...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Being Overweight As A Teen May Be Associated With Higher Risk Of Heart Muscle Disease In Adulthood

The risk of developing cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure, increased in adult Swedish men who were even mildly overweight around age 18. The risk steadily increased as weight increased, even among those who started out at a normal...
Related topics: Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiomyopathy

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A Gut Check For Heart Failure Patients

Heart failure patients who consume more dietary fiber tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant.
Related topics: Bacteria

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