Search Tag: heart failure

Executive Health Management

2023 18 Oct

Recent figures have revealed that the NHS has delivered on its promise to roll out 10,000 virtual ward beds by the end of September.   Thanks to this world-leading initiative, over 240,000 patients have received treatment on virtual wards. NHS teams have introduced 10,421 virtual ward beds, allowing patients to receive expert care for conditions...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 07 Sep

Nasrien E. Ibrahim. has assumed a prominent new role as a Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, marking a significant advancement in cardiology. Dr Nasrien is widely recognised for her expertise in severe heart failure and transplantation, groundbreaking research contributions, and her commitment to supporting healthcare...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 08 Oct

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Cardiology Management

2021 26 Aug

The ESC Congress 2021, the world’s largest cardiovascular event, begins soon. Get ready for the hottest new science in cardiology from August 27-30.    During the scientific meeting, all areas of cardiovascular disease will be covered across 15 channels. The spotlight this year will be on Sudden Cardiac Death. In addition, the congress will feature...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 02 Mar

Findings from a new study show that a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalisations are attributable to one of four pre-existing conditions. These include obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure, in that order. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers used a mathematical simulation to estimate...Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 09 Mar rounds up exciting developments that have all the marks of healthcare game changers. What do you think? Advancements in Cardiac Imaging Conventional imaging still remains important for the assessment of cardiac structure and function. However, advanced echocardiography with strain imaging techniques, tissue characterisation...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 03 Aug

Topline findings from the Phase III PARAGON-HF study have just been announced. Full results of the trial will be presented at the ESC Congress 2019 in September.  The PARAGON-HF trial in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) investigates the safety and efficacy of sacubitril/valsartan versus the active comparator...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 04 Apr

In a recent study study, surveillance data from 4 US communities was used to associate monthly influenza-like illness (ILI) activity as reported by the CDC with MI and HF hospitalisations. Influenza-like illness activity was associated with an increase in HF hospitalisations within the same month. Myocardial infarction was positively but not significantly...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 19 Dec

Approximately 6.5 million adults in the US are affected by heart failure. The prevalence of heart failure continues to increase.  Cardiac resynchronisation therapy, when used in appropriately selected heart failure patients, can help improve left ventricular function, improve quality of life and reduce mortality and hospitalisation.  CRT...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 20 Jun

Stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a treatment option for patients with severe and end-stage heart failure. However, researchers at Tel Aviv University caution against using cells from the host patient to repair tissue as this method may cause harm to patients. Their study is published the journal Circulation. "We found that, contrary to popular...Read more

Health Management

2017 07 May

Cholesterol Lowering (R)evolution, TAVI and More... The latest cardiology research was presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting: transcatheter valve implants emerge as an alternative in less than high risk severe aortic stenosis patients; can iFR define whether your coronary artery requires a stent? Extremely low LDL-cholesterol levels...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 13 Mar

Results of new study, published in the journal Heart & Lung, support improved quality of life and decreased readmission rates following a multidisciplinary transition-to-care programme for heart failure (HF) patients. This team-based, patient-specific and collaborative approach is an effective practice-based strategy to improve HF outcomes, according...Read more

ICU Management

2017 17 Feb

For patients with COPD, heart failure and myocardial infarction, who are not critically ill, a stay in the ICU may be no more beneficial than staying on a ward, according to an analysis just published in the Annals of the ATS . Thomas Valley, MD, MSc, a pulmonary and critical care researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 02 Mar

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Cardiology Management

2016 05 Apr

An international study shows that heart-failure patients with clogged arteries have a better chance of surviving 10 years if they have bypass surgery plus medicine as compared to medicine alone. 10-year results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine and have also been presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Chicago....Read more