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Cardiology Management

Depression Increases Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

2015 29 May

According to results from the OPERA-HF study presented at Heart Failure 2015, moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, The findings show that the mortality risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients with no depression had an... Read more

Cardiology Management

STOP-HF: Gene Therapy SDF-1 Remodels Hearts of High Risk Patients

2015 25 May

In a late-breaking trials session at Heart Failure 2015, Dr. Marc Penn, a cardiologist at Summa Cardiovascular Institute in Akron, Ohio, U.S., announced that the gene therapy SDF-1 remodelled the hearts of high risk heart failure patients in the phase II STOP-HF trial. Heart Failure 2015 is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of... Read more