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#ESC2019 Preview: PARAGON-HF Trial

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

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Influenza activity associated with an increase in hospitalisation for CV events

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

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Cardiac resynchronisation therapy reduces mortality in heart failure patients

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

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Cardiac Stem Cells From Heart Disease Patients May Be Harmful

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

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Improving Quality of Life, Reducing Readmissions in HF Patients

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

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Fixed Combination Conference 2017

2017 02 Mar

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Survival Rate Better Among Patients who have Bypass Surgery

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