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Cardiology Management

New Pathway to Treat Heart Failure

2016 28 Jun

Beta blockers are commonly used to treat heart disease. They block beta-adrenergic receptors in the heart and save heart cells from cell death. However, the biggest problem with beta blockers is that they also block the beta-adrenergic receptor's ability to keep the heart pumping. Now, Jefferson researchers have discovered a way around this problem... Read more

Cardiology Management

Poor Levels of Availability, Affordability, Use of Vital Heart Medicines

2015 27 Oct

According to research published in The Lancet, the use of vital life-saving generic medicines for the prevention of heart disease is poor worldwide. In low-income and middle-income countries, these medicines are either not easily available or if they are, they are often unaffordable. In rich countries, availability and affordability is not usually an... Read more

Cardiology Management

Beta Blockers may have Anticancer Properties

2015 27 Aug

According a new study published in Cancer, certain drugs taken to improve heart health may have anticancer properties. Stress hormones are believed to stimulate cancer to grow and spread. Beta blockers, commonly used for hypertension and other heart-related conditions, are believed to affect the body's stress response and thus have an impact on cancer... Read more

Cardiology Management

Ear 'Tickling' May Be Good for the Heart

2014 25 Aug

Stimulating the nerves in your ear may help improve the health of your heart, according to researchers at the University of Leeds (UK) who applied electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap projecting in front of the ear canal, using a standard TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine.The stimulation changed the influence... Read more

Cardiology Management

Beta-Blockers: No Improved Outcomes for Heart Bypass Patients

2014 18 Jun

A new retrospective analysis of patient data suggests that the preoperative use of beta-blockers does not improve outcomes for all patients who undergo nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Patients who had not experienced a heart attack in the three weeks prior to surgery, and who did not exhibit other high-risk symptoms, had... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2013: Use of Beta-Blocker Helps Achieve Target Heart Rate Level in Patients with Septic Shock

2013 11 Oct

Andrea Morelli, M.D., of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effect of the short-acting beta-blocker esmolol on the heart rate of patients with severe septic shock and high risk of death. Septic shock is associated with adverse effects on cardiac function. Beta-blocker therapy controls heart rate and... Read more


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