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Lack of Evidence for Aspirin in Heart Failure

2017 08 Aug

The WARCEF (Warfarin Versus Aspirin in Reduced Ejection Fraction) trial indicates that, compared to warfarin, aspirin does not increase the risk of hospitalisation for heart failure. The study findings contrast with those of two previous trials that showed an increase in such risk, notes an editorial published in JACC: Heart Failure.The randomised trial,... Read more

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6-min Walk Test Predicts 30-day Readmission in HF Patients

2017 06 Jun

The 6-minute walk test distance (6MWD), a simple and inexpensive tool, may be effective in predicting 30-day readmission in hospitalised heart failure (HF) patients, according to a new study published in the journal Heart & Lung. The finding warrants further investigation to understand how the 6MWD may predict readmissions, including the cut-off distance... Read more

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Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure

2017 05 Jun

Considering current trial results, patients with diabetes and heart failure may benefit most from glucose-lowering therapies with sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition, according to a review paper to appear in the American Journal of Cardiology. The beneficial effects of such therapies may be due to "the elimination of glucose via the kidney,... Read more

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Preterm Birth Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

2017 28 May

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that babies that are born preterm have a a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence as compared to those that are born full term. Findings are published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. There is no doubt that a large number of babies survive preterm births.... Read more

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Heart Failure + Stroke - A Lethal Combination

2017 23 May

According to new research presented at EuroHeartCare 2017, heart failure and stroke is a lethal combination. Heart failure patients who have had a previous stroke have greater risk of depression, hospitalisation and death as compared to those without a history of stroke. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in the psychosocial and behavioural... Read more

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Tablet Promotes Self-Care in Heart Failure Patients

2017 23 May

A new tablet can help heart failure patients better manage their disease including drug dosages. The research was presented at EuroHeartCare 2017. Patients with heart failure are typically prescribed diuretics for reducing fluid retention and congestion. Heart failure patients are also generally advised to monitor their weight since a dramatic drop... Read more

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No Improvement in Exercise Capacity With High-Dose Iron Pills

2017 16 May

According to a study published in JAMA, high-dose iron pills did not improve exercise capacity over 16 weeks in patients with a certain type of heart failure and iron deficiency.See Also: Ivabradine Does Not Improve HFpEF Patient OutcomesIron deficiency is present in nearly 50% of patients with heart failure with reduced ventricular ejection fraction... Read more

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Heart Failure Mortality Inversely Related to Wealth of Country

2017 15 May

According to latest results from the INTERCHF study presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, death in patients with heart failure is inversely related to the wealth of the country they live in. See Also: Heart Failure More Fatal Than Common Cancers Results show that death rates in India and Africa were three... Read more

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Patients Readmitted to Same Hospital Have Better Outcomes

2017 14 May

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that patients with heart failure who were rehospitalised within a month to the same hospital were discharged quicker and were more likely to survive. Ambulance policies in both the US and Canada require patients to be taken to the nearest emergency room even if the patient... Read more

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Heart Failure More Fatal Than Common Cancers

2017 07 May

Despite advances in healthcare, new research shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types of cancer. As heart failure is a leading cause of death worldwide, the finding will be important in informing strategies to improve the outcomes of heart failure patients. The study led by... Read more