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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

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Unemployed Heart Failure Patients at 50% Higher Risk of Death

2017 07 May

Research presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure reveals that unemployment is associated with a higher risk of death in patients with heart failure. See Also: Healthy Lifestyle - Key Factor in AF PreventionThe study included more than 20,000 patients with heart failure. Risk of all-cause death and recurrent... Read more

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Stem Cell Patch Improves Heart Failure Symptoms

2017 08 Apr

New research from Japan suggests that patching a damaged heart with a patient's own muscle stem cells may be a viable therapy to treat heart failure. This cell patch has been shown to improve symptoms of heart failure, according to a Phase I clinical trial reported in Journal of the American Heart Association.See Also: Stem Cells Used to Regenerate... Read more

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Treatment Options for Heart Failure

2017 21 Feb

Patients who have experienced shortness of breath or fatigue – and have become less active as a result – could be experiencing heart failure. These patients should immediately take action as waiting to address these symptoms can do more damage, according to experts at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute.See Also: Recognising the 'Subtle Symptoms'... Read more