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Severe Obesity Stand-alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

2016 21 Sep

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.The report is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more

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Inflammation: The Key to Heart Failure Prognosis?

2016 06 Sep

Despite significant therapeutic advances, the prognosis of heart failure is still worse than that of most cancers. This is mainly because the important pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure still remain unidentified. It is already established that inflammation contributes to both the development and progression of heart failure. Inflammatory... Read more

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Portable Ultrasound for Heart Failure

2016 01 Jul

Ultrasound Exam Changed Treatment in 30 of 119 Cases Cardiac nurses in Norway trained in the use of handheld pocket ultrasound devices have improved diuretic dosing in patients by calculating fluid retention both in the pleural cavities (between the two membranes surrounding the lungs) and the inferior vena cava of heart failure patients.  By detecting... Read more

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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

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EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

2016 08 Jun

EuroEcho-Imaging is the annual meeting of the EACVI, representing members around the world with an interest in all modalities of cardiovascular imaging. The EACVI's mission is "to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe." Read more

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One-third of Heart Failure Patients Fail to Return to Work

2016 24 May

One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a study presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure by Dr Rasmus Roerth, from Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark.Stated Dr Roerth, “Employment is crucial for self esteem and... Read more

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1 in 4 Develop Heart Failure Following First Heart Attack

2016 24 May

Heart attacks are quite common. The complication rates after heart attacks have been well studied in the short term. However, long-term data on risk factors for heart failure after a first MI are not well known. Now a study from Utrecht Medical Center in the Netherlands reveals that nearly 25% of patients who suffer a first heart attack go on to develop... Read more

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New Joint European Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines

2016 24 May

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death across the globe. This week the newest guidelines for prevention of cardiovascular disease were published in the European Heart Journal, the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and other specialty journals. The preventive guidelines were just presented at the Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd... Read more

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Hospitalisation for Heart Attack, Heart Failure: Lower Risk of Death, Higher Readmission Rate

2016 09 Feb

Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalisation at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals was associated with lower 30-day all-cause mortality rates for heart attack and heart failure and higher 30-day all-cause readmission rates for these conditions as compared with hospitalisations at non-VA hospitals. Any absolute differences... Read more

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New Approach to Treat Early Heart Failure

2016 29 Jan

In latest research published in Circulation, scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) discuss a new approach to treat heart failure early in the disease. The American Heart Association reports that approximately 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from heart failure and less than half of these patients survive five years... Read more

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