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New Drug May Help Repair Failing Hearts

2017 02 Jan

Researchers in the U.S. say a new experimental drug, cimaglermin, shows promise in restoring a patient's cardiac function after heart failure. A first-in-man study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science showed a sustained improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, or pumping capacity, in patients who received a high dose of cimaglermin... Read more

Cardiology Management

EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

2016 10 Dec

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." Find European Society of Cardiology on... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Biomarkers in Heart Failure

2016 30 Nov

Cardiac biomarkers, including natriuretic peptides and troponins, have become widely used in the treatment of heart failure and acute coronary syndrome. As we learn more about the function of these markers, their use has begun to expand. We can now track and utilise natriuretic peptides throughout hospital admission to monitor progress of heart failure... Read more

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22nd World Congress on Heart Disease 2017

2016 13 Nov

The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.Plans for this CME meeting are progressing extremely well. Many distinguished cardiologists... Read more

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

2016 21 Oct

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

Health Management

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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