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Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: Results of the EMPEROR-Preserved Trial

2021 27 Aug

In a Hot Line Session at the ESC Congress 2021, the results of the EMPEROR-Preserved trial were presented that demonstrated a significant reduction in composite cardiovascular endpoints in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.   This was a pooled analysis of two randomised trials that investigated the beneficial effects of... Read more

Cardiology Management

The Underestimated Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

2021 06 Jul

According to findings from a study published in the British Journal of Medicine, the development of valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure is underestimated and rarely treated.  In the past, mitral regurgitation has been interpreted as part of the progression of heart failure rather than a treatable disease in its own right.... Read more

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Statins Reduce Risk of Cancer in Heart Failure Patients

2021 29 Jun

New findings published in the European Heart Journal report that statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users. Findings also show that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced risk of dying from cancer. There is sufficient clinical evidence to show that... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Failure Awareness Days - May 2021

2021 10 May

H eart Failure Awareness Days (HFAD) are held every year in May . The goal is to increase awareness about  heart failure and highlight the importance of recognising symptoms early, getting an accurate diagnosis and providing heart failure patients optimal treatment. This year, because of COVID-19, Heart Failure Awareness Days have gone digital.... Read more

Cardiology Management

HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

2021 10 Sep

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Cardiology Management

More Sedentary Time, Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Women

2020 30 Nov

Even with regular physical activity, older women (ages 50-79) who spend more waking hours in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting or lying down, have an increased risk of heart failure serious enough to require hospitalisation, according to new research.  To determine if increased sedentary time raised the risk of increased heart failure in older... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress: Vaccines Against Respiratory Infections Reduce Heart Failure Deaths

2020 29 Aug

According to new findings presented at the ESC Congress 2020, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in heart failure patients.  Approximately 26 million people are affected with heart failure worldwide. It is estimated that one out of five individuals will develop heart failure in their lifetime. Heart failure... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19: Dangerous Cardiovascular Complications

2020 18 May

COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper. They also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicines used to manage patients' existing cardiovascular conditions. The new paper from... Read more

ICU Management

New-Onset of Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU: a special challenge for heart failure patients

2020 23 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heartbeat irregularity and associated with development of stroke, myocardial infarction and heart failure. Vice versa, the structural and neurohormonal changes in heart failure (HF), when the contractility of the heart muscle is reduced, make the development and progression of AF much more likely.  HF itself... Read more

Executive Health Management

Heart Failure – Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring on the Rise

2020 09 Mar

Heart Failure (HF) is a major and public health problem as it affects at least 26 million people worldwide and will dramatically increase with an ageing population. Currently 5.7 million people suffer from HF in the US with an expected 46% increase in prevalence by 2030.[1] This is an alarming number especially when accounting for increasing health... Read more