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Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 1, 2019

2019 21 Jan

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Executive Health Management

The evolution of left ventricular assist devices

2019 21 Jan

Cutting-edge therapy at a high price Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have transformed the treatment landscape of heart failure. As the number of implants continues to increase, clinicians will have to integrate dedicated programmes in their clinics and be actively involved in the care of patients on LVAD support. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

Treatment withdrawal for heart failure in patients with recovered dilated cardiomyopathy

2019 09 Jan

The safety of withdrawing treatment in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy is a question often asked. Patients are keen to know whether they need to continue lifelong treatment or not. This is especially true for patients who are experiencing side-effects. The motivation to discontinue treatment is also more evident among younger patients. In... Read more

Cardiology Management

Increased hospitalisation for AMI linked to influenza

2019 09 Jan

According to the World Health Organization, each year approximately 3 to 5 million cases of influenza and nearly 300,000 to 650,000 respiratory deaths worldwide can be attributed to influenza. Vulnerable patients, including elderly patients, pregnant women, and immunocompromised patients are at a greater risk of developing influenza-related complications.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Failure 2019

2019 25 May

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Cardiology Management

Flu shot may save heart failure patients' lives

2018 12 Dec

New research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that getting an annual flu shot can save the lives of heart failure patients.  The annual flu vaccine is a safe and low-cost way to reduce flu-related deaths as well as the complications associated with it. That is why flu shots are recommended for patients... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart failure and its causes: still a lot to learn

2018 28 Nov

Heart failure (HF) remains a central topic in cardiology, as outlined in the most recent guidelines. Moreover, recent studies provide important insights that help us gain a better understanding of this disorder. As noted in one study, HF involves the pump function not only of the heart, but also that of the pulmonary, peripheral, and microcirculation. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

Does inhaled inorganic nitrite improve heart failure patients' exercise capacity?

2018 07 Nov

According to a new study in JAMA, the use of an inhaler with inorganic nitrite was not effective in improving exercise capacity in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In this multicentre randomised clinical trial that included 105 patients with HFpEF, researchers found that inhaled inorganic nitrite compared... Read more

Cardiology Management

22nd Annual Scientific Meeting HFSA

2018 15 Sep

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