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Executive Health Management

Precision health and population health: can they intersect effectively?

2019 22 May

How and where can precision medicine and public health join forces to improve patient care and outcomes and, ultimately, lead to more efficient healthcare. HealthManagement.org spoke to four precision medicine experts for their views. You might also like: Precision Medicine: the future of health   Tienush Rassaf  Department Head... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ICNC2019: Machine learning predicts sudden death in heart failure patient for the first time

2019 14 May

Artificial intelligence ( AI ) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias , reports a study presented at ICNC 2019. The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden death in heart failure patients . The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Urgent need to look after hearts of cancer patients

2019 08 May

Many physicians are not telling cancer patients about the cardiotoxicity risks of treatments and may not be fully aware of the dangers themselves. A new study reveals an urgent need to look after the hearts of these patients. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019. "There was no mention that it could lead to heart disease. Would... Read more

Cardiology Management

Landmark heart failure trials under-represent women

2019 10 Apr

A new analysis suggests that women are under-represented in landmark heart failure clinical trials. In the PARADIGM-HF trial, the use of sacubitril-valsartan reduced heart failure hospitalisations as well as cardiovascular death by 20% compared to enalapril. However, only 21% of the study participants were women. In the inclusion criteria for the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart failure patients do not take guideline-recommended drugs

2019 10 Apr

Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to take the medication if it was prescribed before hospital discharge rather than in a follow-up doctor's visit, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research... Read more

Cardiology Management

#EHRA2019: Heart failure patients - remote monitoring prevents hospitalisations

2019 27 Mar

Late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress, demonstrate that remote monitoring of heart failure patients is effective in keeping them out of hospital. In fact, this innovative strategy has won reimbursement from the national health system.     Around 1-2% of adults... Read more

Cardiology Management

Endogenous testosterone and thromboembolism, heart failure, myocardial infarction

2019 15 Mar

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) prescriptions have shown a decline in the U.S. but still remain well above levels needed to treat pathological hypogonadism. Over the years, the use of anabolic steroids has expanded from athletes to the general population.  With respect to current clinical data, it is unclear whether testosterone has... Read more

Cardiology Management

In-hospital initiation of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitors

2019 15 Mar

Heart failure (HF) is a major health problem and results in significant morbidity and mortality. The use of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor (ARNI) in patients hospitalised for HF may be a good strategy to improve morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Different studies have... Read more

ICU Management

Extravascular lung water as a target for intensive care

2019 14 Mar

The paper highlights the present clinical rationale for extravascular lung water measurement as a key to personalisation of haemodynamic therapy.   Introduction   Extravascular lung water (EVLW) remains a useful guide for monitoring pulmonary oedema (PO) and vascular permeability in sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),... Read more

Cardiology Management

UK study: modest improvement in heart failure survival rates

2019 20 Feb

According to a new UK study using primary care data from 2000 to 2017, survival after a diagnosis of heart failure has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer. New strategies to achieve timely diagnosis and treatment initiation in primary care for all socioeconomic groups should be... Read more