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Cardiology Management

Inotropic Agents for Heart Failure - Wishful Thinking?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium.   Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin due to a resulting ionic dysbalance though, cardiac glycosides... Read more

Cardiology Management

Low Sodium Levels Not Protective of Older Adults' Heart Health

2015 26 Jan

A new research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine claims that older people who consume less than 1500 mg of sodium per day do not enjoy a lower risk of fatality, nor do they enjoy lower risks of heart failure or other cardiovascular events within 10 years, compared with individuals who consume 1500 to 2300 mg of sodium per day. The study creates... Read more