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The FDA Is Forcing Orexigen To Do A Second Safety Study Because Of Contrave Disclosures

Orexigen’s failure to keep a lid on a key safety analysis of its obesity drug Contrave led the Food and Drug Administration to force it to do a second study in order to prove that the medicine is safe for the heart. The FDA made the decision even before Orexigen disclosed data from the study, […]

Beta blockers in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

From a recent paper in JAMA: Objective To test the hypothesis that ?-blockers are associated with reduced all-cause mortality in HFPEF. Design Propensity score–matched cohort study using the Swedish Heart Failure Registry. Propensity...Show More Summary

Former New York Knicks Player Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Former New York Knicks player Anthony Mason has died, ESPN reports. He was 48. Mason died Saturday from congestive heart failure, with which he was diagnosed earlier this month. "First I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it," his... Read More > Other Links From Anthony Mason

NBA News: Former Knick Favorite Anthony Mason Dies At 48

After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month, longtime NBA player and former New York Knicks great, Anthony Mason has died. Mason was just 48-years-old. A spokesperson for the Knicks confirmed to ESPN that Mason did indeed die early on Saturday morning. Show More Summary

Former Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Former Knick Anthony Mason died of congestive heart failure on Saturday morning at the age of 48. MY MAN MY MAN A. MASON R.I.P, WE GONNA MISS U BROTHER — The post Former Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Former NBA player Anthony Mason has died at age 48

Anthony Mason, who spent 13 years playing in the NBA has died at age 48, according to ESPN. Mason was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the beginning of February and died early Saturday after suffering a heart attack, according to Yahoo. Show More Summary

Embargoed AJPH Research: Child Health and Foreign-Born Parents, Flavored Alcohol Beverages, PTSD and Heart Failure

In this month's release, find new embargoed research about the health of black children with foreign- born parents; risky drinking behavior associated with flavored alcohol beverages; and the risk for heart failure among veterans with PTSD.

Medical News Today: Struggling with daily tasks may be warning sign for heart failure patients

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that heart failure patients who struggle with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, are more likely to die or be hospitalized within 3 years.

Urine Test Predicts Heart Failure Patients' Risk of Kidney Injury

Urinary angiotensinogen levels at the time of hospital admission predicted acute decompensated heart failure patients' risk of developing acute kidney injury with considerable accuracy. Patients' urinary angiotensinogen level at the time of admission also helped clinicians predict patients' risk of being rehospitalized or dying within one year.

Sudden Cardiac Death Can Affect Patients with Only Mild Cardiac Muscle Weakness

Sudden cardiac arrest is a possible cause of death in patients with non-ischaemic cardiac muscle weakness, i.e. a type of heart failure caused by genetics or for which no cause is known. Now, researchers at the University Department of Internal Medicine II at the MedUni Vienna (Clinical Department of Cardiology), as part of an international […]

Alabama Man Is First in US to Receive Evaheart Left Ventricular Assist Device

George “Mac” McAllister had already endured two heart attacks, quadruple-bypass surgery, myopathy, ischemia of the heart and a congestive heart failure diagnosis by the time he arrived at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heart & Vascular clinic in October 2014. Show More Summary

Monitoring the limb lead voltage may help track improvement in acute decompensated heart failure

Especially lead aVR. It performed better than proBNP in this study. Small numbers, but interesting. 

Even mild heart failure can lead to sudden death

Sudden cardiac arrest is a possible cause of death in patients with non-ischemic cardiac muscle weakness, i.e. a type of heart failure caused by genetics or for which no cause is known. Now, researchers have successfully demonstrated...Show More Summary

Discharge summary quality for heart failure hospitalizations

The conclusion from recent findings: Even at the highest performing hospital, discharge summary quality is insufficient in terms of timeliness, transmission, and content. Improvements in all aspects of discharge summary quality are necessary...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During a Long Gaming Binge

A few weeks ago, KitGuru reported on a Taiwanese man who died of heart failure and over-exhaustion after going on a three-day gaming binge, the second binge-gaming-related death this year. At least four other deaths have been reported in the past three years. Show More Summary

Anthony Mason Hospitalized: Latest Updates on Former Knick's Condition

Former NBA forward Anthony Mason has reportedly suffered a heart attack and is battling for his life amid complications stemming from congestive heart failure. Longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey has the news: The New York Knicks' official...Show More Summary

Alabama Man Is First Outside Japan to Receive New Heart Implant

UAB Hospital is first in the United States to implant new Evaheart device as part of the US Pivotal Trial to test L-VAD for patients with severe congestive heart failure.

When it Comes to Heart Failure, Not All ARBs Are Created Equally

Millions of people take angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to help treat heart failure. But it turns out not all ARBs are created equally, according to one Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researcher’s findings. Anastasios Lymperopoulos,...Show More Summary

The fragmented or notched QRS

---was associated with a worse prognosis in patients with systolic heart failure and a narrow QRS complex in this study.

Which Conditions Show Reduced Costs with Disease Management?

Asthma, back pain, and congestive heart failure are among the conditions showing reductions in health care costs in one large employer's disease management (DM) program, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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