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Study adds evidence on link between PTSD, heart disease

In a study of more than 8,000 veterans in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, those with posttraumatic stress disorder had a nearly 50 percent greater risk of developing heart failure. The study adds to a growing body of evidence linking PTSD and heart disease. Show More Summary

PETA Statement: Third Dog Dies During 2015 Iditarod

Over the years, dogs forced to endure the Iditarod have died of heart failure, exposure, pneumonia, drowning, and asphyxiation, as well as in other horrible ways. Last week, after... The post PETA Statement: Third Dog Dies During 2015 Iditarod appeared first on PETA.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify ‘Missing Culprit’ in Heart Failure

Drugs that block disease-fueling enzyme already tested for other conditions Release Date: March 18, 2015 Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as “the long-sought culprit” in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Researchers identify enzyme that causes heart failure

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and other institutions reveal the discovery of an enzyme - called PDE-9 - that triggers heart failure by breaking down a protective heart protein.

The Failure Of Friends With Benefits

Everyone says it never ends well, someone always ends up with a broken heart. You let it happen anyway, you go in with an open heart and you think to yourself “this isn’t so bad, I can do this."

Endurance Sports and Personal Growth: Ask the Experts

The clinical benefits of endurance sports have long been documented and include a reduced risk of heart failure, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. Additionally, a new wave of research shows that participating in common endurance sports may be effective in treating depression and anxiety. Show More Summary

'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified by researchers

Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure. An enzyme called PDE-9 interferes with the body's natural "braking" system needed to neutralize stress on the heart, they report.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify 'Missing Culprit' in Heart Failure

Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.

Medications Used to Treat Diabetes May Trigger Heart Failure, Study Finds

Paper in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology shows glucose-lowering therapies pose increased cardiac risk

Medical News Today: Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

A study that reviews clinical trial results for 95,000 patients links blood sugar-lowering drugs to a higher risk for heart failure, with some linked to higher risk than others.

Medications used to treat diabetes may trigger heart failure

A comprehensive study examining clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients has found that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. read more

Study Finds Baroreflex Activation Therapy Effectively Treats Heart Failure

Results of a clinical trial announced today at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session show a new type of therapy is safe and effective for symptomatic advanced heart failure patients who are already receiving optimum drug and device therapy. The study also published in JACC Heart Failure.

Heart failure patients fare better with catheter ablation than Amiodarone

Among patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, those who underwent catheter ablation were less likely to die, be hospitalized or have recurrent atrial fibrillation than patients taking a heart rhythm regulating drug, according to a new study.

Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, Named Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, a physician-scientist with special expertise in heart failure, has been named chief of the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The insufferable patient: You know the one

He is that new patient to the clinic. You know the one. He is the “multiple chronic conditions” patient.  Diabetes, hypertension, COPD, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, arthritis — it would probably be quicker to name the conditions he doesn’t have. You let out a deep sigh before entering the room. Continue reading... […]

Why do we still use oral furosemide?

Most physicians do not understand pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. We use Lasix (furosemide) because we have always used furosemide. As an academic hospitalist, we often have patients admitted with heart failure (either right sided or left sided) who have gained significant fluid weight despite taking significant oral doses of furosemide. When they get admitted we start […]

The Facts of Life Co-Creator Jenna McMahon Dies at 89

Emmy winner Jenna McMahon, who co-created the The Facts of Life and Mama's Family, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 89. McMahon died from heart failure at her home in Monterey, Calif. on March 2, her daughter told the magazine. Show More Summary

City Council to memorialize late Ald. Thompson

The City Council will meet Tuesday to honor South Side Ald. JoAnn Thompson, who died last month of heart failure while seeking a third term.

In Chronic Heart Failure, Monitoring Calcitriol and its Ratio to Parathyroid Hormone may Help Prevent Death

In patients with chronic heart failure, the vitamin D metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), also called calcitriol, and its ratio to parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) may help predict cardiovascular death; and patients with decreased...Show More Summary

UFO Gave Me ‘Heart Failure': U.S. Military To Pay Airman Involved In Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident

Three decades after venturing into the Rendlesham Forest to investigate some strange lights that turned out to be a UFO, John Burroughs, a U.S. airman at the time, has finally won a legal battle to have the U.S. military pay for medical treatments resulting from his exposure to the UFO that he and fellow military UFO Gave Me ‘Heart Failure': U.S. Show More Summary

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