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A new job hazard for doctors is rising with India's economy

When an ailing 75-year-old woman succumbed to heart failure after two weeks in intensive care, it fell to young physician Sandeep Amale to break the news to her sons. They did not take it well.

Study of "Fountain of Youth" Protein Points to Possible Human Health Benefit

Individuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or to die from these events, if they have higher blood levels of two very closely related proteins, according to a new study led by a UC San Francisco research team.

New Self-Test Kit Can Detect Cancer and Prevent Heart Failure – with a Simple Prick of the Finger

Before and after: The Dr Now test kits (right) make it easier than ever to have a reliable blood test, eradicating the need for painful injections and unnecessary trips to the clinic.   Dr Now, a UK-based medical diagnostic and delivery mobile platform from Now Healthcare Group, has unveiled a self-test ‘tumor marker’ kits to... Read More

Home-based treatment is cost-effective alternative for heart patients

Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalized elderly patients with chronic heart failure, suggest researchers after a recent economic evaluation using data from a randomized controlled trial.

Just one in 10 are referred for cardiac rehab after treatment for heart failure

Very few heart failure patients are referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program after being hospitalized, despite strong evidence that such exercise programs improve quality of life and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizati...

Award-winning Belarus bass dies at 53

Oleg Gordynets, a member of the national opera at Minsk, toured widely in western Europe. The cause of death was given as ‘heart failure’. Our sympathies to his family and colleagues.

Skeletal muscle atrophy in congestive heart failure

Patients with advanced congestive heart failure lose skeletal muscle mass, but their heart muscles become enlarged to provide the body with an adequate supply of blood and oxygen. It has been known that the protein angiotensin II plays a villainous role in this process. Now, researchers have elucidated the process and identified new therapeutic targets.

Early Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation, Before Clinical Triggers Emerge, Has Best Outcomes

About 2% of the U.S. population has mitral valve regurgitation, which left untreated, can remain mild or lead to arrhythmia or heart failure. Timing of surgery is a matter of controversy, with guidelines suggesting "watchful waiting" or medical treatment until heart failure or poor function becomes apparent. Show More Summary

Slowing down muscle loss in heart failure patients

Whenever cardiac insufficiency or serious heart defects worsen, such deterioration is often associated with a loss of muscular mass and muscular strength. Scientists have now succeeded in identifying the mechanism that underlies this disease, also known as cardiac cachexia. Show More Summary

Slowing down muscle loss in heart failure patients

Patients in advanced states of myocardial insufficiency generally lose their muscle mass and muscle strength. Indeed a fact that until now has negatively impacted the clinical course of the disease and that has resulted in poor prognoses for patients. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Failing Patients With Heart Failure

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Doctors still aren’t very good at easing an end that can be very difficult.

Working to Ensure the Heart's Ideal Performance

Utilizing a pharmaceutical treatment for systolic heart failure, that is being tested in clinical trials, new research at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School determined the precise interaction between the drug and the cardiacShow More Summary

Working to ensure the heart's ideal performance

Utilizing a pharmaceutical treatment for systolic heart failure, that is being tested in clinical trials, new research determined the precise interaction between the drug and the cardiac myosin protein or the cardiac “motor,” forming a structure that regulates the contraction of cardiac muscle and allows the heart to efficiently pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

High sensitivity troponin T as a marker for diuretic response in acute decompensated heart failure

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Elevations are seen in a large number of acutely decompensated patients. The biomarker was analogous to proBNP in this study.

The Power of Negative Thoughts

A few years ago a woman we'll call Mrs. S. went to the hospital for some routine tests. Mrs. S. had a heart valve condition called tricuspid stenosis. She also suffered from a milder form of congestive heart failure. Neither condition was considered life-threatening. Show More Summary

Entresto, Blockbuster, or Just Over Hyped? - Whatever, It Will Cost $4500 a Year

The newest drug for congestive heart failure, Entresto, a fixed combination of valsartan and sacubitril, has just hit the market at an elevated price. Like other drugs recently introduced as blockbusters, the high price does not seem clearly justified by clinical evidence about the drug's benefits and harms. Show More Summary

Use of left-ventricular assist devices on heart failure patients: Findings, treatment criteria released

Researchers are announcing results of a study on the effectiveness of left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD) in treating patients with a form of cardiomyopathy called restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM).

Mayo Clinic releases findings and treatment criteria for use of left-ventricular assist devices on heart failure patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is announcing results of a study on the effectiveness of left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD) in treating patients with a form of cardiomyopathy called restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). The Mayo Clinic study, which is the largest study of its kind to date, demonstrates that LVAD devices are a viable and accessible option for treating […]

Exercise to improve cognitive function

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } This review focuses on the cognitive impairment associated with heart failure. Neurophysiologic mechanisms are discussed.

When the Body Fails, Tech Takes Over

By Joni Blecher Think you can't live without a pulse? Not necessarily. Patients with heart failure no longer have to remain in a hospital waiting for a donor heart. A device that once kept patients alive only long enough to receive a...Show More Summary

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