Doctors have shown the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise in patients with heart failure.
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Virginia Mason Medical Center is using a $25,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to support a pilot program designed to reduce hospital readmissions among patients diagnosed with heart failure.
Lack of social support and practical barriers to exercise - such as financial issues - are preventing heart failure patients from reaping the benefits of exercise programs.
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015 - Although supervised aerobic physical activity is a proven therapy for heart failure patients, lack of social support and practical barriers such as lack of transportation, keep many patients from benefitting from cardiac rehab programs, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. read more
In her early 50s, Dee Williams is semi-retired and fairly stress free for a woman diagnosed with congestive heart failure at 40. The reason, she says, is simple.
Complications can arise from hole in heart. For those with VSD, a large defect can result in heart failure, failure to gain weight, recurrent respiratory infections and damage to the blood vessels in the lung. ASD, on the other hand,...Show More Summary
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Medicare's and Medicaid's newly extended cardiac rehabilitation coverage for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms has tripled the number who are now eligible, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015. Chronic heart failure patients are at high risk for serious health problems and declines. Show More Summary
Alcohol abuse was associated with a 70 percent increased risk of congestive heart failure in adults and the link was especially strong among younger adults (60 years or younger) and those without high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015. read more
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For the first time, research shows that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reduces hospitalizations and death from heart failure. At the end of the trial period, investigators found that patients treated with the drug experienced reductions in blood sugar and blood pressure, as well as weight loss, compared to those on placebo. Show More Summary
Medical researchers randomly assigned 456 patients with worsening chronic HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (a measure of how well the left ventricle of the heart pumps with each beat) to receive placebo or 1 of 4 daily target doses of the medication vericiguat for 12 weeks.
Heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) -- where the heart becomes stiff and cannot relax or fill properly -- did not have increased exercise tolerance after taking isosorbide mononitrate, compared to a place...
Patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure to under 120 were 25 percent less likely to have heart attacks, heart failure or strokes, or to die from heart disease.
Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered by medications to reach a systolic goal of 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack and heart failure reduced by 38 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. AggressiveShow More Summary
A team of researchers from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) found that recipients of a mitral valve replacement for Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) experienced a lower rate of heart failure and fewer cardiovascular-related hospital readmissions in the two years following surgery.
DALLAS - Nov. 9, 2015 - Patients whose blood pressures spikes in the doctor's office but not at home, and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor's office, suffer more heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes than patients with normal blood pressures in both settings, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. read more
New Haven, Conn.--For the first time, research shows that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reduces hospitalizations and death from heart failure. The findings, from a large clinical trial known as EMPA-REG OUTCOME, were presented by Yale professor of medicine and clinical chief of endocrinology, Dr. Show More Summary
Long-term data collected on the use of an FDA-approved wireless heart failure monitor shows the treatment cut hospitalizations nearly in half and significantly reduced risk of death in patients.