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Medical News Today: Higher mortality risk for heart failure patients with depression

A new study suggests that moderate to severe depression in patients with heart failure is associated with a fivefold increase in all-cause mortality.

RIP: Ox Baker

It was reported yesterday that former Professional Wrestler, Douglas “Ox” Baker died at the age of 80 due to congestive heart failure. Baker was not the best known or most talented professional wrestler that the industry had ever seen, but he certainly had one of the most unique and menacing looks in a business that has seen its fair share. Show More Summary

RIP: Bob Casale

Today it was announced that Bob Casale, a founder of the influential band, Devo passed away today of heart failure at the age of 61. The Ohio based band was best known for their biggest hit, “Whip It”, which was a heavy staple on the early days of MTV. Show More Summary

Don Kirshner 1934-2011

Today the music world lost Don Kirshner who passed away of heart failure. Kirshner was a music producer who was known in the industry as "The Man with the Golden Ear" and was instrumental in discovering many Singers and Songwriters.Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Heart failure patients with cognitive impairment 'may have worse outcomes'

New research suggests that cognitive impairment in older heart failure patients could predict worse health outcomes such as readmission to hospital or death.

Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure

Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times greater risk of call cause death and heart failure readmission. Heart failure patients with cognitive impairment may get progressively worse at adhering to medications, leading to poorer prognosis, the researchers say.

Depression associated with 5-fold increase in mortality risk for heart failure patients

Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2015. The results from OPERA-HF show that risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients who were not depressed had an 80% lower mortality risk. read more

Time is muscle in acute heart failure

Urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure (AHF) has been emphasized for the first time in joint recommendations recently published. This is the first time cardiologists, emergency physicians, intensivists and nurses from Europe and the USA have joined forces to agree a treatment algorithm for patients with AHF.

Apple Watch users plagued by heart rate monitor failures after updating

Apple issued its first ever Apple Watch software update this week, adding new emojis, fixes for Siri, and more. Unfortunately, hidden among the positives is one fairly big negative: Multiple users are complaining that the 1.0.1 update stops the device’s much-touted heart … Read more ›

Novartis' Summer Blockbuster LCZ696 Gains A Name, Skips An Advisory Panel

Entresto. That's the brand name Novartis has chosen for LCZ696, its new heart failure drug that is expected to be a blockbuster. The name won't be final until official confirmation, which comes with FDA approval. But Novartis will introduce the name for the first time this weekend in presentations at the European Society of Cardiology [...]

Time is muscle in acute heart failure

Urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure has been emphasised for the first time in joint recommendations published today in European Heart Journal. The consensus paper is the result of a novel collaboration between the Heart...Show More Summary

Copd is independent risk factor for cardiovascular death, but not risk of stroke

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated with the heart. However, COPD is not by itself associated with increased likelihood of having a stroke or a systemic embolism, according to a new research study.

Detroit’s Music Icon Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, 70, Dies Of Heart Failure – Fans Mourn The Passing Of “The Empress Of Jazz”

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, a soulful R&B and jazz singer passed away late last week. She was always considered an underappreciated performer. As the jazz community mourns her passing, her fans feel the world has lost another gem. Based out of Detroit, Barnes-Kennerly passed away from a massive heart failure on Friday last week. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - What Is Fibromuscular Dysplasia?

Being a poorly understood cardiovascular disease, Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) can strike women up to 10 times more than men. It can lead to many complications including hypertension, chronic kidney failure, aneurysms, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). Show More Summary

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Are as Common as Those in Heart Failure and Pneumonia

\Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalization along the lines of nationally recognized outcome measures and more commonly discussed conditions such as heart failure (HF) and pneumonia, said Darya Rudym, MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, lead author of a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

read part 2 of Failure's in-studio diary for 'The Heart Is A Monster' +++ tour dates announced

Failure's first album in 19 years, The Heart Is A Monster, comes out June 30 via INresidence (pre-order), and today we continue rolling out the band's in-studio diary they kept of the recording process. We already posted part 1...

New analytics model predicts readmission of congestive heart failure patients

Readmission of patients with chronic diseases is a growing problem, costing the U.S. health-care system about $25 billion each year. Researchers have developed a predictive analytics model that can identify congestive heart failure patients with high readmission risk and potentially help stymie those costs.

Don't forget constrictive pericarditis

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