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Online educational tool targets the most rapidly rising cardiovascular disease in Canada

1 in 4 patients develop heart failure within 4 years of first heart attack

Florence, Italy - 24 May 2016: One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of a first heart attack, according to a study in nearly 25 000 patients presented today at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute...Show More Summary

One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of first heart attack

One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of a first heart attack, according to a new study in nearly 25,000 patients. Risk factors included older age, greater socioeconomic deprivation, and comorbidities such as diabetes.

New disease gene will lead to better screening for pediatric heart disease

Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure. It is frequently inherited, and, because approximately 40 percent of children born with it are likely to die within five years of diagnosis, being able to identify its genetic basis is particularly important. Show More Summary

One-third of heart failure patients do not return to work

One-third of heart failure patients do not return to work Return to work more likely in men, younger patients, and those with higher education level Topics: Heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation read more

Flu vaccination associated with lower dementia risk in patients with heart failure

Florence, Italy - 23 May 2016: Influenza vaccination is associated with a lower risk of dementia in patients with heart failure, according to a study in more than 20 000 patients presented today at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World...Show More Summary

Flu jab associated with fewer hospitalizations in patients with heart failure

Florence, Italy - 23 May 2016: The flu jab is associated with a reduced risk of hospitalisation in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today in a late breaking trial session at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rdShow More Summary

Exercise associated with longer life in patients with heart failure

Florence, Italy - 23 May 2016: Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today in a late breaking trial session at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute...Show More Summary

End of the road for aliskiren in heart failure

Florence, Italy - 23 May 2016: A subgroup analysis in heart failure patients with diabetes from the ATMOSPHERE trial has failed to show benefit and signals the end of the road for aliskiren in heart failure. The findings were presented for the first time today in a late breaking trial session at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.1 read more

Exercise associated with longer life in patients with heart failure

Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to new research. The analysis in more than 4000 patients showed a mortality benefit from exercise regardless of heart failure severity, age and gend...

Flu vaccination associated with lower dementia risk in patients with heart failure

Influenza vaccination is associated with a lower risk of dementia in patients with heart failure, according to a new study in more than 20,000 patients.

One-third of heart failure patients do not return to work

One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a new study in nearly 12.000 patients.

ESC Guidelines on acute and chronic heart failure launched today

Florence, Italy - 21 May 2016: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are published today in European Heart Journal1 and the European Journal of Heart Failure, and presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. read more

Long term effects of cardiac regenerative therapies in a left ventricle

Heart failure (HF) continues to pose a significant burden on our society. One of the most common heart diseases is myocardial infarction (MI), which results in a permanent loss of contractile function in the infarcted region. Cell-based...Show More Summary

UK first heart operations using novel system at Leicester

AF- a condition caused by electrical disturbances in the heart- affects more than 1 million people a year It increases the chances of having a stroke and heart failure Research into the condition is being led by University of Leicester...Show More Summary

Old Antidepressant Offers Promise in Treating Heart Failure

A team of Johns Hopkins and other researchers have found in animal experiments that an antidepressant developed over 40 years ago can blunt and even reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure.In a report to be published in the Jan. Show More Summary

Heart Failure Patients with Predominant Central Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Serious Complications Than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), whether or not they receive adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy. Show More Summary

Simple screening test can predict heart failure severity

It is now recognized that sarcopenia, defined as the loss of muscle mass and strength, is related to heart failure. Recent research has shown that heart failure severity could be diagnosed by using a simple sarcopenia screening test that assesses age, grip strength and calf circumference.

Ventricular Blood Pump Small Enough for Tiny Kids

While implantableĀ ventricular assist devices (VADs) have been keeping adults with heart failure alive for a number of years now, they havenā€™t been made small and effective enough for use in young children. The pumps have to remain outside...Show More Summary

Portable ultrasound brings help for heart failure patients

Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of handheld pocket ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely. These medications prevent harmful fluid retention in patients with heart failure. Show More Summary

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