Patients too ill to survive lifesaving open heart surgery have been given a lifeline as doctors at St Thomas' Hospital have used new technology to complete a mitral heart valve replacement on a beating heart for the first time in the world. Show More Summary
Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout, has the beneficial side effect of lowering the risk of heart attack in patients taking it. Conversely, taxol, a drug for treating cancer, has the opposite effect; raising the risk of heart...Show More Summary
Al Brommeland found a true partner in his wife Florence. Through 57 years of marriage they've proved a formidable team, swinging and bowing at square dances, kicking up dust in their clogs, and now in their golden years, taking daily strolls side by side.When Al started experiencing irregular heart rhythm 12 years ago, the couple worked together to stay healthy.
Decreasing the density of microtubules inside heart muscle cells prevents the abnormal localization of a critical protein called junctophilin 2 (JP2), and protects mice from heart failure, new research has found. Conversely, increasing microtubule density causes abnormal localization of JP2, which leads to loss of normal heart cell function and ultimately heart failure.
Patients and their families lack basic skills and knowledge to manage a heart condition successfully, new research shows. A systematic review of 49 studies, involving more than 1,600 patients and their caregivers, showed that this lack...Show More Summary
Colchicine, a drug that's used to treat gout, has the beneficial side effect of lowering the risk of heart attack in patients taking it. Conversely, taxol, a drug for treating cancer, has the opposite effect; raising the risk of heart failure. read more
Al Brommeland found a true partner in his wife Florence. Through 57 years of marriage they've proved a formidable team, swinging and bowing at square dances, kicking up dust in their clogs, and now in their golden years, taking daily strolls side by side. read more
Editor's note: Chokwe Lumumba died suddenly of heart failure last week at the age of 66. The black nationalist, who at one time advocated for a separate nation for blacks inside the U.S., was elected mayor of Jackson, Miss., last year. His funeral will be held this Saturday.
Hello guys, I’m the Bushman of San Francisco, your worst nightmare, black man behind a bush. I’m Gregory Jacobs. Gregory Jacobs died on February 25, 2014 from heart failure at his home in San Francisco. Gregory, known as either the “Bushman of San Francisco” or the “Anti-Bushman of San Francisco” depending on whose truth you [...]
From a recent paper: Methods and Results—We included in this analysis 174 consecutive patients with LVSD who had a LVEF greater than or equal to 45% after betablockade. We performed a long-term echocardiographic follow-up (median 7.6 [4 - 9.9] years) and clinical follow-up (median 9.2 [7.2 - 10.8] years). Show More Summary
Ways to spur greater regeneration following major organ failures that occur in aging are an improvement over the present situation, but better healing of the consequences of a high-mortality event after the fact is nowhere near as good as preventing that event from occurring in the first place. Show More Summary
On February 25, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba, died due to heart failure. He had battled prostate cancer, and complained of chest pains before going to St. Dominic's hospital. He was mayor for less than a year. When I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, Lumumba was my city councilman. Show More Summary
Science fiction and fantasy novelist and game designer Aaron Allston sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 53. He was attending VisionCon in Springfield, Missouri. It is reported that he suffered from heart failure, possibly a result of complications he had been suffering following a heart attack in 2009. Show More Summary
From a recent study: Background—Patients with heart failure (HF) are typically designated as having reduced or preserved ejection fraction (HFREF, HFPEF) because of the importance of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) on therapeutic decisions and prognosis. Show More Summary
Organ transplant patients routinely receive drugs that stop their immune systems from attacking newly implanted hearts, livers, kidneys or lungs, which the body sees as foreign.But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Show More Summary
Scientific Statement from American Heart Association details latest evidence for diagnosis and treatmentA vascular disease called fibromuscular dysplasia, which can cause high blood pressure, kidney failure, stroke and other symptoms...Show More Summary
Courtesy adventuretimeinsanfrancisco.blogspot.com San Francisco has lost one of its own. Gregory Jacobs, KTVU confirmed today, passed away of heart failure last Sunday. He’s less known by his full name, but better known by his moniker, “The Bush Man.” No, he’s not the original Bush Man. Show More Summary
Being able to detect the escalating pleural effusions in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), cancer, and other conditions could prevent clinical deteriorations, avoid mortalities, and improve health care costs. Typically, pleural...Show More Summary
An autopsy revealed that the two former NAVY Seals found dead last week onboard the Maersk Alabama—the container ship that inspired the movie Captain Phillips—died of respiratory failure and suspected heart attacks. Seychelles police...Show More Summary
Recent thinking concerning digoxin is that when used adjunctively in patients with systolic heart failure it reduces hospitalizations and can increase or have a neutral effect on mortality depending on achieved serum levels. This thinking...Show More Summary