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Which newly diagnosed heart failure patients should be evaluated for ischemia and how?

From the 2013 ACCF/AHA guidelines (executive summary here):No class I recommendations.Assuming the patient is a potential revascularization candidate---If ischemia “may be contributing” to heart failure: coronary angiography reasonable (class IIa).Known CAD but no angina: non invasive imaging reasonable (class IIa).Other indications for imaging may be present.

The Joys of Boys Being Boys

They say parenting boys is not for the faint of heart, and those of us who've got a little guy (or two) would probably agree. They know how to drive us nuts, or send us into early heart failure, but our sons also know how to steal our hearts. Either way you look at it, you've gotta love 'em, so check out some of the joys of boys. Source: Corbis Images

Jimmy Gunn dies at 66; member of USC's 'Wild Bunch' defensive line

Jimmy Gunn, an All-American end who was part of USC’s “Wild Bunch” defensive line in 1969, died Saturday in Los Angeles of heart failure, the school announced. He was 66.

Mount Sinai Health System Names Dr. Sean P. Pinney Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation

Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Sean P. Pinney, MD, to the new position of Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation for the Mount Sinai Health System.

IT HAPPENED TO ME:  I Was Diagnosed With Congestive Heart Failure At 32

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

People don’t know what to say to a relatively young person who has just learned they have a diagnosis usually reserved for the 0ver-65 set.

Using hemoglobin and hematocrit to guide diuresis in heart failure

From a review: Hemoconcentration was consistently associated with markers of aggressive fluid removal, including higher diuretic dosing and reduced body weight, but increased risk of in-hospital worsening renal function. Despite this, hemoconcentration was associated with improved short-term mortality and rehospitalization. Show More Summary

F.D.A. Approves Amgen Drug to Treat Heart Failure

Many Wall Street analysts and heart specialists are lukewarm about the drug, which has shown mixed results in clinical trials.

FDA approves Amgen heart failure drug Corlanor

Biotech company Amgen Inc. took a key step in its expansion into cardiovascular drugs Wednesday when the Food and Drug Administration approved its heart failure drug for sale in the United States.

FDA Approves Amgen Heart Failure Drug

The FDA on Wednesday approved ivabradine (Corlanor), Amgen's new heart failure drug. The drug has been available for several years in Europe, where it is sold by Servier under the brand names of Corlentor and Procoralan. Ivabradine was approved for the reduction of hospitalization from worsening heart failure. It is indicated for use in stable [...]

Heart cells regenerated in mice in NGR1 study

When a heart attack strikes, heart muscle cells die and scar tissue forms, paving the way for heart failure. Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of death worldwide, in part because the cells in our most vital organ do not get renewed. Show More Summary

Diastolic Dysfunction

More and more people today are being told that they have "diastolic dysfunction" (or diastolic heart failure.) Diastolic dysfunction occurs when the ventricles of the heart become relatively "stiff," and thus it becomes relatively difficult to fill the ventricles with blood in between heart beats. Show More Summary

Forrest J. Ackerman RIP

Forrest J. Ackerman, the legendary editor/writer of Famous Monsters of Filmland and collector has passed away. He was 92. The AP reports today: Ackerman died Thursday of heart failure at his Los Angeles home, said Kevin Burns, head of...Show More Summary

How doctors and families can work together in patient care

Mr. U came to the hospital overnight with severe heart failure. His breathing was supported by a ventilator and he was sedated. Thus, our primary means of communication was via his daughter. His daughter, distraught, stayed awake through most of the night. She appeared suspicious about her father’s care, immediately asking my credentials when I […]

Expressing Gratitude Is Linked To A Healthier Heart, Study Finds

Gratitude doesn't just warm your heart, it may also lead to a healthier one, a new study suggests. Research published by the American Psychological Association found patients with asymptomatic heart failure showed decreased levels of inflammatory biomarkers in the body, which are related to improved cardiac health. Show More Summary

A Grateful Heart Is a Healthier Heart

Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

African-Americans Receive Heart Transplants at Hospitals With Poor Performance Track Records

About five million people in the US suffer from heart failure, and approximately half of them die within five years of being diagnosed. Only about 2,500 people a year receive a heart transplant - the treatment of last resort. A new heart can be life-saving, but it is also life-changing. Show More Summary

Inmate Dies After Medic Fails To Show Up 2 Days In A Row

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prison inmate is dead of an apparent heart attack related to renal failure after a dialysis provider didn't show up for a scheduled treatment for two days in a row, a prison official said Tuesday. Ramon C. Show More Summary

Utah Inmate Dies After Lack of Medical Treatment

A Utah prison inmate died of an apparent heart attack related to kidney failure after a dialysis provider failed to show up for a scheduled treatment for two days in a row, the Associated Press reported.

Cardiorenal syndrome and decongestion in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)

A recent review on this topic is available as free full text here.Here are some key points that emerge from this review:With a few notable exceptions aggressive decongestion in ADHF improves rather than degrades renal function.ThereShow More Summary

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