Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 30, 2017
Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack
Having a non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.

A transplant and a cure: Penn team eradicates hepatitis C in 10 patients following lifesaving transplants from infected donors
Ten patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving kidney transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease.

Method helps determine heart failure patients' risks
A new analysis describes different classifications of patients who are hospitalized with acute heart failure based on various characteristics, which may help guide early decisions regarding triage and treatment.

Unemployment associated with 50 percent higher risk of death in heart failure patients
Unemployment is associated with a 50 percent higher risk of death in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.1 The observational study in more than 20,000 heart failure patients found that not being employed was linked with a greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or stroke.

Ivabradine may not benefit certain heart failure patients
Researchers have completed a randomized clinical trial in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which currently has no effective treatment for reducing morbidity and mortality.
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