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Hormone can predict future congestive heart failure
A new study reveals high levels of a particular hormone excreted by the heart's ventricles--found in patients seeking emergency care for dyspnea (shortness of breath)--is a strong indicator of whether a patient will experience congestive heart failure in the proceeding six months. (2002-02-01)
2 ACE inhibitors associated with higher mortality risks
Two commonly used ACE inhibitors for congestive heart failure -- enalapril and captopril -- were associated with 10-15 percent higher mortality than ramipril among older patients. (2008-05-05)
Autoimmune Response May Be Linked To Congestive Heart Failure
A new study links an abnormality in the immune system to some forms of congestive heart failure, a finding that may have important implications for how the disease is treated, say researchers in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-02-08)
UM study finds no benefit in a popular heart supplement
A popular nutritional supplement taken by many patients with congestive heart failure has no effect on improving heart function or relieving symptoms, a University of Maryland Medical Center study shows. (1999-11-09)
Exercise May Lengthen Life In Patients With Congestive Heart Failure
Based on a pilot study, exercise may be beneficial for patients with congestive heart failure. (1998-11-10)
Depression linked to death among heart failure patients
Depressed mood is significantly related to increased mortality risk among people with congestive heart failure, say the results of a new study conducted in a Norwegian hospital outpatient cardiology practice. (1999-10-31)
Researchers find comparable long-term outcomes between diastolic and systolic heart failure patients
A new study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center found comparable long-term outcomes between congestive heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction commonly known as (2014-01-09)
American Heart Association consensus statement
In response to a series of reports linking popular diabetes medications to congestive heart failure, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have issued recommendations to guide physicians and patients in the use of glucose-lowering agents known as thiazolidinones (TZDs). (2003-12-08)
COX-2 inhibitor could be safest anti-inflammatory drug for older people
A Canadian study involving over 130,000 older people in this week's issue of The Lancet shows how the anti-inflammatory cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib may have a lower risk of congestive heart failure compared with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (2004-05-27)
Study discovers serious deficiencies in 'apparently normal' heart valves
Surprising findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show the basic biochemical composition of heart valves in patients with congestive heart failure are markedly different than those with healthy hearts. (2005-01-24)
Study Analyzes Managed Care's Impact On Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
Oregon Health Sciences University researchers have found a high percentage of elderly Oregon heart failure patients in Medicare managed care plans are admitted to hospitals through emergency rooms.But once admitted, short-term patient outcomes appear no different for managed care patients than for patients with other types of insurance. (1998-06-12)
Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term
Risk of congestive heart failure in women treated with trastuzumab and combination chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer did not increase over time according to a five-year follow up of National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project trial B-31 led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (2007-06-03)
Orqis® Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy
Orqis Medical Corporation, developer of the novel and proprietary catheter-based Cancion® cardiac recovery system (CRSTM) to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), today announced U.S. (2005-04-26)
Immune Globulin Injections May Allow Young Adults With Damaged Hearts To Recover Without Heart Transplants
Injections of immune globulin may enable adults with hearts severely damaged by acute cardiomyopathy to recover without heart transplants, according to results of a new study published in today's American Heart Association journal Circulation (1997-06-03)
Evidence For A Heart Failure Epidemic Released
Reseachers now have what they see as proof of a heart failure epidemic. (1999-03-08)
Heart failure mortality substantial among elderly
A recently recognized form of congestive heart failure - in which the heart contracts normally but doesn't fill with enough blood - results in more deaths nationwide than the more widely known form of the disorder, report researchers in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. (2002-10-16)
Study Compares Quality Of Life For Men And Women With Congestive Heart Failure
The quality of life for women with congestive heart failure may be greater than the quality of life for men with the disease, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers presented Nov. (1997-11-11)
Safety of biologic treatment for arthritis depends on the drug
Some biologic drugs may be safer than others according to a new systematic review by Cochrane researchers. (2011-02-15)
Taking the pulse of heart failure treatment
In their review of the charts of 200 patients admitted to Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto for whom congestive heart failure was the diagnosis most responsible for admission, Evette Weil and Jack Tu found that 177 (88.5%) patients underwent left ventricular testing before or during their hospital stay. (2001-08-06)
New System Reduces Hospital Readmissions For Congestive Heart Failure Patients
A physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago has developed a home monitoring system that helps congestive heart failure patients reduce their readmissions to hospitals. (1996-11-27)
Researchers receive $1.7 million to study exercise therapy and effects on aging, heart failure
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of aging on the heart and to determine if an endurance exercise-training program can prevent or treat congestive heart failure in the elderly. (2002-01-28)
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
A new program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is taking aim at one of the largest single diagnoses in cardiology -- congestive heart failure -- through seven active research protocols and a physician consulting service. (1999-01-04)
Depression Tied To "Can't Do" Attitude In Men With Congestive Heart Failure
Depressed men who have congestive heart failure are more likely than their women counterparts to perceive themselves as physically limited in performing daily tasks, according to Norwegian researchers who examined 85 men and 34 women with the life-threatening condition that can leave patients with chest pain, short of breath, and physically debilitated. (1998-11-24)
Many adults have insufficient knowledge about heart failure
In the largest German survey on heart failure to date, investigators found that the overall awareness of heart failure has not increased over the past decade and is not at a satisfactory level. (2017-03-22)
Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly
The Affordable Care Act created several national initiatives aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and other common high-risk conditions. (2015-07-07)
Transcendental meditation reduces congestive heart failure, new study shows
A widely practiced, stress-reducing meditation technique significantly decreases the severity of congestive heart failure, according to a first-of-its-kind randomized study published in Ethnicity & Disease (Winter 2007). (2007-03-01)
Two commonly prescribed diabetes drugs may cause heart failure and fluid buildup
Two diabetes medications taken by more than 6 million Americans may lead to serious side effects, including the onset of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. (2003-09-09)
Stress hormones and heart failure
A hormone that helps the body adapt to stress may provide a key to designing treatments for congestive heart failure, according to a study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. (2004-03-10)
Time to take notice and tackle heart failure
Experts have sounded a call to action for policy makers at local, national, and international levels to promote heart failure prevention, improve heart failure awareness among healthcare professionals, ensure equity of care for all patients with heart failure, support and empower patients and their caregivers, and promote heart failure research. (2014-09-02)
Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men
For still unknown reasons, women with advanced congestive heart failure survive twice as long as men with the same life-threatening condition, according to a new study. (1999-04-12)
Anemia associated with greater risk of death in heart disease patients
A new study appearing in Congestive Heart Failure has found that the presence of anemia in patients with chronic heart failure is associated with a significantly increased risk of death. (2009-05-28)
Evidence supports two types of heart failure
New evidence supports the existence of a second type of congestive heart failure in which the heart contracts normally but doesn't fill with enough blood, report researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. (2002-11-05)
Herbal extract extends life for heart failure patients
An herbal medicinal substance, Crataegus Extract WS1442, safely extends the lives of congestive heart failure patients already receiving pharmacological treatment for the disease, according to a study presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 56th Annual Scientific Session. (2007-03-27)
Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure
A drug that inactivates a protein in the body that worsens congestive heart failure could eventually lead to a new approach to treating this devastating disease. (1999-06-28)
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
A national study led by a UC San Francisco researcher indicates that doctors are increasingly heeding the recommendation that they prescribe ACE inhibitors to patients who have had heart attacks, but they still are grossly under- prescribing the life-saving drug to the patients most in need. (1998-07-31)
Hour of heart failure death different for men and women
Men with fatal congestive heart failure are most likely to die at either midnight or near dawn, but women are most vulnerable just near dawn, researchers report today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2001 conference. (2001-11-13)
Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death
A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas should encourage cardiologists to prescribe either selective or nonselective beta-blockers to patients with congestive heart failure. (1999-08-31)
World first trial to test human implant of HeartPOD™
Researchers at the Alfred and Monash University are leading a world first trial to investigate whether the implantation of a specially designed HeartPODTM monitoring system in heart failure patients can keep them out of hospital and lead to a better quality of life. (2005-11-30)
Prevention Research Center to study benefits of home-based exercise in heart failure
he Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, part of the Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, nearly $200,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to investigate the benefits of a home-based exercise program for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). (2001-10-31)
Lifetime risk for heart failure: one in five
A person age 40 or older has a one-in-five chance of developing congestive heart failure, according to a study in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-11-04)
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