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Heart failure (HF) is a condition in which a problem with the structure or function of the heart impairs its ability to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body's needs. It should not be confused with cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction.
Anticholinergic drugs linked to increased rate of emergency department and hospital visits

Anticholinergic drugs linked to increased rate of emergency department and hospital visits

Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs very commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to an Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Regenstrief Institute study of community-dwelling Americans age 65 and older. [More]
Chronic shortness of breath could be warning signal for potential heart or lung disease

Chronic shortness of breath could be warning signal for potential heart or lung disease

Shortness of breath is an often overlooked symptom of what may be heart failure or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). New research shows that with early intervention, patients can avoid suffering and the need for hospitalization decreases. [More]
Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. [More]
New guidelines highlight safety, efficacy of surgical ablation for treating atrial fibrillation

New guidelines highlight safety, efficacy of surgical ablation for treating atrial fibrillation

New clinical practice guidelines have been issued by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons that include major recommendations for the use of surgical ablation when treating atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat. [More]
GCS e-Santé Archipel 97-1 implements remote robotic ultrasound system for better patient treatment

GCS e-Santé Archipel 97-1 implements remote robotic ultrasound system for better patient treatment

The GCS e-Santé [Healthcare Cooperative Association for e-Health] Archipel 97-1 continues to develop the deployment and use of telemedicine in Guadeloupe and contributes to the improvement of medical treatment through new technologies. [More]
Japanese researchers discover that 2-aminobutyric acid can effectively raise antioxidant levels

Japanese researchers discover that 2-aminobutyric acid can effectively raise antioxidant levels

A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested. [More]
Antioxidant levels could be boosted with newly-found amino acid function

Antioxidant levels could be boosted with newly-found amino acid function

A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested. The findings were published in the online version of Scientific Reports on November 9. [More]
Study reports influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function

Study reports influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16 000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. [More]
Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Psoriasis is well-known for causing too many skin cells on elbows, knees, and across the body, but people living with psoriasis may also be at an increased risk of heart disease. [More]
Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Iron accumulation in myocardial cells, potentially resulting in heart failure or fatal arrhythmia, is one of the complications most feared by patients with thalassemia major, a hereditary disease also known as Mediterranean anemia. [More]
iPLATO introduces  new ‘smoking QOF’ feature on innovative myGP app ahead of NHS financial year

iPLATO introduces new ‘smoking QOF’ feature on innovative myGP app ahead of NHS financial year

Once again, the end of the NHS financial year is fast approaching with GP surgeries preparing for their busiest time of year in the lead up to 31st March 2017. [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Cedars-Sinai receives $7.3 million grant to test safety of novel cell-based therapy in treating PAH

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). [More]
Eindhoven researchers develop patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure

Eindhoven researchers develop patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure

Methods currently employed to determine the severity of a heart failure are very limited. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have therefore developed a method that is very quick, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside. [More]
Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency is, in fact, one of the most common nutritional disorders. It affects between three and five billion people, which is between half and two-thirds of the world population (about seven billion). Iron deficiency anemia is a subset of iron deficiency, that is about two billion people according to the WHO... [More]
Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Study shows heart medications prevent cardiovascular damage during breast cancer treatment

Heart medication taken in combination with chemotherapy reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular damage in patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to results from a new landmark clinical trial. [More]
2nd Global Iron Deficiency Day: Vifor Pharma supports global activities to raise awareness of iron deficiency

2nd Global Iron Deficiency Day: Vifor Pharma supports global activities to raise awareness of iron deficiency

According to the World Health Organisation, iron deficiency affects up to one-third of the world's population, and is particularly common in elderly individuals and those with certain chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure or inflammatory bowel disease. [More]
Palliative care improves patients' survival and quality of life, study shows

Palliative care improves patients' survival and quality of life, study shows

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. [More]
Titin gene mutations affect heart function in healthy individuals, study finds

Titin gene mutations affect heart function in healthy individuals, study finds

A multinational study by researchers from the UK, Singapore and Germany has discovered that gene mutations in a protein called titin affect heart function in healthy individuals. [More]
New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

New suite of sensors can help monitor patients to prevent heart failure events

A suite of sensors can predict heart failure events by detecting when a patient's condition is worsening, according to Dr. John Boehmer, professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, who presented the findings at the American Heart Association annual meeting in New Orleans. [More]
BAG3 protein plays protective role by limiting reperfusion injury to the heart

BAG3 protein plays protective role by limiting reperfusion injury to the heart

The inability of cells to eliminate damaged proteins and organelles following the blockage of a coronary artery and its subsequent re-opening with angioplasty or medications - a sequence known as ischemia/reperfusion - often results in irreparable damage to the heart muscle. [More]
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