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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.
Insulin pumps better than injections for glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes

Insulin pumps better than injections for glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes

Patients with Type 2 diabetes achieve better glycaemic control with insulin pumps than multiple insulin injections, show the findings of the OpT2mise randomised trial. [More]
Pneumonia patients treated with azithromycin face lower risk of death, slightly increased risk of heart attack

Pneumonia patients treated with azithromycin face lower risk of death, slightly increased risk of heart attack

In a study that included nearly 65,000 older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. [More]
Preventive placement of ICDs improves survival in patients with less severe heart failure

Preventive placement of ICDs improves survival in patients with less severe heart failure

An examination of the benefit of preventive placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with a less severe level of heart failure, a group not well represented in clinical trials, finds significantly better survival at three years than that of similar patients with no ICD, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. [More]
Researchers discover new way by which metabolism is linked to regulation of DNA

Researchers discover new way by which metabolism is linked to regulation of DNA

A research team at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA, the basis of our genetic code. The findings may have important implications for the understanding of many common diseases, including cancer. [More]
UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical leader, and Dermira, Inc., a privately held US-based dermatology company, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and future commercialization of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) in dermatology. [More]
Scientists discover 23 new genes linked to heart rhythm

Scientists discover 23 new genes linked to heart rhythm

The QT interval is part of the heart's electrical cycle as measured by ECG, and represents the electrical depolarization and repolarization of the ventricles. Lengthened intervals indicate dysfunction in the heart beat and are liable to lead to a five-fold increase in the risk of sudden death from heart failure. [More]
Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits - both inpatient and emergency - and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco. [More]
Study uncovers new information on genes that may increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias

Study uncovers new information on genes that may increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias

Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias. [More]
Research could help to reduce health care charges

Research could help to reduce health care charges

Recently published findings in Annals of Internal Medicine by Steven Lipshultz, M.D., Wayne State University professor and chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, and colleagues could help to reduce health care charges while also protecting childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy. [More]
Metabolic syndrome components may influence LUTS/BPH

Metabolic syndrome components may influence LUTS/BPH

Abdominal aortic calcification and visceral fat obesity each seem to influence lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, study findings suggest. [More]
Vitamin D may not ward off Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may not ward off Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to improve glycaemic measures in people with prediabetes, show the findings of a randomised trial. [More]
AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

The American Heart Association has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers" for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of the AHA's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. [More]
Ohm receives U.S. FDA approval to manufacture and market Valsartan

Ohm receives U.S. FDA approval to manufacture and market Valsartan

Ohm Laboratories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, announced today that Ohm has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market Valsartan 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg tablets on an exclusive basis. [More]

Thoratec commences CE Mark Clinical Trial for HeartMate III chronic left ventricular assist system

Thoratec Corporation, a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today that its CE Mark Clinical Trial for HeartMate IIIā„¢ commenced with the first patient implanted with this new device. [More]
Administering low doses of thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes prevents deterioration of heart function

Administering low doses of thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes prevents deterioration of heart function

Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology, according to a new study by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Professor and Biomedical Sciences Chair A. Martin Gerdes. [More]
Poll: 5 percent of 2013 uninsured now have coverage

Poll: 5 percent of 2013 uninsured now have coverage

The Gallup survey pegged the uninsured rate at 13 percent. Meanwhile, in exchange news, The Denver Post notes increased sign-ups, and Oregon works to retain workers for its troubled marketplace. [More]
Myosin binding protein C holds the key to new treatments for heart disease

Myosin binding protein C holds the key to new treatments for heart disease

Loyola University Chicago recently hosted a meeting of more than 60 of the world's leading researchers of a protein that could hold the key to new treatments for heart disease. [More]
St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center has received the 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. [More]
Trevena's Phase 1b data for TRV130 published in the journal Pain

Trevena's Phase 1b data for TRV130 published in the journal Pain

Trevena, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company and the leader in the discovery of G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biased ligands, today announced the publication of its Phase 1b data for TRV130 in the journal Pain. [More]
Study explores new ways to improve medications to treat type 2 diabetes

Study explores new ways to improve medications to treat type 2 diabetes

A better understanding of how the transcription factor Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARgamma) works is critical to find new ways to improve medications to treat type 2 diabetes. [More]