Down syndrome: Prevalence and distribution of congenital heart disease in Brazil.
CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of congenital heart disease among the patients at the Down syndrome outpatient clinic (50%) was similar to findings from other studies and justifies investigation during the neonatal period, so as to decrease mortality and morbidity. PMID: 26648279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsWeight loss after EGJR is sustained up to 5 years after revision with little effect on medical comorbidities. Patients with a greater reduction in stoma diameter experienced superior weight loss.
Authors: Matsumura E, Nohara K, Tanaka N, Fujii N, Sakai T Abstract Polypharmacy in elderly persons living at home or in a nursing home is an issue. In the field of dentistry, strategies to reduce polypharmacy must be promoted; however, there is insufficient basic data on medications received by elderly persons with dysphagia living at home or in a nursing home. The subjects were 106 elderly persons with dysphagia living at home or in a nursing home. Based on their medical records, the presence of disease and number/type of drugs being administered were investigated. Stroke, dementia, and hypertension were common. ...
The American Heart Association advised cardiac patients to avoid medications or supplements that could raise blood pressure. Separately, new reviews explore the latest on the angiotensin connection.Medscape Medical News
High blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include chest pain, finding blood in your urine, and having severe headaches. You could also be at risk of deadly hypertension - and even "sudden death" - if you develop any of these early signs.
By now, you’ve probably heard this warning about the new coronavirus pandemic: those who are older and have a chronic medical condition are at increased risk for severe disease and death. If you fall into this category, here’s important information about the coronavirus outbreak tailored to you. If you look at the data, older adults and those with chronic health problems who get COVID-19 are more likely to require hospitalization and admission to an intensive care unit. And so far in the US, 80% of the deaths from the new coronavirus virus have occurred in people who were older. But this raises a number of ques...
In this report, we describe two patients with anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH who were treated with pulmonary vasodilators. Both cases were elderly women with poor physical conditions and clinical findings of SSc. Case 1 was resistant to combination therapy with pulmonary vasodilators; in Case 2, hemodynamic improvement was obtained by upfront combination therapy at an early stage. Because anticentriole antibodies-positive SSc-PAH rapidly deteriorates, careful hemodynamic observation and timely aggressive use of pulmonary vasodilators should be considered. PMID: 32224603 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Sugimoto K, Yoshihisa A, Nakazato K, Yokokawa T, Misaka T, Oikawa M, Kobayashi A, Yamaki T, Kunii H, Ishida T, Takeishi Y Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by left-sided heart disease (LHD-PH) is classified into 2 types: isolated post-capillary PH (Ipc-PH) and combined pre- and post-capillary PH (Cpc-PH). However, the impact of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) or diastolic pressure gradient (DPG) on the prognosis of LHD-PH has varied among previous studies. Thus, we verified the significance of PVR or DPG on the prognosis of LHD-PH in our series.We analyzed 243 consecutive LHD-PH patients. The...
Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you have painful lumps on your feet - do your toes look like this?
Daily baths reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Conditions: Hypertension; COVID-19 Interventions: Drug: Thiazide or Thiazide-like diuretics; Drug: Calcium Channel Blockers; Drug: ACE inhibitor; Drug: Angiotensin receptor blocker Sponsor: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Recruiting
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