Enlightenment Awaits at Paris ESC Heart-Failure Sessions Enlightenment Awaits at Paris ESC Heart-Failure Sessions

Planned for the meeting in La Ville Lumi è re: Fresh insights on the TRUE-AHF, RELAX-AHF-2, and PARADIGM-HF trials, ICDs in nonischemic disease, and how empagliflozin may have earned its CV indication.Heartwire from Medscape
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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There is hope for improving mood and quality of life for heart failure patients with depression, a new trial suggests. Two-pronged care by a nurse care manager plus a diverse team topped usual care.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Authors: Zhang S, Zhang W, Zhou G Abstract Stroke causes disability and high mortality, while it can be prevented by increasing public awareness of risk factors. The common known risk factors are hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, smoking, alcohol consumption, low physical activity, overweight and hypercholesterolemia. However, the deep understanding of risk factors is limited. Moreover, more risk factor emerges in recent years. To further increase the awareness of risk factors for stroke prevention, this review indicates the reasonable application of antihypertensive agents according to the age-depe...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
We examined the risk of HF progression in AF patients (pts) with a prior HF event and minimal or no HF burden (NYHA class 0 or 1). They were stratified into HF with a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction ( ≥ 40%, pEF) or reduced EF (
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, PRQL during the acute phase of HF was significantly impaired and also varied widely, irrespective of patient characteristics or severity. PRQL assessm ent and risk prediction for HHF patients in the acute setting seemed to provide two distinct types of information for health care providers.
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewTargeted pharmacotherapies did improve survival rates, exercise capacity, and quality of life (QoL) of PAH patients. However, these pharmacological interventions are expensive and not always accessible. In addition, not all patients do respond similarly to these medications and many will continue to deteriorate. This review aims to discuss the beneficial role of an artificial right-to-left shunt and highlights current interventional devices and outcomes.Recent FindingsSince patients with preexisting atrial shunts or patients with Eisenmenger ’s disease show better survival rates, improved...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
A 77 y.o. woman with a history of hypertension and congestive heart failure presented for acute onset chest pain and shortness of breath. She stated that she woke up in the morning with a central chest pressure with associated shortness of breath. She had been feeling well the day before.She had no h/o CAD but had a history of " unspecified cardiomyopathy "No old EKGs or angiogram were available.This ECG was texted to me with no information:What do you think?There is ST elevation in inferior leads, with reciprocal ST depression in aVL, so one must strongly suspect acute inferior MI.However, 3 features made me thi...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractHeart failure is a consequence of various cardiovascular diseases and associated with poor prognosis. Despite progress in the treatment of heart failure in the past decades, prevalence and hospitalisation rates are still increasing. Heart failure is typically associated with cardiac remodelling. Here, inflammation and fibrosis are thought to play crucial roles. During cardiac inflammation, immune cells invade the cardiac tissue and modulate tissue-damaging responses. Cardiac fibrosis, however, is characterised by an increased amount and a disrupted composition of extracellular matrix proteins. As evidence exists th...
Source: Basic Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, Cap showed a protective effect on TAC-induced cardiac apoptosis, which could be attributed to the inhibition of Wnt3a/β-catenin signaling pathway. Cap also attenuated myocardial hypertrophy induced by TAC via suppression of Jak2/Stat3 pathway.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Boutagy NE, Feher A, Alkhalil I, Umoh N, Sinusas AJ Abstract Multimodality cardiovascular imaging is routinely used to assess cardiac function, structure, and physiological parameters to facilitate the diagnosis, characterization, and phenotyping of numerous cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as well as allows for risk stratification and guidance in medical therapy decision-making. Although useful, these imaging strategies are unable to assess the underlying cellular and molecular processes that modulate pathophysiological changes. Over the last decade, there have been great advancements in imaging instrumenta...
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
Another 43 lots of the blood pressure and heart failure drug Losartan have been recalled over the detection of a possible carcinogen in the tablets.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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