Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System

CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure after they’ve left the hospital. CHF Pathway is designed to address the problem of people not following doctors orders by creating long-term relationships with patients on an ongoing basis. “ We already had good standardized methods to treat patients…
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Abstract Introduction: Controversies regarding the use of beta-blocker in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been longstanding and based on inconsistent data. COPD and cardiovascular disease have many shared risk factors and potentially overlapping pathophysiologic mechanisms. Beta-blockers, a mainstay of treatment in ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmia, remain underutilized in COPD patients despite considerable evidence of safety. Furthermore, observational studies indicated potential benefits of beta-blockers in COPD via a variety of possible mechanisms. Recent...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Arvind Krishnan, Jeffy Jacob, Trushar Patel
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Resumo A s índrome da fístula artério-portal (FAP) é uma rara e reversível causa de hipertensão portal pré-sinusoidal, ocasionada pela comunicação de uma artéria visceral com o sistema venoso portal. A maioria dos pacientes é assintomática, mas quando desenvolvem sintomas, estes são mais relaciona dos com sangramento gastrointestinal, ascite, insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e diarreia. Este desafio terapêutico apresenta um caso de FAP decorrente de ferimento antigo por arma branca e subsequente evoluç&atil...
Source: Jornal Vascular Brasileiro - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: MHR is significantly associated with CVD in COPD patients. Further prospective studies are warranted to elucidate the predictive value of MHR in COPD patients.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Based on reports from China, we know that most COVID-19 patients (about 80%) will develop mild flulike symptoms, including fever, dry cough, and body aches that can be managed at home. 20% will develop more serious symptoms, such as pneumonia requiring hospitalization, with about a quarter of these requiring ICU-level care. Initial reports focused on the respiratory effects of COVID-19, such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. But more recent literature has described serious cardiovascular complications occurring in about 10% to 20% of hospitalized patients. Someone with pre-existing heart disease who becomes ill with C...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION Relatively low use of technology may limit potential for health technology innovation for people of advanced age. Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities will amplify this. PMID: 32223848 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - Category: Primary Care Tags: J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
Conclusions: This analysis showed a significantly higher mortality risk in CAD patients with RA when compared to the control group. Congestive heart failure also significantly manifested more in CAD patients with co-existing RA. However, the risks all the other cardiovascular outcomes were similar in both groups. Nevertheless, due to the several limitations of this analysis, this hypothesis should be confirmed in forthcoming trials based on larger numbers of CAD patients with co-existing RA.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Occurrence and development of CHF may result from certain DE-proteins and associated signaling pathways. TGF-β1 protein may be a candidate marker for assessing the risk of CHF in Qi-deficiency-blood-stasis syndrome. PMID: 32242397 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: J Tradit Chin Med Source Type: research
Cardiac power index (CPI) has been used as a predictor of outcomes in cardiogenic shock. Cardiac power efficiency (CPE), which is the CPI divided by the PCWP, has been used successfully to predict response to a durable counterpulsation MCS device. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of CPE in predicting outcomes in advanced heart failure patients presenting with decompensation.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (109) Source Type: research
This study investigated the application of two major clinical strategies, non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), in the first episode of acute RF. Data from the longitudinal health insurance database, which included 1,000,000 insured citizens, were used. The NIV group consisted of 1201 patients and the IMV group consisted of 16,072 patients. Chi-square test andt test were applied to determine the differences in categorical and continuous variables. Further analysis was performed by using univariate and multivariable logistic regression and Poisson regression. There was a signif...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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