Sedentary lifestyle associated with mortality in rural patients with heart failure.

CONCLUSIONS:: Sedentary lifestyle is strongly associated with all-cause mortality, independent of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms. Clinicians and researchers have an important role in promoting sustained and safe physical activity to improve survival. Other important modifiable targets to improve survival include depressive symptoms, low literacy, and low body mass index. Clinical Trial Registration- URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov . Unique Identifier: NCT00415545. PMID: 30663898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Tags: Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health digital technology health data digital health sensors Source Type: blogs
Authors: Hakim SM, Elfawy DM, Elserwi HB, Saad MK Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to examine current evidence on value of new ST-segment or T-wave changes for prediction of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) after vascular surgery. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We searched PudMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases for studies examining the relation between new ST-segment elevation or depression or T-wave inversion and MACE following vascular surgery. MACE was defined as fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction, cardiac death, unstable angina, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, ischemic pulm...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundImplantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are designed to deliver therapy in the event of malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Despite their benefits, some ICD recipients regret their decision on device implantation.ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and consequences of recipients that regretted their decision after implantation.MethodsA questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey of consecutive ICD recipients examined during a  routine outpatient follow-up visit was conducted. Their level of depression and anxiety was assessed with the hospital anxiety and d...
Source: Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Source Type: research
AbstractAim of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is to improve symptoms and signs of testosterone deficiency including decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, anaemia, loss of muscle and bone mass, by increasing serum testosterone levels to physiologic range. TRT has been used in the last 70 years and overtime, numerous preparations and formulations have been developed to improve pharmacokinetics (PKs) and patient compliance. The routes of delivery approved for use in western world include buccal, nasal, sub dermal, transdermal, and intramuscular (IM). The aim of this narrative review is to describe an...
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DiscussionIn hindsight I feel there are very few alternative causes for an ECG like this other than an acute LAD occlusion. I believe this is one of those'subtle STEMI'cases where neither the ECG nor the symptoms are very obvious or severe and the usual evolution is not seen.I think of these cases as'insidious infarcts'and I have seen this in all infarct territories and I do not think they are particularly rare. Essentially the patient is fairly comfortable and the ECG is not obvious but the patient ended up with Q waves, huge troponins and we missed the opportunity to reperfuse the artery when it counts. These patients te...
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Investment Source Type: blogs
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