Comparison of functional and maximal exercise capacity, respiratory and peripheral muscle strength, dyspnea, and fatigue in patients with heart failure with pacemakers and healthy controls: a cross-sectional study.

Conclusion: Maximal and functional exercise capacity is impaired in the majority of patients with HF with pacemakers, respiratory and peripheral muscles are weakened, dyspnea and fatigue perceptions are increased. Patients with pacemakers have to be included in cardiac rehabilitation programs to improve impairments. PMID: 31204872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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DISCUSSION: ED utilization after outpatient hand surgery is low, with postoperative pain being the most common cause of an ED visit at all time points. Nearly 98% of patients presenting to the ED for postoperative pain are subsequently discharged home. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, Retrospective Cohort. PMID: 31714419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Condition:   Aortic Valve Insufficiency Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Physical examination;   Diagnostic Test: The Ross Classification for Heart Failure in Children;   Diagnostic Test: The Aristotle score;   Other: Assessment of administered specific therapy;   Diagnostic Test: Multispiral computed tomography/3D echocardiography;   Dia gnostic Test: Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography;   Diagnostic Test: 12-lead electrocardiogram Sponsor:   National Medical Research Center for Children's Health, Russi...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
It’s one of the goals of digital medicine: you wear a device on your wrist that constantly monitors aspects of your health, and if anything is off, it sends you an alert. That’s your cue to connect with your doctor or get a more thorough checkup to head off any potentially serious problems down the road. That’s the idea behind the Heart app on the Apple Watch, which can monitor heart pulse patterns, and detect abnormalities, which could indicate a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The irregular heart beats characteristic of AFib could lead to stroke, blood clots and heart failure. Researcher...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Apple watch heart Source Type: news
Patients with heart failure from methamphetamine abuse tend to be worse off than others with HF, clinically and by echocardiography. But meds work just as well if the meth abuse stops, a study suggests.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Fish oil might help people with heart failure avoid repeat trips to the hospital, a new study suggests. The findings come from an analysis of a clinical trial first published last year, where researchers tested the effects...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Neither vitamin D nor marine omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid supplementation significantly reduces the rate of first heart failure hospitalization, according to a research letter published online Nov. 11 in Circulation to...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Importance: Hospitals that serve poorer populations have higher readmission rates. It is unknown whether these hospitals effectively lowered readmission rates in response to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Objective: To compare pre-post differences in readmission rates among hospitals with different proportion of dual-eligible patients both generally and among the most highly penalized (ie, low performing) hospitals. Design: Retrospective cohort study using piecewise linear model with estimated hospital-level risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) as the dependent variable and a change poin...
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Juthipong Benjanuwattra, Natthaphat Siri-Angkul, Siriporn C. Chattipakorn, Nipon C. hattipakornAbstractThe cancer burden on health and socioeconomics remains exceedingly high, with more than ten million new cases reported worldwide in 2018. The financial cost of managing cancer patients has great economic impact on both an individual and societal levels. Currently, many chemotherapeutic agents are available to treat various malignancies. One of these agents is doxorubicin, which was isolated from Streptomyces peucetius in the 1960...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We report the case of a 47-year-old man who was diagnosed with severe right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) stenosis due to a space-occupying lesion; the diagnosis was made using computed tomography. He underwent mass reduction, pulmonary valve replacement, and RVOT reconstruction with a bovine pericardial patch. The pathological diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma originating from the myocardium. As the mass resection was incomplete, he received heavy particle therapy. He did not want to receive adjuvant chemotherapy. Four months later, severe RVOT stenosis recurred because the residual mass had invaded th...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Glöckl R, Schneeberger T, Boeselt T, Kenn K, Koczulla AR, Held M, Oberhoffer R, Halle M Abstract BACKGROUND:  Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined as an elevation of mean pulmonary-arterial pressure by> 20 mmHg at rest, which may lead to right heart failure. Physical exercise has not been regularly recommended for PH patients for fear of symptom deterioration or occurrence of exercise-induced adverse events. METHODS:  Three electronic databases were searched for randomized, controlled trials investigating exercise training in PH patients using the following keywords: "pulmo...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
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