New Heart Surgery Technique Performed 1st in US at Strong Gets FDA OK

Pioneering efforts by UR Medicine cardiac surgery teams led to FDA approval of a new technique for implanting a life-saving heart pump. The procedure, performed first in the nation at Strong Memorial Hospital, is less invasive, making recovery easier for people with advanced congestive heart failure.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news

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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
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
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is increasingly utilized in the setting of cardiogenic shock to provide hemodyamic and respiratory support to the acutely decompensating patient. Common scenarios include cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction, acute exacerbation of chronic congestive heart failure, myocarditis, and postcardiotomy shock among others.1 This extremely aggressive therapy can be life-saving when appropriately applied, but inappropriate use can lead to unnecessary prolongation of patient and family suffering and significant costs and resource utilization.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Choi Y, Yoo JH, Lee JH, Lee Y, Bae MK, Kim YD, Kim HJ Abstract Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), an extracellular matrix protein with various biological functions, is known to be upregulated in multiple chronic diseases such as liver fibrosis and congestive heart failure, but the mechanism it undertakes to cause alveolar bone loss in periodontitis remains elusive. The present study therefore investigates the pathways involving CTGF in chronic periodontitis. RNA sequencing revealed a notable increase in the expression of CTGF in chronic periodontitis tissues. Also, TRAP staining, TRAP activity and bon...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate risk factors for severe bleeding during warfarin treatment, including the influence of sex, age, comorbidity and co-medication on bleeding risk.MethodsPatients initiating warfarin treatment between 2007 and 2011 were identified in the nationwide Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, and diagnoses of severe bleeding were retrieved from the National Patient Register. Hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for severe bleeding were estimated using multiple Cox regression adjusting for indications and including covariates age, sex, comorbidities and co-medications. Interactions between s...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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