LVAD Patients More Active, Fit Than Counterparts With Heart Failure LVAD Patients More Active, Fit Than Counterparts With Heart Failure

Patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) are more physically active than matched patients with advanced chronic heart failure (CHF), and have higher peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak), according to new findings.Reuters Health Information
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Authors: Terasaki F, Kuwabara H, Takeda Y, Yamauchi Y, Fujita S, Nakamura T, Torii I, Hirose Y, Hoshiga M Abstract Treatment involving the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices has markedly improved the prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis. However, the prognosis remains poor in patients with advanced cardiac dysfunction or heart failure. We herein report the clinical course and histopathological findings of the autopsied heart of a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis with long-term refractory heart failure. PMID: 31434823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence, characteristics, and clinical significance of concomitant specific cardiomyopathies in subjects with bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1186 adults with BAV (850 males, mean age 56±14 years) at a single tertiary center were comprehensively reviewed. Left ventricular non-compaction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy were confirmed when patients fulfilled current clinical and echocardiographic criteria. Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics, including comorbidit...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Are beta-blockers being unnecessarily prescribed for older adults with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, despite little evidence of their benefit?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Gholamreza Roshandel, Masoud Khoshnia, Hossein Poustchi, Karla Hemming, Farin Kamangar, Abdolsamad Gharavi, Mohammad Reza Ostovaneh, Alireza Nateghi, Masoud Majed, Behrooz Navabakhsh, Shahin Merat, Akram Pourshams, Mahdi Nalini, Fatemeh Malekzadeh, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Noushin Mohammadifard, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Mohammad Naemi-Tabiei, Abdolreza Fazel, Paul BrennanSummaryBackgroundA fixed-dose combination therapy (polypill strategy) has been proposed as an approach to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, especially in low-inc...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Heather P Whitley, Warren D Smith
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Bernadet T Santema, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Jasper Tromp, Iziah E Sama, Alice Ravera, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Hans Hillege, Nilesh J Samani, Faiez Zannad, Kenneth Dickstein, Chim C Lang, John G Cleland, Jozine M Ter Maaten, Marco Metra, Stefan D Anker, Pim van der Harst, Leong L Ng, Peter van der Meer, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Sven MeyerSummaryBackgroundGuideline-recommended doses of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), and β blockers are similar for men and women with heart failure with reduced eject...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We examined the performance of two commonly used scores in predicting mortality and a composite endpoint (CEP) consisting of ventricular assist device, heart transplantation or mortality, in women versus men with HF.MethodsA retrospective study of 1,136 (25% women) consecutive ambulatory adult HF patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Medicine is a social science and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale. Doctors are the natural attorneys of the poor.Rudolf Virchow [1]
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Tom E. Nightingale, Gurjeet S. Bhangu, James L.J. Bilzon, Andrei V. KrassioukovAbstractObjectivesTo assess; (1) differences in red blood cell distribution width between individuals with chronic (>1 year), motor-complete cervical (n = 21), upper-thoracic (n = 27) and thoracolumbar (n = 15) spinal cord injury and, (2) associations between red blood cell distribution width and cardiorespiratory fitness.DesignProspective multi-center, cross-sectional study.MethodsPeak o...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing, Volume 45, Issue 5Author(s): Johnathan M. Sheele, Jasmin Bhangu, Ayana Wilson, Ed MandacAbstractIntroductionHealth literacy can create barriers for ED staff attempting to communicate important information to patients. Video discharge instructions may address some of these barriers by improving patients’ comprehension of medical information and addressing health literacy challenges.MethodsOne hundred ninety-six patients diagnosed with either hypertension, asthma, congestive heart failure, or diabetes were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 interventions: w...
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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