Meth-Related HF Worse, Responds Well to Meds if Abuse Stops Meth-Related HF Worse, Responds Well to Meds if Abuse Stops

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
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Authors: Çınar T, Hayıroğlu Mİ, Çiçek V, Orhan AL PMID: 31813324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Abnormally high ABI appears to be associated with an increased risk of a composite of CVD/all-cause mortality in suspected or established CVD patients but not in the general population. However, additional well-designed studies are required to support the current findings. PMID: 31814377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Angiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of one or more prognostic factors as well as the various risk prediction models can guide selection of ACS patient subgroups for which a prophylactic CEA should or should not be offered. Decisions to offer prophylactic CEA should weigh in factors like surgeon's experience and hospital expertise/volume. Asymptomatic patients not expected to live long enough to benefit from the procedure should not be considered for CEA, but should be offered best medical treatment. PMID: 31814375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Angiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Angiol Source Type: research
Every organ in the body is capable, to some extent, of repairing itself after an injury. As part of this process, scar tissue forms and then recedes to make room for normal tissue when healing is complete.However, when healing is disrupted — whether by chronic injury or disease — the cells that make up scar tissue can go rogue, continuously dividing and spreading until the scar eventually strangles the organ it was intended to help heal, which can lead to organ failure.That progressive, out-of-control scarring is called fibrosis, and it can occur in any organ in the body. Fibrosis plays a major role in many dis...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Recent results of a collaborative study between Eko and the Mayo Clinic demonstrating the use of Eko’s DUO digital stethoscope as a heart failure screening tool suggest that the device could help identify asymptomatic patients with low ejection fraction during routine physical examinations. “The low ejection fraction algorithm was used with a very specific protocol of four touchpoints—three on the chest and one on the fingers,” said Steve Pham, MD, vice president of clinical and research affairs at Eko, in an interview with MD+DI. â&#...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
Abstract The close connection and interaction between the cardiac and the liver functions are well-known, as cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is an important clinical entity which best describes the mutual pathogenical influence between these two organs. Due to the fact that cardiac dysfunction in patients with chronic hepatic disorders is oligosymptomatic or even asymptomatic, an early diagnosis represents a challenge for every physician. Syndecan-1-a transmembrane proteoglycan that exerts its functions mainly via its heparane sulfate chains-is a very promising biomarker, correlated not only with the degree of cardiac fi...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionsBy integrated serum metabolomic and network analysis, we found that LGZGD might retard the pathological process of HF by regulating the disturbed metabolic pathways and the relative enzymes, which may be potential mechanism for LGZGD in the treatment of HF.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Laurie W. Geenen, Vivan J.M. Baggen, Annemien E. van den Bosch, Jannet A. Eindhoven, Robert M. Kauling, Judith A.A.E. Cuypers, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink, Eric BoersmaAbstractBackgroundSingle high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) measurement is predictive of cardiac events in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). We aimed to study the prognostic value of serial hs-TnT measurements in stable ACHD patients.MethodsIn total, 602 consecutive ACHD patients were enrolled in this prospective study (2011-2013). Blood sampling was...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Background Diabetes mellitus predicts poorer outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but the magnitude of this association in patients at older ages remains controversial. Methods Data were extracted from the Codi Infart database. All consecutive patients with diagnosis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between 2010 and 2015 were included. We assessed the impact of diabetes mellitus on 30-day and one-year mortality in patients aged less than and at least 75 years. Results A total of 12 792 cases were registered, of whom...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Myocardial Infarction/Cardiogenic Shock Source Type: research
Date: Friday, 12 13, 2019; Speaker: Jonathan Epstein, M.D., William Wikoff Smith Professor/Exec. Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania; Building: Building 6B; 4B429 4th floor library
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
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