Factors Associated With Delay in Seeking Care for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.

CONCLUSIONS:: The response of patients (wait-and-see) and others (eg, don't worry) contributed to delay, as did living in a rural environment. Evaluative characteristics of attribution and understanding were not significant determinants of delay, suggesting that patient education alone will not effectively decrease delay. Instead, interventions directed toward decision making in response to symptoms and inclusion of family members in such discussions may be more effective. PMID: 24088620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe apparent survival advantage among blacks over whites treated with dialysis may be attributed to selected transition of a subset of whites with more severe comorbid conditions onto dialysis.
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: An interactive cost-benefit analyses provides insights regarding the financial implications of a clinical strategy that implements predictive analytics. PMID: 30815149 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: AMIA Annu Symp Proc Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study confirms the safety and efficacy of TMVR with MitraClip irrespective of MR etiology in real-life data and shows the main factors related to prognosis during the first year of follow up.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa reparación de la válvula mitral transcatéter (RVMT) con el sistema MitraClip es un tratamiento para los pacientes con insuficiencia mitral (IM) grave de alto riesgo quirúrgico. El objetivo principal fue analizar los resultados del RVMT en pacientes con IM grave, según la etiología.MétodosEstudio observacional, prospectivo y multic&...
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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to a new Penn Medicine study. The research, which reveals a strong link between the genetic variants associated with height and one's risk for AFib, is the among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal -- not correlated -- risk factor for AFib.
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A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors — mostly women with breast cancer — who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news
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Authors: Yatomi A, Mori S, Kawauchi H, Shono A, Shimoyama S, Tanaka H, Okano T, Inoue T, Jimbo N, Morinobu A, Hirata KI Abstract A 72-year-old woman was referred to our institution with decompensated congestive heart failure owing to subacute severe aortic regurgitation and mitral regurgitation. Her blood sample tested positive for myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA). Cardiac computed tomography revealed abnormal thickening and shortening of the aortic valvar leaflets as well as wall thickening of the sinuses of Valsalva. Based on the diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis, predominantly in...
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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