When epidemic and pandemic collide in senior care
For a widow who has outlived many of her friends, loneliness can make managing a chronic condition even worse. This is the case for Ann, a 75-year-old recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure and Stage 3 renal disease. Left to navigate her care alone, she has found herself bouncing back and forth from skilled nursing facility to home and has found it increasingly difficult to stay on top of her medication regimen. As we are faced with the monumental challenges of Covid-19 here in the U.S.,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jay LaBine Source Type: news

What Are the Main Acyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases?
Discussion Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are malformations of the heart and great vessels. It occurs in about 5-8/1000 live births. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often noted perinatally because of cyanosis, respiratory distress and/or poor feeding or other distress type problems. A review can be found here. Acyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD) can present at birth but often is seen in older children or adults unless the lesions are severe, especially obstructive lesions. Severe lesions may also cause cyanosis and distress type problems in patients also. Shunting lesions cause problems by diverting blood flo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Coming to Terms with Unreality
When I was 14 years old, I entered my freshman year of high school feeling nothing but a dull sense of disquietude. I was not happy to be starting the new school year. I was always “the quiet kid”, and that label only rang truer over time, as I retreated further into my shell with each passing school year. I had few friends, and the ones I had were fair-weather, frequently passing up hanging out with me in favor of others. I knew in the back of my mind that I should feel stressed or upset when the year began, but I just felt empty.  My late childhood and early adolescence, meant to be a time of growth and ...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Renee Consorte Tags: Dissociative disorders Personal Stories Adolescence Depersonalization Derealization Dissociation Resentment Social Anxiety Source Type: news

Bundled Payments Tied to Reduced Spending With Less Skilled Nursing Utilization Bundled Payments Tied to Reduced Spending With Less Skilled Nursing Utilization
Medicare bundled payments for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, COPD, and pneumonia are associated with reduced spending and less use of skilled nursing, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

What Are the 4 Stages of Congestive Heart Failure?
Title: What Are the 4 Stages of Congestive Heart Failure?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

This New App Analyzes Your Voice Quality To Diagnose Congestive Heart Failure: Can It Help With Covid-19?
A new app developed by an Israeli biotech startup has shown promise in evaluating voice quality to detect buildup of fluid in the lungs, an important finding associated with congestive heart failure (CHF). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?
Title: What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CoQ10 helps relieve symptoms of congestive heart failure, prevents premature death in patients
(Natural News) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the United States. Extensive studies suggest that the antioxidant properties of CoQ10 can be utilized for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions. A recent review published in Circulation: Heart Failure found that CoQ10 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature death in patients with heart failure. CoQ10... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

James Beggs, NASA Administrator Who Resigned After Challenger Disaster, Dies at 94
(BETHESDA, Md.) — Former NASA administrator James M. Beggs, who led the agency during the early years of the space shuttle program and resigned after the Challenger disaster killed seven astronauts in 1986, died Thursday at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 94. Congestive heart failure is suspected to be the cause of his death, according to one of his sons, Charles Beggs. President Ronald Reagan nominated Beggs to become the sixth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He served in the agency’s top position from July 1981 to December 1985. Beggs was on a leave of absence from t...
Source: TIME: Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight remembrance wire Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Treatment, and Life Expectancy
Title: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Treatment, and Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What is D-ribose and how can it boost your heart health?
(Natural News) The natural sugar molecule, D-ribose, can improve heart function and blood circulation, according to a recent study published in the European Journal of Heart Failure. A team of researchers from Germany and the U.S. assessed the effects of oral D-ribose supplementation in individuals with chronic coronary artery disease and chronic and congestive heart failure (CHF) and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’s State of Emergency Is an Admission of Failure by the U.S. Government
President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is designed to speed federal support to parts of America that are struggling to prepare for a coming surge of COVID-19 cases, unlocking $50 billion in aid, giving hospitals and doctors more freedom to handle a potential tsunami of sick patients and scrambling to make tests available. In a Rose Garden press conference Friday, Trump presented the emergency measures as proof that, “No nation is more prepared or more equipped to face down this crisis.” But for epidemiologists, medical experts and current and former U.S. public health officials, the ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

End-Stage Congestive Heart Failure in the Nursing Home Setting
Mrs. D is an 89-year-old African American woman who has moved into the nursing home directly from her home. Her husband became ill and could no longer care for her. She has a history of heart failure and was seeing her cardiologist for weekly weights, but she stopped because she could no longer tolerate the outings. She has had multiple falls at home; most recently, she sustained a left wrist fracture. Her past medical history includes allergic rhinitis, arthritis, esophageal reflux, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, a herniated cervical disc, osteoporosis, and situational depression. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

What ’s the Big Deal about Data in Medtech?
Discussion, “Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the Implantable Internet of Things." Brian Chapman, partner and leader of ZS’s medtech practice of ZS, attributes today’s focus on data to the intersection of two important things: "A general recognition that understanding more and connecting actions with outcomes will provide feedback and understanding that will drive standards of care. This is not new, but as capabilities rise in data collection, aggregation, and synthesize rise, and coupled with machine learning, the promise of data in healthcare is becoming ...
Source: MDDI - December 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medication, exercise, healthy eating improve quality of life for those with congestive heart failure
The condition, in which the heart muscle is damaged and doesn’t pump well, can shorten life expectancy. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

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)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

12 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life Expectancy
Title: 12 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Medicare Advantage patients have higher risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than traditional Medicare patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a new study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Real-World Data Collection – What Role Could Your Device Play?
Doctors often ask their patients to follow specific instructions as part of their prescribed treatment and hope that they do so. However, physicians currently have few ways of tracking a patient’s compliance. They can only base their diagnoses and recommended course of action on what they observe and hear from the patient in the examination room. When patients are asked to share their own accounts of their health condition and treatment progress, their reports can be limited or incomplete – it’s only human nature. Instead, real-world data should supplement t...
Source: MDDI - June 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: John Carlson Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea: Problems and Solutions
Sleep-disordered breathing is a common but underrecognized problem in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, with an estimated prevalence of 25% to 50%. It ’s also common in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) — with either reduced or preserved ejection fraction — and it worsens with both CHF exacerbation and the progression of CHF severity. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

A promising new treatment for infants with Noonan syndrome
(University of Montreal) Infants less than six months old with Noonan Syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure normally have a poor prognosis, with a one-year survival rate of 34%. In the new study, doctors used Trametinib to try to treat NS in two patients.They observed dramatic improvement of clinical and cardiac status in the patients only three months after treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center announces $200K Challenge winners
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Entrepreneurs developing new technologies to treat blood clots, congestive heart failure, incontinence and more were the big winners at the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center $200,000 Challenge, an annual pitch competition that showcases cutting-edge innovations in the medical-device and biotech fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machines Treating Patients? It ’s Already Happening
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

Bet Your Toilet Seat Can & #039;t Do This!
Every now and then we come across a technology that just begs the question: How on Earth did they think of that? Case in point, a toilet seat designed to detect heart failure by measuring a patient's biometrics during "natural" processes.  A team of researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are responsible for the idea, which is intended to lower hospital readmission rates by alerting doctors of a patient's deteriorating cardiovascular condition before the patients even realize they have symptoms. The idea is for hospitals to buy the seats and issue them to heart failure patie...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure getting ready to begin commercialization
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system created by a team of Rochester Institute of Technology researchers aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Your Blood Donation Can Help Save Lives
Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. Eligible individuals can feel good knowing that by donating through the Red Cross, they ... The post... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation congestive heart failure heart pump heart transplant LVAD platelets Vikas Mahajan Source Type: news

Philips touts adaptive servo ventilation sleep apnea study data
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) yesterday released results from a study exploring the use of adaptive servo ventilation in treating patients with complex sleep apnea. Results from the study were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Amsterdam-based company said. Investigators in the study compared the performance of four different ASV devices, including Philips’ DreamStation BiPap autoSV, as well as an ASV device originally associated with greater mortality during the SERVE-HF trial published in 2015, the company said. “The pursuit for scientific understanding of various...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Royal Philips Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Astaxanthin found to protect the heart in diabetics, researchers confirm
(Natural News) Most diabetes-related mortality incidences can be attributed to its complications. One of the most serious consequences caused by this disease is a heart condition called diabetic cardiomyopathy. Left untreated, diabetic cardiomyopathy can progress into congestive heart failure, which poses a severe threat to the patient’s life. Fortunately, researchers from The First Affiliated Hospital Of Nanjing Medical University and The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe, and he ended up spending a month in the hospital to recover. Shicowich lost his toe because of complications of Type 2 diabetes as he struggled to keep his blood sugar under control. He wa...
Source: TIME: Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health Nutrition Source Type: news

Chris Pratt Is Doing the Daniel Fast Diet. But Is It Healthy?
The Daniel Fast has been around a long time — since the Old Testament, in fact. But actor Chris Pratt gave it new popularity recently by posting an Instagram story about adopting it as his latest diet. Pratt described the plan as “21 days of prayer and fasting.” But what does the Daniel Fast actually entail — and is it healthy? Here’s what you need to know. What is the Daniel Fast? The Daniel Fast is a religiously rooted, short-term eating plan drawn from the Book of Daniel, which appears in the Old Testament. In the story, Daniel decides to avoid the rich, indulgent foods that surround him an...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
Incidence of congestive heart failure 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- The incidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) during pregnancy is 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity associated with cancer treatment, according to a study published in the Oct. 23 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer survivors at risk for heart failure during, after pregnancy
(American College of Cardiology) Young women previously treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation therapy with a prior history of cardiotoxicity are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure (CHF) during and after pregnancy, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Heart Failure | Medscape Heart Failure | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on heart failure. Understand the strategies for managing congestive heart failure and heart disease, including cardiac failure diagnosis and management. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Estonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Habicht T, Reinap M, Kasekamp K, Sikkut R, Aaben L, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In 2017, the Estonian government took the historic step of expanding the revenue base of the health system, which has been a longstanding challenge. However, in terms of percentage of GDP it remains a small increase and long-term financial sustainability could still pose a problem. That said, if these additional funds are invested wisely, they ...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

12 Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life Expectancy
Title: 12 Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System
CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure after they’ve left the hospital. CHF Pathway is designed to address the problem of people not following doctors orders by creating long-term relationships with patients on an ongoing basis. “ We already had good standardized methods to treat patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System
CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure after they’ve left the hospital. CHF Pathway is designed to address the problem of people not following doctors orders by creating long-term relationships with patients on an ongoing basis. “ We already had good standardized methods to treat patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Ask Survival Rate for Congestive Heart Failure
What Is the Survival Rate for Congestive Heart Failure? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vascular Graft Solutions ’ aneurysm graft used in hemodialysis patients
  Vascular Graft Solutions’ Frame external support Vascular Graft Solutions has reported the first clinical use of its Frame external support technology in high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas. The first five cases were performed by Dr. Vladimir Matoussevitch from Cologne University Hospital in Germany. The braided cobalt chrome, kink-resistant external support was designed for autologous vein grafts in bypass or reconstruction of peripheral arterial blood vessels. Mattoussevitch used them to prevent high-flow AV fistula and aneurysmal enlargement complications, which are common in patients undergoing...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Vascular vasculargraftsolutions Source Type: news