Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Title: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 29, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Slim-Vie: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bee Thin: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Super Extreme Accelerator: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bee Slim: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Depression and Dementia in Older Adults Increase Risk of Preventable Hospitalizations
11/20/2014, Journal of General Internal Medicine - Older adults with mental health conditions, such as depression or cognitive impairment, have a higher risk of readmission within 30 days after a hospital stay for pneumonia, heart attack or congestive heart failure, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness
As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market--gadgets which can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those who truly need it the most—people with chronic medical illnesses such as emphysema, diabetes, or congestive heart failure. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen by REFA Enterprises: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhymias or stroke (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 20, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TNF-Inhibitors May Cut Risk of Congestive Heart Failure in RA
(MedPage Today) -- Risk is lower than those patients taking nbDMARDs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 19, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Teaching An Old Medical Device New Tricks
By repurposing a capnograph, a common medical device that measures carbon dioxide levels in a patient’s breath, a newly developed algorithm may help identify whether a patient with shortness of breath is suffering from emphysema or congestive heart failure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 13, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

MIT Researchers Teach An Old Medical Device New Tricks
By repurposing a capnograph, a common medical device that measures carbon dioxide levels in a patient’s breath, a newly developed algorithm may help identify whether a patient with shortness of breath is suffering from emphysema or congestive heart failure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 13, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

V26 Slimming Coffee: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Steward’s ACO focuses patient engagement efforts on 4 percent of covered lives
Steward Health Care System’s President Dr. Mark Girard, who spoke at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston this week, discussed how Steward’s facilities use digital health tools to manage their patient populations. According to Girard, there are two fundamental processes in healthcare, information flows and people flows. The ideal, he said, is for both processes to be happening […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 4, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized accountable care organizations ACO congestive heart failure connected scale digital health patient engagement Steward Health Care System Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms
Title: Congestive Heart Failure SymptomsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure Medications
Title: Congestive Heart Failure MedicationsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems
(Wiley) A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in BJU International, the findings will help doctors and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

St. Jude's CardioMEMS Improves Another Patient Outcome
The newly released CardioMEMS device for real-time monitoring of congestive heart failure (CHF) is now being used at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 20, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

NIH’s $10.8M grant for sensor-enabled congestive heart failure, smoking cessation tools
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $10.8 million grant to launch a new initiative, called Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), which will see a team of researchers working to better understand and develop tools that leverage data from health sensors and wearables. The team of researchers will be led by University of Memphis computer scientist Dr. Santosh […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized activity tracker AutoSense BD2K health sensing wearables health sensors MD2K National Institutes of Health NIH University of Memphis Source Type: news

Intel-GE Care Innovations, Cigna-HealthSpring Collaborate On Remote Patient Management
After exciting results in a pilot study, Cigna-HealthSpring and Intel-GE Care Innovations are planning to expand a new remote care management program. By providing patients tools to use at home, along with remote access to care givers, congestive heart failure (CHF) complications were greatly reduced, along with hospital visits. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 11, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Automatic enrollment significantly boosts employer-based health plan sign-ups
This study shows that an opt-out strategy can take away those roadblocks and make it easier for participants to take advantage of these programs that can greatly benefit them.” Specifically, the researchers found that of the 1,549 people in the voluntary sign-up group, only 35 percent opted into the program. By contrast, 91 percent of the 3,405 people in the opt-out group were enrolled, simply by choosing not to take action to drop out. Among the other findings the researchers noted that those in the voluntary enrollment group who had incomes of more than $75,000 a year or a bachelor’s degree were likelier to e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cigna, Intel-GE expand RPM trial for Medicare heart patients
Cigna-Healthspring, a subsidiary of Newtown, Massachusetts-based payor Cigna that specializes in Medicare plans, is expanding its congestive heart failure remote patient monitoring program in partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations. The two organizations first piloted the program with 50 patients in Tennessee. These members, who had been recently admitted to the hospital for CHF complications, received a tablet on which they […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized Cigna-Healthspring Intel GE Care Innovations remote patient monitoring Source Type: news

Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study
A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected weight […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 3, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized AMC Health congestive heart failure Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage population health management remote monitoring remote patient monitoring Source Type: news

Magnesium crucial to prevent congestive heart failure
(NaturalNews) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) sounds so darn final. Nobody wants to fail and nobody wants their heart to fail. Merely using that terminology will dis-heart-en a person and steal their hopes for health and healing.CHF occurs when the left ventricle heart muscle fails... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Looks at the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke and obstructive pulmonary disease. -- (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Treating digoxin toxicity: is less more?
3 out of 5 stars Digoxin-specific antibody fragments in the treatment of digoxin toxicity. Chan BSH, Buckley NA. Clin Toxicol 2014 Aug 4 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This long detailed paper seems to be a manifesto masquerading as a review article. It is quite informative and well worth reading. But I’d keep in mind that the authors appear to have a (not so) hidden agenda: to decrease the dose of digoxin-specific antibody fragments administered in most cases of acute and chronic digoxin toxicity. The authors state their objective up front: To review the pharmacology, efficacy, effectiveness, indications, safet...
Source: The Poison Review - August 29, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical digibind digifab digoxin specific antibody fragments digoxin toxicity Source Type: news

New Implanted Sensor Could Reduce Heart Failure Admissions
Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - August 28, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

AliveCor gets FDA clearance for atrial fibrillation algorithm
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation — an abnormal heart rhythm that isn’t always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure — with high accuracy. The app is set to […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 21, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized AliveCor AliveCor ECG atrial fibrillation mobile health remote patient monitoring smartphone ECG Source Type: news

What Causes Proteinuria?
Discussion Proteinuria occurs relatively often in pediatric practice with 5-15% of school children having transient proteinuria, the most common cause. However, proteinuria can be a sign of kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the proteinuria in light of the clinical situation. A good history and physical examination along with a full urinalysis and/or BUN and creatinine, or urine protein/creatinine ratio may be all that is necessary. Another patient with edema, hypertension or hematuria needs a fuller evaluation and treatment. Proteinuria is usually categorized into three groups to assist with evaluation...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When Death Comes Too Slowly
It is difficult to watch a parent who is ready, willing, but not able to die.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David B. Seaburn, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. Tags: Aging Depression Health Spirituality Charlie No Face Chimney Bluffs congestive heart failure Darkness is as Light David B. Seaburn death dying Heaven loss Pumpkin Hill Savant Books and Publications TIA Source Type: news

Study calls for revisiting cardiac screening guidelines for survivors of childhood cancer
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, utilized a simulation-based model to estimate the long-term benefits associated with routine screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hope for normal heart function in children with fatal heart disease
After two decades of arduous research, an investigator has published a new study showing that many children with an often fatal type of heart disease can recover “normal size and function” of damaged sections of their hearts. The finding clearly demonstrates that nearly one-fourth of children treated for “idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy,” or DCM, when these children with DCM become symptomatic by developing congestive heart failure) can be expected to fully recover normal size and function of left-ventricular (LV) heart muscle fibers within about two years of diagnosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hospital rankings for heart failure readmissions unaffected by patient's socioeconomic status
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A new Mount Sinai study shows the socioeconomic status of congestive heart failure patients does not influence hospital rankings for heart failure readmissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Stem cell therapies look promising for heart disease
(Wiley) Stem cell therapies work as a complement to standard treatments, potentially cutting the number of deaths after a year, suggests evidence from the latest Cochrane review: Stem cell therapy for chronic ischemic heart disease and congestive heart failure. Taking stem cells from a patient's bone marrow and injecting them into their damaged heart may be an effective way to treat heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stem Cells: Viable Option for CHF or Pipe Dream? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- By pooling all available results from trials of bone-marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) in patients with ischemic heart disease or congestive heart failure, a Cochrane review found slight evidence to suggest a benefit for stem-cell therapy in those populations. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 29, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Program to Target Rural Health Care Costs
The Indiana Rural Health Association is developing and executing a new state initiative targeting reducing both diabetes and congestive heart failure through a grant provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 28, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Super Arthgold by Nano Well-being Health: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, congestive heart failure, renal toxicity, and bleeding, ulceration, or perforation of the stomach or intestines. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists awarded $2 million to study improvements in anti-diabetic drug design
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the therapeutic potential of safer and more effective alternatives to the current crop of anti-diabetic drugs, which have been limited in their use due to side effects including bone loss and congestive heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Male hypogonadism - 2014 Lancet review
Clinical presentations vary dependent on:- time of onset of androgen deficiency- whether the defect is in testosterone production or spermatogenesis- associated genetic factors- history of androgen therapyDiagnosis of hypogonadism is made on the basis of:- signs and symptoms consistent with androgen deficiency- low morning testosterone concentrations in serum on multiple occasions Several testosterone-replacement therapies are approved. Contraindications to testosterone-replacement therapy include:- prostate and breast cancers- uncontrolled congestive heart failure- severe lower-urinary-tract symptoms- erythrocytosisRefere...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 15, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infinity: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Use may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 11, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lite Fit USA: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Use may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 11, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include new treatments for hepatitis C, paternal obesity and autism risk, aspirin and preeclampsia, and spironolactone for one form of congestive heart failure. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pulmonary hypertension deaths have increased over past decade, according to report
Deaths from pulmonary hypertension have increased over the past decade, according to a study. Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing the right side of the heart to work harder. Common causes of pulmonary hypertension include congestive heart failure, other heart diseases, birth defects of the heart, chronic lung disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and certain autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The risk of pulmonary hypertension increases in older patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nitroglycerin Shortage Expected to Ease Soon (FREE)
By Kelly Young A shortage of injectable nitroglycerin — a staple in emergency care for patients with severe heart attacks or congestive heart failure … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 27, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bella Vi Brand Products by Pure Edge Nutrition: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhymias or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - March 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This Device Has Actually Cured Some Patients of Congestive Heart Failure
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - March 25, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arundhati Parmar Tags: News Implantable Devices Source Type: news

Late-Life PTSD Linked to Specific Types of Vascular DiseaseLate-Life PTSD Linked to Specific Types of Vascular Disease
PTSD in older adults may significantly increase the risk for vascular disease, including cerebrovascular disease, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and congestive heart failure. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitaccino Coffee: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients, and may also present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - March 19, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy may help severe congestive heart failure
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) Researchers want to know whether patients with debilitating heart failure can benefit by having their own stem cells injected into their ailing heart muscle. Unlike most clinical trials, Berman notes that if this study results are positive, participants who received placebo can also get ixmyelocel-T. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Iron Therapy?
Discussion Anemia is a common problem in pediatrics with an estimated 25% of school age children worldwide being anemic. It can cause cognitive and developmental problems along with impaired immunity. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g....
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Necklace sensor could be early warning system for heart failure
A startup called Perminova is developing a necklace for clinical use that can track a number of vital signs including thoracic fluid levels, an early predictor of congestive heart failure that isn’t currently monitored by most connected sensors. Patients at risk for CHF could use the device in place of or along with a weight [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 26, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized congestive heart failure CoVa monitoring system HIMSS HIMSS 2014 Perminova thoracic fluid Source Type: news