Energy Drink Habit Led to Heart Failure in a Young Man
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man's story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say. In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

GLP-1 Agonists and SGLT2 Inhibitors in HF Treatment GLP-1 Agonists and SGLT2 Inhibitors in HF Treatment
Although study results have been postive, particularly for SGLT2 inhibitors, questions still need to be answered about how these agents fit into treatment for heart failure.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD
Dr Ileana Pi ña asks Dr Peter A. McCullough what physicians need to know about heart failure and kidney disease, and the new hypertension guidelines in chronic kidney disease.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

AF Ablation in Heart Failure: What Do We Know? What Can We Do? AF Ablation in Heart Failure: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?
Catheter ablation has emerged as an effective alternative to antiarrhythmic drug treatment in HFrEF patients with atrial fibrillation. When should--and shouldn't--it be used?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Androgens and Heart Failure: New Observations Androgens and Heart Failure: New Observations
What role might androgens have in the risk for developing cardiovascular disease or heart failure?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40
(University of Gothenburg) Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Race and poverty appear to guide heart muscle DNA methylation in heart-failure patients
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) End-stage heart-failure patients have a bimodal distribution for DNA CpG-methylation of the heart, and race is the sole variable that explains the difference. Census tracts where the patients lived show that the African-American patients lived in neighborhoods with more racial diversity and poverty than Caucasians, suggesting that the underlying variable may be socioeconomic. DNA methylation differences correlated with differences in heart-failure outcomes, as measured by two-year mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: One-third of kids with severe COVID-19 complication develop heart issues
Nearly one in three children and teens who develop a severe COVID-19 complication called MIS-C suffer heart dysfunction or symptoms similar to heart failure, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

James Mcallister was a much-loved family man. Did the Christmas mixing confusion cause his death?
In the run-up to Christmas, the government dithered and made last-minute rule changes that left many people baffled. A surge in coronavirus cases soon followedAll through the spring of 2020, and into the summer, Michelle Mcallister carefully shielded her husband, James Mcallister. Michelle, 39, who lives in the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton, was a full-time carer to James, 52. A former used car dealer, James had heart failure and had used a colostomy bag since a stomach ulcer burst in 2016. He was unable to work and was often in pain, reliant on a walking stick and occasionally a wheelchair to get around.The couple had...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sirin Kale Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Microbiology Society Source Type: news

Certain high blood pressure medications may alter heart risk in people with HIV
(American Heart Association) Some blood pressure medications altered the likelihood of subsequent heart disease, stroke or heart failure in a study of veterans who have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).Patients with HIV prescribed beta-blockers were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to patients taking other blood pressure medications, even if their blood pressure was well controlled. All other classes of hypertensive medications showed no differences regarding cardiovascular risk outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grant gives Temple, Case Western scientists chance to study pathway behind heart failure
(Temple University Health System) Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, in collaboration with scientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals in Cleveland, have an opportunity to potentially break new ground in the development of heart failure therapies thanks to a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Falls in patients with chronic systolic heart failure 65 and more years old - Zarudskii AA, Proschaeu KI, Perutskaya EA, Perutskii DN, Kravchenko ES, Silutina MV.
Today we can see a rapidly growing number of patients with systolic heart failure (HF) 65 and over years old. Geriatric conditions may play an important role in such patients. Falls are one of geriatric syndromes, which can influence in prognosis and quali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure
This study examined the effect of empagliflozin on cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in heart failure patients with or without chronic kidney disease.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Stopping gene-regulating activity of signaling molecule could aid heart failure prevention
(Temple University Health System) Maladaptive growth of the heart is brought about in part by activation of GRK5, a signaling molecule found within heart cells that has been linked to worsened cardiac function in heart failure. Lewis Katz School of Medicine researchers now show for the first time in animals that keeping GRK5 out of the heart cell nucleus can block this abnormal growth process. The findings open avenues for the development of GRK5-based therapies to prevent heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A peptide of the N terminus of GRK5 attenuates pressure-overload hypertrophy and heart failure
Aberrant changes in gene expression underlie the pathogenesis and progression of pressure-overload heart failure, leading to maladaptive cardiac hypertrophy, ventricular remodeling, and contractile dysfunction. Signaling through the G protein Gq triggers maladaptation and heart failure, in part through the activation of G protein–coupled receptor kinase 5 (GRK5). Hypertrophic stimuli induce the accumulation of GRK5 in the nuclei of cardiomyocytes, where it regulates pathological gene expression through multiple transcription factors including NFAT. The nuclear targeting of GRK5 is mediated by an amino-terminal (NT) d...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Coleman, R. C., Eguchi, A., Lieu, M., Roy, R., Barr, E. W., Ibetti, J., Lucchese, A.-M., Peluzzo, A. M., Gresham, K., Chuprun, J. K., Koch, W. J. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

HFpEF: Do We Really Know What It Is? HFpEF: Do We Really Know What It Is?
Ileana Pi ña discusses phenotypes of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in the context of recent data from PARAGON-HF.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Lonesome Dove’ author, dead at 84
The Oscar-winning "Brokeback Mountain" screenwriter died of heart failure, according to a family statement issued through a publicist on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Heart Failure at 35 Helped New York Cardiologist Better Care for Patients
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Unlike most of his cardiology colleagues, Dr. Satjit " Saj " Bhusri has personal experience with heart disease– and he doesn't hesitate to share his story with patients. Sometimes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tafamidis Should Be Accessible for All Patients With ATTR-CM Tafamidis Should Be Accessible for All Patients With ATTR-CM
Tafamidis, a daily, orally available medication, has proven highly effective in the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, but its high cost puts it out of reach of most patients.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA News: Heart Failure at 35 Helped New York Cardiologist Better Care for Patients
Title: AHA News: Heart Failure at 35 Helped New York Cardiologist Better Care for PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Rural US has more heart failure deaths than urban areas
(Northwestern University) Heart failure deaths are persistently higher in rural areas of the United States compared with urban areas, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The research also showed race disparities in heart failure are prevalent in rural and urban areas with greatest increases among Black adults under 65 years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF
Supplementing assessment of left ventricular function with measures of longitudinal and circumferential strain may better predict future heart failure, an ARIC analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Up to 2 Million Cardiovascular'Events' Could Be Averted Each Year by Doing This
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- About 2 million cases of heart attack, stroke and heart failure might be prevented each year if U.S. adults had high cardiovascular health as defined by a set of seven metrics, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Adopt New Clinical Lexicon for Heart Failure ACC/AHA Adopt New Clinical Lexicon for Heart Failure
New data elements apply to the full range of care provided to heart failure patients and are intended to be useful for all care settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Fear of COVID-19 is killing patients with other serious diseases
(Elsevier) During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, has observed that although non-COVID inpatients suffered from the usual mix of conditions such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, the Internal Medicine inpatient population was distinctly different from what he had seen over the past decades. They were considerably sicker and closer to dying than in the past. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amid COVID, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for other conditions fell far more for whites than Blacks
During the first six months of the pandemic, as people attempted to stay away from hospitals caring for those sick with COVID-19, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for non-COVID-19 –related conditions fell far more among white patients than Black patients, according to a new study that looked at admissions to UCLA Health hospitals.The findings indicate that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing racial health care disparities and suggest that during the pandemic, African Americans may have had worse access than whites to outpatient care that could have helped prevent deterioration of their non –COVID...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Christ Hospital partners to launch heart failure clinic north of Cincinnati
"This partnership will allow us to work together to ensure cardiovascular patients have the access they need closer to home." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Kettering Health Network, Christ Hospital partner to launch Dayton's first heart failure clinic
Kettering Health Network has teamed up with one of Greater Cincinnati's largest hospitals to launch the region's only clinic dedicated to heart failure. The clinic, developed in partnership with The Christ Hospital, is located at Kettering Medical Center. The partnership should enable KHN to help patients better manage their conditions and enhance Greater Dayton's cardiovascular care capabilities, the health network said Wednesday. "This partne rship will allow us to work together to ensure cardiovascular… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Tanzania's COVID-skeptic President John Magufuli dies at 61
The 61-year-old leader nicknamed "the bulldozer" has died of heart failure, after weeks of speculation he was infected with COVID-19.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meds for Enlarged Prostate Tied to Heart Failure Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 -- Medications used for enlarged prostate are associated with a small, but significant, increase in developing heart failure, according to a study published online Feb. 22 in The Journal of Urology. Avril Lusty, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beta Blockers Won't Cause Depression, But Might Impair Sleep: Study
TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 -- Millions of people take a beta blocker regularly, and a new study brings good news: The medications will not raise the risk of depression. Beta blockers are used to treat conditions such as heart failure, chest pains,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treatment of HF in an Era of Multiple Therapies Treatment of HF in an Era of Multiple Therapies
This paper summarizes the discussions and expert consensus recommendations made by a multi-stakeholder group in regards to building an implementation science framework across HFrEF care.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

March 12 2021 This Week in Cardiology March 12 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, heart failure classifications, DOAC after bioprosthetic valves, and Medicare spending in the pandemic year Are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Poor survival after heart attack linked to excess levels of signaling protein in heart
(Temple University Health System) Heart failure is one form of heart disease, for which new therapies are desperately needed. Now, in new work, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University identify a path to a promising novel therapeutic strategy, taking aim at a molecule in the heart known as G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 (GRK5). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Visual Abstract: Ivabradine as adjuvant treatment for chronic heart failure
Thursday, March 11, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Paolo Rosati Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Barth Syndrome: A Rare Cause of CHF in Boys Radiological Case: Barth Syndrome: A Rare Cause of CHF in Boys
Review the radiological findings and differential diagnosis of Barth syndrome, a rare X-linked recessive disorder which causes congestive heart failure in young males.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart Failure Redefined With New Classifications, Staging Heart Failure Redefined With New Classifications, Staging
The terminology and classification scheme for heart failure is changing in ways that experts hope will directly impact patient outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/most-covid-19-hospitalizations-due-four-conditions " > Most COVID-19 hospitalizations due to four conditions < /a >
A study estimated that nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - March 8, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Heart Failure-Related Mortality Up for Rural Versus Urban Adults
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Residents in rural counties have higher age-adjusted mortality rates (AAMRs) for heart failure-related death compared with urban adults, according to a study published online March 3 in PLOS ONE. Jacob B. Pierce, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Six in 10 Heart Failure Patients Readmitted Within One Year
Comorbidities, including kidney dysfunction, lung disease, and psychiatric illness, tied to higher readmission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

mHealth-delivered education interventions in heart failure, using smartphone, tablet and internet-based programmes and apps
Monday, March 8, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Six in 10 Heart Failure Patients Readmitted Within One Year
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Among heart failure patients, hospital readmission is frequent and often occurs in the early postdischarge period, according to a study published online Feb. 17 in ESC Heart Failure. Maria Wideqvist, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctor who mocked coronavirus vaccine refusers dies days after getting jabbed
(Natural News) Just days after getting injected with a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, Dr. Witold Rogiewicz, a Polish physician who openly mocked vaccine skeptics, died from the jab. The official story is that Dr. Rogiewicz died of “heart failure,” but it is painfully obvious that he suffered the most serious adverse event of all associated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating warning: A bloated tummy could mean your heart is struggling
STOMACH bloating may be a warning sign of congestive heart failure - when the muscle is unable to effectively pump blood around the body. The progressive condition will eventually be fatal, which is why an early diagnosis might help prolong life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and its cardiovascular effects: a systematic review of prevalence studies
In this short interview, Prof. John GF Cleland, senior author ofthis recently published Cochrane review, tells us about what this review found regarding the type of heart and blood vessel problems that complicate COVID-19 infections.Tell us about this review.This review first   focuses on cardiovascular problems pre-existing the development of COVID, usually in cases that were severe enough to require hospitalization. We know that older people are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and to be admitted with severe COVID. We are only looking at associations. It is unclear whether cardiovascular disease or age was...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of My Heart Failure
Heart failure has slowed Aimee Rodriguez Zepeda down, but it hasn’t stopped her. Here’s how she manages the condition every day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NT-proBNP testing in ED in suspected acute heart failure improves outcomes, reduces cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AHA News: From Mild COVID-19 to Heart Failure in 4 Weeks – at Age 20
FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Madeline Neville tried her best to avoid catching COVID-19 while attending Temple University in Philadelphia. In late October, she was visiting her parents near Scranton, Pennsylvania, when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news