Heart failure

Millions of people in China suffer from heart failure

There are over 11 million people with heart failure in China. The prevalence in people over 70 is 10 percent. Chronic heart failure has become one of the five cardiovascular diseases with the highest death rate. The five-year survival rate after diagnosis is 50%, medical experts said at a conference marking National Heart Failure Day […]

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Significant risk of heart failure for vulnerable patients

The controversy over the links between aspirin and heart health has just become more complicated. A new study reports, for the first time, that aspirin consumption “is associated with a 26% increased risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor to the disease.” Predisposing factors included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, […]

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed? – Articles & Videos, Cardiac / Heart Health, Featured, Health Topics

November 24, 2021 Clinical contributors to this story Robert Berkowitz, MD contributes to topics such as Heart failure and cardiology transplantation. Heart failure is one of the leading killers in the United States, killing an estimated 380,000 people each year. But while the disease can be serious and life-limiting, it doesn’t always get worse and […]

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Optimizing the Machine Learning of an Electronic Health Record Audit for Heart Failure in Primary Care

This article was originally published here ESC Heart Fail. November 23, 2021. doi: 10.1002 / ehf2.13724. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of heart failure (HF) is an important problem in primary care. We previously demonstrated a 74% increase in CI diagnoses recorded in primary care electronic health records (EHRs) following an extended […]

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Stem cell therapy for heart failure reduced major heart events and mortality

November 19, 2021 – Stem cell therapy helped reduce heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with high-risk NYHA class II or III chronic heart failure with fraction d reduced ejection (HFrEF), especially in those with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) inflammation levels, but hospitalization has not been reduced, according to late-breaking research presented at the […]

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Bilateral lung transplantation treats severe PAH and heart failure in children

A bilateral lung transplant quickly and effectively normalizes the right ventricular function of the heart in children with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and heart failure, according to a study. These benefits in the 15 children evaluated were also independent of the child’s age, weight and right ventricular impairment (RV) prior to the transplant. Given […]

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NICE publishes updated guidance on the management of acute heart failure

NICE has published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute heart failure (AHF). The guideline includes recommendations on diagnosis, evaluation and monitoring, initial pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, post-stabilization management and the use of mechanical devices. Diagnostic The guidelines say that all hospitals admitting people with suspected AHF should provide a specialist heart failure […]

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Excela Health is the first state to offer a new treatment for heart failure | Health

Excela Health continues to advance cardiovascular care in the region as the first healthcare system in Pennsylvania to offer a new procedure that improves symptoms in patients with systolic heart failure. Electrophysiologists and vascular surgeons at the Heart Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital this week announced their first successful implantation of Barostim ™ Baroreflex […]

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Stem cell therapy for heart failure reduces risk of side effects

Stem cell therapy may help patients with heart failure (HF) reduce their risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or non-fatal stroke, according to new research presented at the 2021 scientific sessions of the ‘American Heart Association. The researchers followed data from 537 heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Eighty percent of the patients were […]

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Stem Cell Therapy Improves Outcomes in Some Heart Failure Patients | Health Info

By Dennis Thompson Health Day Reporter (Health day) TUESDAY, Nov 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Heart failure patients who fit a specific profile may benefit from injecting stem cells delivered directly into their heart muscle, according to a new study. Patients with mild or moderate heart failure who have high levels of inflammation have responded […]