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Remote monitoring cuts hospitalizations for heart failure patients

Remote monitoring cuts hospitalizations for heart failure patients | heart health | Scoop.it

Remote monitoring for heart failure patients resulted in fewer hospitalizations and deaths than a similar group of patients receiving usual care during a four-month study, but the benefits didn't last beyond the study period, according to...


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Novel gene therapy works to reverse heart failure - Irish Medical Times

Novel gene therapy works to reverse heart failure Irish Medical Times Researchers at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart,...
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Nurse: Don't ignore signs of heart disease - Sioux City Journal

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Nurse: Don't ignore signs of heart disease
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ATLANTA | Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year.
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Telemonitoring at Work in the Netherlands | HealthWorks Collective

Telemonitoring at Work in the Netherlands | HealthWorks Collective | heart health | Scoop.it
(ECG telemonitoring) Open de Nederlandse versie > (New #research: telemonitoring of chronic #heart failure gives great improvements in several areas @VitaphoneIndy http://t.co/JKzLGGzyfB)...
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Negative factors in heart failure - Toronto NewsFIX

Negative factors in heart failure - Toronto NewsFIX | heart health | Scoop.it
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Negative factors in heart failure
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Congestive heart failure is a growing problem, as the population ages.
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Brown: Man's recovery from heart disease provides a Thanksgiving lesson - Macon Telegraph (blog)

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Brown: Man's recovery from heart disease provides a Thanksgiving lesson
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In August 2010 when his heart had begun to fail, Malone met with the executive director of the heart failure unit.
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Heart Failure by Dr Pandula Siribaddana | Living Healthy 360

Heart Failure by Dr Pandula Siribaddana | Living Healthy 360 | heart health | Scoop.it
The human heart consists of four chambers. Two relatively smaller chambers on top and two relatively larger chambers below. The top chambers are known as the atrias and the chambers (What is heart failure?
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New heart prevention guidelines released this week

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After a long overdue period, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released updated guidelines for preventing cardiac diseases.

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CoQ10 can boost heart function in heart failure patients: Meta-analysis

CoQ10 can boost heart function in heart failure patients: Meta-analysis | heart health | Scoop.it

Data from randomized trials support the ability of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to improve heart function in people with congestive heart failure (CHF), say scientists from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

The authors caution that the results are based on a small number of clinical trials, and that the benefit may be greatest for less severe cases of heart failure.


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First drug to significantly improve heart failure mortality in over a decade

First drug to significantly improve heart failure mortality in over a decade | heart health | Scoop.it
Coenzyme Q10 decreases all cause mortality by half, according to new results. It is the first drug to improve heart failure mortality in over a decade and should be added to standard treatment, according to experts.

 

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) occurs naturally in the body and is essential to survival. CoQ10 works as an electron carrier in the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, to produce energy and is also a powerful antioxidant. It is the only antioxidant that humans synthesise in the body.

 

CoQ10 levels are decreased in the heart muscle of patients with heart failure, with the deficiency becoming more pronounced as heart failure severity worsens. Statins are used to treat many patients with heart failure because they block the synthesis of cholesterol, but these drugs also block the synthesis of CoQ10, which further decreases levels in the body.


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This study should herald the end of statin drugs - meds which lower cholesterol and which have been a multi-year blockbuster dream of pharmaceutical medicine. 

 

Statins have an awful record of negative side effects and one of them happens to be that they block the human body's ability to synthesizie life-saving CoQ10...

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'Intensive' exercise may benefit heart failure patients - Reuters

'Intensive' exercise may benefit heart failure patients - Reuters | heart health | Scoop.it
'Intensive' exercise may benefit heart failure patients Reuters People who have had heart attacks and other cardiac problems like heart failure may take part in those programs to get medical supervision while learning to safely exercise and manage...
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Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise - CardioSmart

Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise - CardioSmart | heart health | Scoop.it
Doctors often worry that high-intensity exercise could trigger cardiac events in patients with heart failure. After all, patients with heart failure already have a compromised heart, which can't pump enough blood throughout their ...
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Two Drugs do not Improve Kidney Function in Acute Heart Failure Patients - Newswise (press release)

Two Drugs do not Improve Kidney Function in Acute Heart Failure Patients Newswise (press release) Newswise — DALLAS -- Two drugs tested in a larger trial did not improve kidney function in acute heart failure patients, contrary to results of...
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Study: Remote monitoring improved heart failure mortality

Study: Remote monitoring improved heart failure mortality | heart health | Scoop.it
A retrospective study has shown an improvement in mortality and hospitalizations associated with remote monitoring of heart failure patients.

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How remote monitoring can save lives 

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Unfolded Protein Response Contributes to Sudden Death in Heart Failure - Science Daily (press release)

Unfolded Protein Response Contributes to Sudden Death in Heart Failure - Science Daily (press release) | heart health | Scoop.it
Unfolded Protein Response Contributes to Sudden Death in Heart Failure Science Daily (press release) 2, 2013 — A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found a link to human heart...
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Chemical Stress Tests Could Trigger Heart Attack

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The US FDA warns that the drugs Lexiscan and Adenoscan, used in cardiac chemical stress tests, can actually cause heart attacks.

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Take CHF preventive measures to heart - U-T San Diego

Take CHF preventive measures to heart - U-T San Diego | heart health | Scoop.it
Take CHF preventive measures to heart
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And with baby boomers aging, the number of people who suffer congestive heart failure is expected to grow significantly, according to Dr.
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Positive outlook in heart disease tied to fewer deaths - Frontier Post

Positive outlook in heart disease tied to fewer deaths - Frontier Post | heart health | Scoop.it
Positive outlook in heart disease tied to fewer deaths Frontier Post NEW YORK: People with heart disease who are more upbeat and excited tend to live longer than those who don't have such a positive outlook, a new study suggests, possibly because...
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Deadly Problems Arise With A Lifesaving Heart Device - Forbes

Deadly Problems Arise With A Lifesaving Heart Device - Forbes | heart health | Scoop.it
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Originally the gadget, called the Heartmate II, had been intended to help keep patients going until they could get a heart transplant.
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Researchers unravel mystery of how modified pacemaker used to treat patients ... - News-Medical.net

Researchers unravel mystery of how modified pacemaker used to treat patients ... - News-Medical.net | heart health | Scoop.it
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Salt in drugs raise heart attack risk- Study

Salt in drugs raise heart attack risk- Study | heart health | Scoop.it
Higher salt content in diet is known to spur cardiovascular events. Thus cutting salt and taking recommended medicines is the most prescribed treatment option.

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New electronic pump may increase heart failure survival

New electronic pump may increase heart failure survival | heart health | Scoop.it

Scientists have created a novel "electronic smart pump" that they say will "revolutionize" the treatment of patients suffering from chronic heart failure.


Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK say the smart aortic graft would be implanted in the patient's body and is entirely self-contained, eliminating the need for the patient to be hospitalized and wired to machinery.

 

The battery-operated device would be implanted into a section of the aorta that has previously been removed in order to improve the heart's efficiency.

 

The aorta is the large artery situated in in the left ventricle of the heart.

 

A tube is connected to the device, which is surrounded by a material that expands when a voltage is applied to it, causing it to act as a pump.

 

The device would then create a counter blood flow by "beating out of phase with the diseased heart."

 

Once the heart fills with blood, the tube contracts, therefore increasing pressure in the heart. The heart then pumps oxygenated blood around the body. This causes the tube to expand, releasing the pressure and increasing blood flow.

 

The researchers say they hope to have the device tailor-made to each patient using 3D printing techniques and data from MRI scans.



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CoQ10 can boost heart function in heart failure patients: Meta-analysis

CoQ10 can boost heart function in heart failure patients: Meta-analysis | heart health | Scoop.it

Data from randomized trials support the ability of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to improve heart function in people with congestive heart failure (CHF), say scientists from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

The authors caution that the results are based on a small number of clinical trials, and that the benefit may be greatest for less severe cases of heart failure.


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Perk up: Coffee may help blood vessels work better - USA TODAY

Perk up: Coffee may help blood vessels work better
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Coffee may do more than wake you up. It may help your small blood vessels work better, a new study suggests. But that doesn't mean you should guzzle gallons of java.
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Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab

Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab | heart health | Scoop.it
For the 6.5 million Americans affected by heart failure, improving quality of life is top priority. This chronic condition can rob patients of their ability to exercise and make simple tasks like walking around the house seem just ...
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