Heart Failure

Accurately Identifying Heart Failure in Patients With COPD

April 22nd 2021, 2:00pm

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A new approach to identifying and defining heart failure among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involves combining information gleaned from reviewing their electronic medical records and examination charts.

Stable Severe Obesity Shown to Increase Severity, Risk of Long-term Heart Failure

April 20th 2021, 1:30pm

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Overweight and obese adults, whose body mass index trended upward in a recent UK study, had higher risk of heart failure, all-cause mortality, and cardiovascular disease–related mortality.

Physical Disorders May Lessen Effectiveness of Combination Therapy for HFrEF

April 16th 2021, 6:31pm

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This recent study out of Japan compared the use of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and β-blockers among patients with heart failure, both those who had physical limitations and those who did not.

Biomarkers May Predict Hospitalization Among Persons With Heart Failure, AFib

April 15th 2021, 4:10pm

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Elevated levels of 2 inflammatory biomarkers may indicate a greater heart failure hospitalization risk for patients who have diagnosed atrial fibrillation.

Delirium Associated With Decreased Functional Improvement Among Patients With HF

April 9th 2021, 4:00pm

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Veterans Affairs data show that among patients with heart failure admitted to skilled nursing facilities, those with delirium exhibited decreased rates of functional recovery.

Possible Link Found Between Adult-Onset Heart Failure, Preterm Birth

April 7th 2021, 7:44pm

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A higher risk of adult-onset heart failure was found in this Swedish study that investigated its association with singleton live births before 37 weeks gestation.

Dapagliflozin Benefits Women and Men With Heart Failure

April 2nd 2021, 2:00pm

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A recent subgroup analysis of the DAPA-HF study investigated possible clinical outcome differences between women and men following the addition of dapagliflozin to their treatment regimens.

Modifiable Factors Increase Risk of Young-Onset Heart Failure

March 31st 2021, 12:45pm

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Morbidity and mortality in individuals younger than 55 years with heart failure may be attenuated by targeting possible age-dependent risk factors

KCCQ-OS Better Able to Predict Changes in Health Status, Study Says

March 25th 2021, 7:00pm

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After a 12-month follow-up of patients in the CHAMP-HF registry, Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Overall Summary Score (KCCQ-OS) was shown to be more prognostically accurate compared with New York Heart Association functional class.

Potential Novel Heart Failure Diagnosis Method for Patients With AFib

March 23rd 2021, 6:37pm

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Among patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the RATE-AF trial, the index-beat approach produced superior results on a potential diagnosis of heart failure vs consecutive-beat methods.