Tag: "congestive" at medical news
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...Prior to their transplant, all of the patients had congestive
heart failure with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40 percent or less. The ejection fraction is a measure of the ability of the heart to pump blood. In the normal ejection fraction, the heart is capable of pumping more than 55 percent of the ...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...arkedly improve the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive
heart failure in patients with shortness of breath...t not only can confidently exclude the presence of congestive
heart failure, which other studies have examined, but can confirm that diagnosis as well. NT-proBNP...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...RANCISCO -- A new heart valve ring appears to help congestive
heart failure patients regain lost heart function,... the heart muscle. Nearly 5 million Americans have congestive
heart failure, and the number is expected to climb. "Congestive heart failure is a ventricular disea...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...e world. Atherosclerosis, for example, can lead to congestive
heart failure and heart attacks. About 5 million p...S. population over the age of 65 is diagnosed with congestive
heart failure each year. Existing therapies include drugs, gene therapy, and vascular interventions...
Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy
...Cancion cardiac recovery system (CRS TM ) to treat congestive
heart failure (CHF), today announced U.S. Food and...ntial." The Cancion CRS is the first therapy for congestive
heart failure based on continuous aortic blood flow augmentation to the descending aorta. The MOMEN...
VELCADE for injection receives EU marketing authorisation for second-line use in multiple myeloma
...abnormal decrease in blood pressure upon standing; congestive
heart failure; and gastrointestinal adverse events. VELCADE is currently available in more than 46 countries worldwide including the U.S., most of Europe, and a number of countries within Latin America and South-East Asia such as Argentina, China, Ko...
A common bacterium leads to serious blood infection in many seniors, new study finds
...In women, risk factors are linked to incontinence, congestive
heart failure, and coronary artery disease....
Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin
...afety and feasibility of a potential treatment for congestive
heart failure that involves injecting a patient's ... to the potential of stem cells as a treatment for congestive
heart failure and other heart disease. Laboratory studies indicating that a subset of stem cells fro...
Metabolic syndrome prevalent in heart attack patients
...s the strongest relation to increased incidence of congestive
heart failure in patients with metabolic syndrome and MI. Given the ever-increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome worldwide, this finding has important clinical implications and confirms the importance of evaluating glycemic control during the acu...
Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients are admitted to hospital
...ee out of four people diagnosed at a hospital with congestive
heart failure were admitted for some other health ... "We expected to see some patients with secondary congestive
heart failure, but we didn't think that the vast majority of congestive
heart-failure cases would fa...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...disease, vascular problems beyond their hearts and congestive
heart failure. They were also much more likely to have had at least one previous angioplasty, suggesting a history of significant coronary artery disease. They were also more likely than New York patients to receive blood thinners or nitroglycerin ju...
New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery
...to serious post-operative complications, including congestive
heart failure or stroke. "Patients have suffered postoperative atrial fibrillation since the early days of cardiac surgery, and while beta-blockers--drugs used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms--seem to reduce the incidence, there has been no cure,"...
US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress
...eart disease (CHD), myocardial infarction (MI) and congestive
heart failure (CHF). A questionnaire called K6 ... MI had psychological distress. And for those with congestive
heart failure the figure was as high as one in 10." She said that the increased level among those wi...
Sleep therapy may protect against death from heart disease
... number of cardiovascular events, including death, congestive
heart failure, hypertension, and stroke, also was significantly greater in the untreated group (31 percent), compared to the CPAP group (18 percent). There were no significant differences between the CPAP group and the untreated group in terms of ag...
Johns Hopkins scientists use gene therapy to prevent heart arrhythmias from stem cell transplants
...attack. More than 3 million Americans suffer from congestive
heart failure, a common target of the myoblast stem cell therapy. In the study, Marbn and his team created a simulation of stem cell transplantation using healthy muscle cells taken from rats' hearts and mixing them with myoblasts from healthy human ...
Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study
... angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors to treat congestive
heart failure, and whites were less likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics to treat common colds. As unexpected as this result might be, it does not mean that racial and ethnic health-care disparities do not exist, Ma cautioned. "A lack of statist...
Diuretics effective for people with diabetes and high blood pressure
...roving survival, and offer more protection against congestive
heart failure. The latest findings from the "Antih...d kidney diseases. High blood pressure can lead to congestive
heart failure, a condition in which the heart is weakened and cannot pump enough blood throughout th...
Obese older women may be more prone to frailty
...nstrated that frailty is associated with diabetes, congestive
heart failure, peripheral vascular occlusive disease, and osteoarthritis. With the increasing levels of obesity in America, older adults may have to face greater risk of frailty in addition to obesity related disease, say researchers....
Doctors sue Merck over Vioxx animal tests
...f a recent study in The Lancet that links Vioxx to congestive
heart failure. Nancy Tufford, a resident of Minnea...lis who is suing Merck & Co. because she developed congestive
heart failure while taking Vioxx. Ms. Tufford had no symptoms or history of heart problems before sh...
VCR - First US implant
... Congestive Heart Failure - in the United States, congestive
heart failure (CHF) affects about five million people, or two percent of the population. There are an estimated 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year, and around 45,000 deaths from CHF. Ventracor - is a global medical device company that has develop...
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