Tag: "congestive" at medical news
Insulin resistance associated with increased risk for congestive heart failure
...tance increases a person's risk for development of congestive
heart failure, according to a study in the July 20 issue of JAMA. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of illness and death, according to background information in the article. The death rate for patients with CHF is 4 to 8 times that of ...
Quality of care in hospitals varies among regions and within individual hospitals
...e in the nation for patients with heart attacks or congestive
heart failure but did not do as well in pneumonia ...t medical conditions: acute myocardial infarction, congestive
heart failure and pneumonia. They assessed how well hospitals performed and found that for six of th...
Coping with multiple chronic conditions
...aries have at least one chronic condition, such as congestive
heart failure, Alzheimer's disease or diabetes. Two-thirds of Medicare spending is incurred by the 9.5 million beneficiaries with five or more chronic conditions. These percentages suggest that the Medicare program needs to address chronic conditions...
Efforts to improve hospital care
...ors chose to focus on acute myocardial infarction, congestive
heart failure and pneumonia because they frequentl..., even while care for acute myocardial infarction, congestive
heart failure and pneumonia has improved. It is even possible that unmeasured aspects of care for th...
Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals
...decreased muscle pumping function that can lead to congestive
heart failure." The researchers are using a special kind of stem cell in an early stage of development, called adult mesenchymal stem cells, to avoid potential problems with immunosuppression, in which every human's immune system might attack stem c...
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
..., including those with prior stroke, hypertension, congestive
heart failure, coronary artery disease and diabetes. Because of the significant differences in the rate of stroke between men and women, the study indicates that being a woman is an independent risk factor for stroke and should be considered when cho...
At Johns Hopkins: Emphasis on improved care and faster access to services shortens hospital stays
...below six the average number of days patients with congestive
heart failure, a need for dialysis or surgery, and...5,000 patient files. Among them were patients with congestive
heart failure, for which patients were spending an average of six or seven days in early 2002, well ...
Heart disease patients face greater risk of PTSD
... arrest, cardiac surgery, heart transplantation or congestive
heart failure. The studies reported either an absolute number of PTSD cases among the patients or a prevalence rate -- how often the condition occurred within a larger group -- for PTSD. Among the 25 studies reviewed, the prevalence of PTSD after hea...
Elevated GGT enzyme may predict risk of death from cardiovascular disease
...th death caused by chronic coronary heart disease, congestive
heart failure, ischemic stroke (caused by a blocked artery in the brain), and hemorrhagic stroke (caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain). Researchers found no significant correlation with acute heart attacks caused by a blocked artery, sub-...
National funding goes to Johns Hopkins to advance research on stem cell therapies for heart attack
...attack. More than 3 million Americans suffer from congestive
heart failure, a common target of the myoblast stem cell therapy. Myoblasts are the stem cells found in muscles....
Use of pulmonary artery catheterization does not show benefit for severe heart failure patients
Hospitalized patients with severe congestive
heart failure did not experience a benefit from use of pulmonary artery catheterization, but had more adverse events, according to a study in the October 5 issue of JAMA. Advances in medical therapy have improved outcomes for many ambulatory patients...
Heart failure patients have impaired cooling response, UT Southwestern researchers find
...y cause of heat-related illnesses in patients with congestive
heart failure, UT Southwestern Medical Center rese... can cool itself is not as effective in those with congestive
heart failure relative to healthy individuals. The results, published in today's issue of the journa...
US kidney failure rates stabilize, ending a 20-year climb
... of those who also had diabetes or hypertension or congestive
heart failure used them. "We could prevent or delay a lot more kidney failure, simply by using the box of tools that are already in the trunk," said Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., a kidney specialist and director of NIDDK's Division of Kidney, Urologic,...
Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer
...erns were raised by the IDMC, and the incidence of congestive
heart failure was very low (0.5% in the Herceptin arm vs. 0% in the observation arm). Patients in this study will continue to be followed for any side effects for up to ten years....
Study establishes link between air pollution, ischemic strokes
...s and to aggravate the conditions of patients with congestive
heart failure," says Mittleman, who is also Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "These new findings, demonstrating that incidence of clot-based strokes also increase, is in keeping with our earlier data showing a relationship b...
No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women
...isk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke, and congestive
heart failure. Therefore, even small reductions in the prevalence of hypertension could have a potentially large public health and financial impact. Several previous studies have indicated a possible association between caffeine intake and the risk ...
Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with 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...
Cardiac pump can extend life in end-stage heart failure
... pumps, are among the newest treatment options for congestive
heart failure, which occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the body's organs. Traditionally, doctors treat these patients with medications that strengthen the heart's pumping ability or, when symptoms are life-threatening, with he...
Stress echo tests shown to predict cardiac death, illness in higher-risk women
... 54 had experienced heart attack. While history of congestive
heart failure and previous heart attacks were clinical predictors in those cases, the dobutamine stress echo tests were also beneficial in predicting them, Dolan says. "The rate at which the patients experienced cardiac death or heart attacks was hi...
Women less likely to receive heart device therapy but survive with it longer than men
... be addressed by further studies, since women with congestive
heart failure who qualify for CRT may have equal or greater benefit than men," Dr. Lin says....
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