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Lower Extremity Edema in a Woman With Heart Failure: A Case Study

Lower Extremity Edema in a Woman With Heart Failure: A Case Study

A middle-aged woman recently diagnosed with diastolic left heart failure now has increasing fatigue and worsening lower extremity edema.

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Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Heart failure is the number 1 reason for patient re-admittance to acute-care facilities according to the American Heart Association.

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Avoiding 3 major risk factors for heart failure—hypertension, diabetes, and obesity—may reduce the likelihood of heart failure development.

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Subclinicial hypothyroidism has been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease events and mortality.

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

A primer on premature ventricle contractions with commentary from 2 arrhythmic/heart failure experts.

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

While ARVD/C management has greatly improved, more precautions—particularly in genetic testing and exercise—need to be taken.

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Drs Tauras and Patel from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York weigh in on what the new heart failure therapeutic guidelines mean for practicing clinicians.

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Clinicians seek stronger collaboration between cardiology and oncology as well as evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T therapy reduced clinical cardiac events and improved patient outcomes.

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Exercise's potential positive effects on cardiovascular disease and heart failure may be possible regardless of frequency and time of initiation.

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Patients with heart failure rarely use evidence-based alternative treatments such as yoga or massage, to manage their comorbid chronic pain.

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Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Patients who received synchronized left ventricular pacing with the AdaptivCRT had a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared with patients who received conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Sacubitril/Valsartan Increases Physical Activity in Systolic Heart Failure

Sacubitril/Valsartan Increases Physical Activity in Systolic Heart Failure

Patients with systolic heart failure see physical benefits with sacubitril/valsartan.

Heart Failure Outcomes Not Improved With NT-proBNP Treatment Strategy

Heart Failure Outcomes Not Improved With NT-proBNP Treatment Strategy

High-risk patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction did not benefit from an amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide-guided treatment strategy compared with usual care.

SGLT2 vs DPP4 Medications Associated with Lower Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Type 2 Diabetes

SGLT2 vs DPP4 Medications Associated with Lower Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who received sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors vs dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors had a lower risk for heart failure hospitalizations.

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Patients treated with zoledronic acid had a higher risk for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias as well as heart failure vs untreated patients.

Heart Failure: Fixed-Dose vs Off-Label Combos for Black Patients

Heart Failure: Fixed-Dose vs Off-Label Combos for Black Patients

Study finds genuine difference between a fixed-dose combination of isosorbide dinitrate plus hydralazine HCl and an off-label combination of the separate generic drugs for the treatment of heart failure in African American patients.

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

The FDA has approved CaroSpir, the first oral liquid formulation of spironolactone for hypertension and heart failure treatment.

Beta-Blockers Reduce CV Mortality in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Beta-Blockers Reduce CV Mortality in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Most pharmacotherapies appear not to have significant effect on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Gene Editing May Provide New Treatment Option for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Gene Editing May Provide New Treatment Option for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Researchers have used a gene-editing tool to repair the segment of DNA that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes: Improving the Risk Model

N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide showed the strongest association with heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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