Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF trialFebruary 20, 2018
Compared with medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk for all-cause mortality and hospitalization.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in patients with chronic kidney disease was associated with increased risk for heart failure-related and any-cause hospitalization.
A middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
The most common mutations found in genetic noncompaction cardiomyopathy were MYH7, MYBPC3, and TTN mutations.
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had poor outcomes when they had a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg.
Very low-calorie diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function.
Hospital adherence to heart failure guidelines might be the best quality measure.
A 35-year-old pregnant woman presents to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and palpitations that have worsened during the last 3 weeks.
Catheter ablation was associated with a significant reduction in a composite end point of death from any cause or hospitalization for worsening heart failure in patients with atrial fibrillation.
A middle-aged man with asthma, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presents to the ED with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.
A 57-year-old black man with ischemic cardiomyopathy presents with low blood pressure and dyspnea on exertion.
Left bundle branch block is associated with a smaller degree of left ventricular ejection fraction improvement.
Nearly three-quarters of patients aged 70 years or older with heart failure have hearing loss.
Mortality and hospitalization rates may improve in patients with heart failure when using biomarkers to identify patients for up-titration of medications.
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin is associated with incident heart failure.
Outcomes after left ventricular assist device implantation significantly worse for those with end-stage renal diseaseJanuary 23, 2018
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly worse survival outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared to recipients without ESRD.
Brain dysfunction may occur after acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.
Researchers discovered an association between global pulmonary vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension in patients with heart failure.
Wearable technology that records cardiac function, along with machine learning algorithms, can assess compensated and decompensated heart failure states.
Two years of high-intensity exercise training is associated with improved maximal oxygen uptake and reduced cardiac stiffness in previously sedentary healthy middle-aged adults.
The American College of Cardiology released a decision pathway addressing 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
For patients with severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular ejection fraction <60% is associated with impaired survival.
Silent myocardial infarction is associated with an increased long-term risk of heart failure.
A middle-aged man with no significant medical history presents with flu-like symptoms unresponsive to antibiotics.
A 52-year-old morbidly obese man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complains of shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.
A 67-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and diabetes presents to the emergency department with marked shortness of breath.
In outpatients with worsening heart failure, a novel, pH-neutral furosemide formulation seems to be safe and effective.
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet does not influence long-term mortality in patients with acute heart failure.
Black individuals have significantly lower levels of plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, than white individuals.
Case study on the best practices for treating iron deficiency in heart failure patients.
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- Effects of High-Intensity Exercise Training in Previously Sedentary Adults
- ACC Releases Decision Pathway on Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction
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