Tag Archive: Cardiology

Jul 25

History of heart failure indicates poor survival post-CABG

n a study published online July 13, 2016 in JAMA Cardiology, a history of heart failure (HF) was an important risk factor for poor short-term and long-term outcomes after CABG regardless of preoperative ejection fraction (EF). Reduced EF more than doubled the risk of early death after CABG. All-cause mortality 30 days after surgery was …

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Jul 24

Assessing the clinical profile and prognosis in patients with heart failure with recovered ejection fraction

A recent study evaluated whether patients with heart failure who recover left ventricular ejection fraction (Rec-HF) have a distinct clinical profile and prognosis in contrast to those with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction or heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. The results printed in the journal of Cardiology showed that …

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Sep 09

Patients with coronary spasm have a higher risk of experiencing future heart attack particularly when a spasm occurs at the site of atherosclerotic coronary artery narrowing

Patients with coronary spasm have a higher risk of experiencing future heart attack particularly when a spasm occurs at the site of atherosclerotic coronary artery narrowing, i.e., coronary atherosclerotic stenosis, according to a study published online in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.