Tag Archive: heart failure

Jul 04

Role of 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography in identifying left atrial strain in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) has recently emerged as a useful tool for quantifying left atrium deformation dynamics. The current study published in the Herz Journal assessed the use of this tool in diagnosing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction as this syndrome is associated with impaired left atrial volume and function. The results established the …

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May 05

Two new studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015

Two new studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Sessions have associated left ventricular assist devices with poorer health and cognitive function in some patients with advanced heart failure.

Apr 23

Ivabradine has been approved by US FDA for reducing the risk for hospitalization from worsening heart failure

Ivabradine has been approved by US FDA for reducing the risk for hospitalization from worsening heart failure. The drug is indicated for stable patients with heart failure and a heart rate of >70 per minute on maximally tolerated beta-blockers

Mar 26

A large meta-analysis investigating the effects of statin therapy on heart failure

A large meta-analysis investigating the effects of statin therapy on heart failure shows the lipid–lowering therapy used for more than 4 years significantly reduced the number of patients hospitalized for heart failure but did not reduce the risk of heart–failure mortality. The findings were published online March 23 in the European Heart Journal.

Mar 22

Heart failure is known to occur commonly in patients of type 2 diabetes

Heart failure is known to occur commonly in patients of type 2 diabetes. Its been proposed that diabetic medication increases the risk of heart failure in these patients.

Feb 28

Patients with heart failure commonly struggled with nine activities of daily living (ADL)

Patients with heart failure commonly struggled with nine activities of daily living (ADL), which often worsened over time and were a powerful predictor of all-cause death and hospitalization during a mean follow-up of 3.2 years, suggested a new study published in Circulation: Heart Failure.