Tag Archive: heart failure

Apr 23

Positive attitude reduces the risk of heart failure in individuals aged >50 years

Positive attitude reduces the risk of heart failure in individuals aged >50 years, reports a recent study published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. The study authors noted that the individuals who had higher levels of optimism had a 73% lower risk of heart failure in comparison with those who were pessimistic.

Apr 02

ACC: Pacing mild heart failure

ACC: Pacing mild heart failure: Years after results from the original MADIT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial) lowered the bar on eligibility for ICDs, the latest data from the MADIT –CRT cohort are likely to introduce yet another group of patients to device therapy, but this time in a much more narrowly –targeted fashion, reports …

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Mar 18

Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford–Burnham)

Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford–Burnham), the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of California, San Diego have uncovered the microRNA miR–25 that blocks a gene SERCA2a which regulates the flow of calcium across heart–muscle cells. Researchers have noted that miR–25 delays proper calcium uptake …

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Jan 23

Statins may have a role in reducing mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)

Statins may have a role in reducing mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In pooled results of observational studies, statin use was associated with a 40%reduction in the risk of dying through up to 10 years of follow–up (RR 0.60, 95% CI 0.49–0.74), according to Xiao–Hong Huang, MD, PhD, of …

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