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2012-02-22 14:50:22

A UCLA-led study has found that a combination of several key guideline-recommended therapies for heart failure treatment resulted in an improvment of up to 90 percent in the odds of survival over two years.   Heart failure, a chronic, progressive disease, affects millions of individuals and results in morbidity, the use of significant health care resources, and substantial costs.   While certain therapies are recommended for heart failure patients in the national guidelines of...

2011-10-25 13:06:37

Open heart surgery may no longer be the only option for third most common type of heart disease A type of medication known as angiotensin-receptor blockers could reduce risk of mortality in people with a heart disease called calcific aortic stenosis (AS) by 30 per cent over an eight-year period, Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Philippe Pibarot told delegates at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. The condition is currently managed with open heart surgery. "Our discovery...

High Blood Pressure Can Raise Risk Of Birth Defects
2011-10-19 07:45:46

Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies born with major birth defects, regardless of their use of prescribed medications to control the condition, according to new research published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal on Oct. 18. Pregnant women have been warned for years to avoid angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors during the later stages of pregnancy to avoid the possibility of birth defects. But...

2011-06-06 19:55:09

A national study has found that nearly 68,000 deaths potentially could be prevented each year by optimally implementing key national guideline"“recommended therapies, including critical medications and cardiac devices, for all eligible heart failure patients. Although heart failure is a major cause of death, morbidity and health care expenditures in the U.S., the routine clinical use of scientifically proven treatments that reduce mortality and improve quality of life has been slow and...

2011-05-10 14:52:09

When doctors give heart drugs to patients, the time of day can make a big difference, according to new research by University of Guelph scientists. Many doctors prefer to give heart drugs to patients in the morning. But the study revealed that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors "“ commonly given to patients with high blood pressure or after a heart attack or during heart failure "“ improve heart structure and function when given at sleep time. In fact, when...

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2011-04-30 06:00:00

An analysis of fifteen past studies has revealed that when it comes to treating high blood pressure, many people may be more likely to use certain types of medications than others, researchers say. Researchers found that, on average, people were less likely to remain on prescription diuretics than on relatively newer medications. They found that patients were most likely to stick with angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs -- a group of drugs that includes names like valsartan (Diovan),...

2011-04-25 16:16:15

Those 65+ are at high risk for hypertension and related health problems including death Hypertension is very common among older adults. 64 percent of older men and 78 percent of older women have high blood pressure, placing them at heightened risk for heart disease including heart failure, stroke, coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation, as well as chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus. Despite its prevalence, rates of blood pressure control remain substantially lower in the...

2011-04-20 14:22:20

ACE inhibitors, commonly used to control high blood pressure and heart failure in women, may be associated with an increased risk of recurrence in women who have had breast cancer, according to a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Beta blockers, used to control high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias, appear to have a protective effect, helping to prevent recurrence. When used together, beta blockers appear to help ameliorate the negative affect of ACE...


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