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The findings of a Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) study published in the scientific journal Cardiology suggest that ivabradine, a heart rate reduction medication, is also effective in reducing the risk of diastolic heart failure (left ventricular insufficiency) and cardiac fibrosis.
Individuals with diastolic dysfunction (impaired relaxation of the heartâ€™s ventricle after contraction) appear to have increased risk of death, regardless of whether their systolic function (contraction of the ventricle) is normal or they have other cardiovascular impairments, according to this study.
Individuals with diastolic dysfunction (an abnormality involving impaired relaxation of the heart's ventricle [pumping chamber] after a contraction) appear to have an increased risk of death, regardless of whether their systolic function (contraction of the heart) is normal or they have other cardiovascular impairments.
Results from a large European study suggest that poorly educated people are more likely to be admitted to hospital with chronic heart failure than the better educated, even after differences in lifestyle have been taken into account.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians have identified a risk factor for heart disease in adulthood that can be present in children as young as 10.
Provides new insight into the most common form of congenital heart disease.
The value and cost-effectiveness of screening for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction remains unclear, particularly since specific, evidence-based treatments are not available for the majority of patients with preserved systolic dysfunction, reports a study in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure (http://www.onlinejcf.com), published by Elsevier.
Patients with abnormal diastolic function -- the heart is relaxed and expanded -- in the left ventricle have a lower exercise capacity, U.S. researchers say. Dr.
New research shows patients with abnormal diastolic function â€“ when the heart relaxes and expands â€“ in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise.
Patients with abnormal diastolic function (when the heart is relaxed and expanded) in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise, according to a study in the January 21 issue of JAMA.
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