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2014-05-19 12:34:04

European Society of Cardiology Serelaxin has neutral effect on diuretic response Poor diuretic response is associated with worse in-hospital and post-discharge clinical outcomes, results of the RELAX-AHF trial reveal. The study also found that serelaxin has a neutral effect on diuretic response. These novel data from the RELAX-AHF trial were presented by lead author Professor Adriaan A. Voors at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the...

2013-11-25 23:02:17

Voluntary recall of Hydravax Dietary Supplement Sunrise, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 IQ Formulations, of Sunrise, Florida is initiating a precautionary and proactive recall of its 45-capsule bottles of HYDRAVAX due to potential inclusion of an unlisted ingredient. The FDA has advised IQ Formulations that an analysis of a sample from one lot of HYDRAVAX (Lot # 2458, Exp # 07/16) revealed the presence of an undeclared ingredient – a diuretic. Diuretics are prescription drugs and thus,...

Low-Sodium Diet May Help Heart Failure Patients Live Better
2013-09-25 07:22:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research presented at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) meeting in Orlando, Florida this week reveals that diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure. Patients saw a drop in blood pressure similar to taking anti-hypertension medicine after following a low-sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet eating plan for 21 days. “Our...

2013-08-07 10:10:59

Calcium-channel blockers in particular are associated with significantly increased risk Older women who take certain types of medication to combat high blood pressure may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study by a team of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists led by Christopher Li, M.D., Ph.D. The study is the first to observe that long-term use of a class of antihypertensive drugs known as calcium-channel blockers in...

2013-04-02 12:54:57

Loop diuretics, more commonly known as water pills, are the most widely prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies had extensively compared their effectiveness until Yale School of Medicine researchers examined three approved loop diuretics and found that even though one of them might offer more benefit, it is rarely prescribed. Published in the April 1 early edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the research compared the potential benefits of using one...

2012-07-31 06:52:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered a new genetic target for diuretic therapy in patients with fluid overload, such as those with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or kidney failure. These results could lead to the first new diuretic therapy in 25 years and could help patients who have a diuretic resistance. Diuretics help increase urine output and help patients get rid of excess fluid when kidneys can´t perform that function....

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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),...

2011-03-11 08:43:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows there are no significant differences in how heart failure patients fare when they're given diuretic therapy in one dose or continuously. For the study, more than 300 patients with acute heart failure received furosemide (Lasix), which is the most commonly-used diuretic for heart failure. They were randomly assigned to receive the drug intravenously by a bolus every 12 hours or by a continuous infusion. Both groups received high and low doses. Results...

2010-08-20 13:50:34

Expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic diuretics, according to new long-term data. The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT), led by Paul Whelton, MB, MD, MSc, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System, examined the comparative value of different blood pressure-lowering medications. More than 33,000 patients with high blood pressure were randomly...


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