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2014-05-29 23:12:02

Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is releasing its advice on the best and safest practices for rehabilitating after experiencing a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or one of many other cardiovascular conditions. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of...

2014-05-29 12:25:40

Heart Failure Remains an Area of Focus for Physicians, Facilities and Manufacturers, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the U.S. cardiac assist device market has gained traction in recent years with product innovations, particularly among ventricular assist devices (VADs), commonly known in the media as LVADs. There are currently limited treatment options for patients with acute heart failure...

2014-05-29 08:28:45

Heart failure is the second leading cause of hospitalization of Canadians over 65 and responsible for nine per cent of all deaths MONTREAL, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leading cardiologists and other health professionals interested in heart failure are meeting in Montreal this weekend at the Heart Failure Update 2014 meeting to examine the newest developments in heart failure, a condition responsible for nine per cent of all deaths in Canada.(i) The burden of heart failure is...

2014-05-28 16:26:48

ATLANTA, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcapita Ventures announced today that CardioMEMS, Inc. has received U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for its Heart Failure Management System. The approval is based upon the results of the CHAMPION (CardioMEMS Heart Sensor Allows Monitoring of Pressure to Improve Outcomes in NYHA Class III Patients) clinical trial which demonstrated a 28% reduction in the primary efficacy endpoint of heart failure hospitalization rates at 6 months,...

2014-05-27 08:28:05

Lexi Henderson is the First Florida Patient to Receive the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart & the Youngest Patient Discharged on the Freedom Portable Driver so She Can Wait for Her Matching Donor Heart Away from the Hospital TUCSON, Ariz., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalexia "Lexi" Henderson made history when she was discharged from University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children's Hospital April 18, 2014, two days before her 17th birthday....

2014-05-21 10:42:05

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that increasing severity of heart failure is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. The study is by Dr Malene Demant, Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. A previous study by the same authors has shown an increased risk of diabetes in patients with heart failure following a...

2014-05-20 10:46:25

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Simulations find improved outcomes but suggest less frequent screening may be as beneficial One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...

2014-05-20 10:04:10

American Thoracic Society Pulmonary hypertension patients from lower socioeconomic groups present for initial evaluation at a more advanced disease state than those from higher income groups, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Lower socioeconomic status is associated with reduced access to health care and negative effects on health status, but data on its effects on the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension is...

2014-05-20 10:02:40

American Thoracic Society In patients with congestive heart failure, obesity and a larger waist size have paradoxically been associated with a better prognosis in the prior investigations. This effect, known as the obesity paradox phenomenon, is now being demonstrated in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. "Obesity-related illnesses, particularly obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnea, may play a role in the development of pulmonary hypertension, and so we examined...


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Circulation (journal)
2012-06-04 14:21:01

Circulation is a scientific journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. In 2008 the journal added six subspecialty publications: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Circulation: Heart Failure, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Circulation publishes articles related to research in and the...

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