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2014-06-10 23:00:30

Yesterday, on Monday, June 9, 2014, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and The Ohio State University implanted the United States’ first miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensors to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Oklahoma City (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The CardioMEMS HF System features a sensor that...

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...

2014-05-19 12:46:46

European Society of Cardiology TOPCAT fails to meet primary endpoint but post-hoc analysis shows benefit in patients from Americas Clinicians have been urged to consider using spironolactone in their patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) after a post-hoc analysis of the TOPCAT trial showed benefit in patients from the Americas. The research was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014 in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting...

2014-04-10 09:55:23

Findings from the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist (TOPCAT) trial, have revealed that adding the medication known as spironolactone (Aldactone) to existing therapy did not significantly reduce the composite time to either death from cardiovascular causes, surviving a cardiac arrest, or hospitaliization to manage heart failure in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction in a study funded by the National Heart, Lung and...

2013-08-08 23:02:56

AAHFN promotes awareness of heart failure readmissions, rewards members for assisting patients with managing their disease. Mount Laurel, N.J. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is pleased to announce the winners of the 30-Day Readmission Award. The award recognizes heart failure (HF) treatment programs that have shown exceptional performance in the management of heart failure patients through significant reduction in patients’ readmission...


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