Gender referral bias needs to be addressed by further studies, since women with congestive heart failure who qualify for CRT may have equal or greater benefit than men.
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The researchers found that heart patients taking antidepressant medications had a 55 percent higher risk of dying.
Higher rates of infection may explain why women have higher risk of death after coronary aftery bypass surgery.
Mystery of why women die more often than men after bypass operations may be rooted in preventable or treatable causes.
The evidence supporting the role of ECP as an effective treatment for heart failure is lacking in both quantity and quality.
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Physician at Arkansas Children's Hospital develops technique for performing heart catheterizations without the need for X Ray.
Diuretics reduce the risk of death, delay heart deterioration and improve exercise capacity in patients with congestive heart failure.
Impaired kidney function raises the risk of death, cardiovascular death and hospitalization in people with worsening chronic heart failure.
More women are winning the battle against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and are aware that it's their main health threat.
The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator shocks are painful and patients may receive multiple ICD shocks.
The challenge is to understand how consistently heart patients will continue to take their medicines for heart improvement.
The risk of cardiovascular disease is higher compared to other common risk factors of CVD.
Use of the medication amiodarone is associated with one-half the incidence of atrial tachyarrhythmias (rapid, abnormal heart beat) following cardiac surgery.
Cardiac medications mixed with certain foods and herbal supplements can endanger patients' health.
New emergency care guidelines include dramatic changes to CPR and emphasis on chest compressions, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Electron beam computed tomography is more accurate than conventional catheter angiography for detecting a dangerous congenital heart abnormality that could cause sudden death.
The first human use of completely biologically engineered blood vessels grown from a person's own cells could be an option for people who have vessels too damaged for heart bypass.\n\n
12 min. visit with a dog helped heart and lung function by lowering pressures, diminishing release of harmful hormones and decreasing anxiety among hospitalized heart failure patients.
Injecting a patient's own progenitor bone marrow cells into coronary tissue a few days after a heart attack didn't improve function or reduce damage.
Once inside the heart, the catheter can be steered to pinpoint the source or sources of the child's heart rhythm problem.\n\n
While calcium is important for increasing the heart muscle cell's ability to contract, too much can cause damage to the heart muscle cell.
African Americans with heart failure suffer the highest rates of sudden cardiac death.