Heart failure remains a growing problem in the United States and is the only cardiovascular disease that is increasing in prevalence.
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In addition to monitoring the person's heart rhythm, an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator can prevent sudden death from cardiac arrest due to life threatening abnormally fast heart rhythms.
The first hospital remove both left and right cardiac assist devices, after recovery of native heart function in a patient previously waiting heart transplant.
While the extra pounds likely have an overall negative effect on heart health, slightly heavier people seem to fair better during the physical trauma of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
One of the most common postoperative complications of heart surgery, Atrial fibrillation, may soon have an effective treatment.
Blacks who suffer the most common type of cardiac ischemia are less likely to receive expensive or newer heart treatments.
An agent, made of purified human hemoglobing, may be safe to replace blood lost during heart surgery.
Patients who were using a class of anti depression drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) prior to undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery have significantly higher death and rehospitalization rates.
The key to patients' perception of being informed and satisfaction with their health care is the personal interaction between the patient and the physician.
Cardiologists appear to reduce by almost 30 percent the chances of heart disease patients from dying in the hospital.
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These findings may also help explain why cocaine users have a higher risk of heart attack.
Genetic screening may become an important part of pre operative evaluation of Heart Surgery patients.
Key cellular receptors that regulate the heart's response to stress interact much more closely than previously suspected.
Should we operate on heart failure patients, to try to improve their hearts' pumping ability?
Researchers have found that elderly patients with the debilitating heart disorder have health care expenditures up to three times higher than similar patients without heart failure.
The findings could point researchers to genes that determine the severity of heart failure in patients.
Exercise and stress management can not only reduce the levels of depression and distress in heart patients, but can also improve physiological markers of cardiovascular health.
Beta blocker therapy for the treatment of heart failure can provide significant cost savings for the health care system. The study developed a model of heart failure progression over five years.
The research highlights a crucial weakness in the delivery of cardiac care that should be addressed to improve the outcomes of patients with heart attacks.
With the population growing older, chronic heart failure will become a much more significant problem. The use of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can provide a significant reduction in mortality in heart failure patients.
Hospitalization rates were higher in men for total heart disease and acute heart attacks but higher in women for congestive heart failure and stroke.
Research, advocacy and education must "close the gaps" in cardiovascular health disparities among races, an American Heart Association writing group reports.