Association of Alcohol Consumption After Development of Heart Failure With Survival Among Older Adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study

What is the association of alcohol consumption after the diagnosis of heart failure with survival among older adults? In this cohort study of 393 older adults with incident heart failure, consumption of 7 or fewer alcoholic drinks per week was significantly associated with increased survival compared with abstinence from alcohol, after controlling for other factors. … Continue reading Association of Alcohol Consumption After Development of Heart Failure With Survival Among Older Adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study

Brain Pacemakers May Improve Brain Disorders and Patients’ Quality of Life

Doctors open the skull and implant electrical leads into brain tissue and connect the wires into a small device that transmits small amounts of electricity, this procedure is called deep brain stimulation (DBS). Deep brain stimulation is able to benefit patients with neurological disosders such as the Parkinson’s disease. Involuntary shaking or tremors can be … Continue reading Brain Pacemakers May Improve Brain Disorders and Patients’ Quality of Life

MitralStitch ™, China First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair

There is no need to split the sternum, no extracorporeal circulation and a mitral valve repair in 25 minutes. January 19, 2018, the world’s first clinical completion of Fu Wai Hospital in Yunnan Province of MitralStitch ™ mitral valve repair system. Under the guidance of the academician Hu Shengshou of Fuwai Hospital, this case was … Continue reading MitralStitch ™, China First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair

Kephalios announces Implant Adjustable Mitral Ring on First Patient

For the first time a French company has successfully implanted a new adjustable device to repair a heart valve defect in a human patient. This Thursday, Kephalios announces that it has successfully implanted at the Vienna General Hospital, Austria, the first adjustable Kalios ring, intended to restore the normal functioning of the mitral valve with closing … Continue reading Kephalios announces Implant Adjustable Mitral Ring on First Patient

EECP therapy available in Government Hospital in India

In India patients will be able to avail treatment using an enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) equipment at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) government hospital in Trichy from Saturday onwards. EECP is a non invasive treatment for patients with refractory cardiac failure, refractory angina, angina after bypass surgery, patients unwilling or unfit for surgery and … Continue reading EECP therapy available in Government Hospital in India