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In heart failure patients, being single is linked to a higher chance of death.

Unmarried status has been linked to a worse prognosis in both the general population and individuals with coronary artery disease in previous research. The predictive significance of marital status in patients with chronic heart failure was studied in this post-hoc analysis of the Extended Interdisciplinary Network Heart Failure (E-INH) trial. The E-INH research comprised 1,022 … Continue reading In heart failure patients, being single is linked to a higher chance of death.

First implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR)

The first patient in the world has been successfully implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR) as part of the heart pump’s FDA Early Feasibility Study, according to Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) (EFS). Duc Thinh Pham, MD, and Jane Wilcox, MD, of Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute performed the initial implant. Impella BTR, a forward flow heart pump … Continue reading First implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Causes Cardiac Complications

Respiratory syncytial virus (sin-SISH-uhl), commonly known as human respiratory syncytial virus or human orthopneumovirus, is an infectious virus that causes respiratory tract illnesses. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a common respiratory virus that causes mild, cold-like symptoms in most people. Although most people recover in a week or two, RSV can be dangerous, particularly in … Continue reading Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Causes Cardiac Complications

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a broad term describing cardiac muscle illnesses in which the heart chamber walls have become stretched, thickened, or rigid. This has an impact on the heart’s ability to circulate blood throughout the body. Cardiomyopathy is caused by defective heart muscle, not by blocked arteries in the heart (coronary artery disease), high blood pressure … Continue reading Cardiomyopathy

What are the potential side effects of COVID-19 on the heart?

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes COVID-19, a disease that damages heart muscle and impairs cardiac function. This is due to a number of factors. The coronavirus connects to angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptors on cardiac cells before entering them. High levels of inflammation circulating in the body can potentially cause heart damage. The inflammatory process that … Continue reading What are the potential side effects of COVID-19 on the heart?

Angina

What is angina? Chest pain produced by a reduction in blood supply to the heart muscles is known as angina. It’s normally not life-threatening, but it’s a symptom that you’re at danger of having a heart attack or stroke. Angina can be controlled, and the risk of these more severe cases reduced with treatment and … Continue reading Angina

After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

On November 15, 2021, The Lancet will publish a paper. Although coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has traditionally been the therapy of choice, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents is increasingly being used to treat complicated coronary artery disease. According to a recent study presented at the virtual American Heart Association 2021 Scientific Sessions, … Continue reading After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

There is a scarcity of data on the use of aspirin to help elderly people live longer, healthy lives. It’s unclear whether 5 years of daily low-dose aspirin therapy would extend healthy seniors’ disability-free lives. The study enrolled community-dwelling people in Australia and the United States who were 70 years old or older (or 65 … Continue reading In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

Cholesterol

When your blood contains too much of a fatty molecule called cholesterol, you have high cholesterol. Eating fatty foods, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking, and drinking alcohol are the main causes. It can also be passed down through families. You can lower your cholesterol by consuming a healthy diet and increasing your physical activity. … Continue reading Cholesterol