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Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

March 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.
“This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chronic conditions,” […]


Heart Failure Patients Who Struggle With Daily Tasks at Greatest Risk

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.
The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having either minimal, moderate or severe difficulty with activities such as […]


Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient’s Age

February 10, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates.
But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiveness seems to diminish somewhat with the advancing age of […]


Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report

February 10, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even as the need for heart transplants increases, more donor hearts are being discarded, with a new study showing that only one in three donated hearts finds a recipient.
In addition, rejection of donor hearts varies across the United States, particularly for so-called “marginal” donor […]


Why This Antibiotic, Heart Drug Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors

February 3, 2015

The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.


Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids?

February 2, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.
As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called diuretics to prevent excess fluid buildup and to improve their symptoms.
However, many will […]


Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals.
The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits per week will see their […]


Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure

January 14, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure — a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the heart less elastic.
The mutation increases a person’s risk of dilated cardiomyopathy. This is a form of heart failure in which the walls of the […]


High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

January 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests.
This increased risk was true even if patients had blood sugar (glucose) levels within what is considered normal limits, the researchers said.
“Our […]


When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

December 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you are a high-risk heart patient, you might be better off if you are not treated by a cardiologist, new research suggests.
Survival rates among these patients actually improved when cardiologists left town for annual professional meetings, Harvard researchers report.
Sixty percent of patients with cardiac arrest who were […]



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