Researchers developed a new rule for diagnosing heart failure, based on a study of primary care patients suspected of having the disease.
6 Dec 2011
Failure to follow up on inpatient test results is common
15 Feb 2011
SPRINT issues final report finding fewer cardiovascular events with intensive blood pressure control
Patients treated to a systolic blood pressure target less than 120 mm Hg instead of less than 140 mm Hg had lower rates of cardiovascular events but more incidence of some adverse events, according to new follow-up data.
25 May 2021
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study.
5 Feb 2013
Darbepoetin alfa did not improve clinical outcomes in patients with systolic heart failure and mild to moderate anemia, a study found.
19 Mar 2013
Nesiritide is not an effective treatment for acute decompensated heart failure, according to a new controlled trial.
12 Jul 2011
A 78-year-old man was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for worsening heart failure. There were bibasilar crackles and dullness to percussion at both posterior lung bases. Jugular venous distention, an S3, and lower extremity edema were present. Chest radiograph revealed cardiomegaly, vascular congestion, and moderate-sized bilateral pleural effusions. What is the most likely cause of this patient's pleural effusion?
25 Jun 2013
Hospitalizations for heart failure in the U.S. declined considerably from 1998 to 2008, according to a new study.
25 Oct 2011
Isolated diastolic hypotension is an independent risk factor for heart failure similar in magnitude to isolated systolic hypertension, researchers reported.
4 Oct 2011
Still time to file a claim for UnitedHealth Group settlement
28 Sep 2010