Updated C. difficile guidelines address changes in disease strain, drug effectiveness
30 Mar 2010
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11 May 2010
Patients with severe acute heart failure appear to benefit from beta-blocker therapy after hospital discharge, a new study reports.
26 Apr 2011
Updated heart failure performance measures, released last week by three major medical groups, include expanded use for beta-blockers in the inpatient setting. The new measures, which appear online at Circulation, include changes to inpatient and outpatient care.
1 May 2012
6-minute walk test, exercise testing provide similar prognostic value in patients with chronic heart failure
The 6-minute walk test performed similarly to cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with heart failure, according to a new study.
4 Dec 2012
Researchers have designed a simple tool to help recognize heart failure patients who, at the time of hospital discharge, are at high risk for death or a persistently unfavorable quality of life.
28 Jun 2011
Senate acts to prevent Medicare cut
23 Nov 2010
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is as high as 40% to 80% in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or stroke, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
29 Jun 2021
A 62-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-year history of progressive fatigue, dyspnea on exertion, and lower-extremity edema. He has been hospitalized twice in the past year for heart failure. Following a physical exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most likely diagnosis?
23 Mar 2021
Researchers used large international databases to compare outcomes among patients who initiated hypertension therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and concluded that ARBs should be preferred.
3 Aug 2021