that additional risk factors in patients with heart failure are particularly significant among those without atrial fibrillation is an important result, authors noted. ... Patients with heart failure had a high risk of ischemic stroke, thromboembolism,
Although renal dysfunction is fairly common in patients with heart failure, it is not known how often it progresses to ESRD. ... Despite improved survival in systolic [heart failure], mortality risk is still a much larger clinical problem than risk of
A new indication for three cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators used to treat heart failure patients. ... The defibrillators are now approved to treat left bundle-branch block in patients who have mild heart failure or heart failure with no
A simplified cardiac risk score may help predict heart failure in primary care, a new study indicates. ... The authors noted that heart failure outcomes might not have been classified correctly in all cases and that few echocardiography data were
disease. Researchers developed a new rule for diagnosing heart failure, based on a study of primary care patients suspected of having the disease. ... Together, these factors had a c-statistic of 0.83 for predicting heart failure.
A. Asbestosis. B. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. C. Heart failure. D. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ... The patient does not have physical examination findings consistent with heart failure (S.
in adult patients with heart failure whose left ventricular ejection fraction was 0.40 or less. ... heart failure hospitalizations (risk ratio, 0.65; 95% CI, 0.50 to 0.86).
Studies included adults recruited during or within 1 week of an index hospitalization for heart failure. ... Our findings provide guidance to quality improvement efforts aimed at reducing readmission and mortality rates for persons with HF [heart failure]
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2011/01/sinusitis.htm. Chronic sinusitis, an illness that can feel as symptomatically miserable as congestive heart failure or rheumatoid arthritis, is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. ... Chronic sinusitis, an
Over the past 6 months, he has had three hospitalizations for exacerbations of his heart failure. ... Use of this therapy is associated with worsening heart failure, infection, and arrhythmias.