Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Heart failure has numerous symptoms which let you help detect the condition, for example, acute chest pain, chronic coughing or wheezing, fatigue or lightheadedness, nausea, etc.

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Capsule sized pacemaker: A boon for patients

Capsule sized pacemaker: A boon for patients

It was the size of a capsule, but for Kumar*, it provided a new lease of life. The 87-year old, with a heart rate of less than 60 a minute, received a pacemaker, one-tenth the size of a traditional device, directly in the heart.

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Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta.

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CTA Can Diagnose Partially Obstructed IVC in Budd-Chiari

CTA Can Diagnose Partially Obstructed IVC in Budd-Chiari

For patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS), computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has high diagnostic accuracy for partially obstructed inferior vena cava (IVC), according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to ‘new born baby levels’, says study

Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to ‘new born baby levels’, says study

The obvious thing to concentrate on at this point would be to reduce your cholesterol levels. However, a study has discovered that bringing down your cholesterol to the same level

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Video: Statin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

Video: Statin Use for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

This animated summary video reviews the USPSTF Recommendation Statement recommending use of statins for primary prevention of CVD in adults aged 40-75 who have ≥1 CVD risk factors and a calculated CVD event risk ≥10%

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Snippet: Patients with reflex syncope

Snippet: Patients with reflex syncope

In patients with reflex syncope, midodrine shows clinical benefit. Side effects are rare, and there is a little evidence of a hypertensive effect.

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Video: Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Risks

Video: Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Risks

The FDA requires manufacturers to assess the cardiovascular risk of all new therapies for type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide, a glucagon like peptide-1 analogue, lowers blood glucose, but does it increase cardiovascular risk? New research findings are summarized in a short video.

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New Insights into ‘Masked Hypertension’

New Insights into ‘Masked Hypertension’

Clinic readings were found to underestimate blood pressure during daily activities, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

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This heart patch does not require stitches – Read

This heart patch does not require stitches – Read

New Delhi: Researchers have made a new polymer patch that can be fitted to the heart without the need of stiches.This is being done to improve the conduction of electrical impulses across heart tissue damaged during a heart attack.

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