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Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.

News Natriuretic peptide-guided therapy does not improve outcomes in high-risk heart failure patients

Natriuretic peptide-guided therapy does not improve outcomes in high-risk heart failure patients

NT-proBNP-guided treatment strategy did not improve outcomes compared with a usual care strategy in high-risk patients with heart failure.

Feature A faster heart rate and numbness: Is the patient having a heart attack?

A faster heart rate and numbness: Is the patient having a heart attack?

A 30-year-old woman presents with an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and tingling in her right arm.

Healthday New data show aspirin safe for heart failure patients

New data show aspirin safe for heart failure patients

Data from a clinical trial show that patients taking daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.

Feature Managing systolic heart failure

Managing systolic heart failure

Primary care providers can help significantly reduce heart failure exacerbations and improve their patients' overall quality of life.

Healthday Heart failure hospitalization rate declining in the United States

Heart failure hospitalization rate declining in the United States

There were 526.86 hospital admissions for every 100,000 people in 2002, compared with 364.66 per 100,000 in 2013.

News Managing patients with chronic heart failure

Managing patients with chronic heart failure

Clinicians will encounter more patients at risk for CHF as the population ages and cardiovascular risk factors become more prevalent.

Healthday ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.

Healthday Ambulatory diuretic therapy lowers costs in decompensated heart failure

Ambulatory diuretic therapy lowers costs in decompensated heart failure

Ambulatory high-dose intravenous diuretic therapy could be cost saving compared with hospitalization for intravenous loop diuretic therapy.

News NSAID use linked to increased risk of heart failure hospitalization

NSAID use linked to increased risk of heart failure hospitalization

Some individual NSAIDs may be linked to increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure.

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