Heart Failure Information Center
Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.
Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression and fatigue
Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness, a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared to usual care.
Large changes in temperature are associated with increased risk of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
A 52-year-old man presents to the emergency department with dizziness and fatigue after a syncopal episode on a camping trip.
Patients with heart failure might have a greater risk for cardiovascular comorbidities and hearing loss.
In patients undergoing TAVR or SAVR, approximately 1 in 3 had depressive symptoms at baseline and a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality.
A 55-year-old obese woman with hypertension, diabetes, and scleroderma is referred for follow-up after a recent admission for new-onset heart failure.
Treating patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with endovascular strategy over open repair may increase survival and decrease cost.
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.