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Heart failure, hearing loss linked in older patients

Heart failure, hearing loss linked in older patients

Patients with heart failure might have a greater risk for cardiovascular comorbidities and hearing loss.

News Depressive symptoms may increase mortality risk in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Depressive symptoms may increase mortality risk in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

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.

Feature Case Study: Lower extremity edema and heart failure in a middle-aged woman

Case Study: Lower extremity edema and heart failure in a middle-aged woman

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.

News Endovascular strategy more effective than open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Endovascular strategy more effective than open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Treating patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with endovascular strategy over open repair may increase survival and decrease cost.

News 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.

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