Palliative care is medical care that treats for patient comfort foremost, and does not seek to cure the underlying chronic illness, be it cancer or other advanced disease, like congestive heart ... failure or emphysema.
Next comes a sub-study of yesterday's HF-Action study on exercise and heart failure (see earlier post for main study). ... Quality of life is important in heart failure patients, because HF is a chronic, incurable disease, discussant Anne Taylor, MD said.
Don't assume elderly heart failure patients are assumed to prefer improved quality of life over longevity, study authors noted. ... Standard Medical Therapy in Elderly Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. End-of-life preferences were assessed by using
Your heart failure exacerbation had improved. The swelling in your legs had dissipated and the oxygen requirement caused by the fluid filling your lungs had waned.
It has been found that having more than one lead can sometimes improve the heart's output for very carefully selected patients with heart failure.]. ... Her daughter reported this recommendation to the long time PCP who noted that her mother did not have
Researchers reviewed admission records of 142 patients age 80 years and older with heart failure and ejection fraction of 50% or greater. ... Medication status was determined from lists included in discharge records from a patient's first admission for
Last issue, a study ran which concluded that "ambulatory patients with heart failure tended to substantially overestimate their life expectancy compared with model-based predictions for survival." Initially, the research seemed
or four heart failure, or hypertension greater than 140/90 mm Hg. ... Common side effects like gastrointestinal problems, headache, weight gain, heart rhythm abnormalities, and insomnia can occur in the first few weeks, while benefits may not be felt
A possible increase in heart failure associated with saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR) is also being investigated by the FDA. ... The agency recently requested data from a manufacturer-sponsored trial which found an increased rate of
When his heart failure patient kept getting hospitalized with related complications, Ben Powers, MD, worried that something wasn't quite connecting. ... Peterson found that heart failure patients with low health literacy faced a higher risk of overall