Common medical problems hinder sleep in other ways: “nocturnal dyspnea in heart failure; pain from arthritis, which is so common in this population; psychiatric disorders; and medications that cause sleepiness,” she
Although he was on medication, an 80-year-old patient was being hospitalized every 2 to 3 months for congestive heart failure. ... Only once he began seeing a prevention nurse in a special heart failure clinic every week did his condition improve.
None of the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are specific until somebody has right heart failure, and that's way down the road. ... Patients who develop heart failure need their local doctor to manage fluids and assess diuretics and electrolytes.
Chronic sinusitis, an illness that can feel as symptomatically miserable as congestive heart failure or rheumatoid arthritis, is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. ... Chronic sinusitis, an illness that can feel as symptomatically miserable as
Expanded indication for 2 cardiac resynchronization pacemakers and 8 cardiac resynchronization defibrillators by Medtronic to treat patients with atrioventricular (AV) block and less severe heart failure. ... The FDA previously approved these devices for
induce acute renal failure in patients with heart failure and chronic renal impairment, and cause cardiovascular events. ... reduction in cardiovascular death, a 64% reduction in heart failure, and a 21% reduction in all-cause mortality.
A new indication for three cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators used to treat heart failure patients. ... The defibrillators are now approved to treat left bundle-branch block in patients who have mild heart failure or heart failure with no
The experts agree that complex cases involving active disease, life-threatening disease, multiple organs, or comorbidities such as heart failure should be managed primarily by a rheumatologist. ... A paper in the August 2005 Nature Clinical Practice
But it's still amazing how low medication adherence is for patients who really need to take medications, like patients who have had heart attacks," he said. ... The health system is now in a post-pilot phase and has added heart failure to the three
Samuels. At recent American Academy of Neurology meetings, he noted, neurologists who have become progressively more uncomfortable dealing with heart failure and hypertension sought out courses to better manage these conditions