Medical News of the Obvious. Two of this week's highlights are best described by their headlines: "Study Finds Fish Won't Prevent Heart Failure" and "Eating in America Still Unhealthy:
When I get sicker, the nurse practitioner brings in the doc, and when I get even sicker, the heart failure doctor comes in to help the internist.
or heart failure. ... Heart disease and stroke statistics—2019 update: A report from the American Heart Association.
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.
Patients have acute kidney failure, evidence of liver dysfunction with elevated aminotransferase levels, poor peripheral perfusion with cool extremities, and decreased mental status. ... Intravenous nitroglycerin can be used to treat patients with STEMI
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.
More than 2.8 million have been diagnosed with diabetes. Altogether, more than 5.7 million have been diagnosed with these ailments, or stroke, emphysema, heart failure, and similarly serious conditions,”
Albert, MD, MPH, offered insight into the 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guideline on treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults. ... severe heart failure and those
have diabetes, hypertension, and/or heart failure.
Consider a 76-year-old who hikes and has a life expectancy of 20 years and a 74-year-old with heart failure who is on oxygen, said Louise C.