Heart and the Cochrane Collaboration — Timmis et al. 99 (19): 1379 — Heart

Heart and the Cochrane Collaboration — Timmis et al. 99 (19): 1379 — Heart.

Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition

A long-term study of children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) found that the risk of death or need for immediate listing for heart transplantation was greatest for those who developed this disease as infants with congestive heart failure and for children who also had selective inborn errors of metabolism, a group of rare genetic disorders in which one or more of the body’s key metabolic processes are disrupted.

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American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Aortic Stenosis in the ElderlyDisease Prevalence and Number of Candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Modeling Study

With a pooled prevalence of 3.4%, the burden of disease among the elderly due to severe AS is substantial. Under the current indications, approximately 290,000 elderly patients with severe AS are TAVR candidates. Nearly 27,000 patients become eligible for TAVR annually.

via American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Aortic Stenosis in the ElderlyDisease Prevalence and Number of Candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Modeling Study.

Busy Parents and Caregivers Must Care for Themselves

n a recent survey, 12 percent of website visitors to heart.org said that they were too busy taking care of others to take care of themselves. But, if you’re a busy mom or dad or the caregiver of a cardiac patient, caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your loved one(s).

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Options for the Failing Ventricle in Pediatric Heart Disease – Springer

In this review article, we explore the role each of these surgical modalities has to play in the management of the child with acute and chronic heart failure, and explore the recent developments in the rapidly growing field of pediatric ventricular assist.

via Options for the Failing Ventricle in Pediatric Heart Disease – Springer.

CHEST Journal | Article

Identifying and Treating COPD in Cardiac Patients

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American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Patients With Heart Failure Have an Increased Risk of Incident Cancer

HF patients are at increased risk of cancer, which appears to have increased over time. Cancer increases mortality in HF, underscoring the importance of noncardiac morbidity and of cancer surveillance in the management of HF patients.

via American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Patients With Heart Failure Have an Increased Risk of Incident Cancer.

Thirty-day prevalence of delirium among very old people: A population-based study of very old people living at home and in institutions

Delirium is highly prevalent among very old people with dementia. Depression, heart failure, institutional living and prescribed antipsychotic medication seem to be associated with delirium.

via Thirty-day prevalence of delirium among very old people: A population-based study of very old people living at home and in institutions.

The Affective Dimension of Dyspnea Improves in a Dyspnea Self-Management Program With Exercise Training

These findings provide initial support for the positive impact of a self-management program with nurse-coached exercise on the affective dimension of dyspnea. Further investigation of interventions that target the affective dimension in addition to the sensory dimension of dyspnea should be encouraged.

via The Affective Dimension of Dyspnea Improves in a Dyspnea Self-Management Program With Exercise Training.

Heart failure in elderly patients: it is time to add geriatric assessment

The incidence and prevalence of heart failure (HF) increases with increasing age.1 That is why we appreciate reviews on the subject, such as the one recently published by Lazzarini et al.,2 and we fully share their thoughts, on the need to know better this group of older patients, who are chosen to parcipate in clinical trials on very few occasions.

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