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Living with Heart Failure

Heart failure - the causes, the treatment, and what you can do to improve your outcome.
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How Do I Compare Hospital Quality?
A new service allows you to compare hospitals in how effective they are for various clinical conditions.

Treating Heart Failure
An overview of the treatment of heart failure.

Symptoms of Heart Failure
Symptoms of heart failure are usually due to pulmonary congestion, poor cardiac pumping function or cardiac arrhythmias.

Diagnosing Heart Failure
A discussion of how heart failure is diagnosed.

Heart Failure - The Basics
Here is what you need to know if you have heart failure.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Heart Failure
The causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure
While diastolic dysfunction often does not cause symptoms, diastolic heart failure causes extreme and often acute episodes of shortness of breath. Diagnosing diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure often presents a challenge.

Treating Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure
Treating diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure depends mainly on treating underlying causes, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease.

What Is Congestive Heart Failure?
When heart failure is accompanied by fluid buildup in the lungs, it is called congestive heart failure.

The Causes of Heart Failure Due To Dilated Cardiomyopathy
A discussion of the many medical conditions that can cause dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

Treating Heart Failure Due to Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Treating heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy requires the aggressive use of beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and often diuretics.

Living With Heart Failure
articles on the treatment of heart failure

Diastolic Heart Failure Just As Lethal
Mortality rates from diastolic heart failure similar to rates from classic heart failure

Women and Heart Failure
Some unique aspects of heart failure in women.

Patients With Heart Failure Still Undertreated
Patients with heart failure are still undertreated, and those with high-risk heart failure disproportionately so

New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure
new guidelines for treating heart failure

Symptom: cough

Quality of heart failure care is variable
Quality of heart failure care varies from place to place

Diastolic Dysfunction
Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure are important cardiac conditions that are more common than once thought.

Preventing Heart Failure After a Heart Attack
Steps that should be taken to prevent heart failure after a heart attack.

Obesity and Heart Failure
Overweight patients have a higher risk of developing heart failure

EECP in Heart Failure
A novel treatment for heart failure

Beta Blockers in Heart Failure
Beta blockers are good for heart failure

Hormone EPO for heart disease
A brief description of the status of using the hormone EPO for heart disease.

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) yields remarkable results in some patients with heart failure.

Is Digoxin Dangerous in Women?
Women with heart failure do poorly with digoxin

ACE Inhibitors in Heart Failure
ACE inhibitors are an important part of the treatment for heart failure

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
A review of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

A Warning For Diabetics With Heart Failure
Certain diabetic drugs are dangerous in patients with significant heart failure - but docs are still prescribing them.

Gradual symptoms of heart failure
Here are some of the gradual symptoms of heart failure

Genetics and cardiac hypertrophy
Genetics and cardiac hypertrophy

Drugs to avoid with heart failure
Drugs to avoid in heart failure

Preventing congestive heart failure
How to prevent heart failure

Loop diuretics for heart failure
Loop diuretics for heart failure

Coughing and heart failure
Coughing can be an important symptom of heart failure

Spironolactone and heart failure
Spironolactone for heart failure

Beta blockers for heart failure
beta blockers for heart failure

amlodipine for heart failure
amlodipine for heart failure

Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy For Heart Failure
Gene therapy and stem cell therapy for heart failure are both in their early investigational stages, and a lot more work has to be done before they become widely available.

ARBs and heart failure
A review of ARB therapy and heart failure

Isosorbide dinitrate and heart failure
Isosorbide dinitrate and heart failure

Dopamine and heart failure
Dopamine and heart failure

Hydralazine for heart failure
Hydralazine for heart failure

Eplerenone for heart failure
Eplerenone for heart failure

Dobutamine for heart failure
Dobutamine for heart failure

Milrinone for heart failure
Milrinone for heart failure

Nesiritide for heart failure
Nesiritide for heart failure

ACE inhibitors for heart failure
ACE inhibitors for heart failure

Digoxin and heart failure
A discussion of the use of digoxin for heart failure

Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a battery driven pump that helps a failing heart to pump more effectively.

WHO Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension
Here is a description of the World Health Organization classification of pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary artery. Here's what you should know about it.

Cardiomyopathy is a term that refers to heart muscle disease.

Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
A review of the treatments available for pulmonary hypertension.

Drugs for Treating Heart Failure
Several different types of medication have been proven effective in the treatment of heart failure.

All about myocarditis - heart muscle inflammation.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
A discussion of restrictive cardiomyopathy, an abnormal "stiffness" of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure.

Can Viagra Treat Diastolic Heart Failure?
There is evidence that sildenafil (Viagra) might be beneficial in some people who have diastolic heart failure.

BNP in Heart Failure
Measuring BNP levels can be useful in making the diagnosis of heart failure

Chagas Heart Disease
Chagas heart disease is produced by an infection with T. cruzi, a parasite. People with Chagas disease often develop heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.

What Is Cardiac Remodeling?
Cardiac remodeling is the change in the heart's size and shape caused by cardiac injury. Treatment that prevents remodeling improves prognosis.

Aspirin Therapy For Heart Failure
Low-dose aspirin may benefit patients with heart failure, but more evidence is needed.

Bendopnea In Heart Failure
Shortness of breath when you bend over - bendopnea - may be a symptom of worsening heart failure.

Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure
Sleep apnea and heart failure tend to go together. In order to treat one, you've got to treat both.

Heart Failure and Insomnia
Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms in people who have heart failure. Here's what you need to know.

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