COMMENTARY: Review: Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduces mortality and hospitalization for heart failure
- Cardiac diseases in maintenance hemodialysis patients: Results of the HEMO Study. Cheung, Alfred K.; Sarnak, Mark J.; Yan, Guofen; Berkoben, Michael; Heyka, Robert; Kaufman, Allen; Lewis, Julia; Rocco, Michael; Toto, Robert; Windus, David; Ornt, Daniel; Levey, Andrew S. // Kidney International;Jun2004, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p2380
Cardiac diseases in maintenance hemodialysis patients: Results of the HEMO Study. Background. Cardiac disease is a common cause of death in chronic hemodialysis patients. A subanalysis of the data on cardiac diseases in the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study was performed. The specific objectives were: (...
- Heart Attack Survivors: Know Your Ejection Fraction. // Medical Update;Jun2002, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p3
Discusses the importance for people who are at risk of cardiac arrest to know their ejection fraction.
- Neurological outcome in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. // British Medical Journal;10/30/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6043, p1028
Presents a study on the neurological outcome of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Colorado. Establishment of proper blood circulation; Increase of resuscitation at the community; Incidence of coma in patients with asystolic arrest.
- A national analysis of the relationship between hospital factors and post-cardiac arrest mortality. Carr, Brendan G.; Goyal, Munish; Band, Roger A.; Gaieski, David F.; Abella, Benjamin S.; Merchant, Raina M.; Branas, Charles C.; Becker, Lance B.; Neumar, Robert W. // Intensive Care Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p505
We sought to generate national estimates for post-cardiac arrest mortality, to assess trends, and to identify hospital factors associated with survival. We used a national sample of US hospitals to identify patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest from 2000 to 2004 to describe the association...
- ECG CHALLENGE. Larson, Lyle W. // Clinician Reviews;Nov2006, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p60
This article presents a case of a woman who experienced cardiac arrest and later underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG) test. The clinical history of the patient is presented. The ventricular rate of the patient based on ECG test is provided. The patient experienced an acute viral illness in the...
- Multidisciplinary cardiac rehab programs can improve patient health. // Patient Education Management;Nov2008, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p121
The article discusses the benefits of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for people who have experienced a cardiac event, which include decreased mortality, reduced fear and anxiety, and improved patient health.
- Does age affect outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Longstreth Jr., W. T.; Cobb, Leonard A.; Fahrenbruch, Carol E.; Copass, Michael K.; Longstreth, W T Jr; Cobb, L A; Fahrenbruch, C E; Copass, M K // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/24/90-10/31/90, Vol. 264 Issue 16, p2109
We examined the relation between age and outcomes in patients treated for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Seattle, Wash. Considering all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated by paramedics over a recent 5-year period, 386 (27%) of 1405 consecutive patients aged 70 years or older were...
- Lessons learned from a multidisciplinary heart failure clinic for older women: a randomised controlled trial. Azad, Nahid; Molnar, Frank; Byszewski, Anna // Age & Ageing;May2008, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p282
Background: many heart failure disease management programs are primarily conducted in the male population. An approach incorporating disciplines such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietary and pharmacy in a standardized clinical pathway merits further investigation in older...
- Patterns of beta-blocker intensification in ambulatory heart failure patients and short-term association with hospitalization. Allen, Larry A.; Magid, David J.; Chan Zeng; Peterson, Pamela N.; Clarke, Christina L.; Shetterly, Susan; Brand, David W.; Masoudi, Frederick A. // BMC Cardiovascular Disorders;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p43
Background: In response to the short-term negative inotropic and chronotropic effects of Î²-blockers, heart failure (HF) guidelines recommend initiating Î²-blockers at low dose with gradual uptitration as tolerated to doses used in clinical trials. However, patterns and safety of...