Navigation Links
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure
Date:5/24/2011

TUESDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Among older people who appear to have heart failure, the presence of certain biomarkers in the blood raise their risk for dying, a new study has found.

Published in the May 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study linked higher levels of the biomarker copeptin or higher levels of both copeptin and a biomarker known as NT-proBNP to a greater chance of death from any cause.

Levels of copeptin appear to provide insight into concentrations in the blood of vasopressin, a hormone that goes up in people with heart failure.

"A central part in evaluation of elderly patients with symptoms of heart failure is to identify simple tools that can aid the clinician in identifying high-risk and low-risk patients," the study authors wrote in a university news release. "Combining a biomarker produced locally in the myocardium [the muscle tissue of the heart] with a marker produced centrally in the body may be useful in patients with symptoms of heart failure. Studies have consequently tried to establish the clinical use of different markers in the circulation."

Dr. Urban Alehagen of Linkoping University in Sweden and his colleagues studied 470 elderly people with symptoms of heart failure in 1996 and followed up to see what had happened to them by 2009.

"The objective of this study was to apply markers in a patient group commonly encountered in primary care, i.e., elderly patients who often present with other diseases, making interpretation of symptoms difficult," the authors wrote. "The original design of our cohort study did not allow us to assess diagnostic elements of biomarker measurement. Instead, we focused solely on the prognostic information of the markers when applied in a primary care population."

These data, together with our findings of the prognostic information provided by measurement of copeptin concentrations in elderly patients wi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of ... holidays, so you need to be extra cautious, an ... we see a significant increase in patients coming in ... the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony ... should be full of joy, but if not careful, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, ... a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects ... new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to ... genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers ... experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... “ SmileStix ” was featured on NewsWatch as part ... mobile applications on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew ... the app review and shared with viewers how this is ... old saying goes, “A picture says a thousand words.” It’s ... a single image, because each picture holds a unique and ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Each year trauma accounts for approximately ... admissions across the nation (according to the Centers ... National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collected data ... 2010. They estimated that there were between 3.5 and ... primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Over 700 ... to their local communities. That is 700 smiling little ... single gift. Additionally over $6000 in monetary donations was ... offset some of the expenses they incur through the ... drive were A Child's Haven , Shrine's Children's ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4Health News:AlignLife Donates Over 700 Toys This Year 2
... News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke could affect hearing ... loss during adolescence, a new study indicates. These ... exposed to secondhand smoke, the researchers warned. Roughly ... exposed to secondhand smoke, reported the study,s authors. These ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, July 18 (HealthDay ... blood pressure modestly among hypertensive patients, a small, new ... refined carbohydrates -- such as white bread and white ... protein "might be an important component of nutrition intervention ...
... JULY 18, 2011 Registration is now open for ... the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, which will return to San ... year, groundbreaking scientific advances in interventional cardiology presented at ... cause of death in the United States, is viewed ...
... journal Science Signaling Van Andel Research Institute ... anti-malaria drug chloroquine represses inflammation, which may provide a ... multitude of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ... anti-malaria drug that inhibits the growth of parasites. For ...
... Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified how ... diabetes, also possibly kills nerve cells in the brain, thereby ... the generation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain. Abeta plays ... researchers previously linked SorCS1 to Alzheimer,s disease and identified where ...
... pace of translating science into real-life solutions for patients ... Health to expand its work over the next five ... (CTSI) is among 10 institutes nationwide to receive the ... first five years of the NIH,s Clinical and Translational ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens 2Health News:Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly 2Health News:Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly 3Health News:Innovations in cardiovascular therapies and treatments will be presented at TCT 2011 2Health News:Chloroquine finding may lead to treatments for arthritis, cancer and other diseases 2Health News:Chloroquine finding may lead to treatments for arthritis, cancer and other diseases 3Health News:Researchers identify how a gene linked to both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes works 2Health News:UCSF receives $112 million to help translate science into cures 2Health News:UCSF receives $112 million to help translate science into cures 3Health News:UCSF receives $112 million to help translate science into cures 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014   Synageva BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ... therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced validation ... Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for sebelipase alfa for ... request for accelerated assessment, which has the potential ... The MAA, and the Biologics License ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Tianyin ... company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional ... ingredients (API) today announced that the Company achieved ... Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate of TPI,s Qionglai ... Administration,s (CFDA). The public notice period is a ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB:CTSOD), a critical ... purification technology to help fight deadly inflammation in ... worldwide, today announced the appointment of Dr. ... its Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, effective ... Di Russo is an accomplished pediatric cardiothoracic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5
... BRANFORD, Connecticut, June 15, 2011 , ... has killed dozens and,hospitalized thousands across Europe has been ... to generate the,"most accurate and detailed genetic analysis to ... ] ,The sequencing was performed by scientists at the ...
... Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR ), the world,s ... radiotherapy, announced today it has received Shonin approval from ... to market the TrueBeam™ system for image-guided radiotherapy and ... breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Deadly E. Coli Strain Sequenced With Roche GS Junior System by HPA Scientists - Provides Community Most Complete Assembly to Date 2Deadly E. Coli Strain Sequenced With Roche GS Junior System by HPA Scientists - Provides Community Most Complete Assembly to Date 3TrueBeam™ System for Non-Invasive Image-Guided Cancer Treatment Receives Shonin Approval 2TrueBeam™ System for Non-Invasive Image-Guided Cancer Treatment Receives Shonin Approval 3
... to its design, this is the ... stone therapy in urinary and biliary ... a multipurpose lithotripter with other applications ... nephrolithotomy. ,The basic system comprises the ...
All the power and performance of the STS - T but now available with a stand-alone 9" II C-Arm...
... Compact Sigma is designed to easily ... precise mechanical coupling eliminates clumsy time ... performed as well. Dorniers patented isocentric ... ,Positioning is simple using the Dornier ...
The latex free, hydrophilic Self-Cath Plus is designed for single use, intermittent self-catheterization. The unique hydrophilic coating activates immediately upon exposure to water for fast, clean...
Medicine Products: