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Stem Cells Poised to Grow Organs for Transplant : Zannos Grekos, MD Presents Clinical Data of Research with Adult Stem Cells to Physicians at International Regenerative Biomedicine Conference

... rates as well as measurable improvements in congestive heart failure class status, some in as little as ... are able to bring patients from a Class IV congestive heart failure status to a Class II status in less ... currently using Adult Stem Cells Therapy to treat congestive Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Peripheral Artery ...

LifeMasters Receives Full Accreditation for Disease Management Programs

... its disease management (DM) programs for asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary ... its disease management (DM) programs for asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary ... offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic ...

Northwestern Memorial trials implantable device to manage congestive heart failure symptoms

... the heart's pumping action and helping to manage congestive heart failure symptoms. The US PARACHUTE trial ... in the United States to undergo the procedure. congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart ... The US PARACHUTE trial looks at patients whose congestive heart failure was caused by a previous heart ...

Landmark Research Heralds New Era in Dog Heart Treatment and Longer Life for Dogs

... Media - Global QUEST Study Reveals Dogs With congestive Heart Failure Have Significantly Improved ... study ever conducted looking at treatment for congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by MMVD, with 260 ... Hydrochloride on Survival Times in Dogs with congestive Heart Failure Caused by Naturally Occurring ...

Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients

... risk for sudden death in patients with congestive heart failure, new research shows. The study, ... in high-risk patients." Roughly half of congestive heart failure-related deaths are caused by ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about congestive heart failure . -- ...

The Montreal Heart Institute presents findings on congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation

... Journal of Medicine . The Atrial Fibrillation and congestive Heart Failure Trial (AF-CHF) was a prospective, ... for patients with atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. "It is now clear that the ... Americans, predominantly the elderly. About congestive heart failure ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

... were almost six times more likely to report congestive heart failure; about five times more likely to ... drug anthracycline increased the risk of congestive heart failure about fourfold, roughly doubled the ... treatment to the heart doubled the risk of congestive heart failure, heart attack and pericardial ...

Penn study finds elderly heart patients with ICD devices live longer after heart failure

... D.C. Elderly patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure who receive implantable ... beneficiaries over age 66 who were treated for congestive heart failure at over 2,000 academic and ... for patients who received other treatments for congestive heart failure, which is comparable to cost ...

Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart

... the use of combined pacemaker/drug treatments for congestive heart failure patients. "We are learning that ... more than a million people are diagnosed with congestive heart failure, in which the heart weakens and ... to the rest of the body. About 25 percent of congestive heart failure patients suffer from non-uniform ...

Pacemaker tune-up works chemical wonders on damaged hearts in dogs

... device-plus-drug treatments for people with congestive heart failure. Our results really help ... than a half-million Americans are diagnosed with congestive heart failure, when the heart weakens and cannot ... more than 5 million Americans have some form of congestive heart failure, marked by symptoms such as ...

'Hidden Epidemic' of Congestive Heart Failure Driving Hospitalization, Costs

... heart death. However, they become candidates for congestive heart failure several years down the road, leading to an increase in the importance of congestive heart failure as a cause of cardiovascular ... substantial growth. Their impact on the major congestive heart failure markets in the United States, ...

Diabetes Drugs Boost Heart Failure But Not Death

... Nesto's team found a 72 percent increase risk of congestive heart failure among a wide range of patient ... 2 diabetes and an already documented history of congestive heart failure. However, the risk of ... Thursday. According to the drug maker, congestive heart failure is linked to fluid retention ...

Study finds heart failure is rare among leukemia patients on imatinib

... HOUSTON - congestive heart failure rarely occurs among leukemia ... heartbeat or coronary artery disease. Six had congestive heart failure before entering treatment. The ... America. The team also found the incidence of congestive heart failure among patients receiving imatinib ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... use of DOXIL may lead to cardiac toxicity. Myocardial damage may lead to congestive heart failure and may occur as the total cumulative dose of doxorubicin ... Cardiac function should be carefully monitored congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy may occur after discontinuation of ...

Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

... that depression is a predictor of mortality after a heart attack or in congestive heart failure," said study author Nancy Frasure-Smith, a senior research ... "there are no trials assessing treatment for depression in people with congestive heart disease and atrial fibrillation," she said. "Newer antidepressants ...

Bridges to Excellence Announces Five New Physician Recognition Programs With Potential to Save Billions of Health Care Dollars

... diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic conditions such as asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary ... health plans. New Care Link Programs: -- Asthma Care Link -- congestive Heart Failure Care Link -- COPD Care Link -- Coronary Artery Disease ...

Cell Therapeutics Completes Pixantrone NDA Submission and Requests Priority Review

... vs. 4.5%). Events considered cardiac disorders included cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, cyanosis, pericardial effusion, and ... (initial) treatment, they cause cumulative heart damage that may result in congestive heart failure many years later. As a result, there is a lifetime limit of ...

New Heart Valve Repair System Tested for Safety

... the left atrium. This condition can worsen existing heart failure or cause congestive heart failure, according to a news release from the American Heart ... "Heart failure prevalence is worsening, and we know that the outcome of congestive heart failure is worse when mitral regurgitation is present," study author ...

AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure

... Assist System (LVAS) - for the treatment of patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) who are on the waiting list for heart transplantation. ... Assist System (LVAS) - for the treatment of patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) who are on the waiting list for heart transplantation. ...

Gene Network Sciences Names Former Wyeth President of R&D Robert Ruffolo to SAB

... products, including carvedilol (Coreg/Kredex) for the treatment of congestive heart failure and hypertension, dobutamine (Dobutrex) for the acute management of congestive heart failure, ropinirole (Requip) for Parkinson's Disease, eprosartan ...

New way to analyze sleep disorders

... diagnose sleep disorders and determine optimal treatments for people with congestive heart failure. Athletes might also be able analyze their own recordings to ... cardiac diseases and ways to determine optimal treatments for people with congestive heart failure. Monitoring cardiorespiratory capacity may also help ...

Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour Through California Cities to Provide Free Heart Examinations in Sound-Proof Setting

... Park - 3026 East Orange Grove Boulevard About congestive Heart Failure in Dogs The makers of Vetmedin(R) - a break-through ... failure - organized the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour to teach people about congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. CHF leads to excessive water and salt ...

Astellas Launches Vaprisol(R) (Conivaptan Hydrochloride Injection) Premixed in 5% Dextrose for the Treatment of Hyponatremia

... damage and death.(5) In the treatment of hyponatremia associated with congestive heart failure, Vaprisol is indicated only for those patients for whom the ... in hospitalized patients. Vaprisol is not indicated for the treatment of congestive heart failure. It should only be used for the treatment of hyponatremia in ...

Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour Kicks off in Las Vegas to Provide Free Heart Examinations in Sound-Proof Setting

... Basin Dog Park - Alexander Road & North Tenaya Way About congestive Heart Failure in Dogs The makers of Vetmedin(R) - a break-through ... failure - organized the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour to teach people about congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. CHF leads to excessive water and salt ...

LifeMasters Introduces Health Activation Tool to Disease Management Participants

... based interventions that target key cost drivers such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive ... organizations. LifeMasters offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Break-through Drug for Heart Failure in Dogs Now Available in the United States

... ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A break-through drug to treat congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs is now available in the United States. ... It is indicated for the management of signs of mild, moderate or severe congestive heart failure in dogs. Vetmedin comes in capsules and chewable tablets. In ...

Blue Cross Receives Disease Management Awards

... quality of care in: diabetes asthma congestive heart failure coronary artery disease The disease ... outcomes in common chronic conditions, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and diabetes outstanding performance in achieving ...

LifeMasters Offers Financial Incentives to Florida Physicians for Participation in Disease Management Programs

... beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and who have congestive heart failure (CHF) or any combination of CHF, diabetes and coronary ... organizations. LifeMasters offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Research Shows Successful Physician Engagement in LifeMasters Disease Management Programs

... outcomes." The most common conditions to generate alerts were congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease and cancer. The most ... organizations. LifeMasters offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Digitek Recall Help Web Site

... digoxin, which is used to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure. The drug's manufacturer issued a nationwide Digitek recall ... digoxin, which is used to treat patients with an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure. Digitek and other digoxin drugs work by increasing the ...

Response Biomedical Corporation Reports 2007 Financial Results

... for clearance of both our RAMP(R) NT-proBNP Test for diagnosis of congestive heart failure and our Rapid Influenza A+B Test (Flu A+B). We have also ... are commercially available for the early detection of heart attack and congestive heart failure. In late 2006, the Company formed a strategic alliance ...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Extends LifeMasters Demonstration Project in Florida

... for service beneficiaries (Medicare/Medicaid) in seven counties who have congestive heart failure (CHF) as a primary diagnosis or any combination of CHF, ... for physicians. LifeMasters offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic obstructive ...

Congestive heart failure leads to greater disability, nursing home admissions

... heart-disease patients to live longer. But as their hearts decline into congestive heart failure, an increasing number will experience disability and the ... require care from nursing homes and family members. The prevalence of congestive heart failure imposes a substantial burden on patients, families and the ...

Millennium Submits sNDA for VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection for the Treatment of Front-Line Multiple Myeloma

... been studied in mantle cell lymphoma. Acute development or exacerbation of congestive heart failure, and/or new onset of decreased left ventricular ejection ... to be possibly related to study drug: including reports of cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, renal failure, pneumonia and sepsis. ...

Colon cancer screenings may not pay off and could pose harm to some

... groups that included 50-year-old men with HIV, and 60-year-old women with congestive heart failure. Braithwaite said the payoff time for colorectal cancer ... as long as 2.9 years for 60-year-old women. Because patients with severe congestive heart failure have a life expectancy of less than 2.9 years, they were ...

New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

... noting those who died from heart disease or had suffered heart attacks or congestive heart failure. They also looked at the effect of sunitinib on the heart's ... stromal tumor[s]." That includes a lower incidence of events such as congestive heart failure, impaired heart function, and high blood pressure that were ...

Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

... to other commonly used medications, other than the well-known risk of congestive heart failure with thiazolidinedione (TZDs)." Nissen was the first ... agent, people using Avandia on its own had a 60 percent increased risk of congestive heart failure, a 40 percent increased risk of heart attack, and a 29 ...

Phase III Trial of VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Showed Dramatic Fourfold Increase in Complete Remission Rates When Combined With the Most Commonly Used U.S. Regimen in Front-Line Multiple Myeloma

... been studied in mantle cell lymphoma. Acute development or exacerbation of congestive heart failure, and/or new onset of decreased left ventricular ejection ... to be possibly related to study drug: including reports of cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, renal failure, pneumonia and sepsis. ...

Aging heart changes shape, shrinks and loses pumping function too

... Estimates show that more than 5 million Americans have some from of congestive heart failure, marked by symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue. ... in heart function. So far, 79 study participants have developed congestive heart failure. ...

Data Show Vaprisol(R) Is Effective & Safe in Promptly Increasing Serum Sodium Levels in Patients With Euvolemic or Hypervolemic Hyponatremia

... in hospitalized patients. Vaprisol is not indicated for the treatment of congestive heart failure. It should only be used for the treatment of hyponatremia ... in hospitalized patients. VAPRISOL is not indicated for the treatment of congestive heart failure. It should only be used for the treatment of hyponatremia in ...
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