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Trends in heart failure diagnosis for women and men in urban and rural settings in Ontario

AoS. Trends in heart failure diagnosis for women and men in urban and rural settings in Ontario

Heart failure remains a significant cause of death and disability for women and men. It is estimated that 1 in 5 individuals will be diagnosed with heart failure in their lifetime, with an average survival of approximately

Sex differences in heart failure outcomes in Ontario, Canada

AoS. Sex Differences in Heart Failure Outcomes in Ontario, Canada.

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in women and men around the world. Despite recent advances in the management of heart failure, much still need to be learned how outcomes might differ by sex. Indeed,

Confirmation and testing of an idea of using mobile technology in heart failure

Summary of Themes, Subthemes and Confirmation

Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping blood as well as it should. The weak pumping function of the heart causes blood to back up into the blood vessels around the lungs causing cough and

Memory process in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction

Heart failure is a complex syndrome characterized by hemodynamic and neuro-hormonal alterations. In recent literature a relationship between heart failure and the presence of cognitive disorders, in particular in the domain of the attentional-executive functions, was reported

A new PARADIGM for neurohormonal therapy in heart failure

Heart failure is a leading cause of hospital admissions and mortality worldwide. With an aging global population and enhanced survival after myocardial infarction, heart failure prevalence will almost certainly rise in the future. Although existing therapies have

Implantable heart pumps improve functional independence in patients with advanced heart failure

The syndrome of advanced heart failure (AHF) occurs when the muscle of the heart loses its ability to effectively pump blood to the body. This results in poor delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to many organs,

A novel human R25C-phospholamban mutation induces depressed contraction force and irregular beat in the heart

Heart failure refers to the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to the periphery and meet the body’s demands for energy and oxygen. The symptoms of heart failure commonly include shortness of breath, asthma, fatigue and leg swelling. Currently, heart failure is

Nerves are required to repair the injured heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart attack, are responsible for approximately 18 million deaths each year, which accounts for more than 30% of all deaths worldwide. CVD is the single greatest cause of death in humans killing

Lymphatic drainage of the heart

Someone once said that each man is his own island. I would make the analogy that our body is a country, where each organ is a city, each cell a building or factory in the city, and

The heart’s own acetylcholine important in health and disease

Tissues and organs of our body are under the control of active chemical compounds. Hormons are released from  endocrine glands and reach the targets with blood.  Transmitters are released from the endings of nerve fibers. If the