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Latest Publications and Research on Congestive Heart Failure

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg  2020 Feb 01  

A case of recurrent constrictive pericarditis induced by pericardial substitution with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane.

Taguchi S, Kitamura T, Matsukuma S, Odate T, Ariyoshi T, Hamawaki M, Otsubo C, Kurohama H, Mihara Y

A 72-year-old man presented with recurrent constrictive pericarditis, which developed 6 months after pericardiectomy, and pericardial substitution wit... Read More

Source: PubMed

Med. J. Malaysia    

Early outcome of cardiac surgery in dialysis-dependent end-stage renal failure patients.

Chong KS, Pau CP, Azmi MI, Taib ME, Dillon J

Preoperative dialysis-dependent renal failure is a strong independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality and morbidity after open heart surgery. Th... Read More

Source: PubMed

Am. Heart J.    

Long-term clinical outcomes with use of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor early after heart transplantation.

Arashi H, Sato T, Kobashigawa J, Luikart H, Kobayashi Y, Okada K, Sinha S, Honda Y, Yeung AC, Khush K, Fearon WF

The safety and efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition (ACEI) after heart transplantation (HT) is unknown. This study examined long-term ... Read More

Source: PubMed


Abnormal fluid distribution and low handgrip strength index as predictors of mortality in Mexican patients with chronic heart failure.

Castillo-Martínez L, Rodríguez-García WD, González-Islas DG, Orea-Tejeda A, Lozada-Mellado M, Rodríguez-Silverio J, Reyes-García JG

In patients with heart failure, fluid alteration and low muscle strength frequently coexist because of their reduced physical activity and sedentary b... Read More

Source: PubMed

J. Nutr. Biochem.    

Emodin and emodin-rich rhubarb inhibits histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity and cardiac myocyte hypertrophy.

Evans LW, Bender A, Burnett L, Godoy L, Shen Y, Staten D, Zhou T, Angermann JE, Ferguson BS

Pathological cardiac hypertrophy is a classical hallmark of heart failure. At the molecular level, inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes at... Read More

Source: PubMed


syras Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Congestive heart failure can affect many organs. For example: The weakened heart muscle may not be able to deliver enough blood to the kidneys, which in turn begin to lose their normal ability to excrete salt and water. This can cause decreased kidney function in the body to retain more fluid. The lungs can become clogged with fluid and the ability of the person to take down. The fluid can also accumulate in the liver, which hinders their ability to rid the body of toxins and produce essential proteins. The intestines can become less efficient in absorbing nutrients and drugs. The fluid can also accumulate in the extremities, causing swelling of the ankles and feet.

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