• Lung ultrasound in ED to manage acute HF confers no benefit vs. usual care

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    A strategy of care based on lung ultrasound in the ED for pulmonary congestion in acute HF showed no benefit in reducing B-line numbers compared with usual care, according to new study findings.
    “Lung ultrasound is an objective method to quantify pulmonary congestion via measurement of extravascular lung water signals, known as B-lines,” Peter S. Pang, MD, from the department of emergency medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. “Preliminary data suggest that
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  • HF from cardiotoxic breast cancer therapies may confer better prognosis vs. other causes

    HF from cardiotoxic breast cancer therapies may confer better prognosis vs. other causes

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    Women who developed HF following cardiotoxic breast cancer treatment had fewer comorbidities and better overall 5-year prognosis compared with women who developed HF for other reasons, researchers reported.
    “Anthracycline- and trastuzumab-based chemotherapy are cardiotoxic, contributing to an increased risk of HF in early-stage breast cancer survivors,” Husam Abdel-Qadir, MD, PhD, scientist at Women's College Research Institute and cardiologist at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues wrote. “While several studies report a high incidence of HF
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