Tag: congestive heart failure

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends

Among older adults with mild-to-moderate depressive disorder diagnosed during a primary care visit, antidepressant medication or supervised group exercise sessions may decrease symptoms to a...

HF Med Cornucopia Center Stage in Upcoming ESC Guideline: Preview

Today there are so many evidence-based drug therapies for heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) that physicians treating HF patients almost don’t know...

FDA Approves First and Only Treatment for AL Amyloidosis

The first and only treatment for a rare and often fatal blood cell disorder has been approved in the United States. The new indication is...

JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment

A newly updated expert consensus from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) includes several new...

‘Cautious’ DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those...

Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic

As US hospitals begin to reopen for elective procedures, a new report outlines the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the facilities’ patient...

New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Four more studies of the relationship of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors...

‘Hospital at Home’ May Boost COVID-19 Inpatient Capacity

Tufts Medical Center in Boston is partnering with Medically Home, a Boston-based company, to provide hospital-level care at home for non–COVID-19 patients who don’t require...