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  • cardiovascular
  • Despite interest in novel ways to improve exercise function in heart failure, "we should not yet view testosterone as the definitive answer," Yancy said, noting the lack of information about long-term cardiovascular effects of testosterone treatments. (go.com)
  • Abuse of testosterone, a steroid hormone that helps athletes and bodybuilders bulk up, has been associated with cardiovascular disease, increased risk of heart attack, and mood changes, as well as prostate cancer. (go.com)
  • Our Interactive Cardiovascular Library has detailed animations and illustrations to help you learn about conditions, treatments and procedures related to heart disease and stroke. (heart.org)
  • outcomes
  • The audit aims to drive up the quality of the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart failure by collecting, analysing and disseminating data, and eventually to improve mortality and morbidity outcomes for heart failure patients. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Lower testosterone levels have been shown to be an independent risk factor for worse outcomes among men and women with heart failure. (go.com)
  • The Alliance for Heart Failure's mission is to achieve better outcomes for people with heart failure by ensuring timely diagnosis and access to the right care and support. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Alliance for Heart Failure welcomed the findings but called for more to be done to address the vast regional variation in patient outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • arteries
  • It typically results from narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis), heart attack, heart valve diseases or infections that weaken the heart muscle. (go.com)
  • In otherwords, the earlier data revealed only the part of the case load.A lot of effort is invested on methods which detect risk factors, disease of the coronary (heart)arteries, abnormal heart muscle functioning, all at a very early stage and in a non-invasivemanner. (slideshare.net)
  • The specific mechanism involved is increased release of the "stress hormones", epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine which increase blood output from the heart and constrict arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • precipitate
  • Weight gain of more than 2 pounds is associated with admission to the hospital for heart failure Sodium restriction - excessive sodium intake may precipitate or exacerbate heart failure, thus a "no added salt" diet (60-100 mmol total daily intake) is recommended for patients with CHF. (wikipedia.org)
  • inhibitors
  • Common types of medications that are prescribed for heart failure patients include ACE inhibitors, vasodilators, beta blockers, aspirin, calcium channel blockers, and cholesterol lowering medications such as statins. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscle
  • There is a lot of interest in the role ofstem cells in the repair of dead heart muscle cells. (slideshare.net)
  • In heart failure, this mechanism fails, as the ventricle is loaded with blood to the point where heart muscle contraction becomes less efficient. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is due to reduced ability to cross-link actin and myosin filaments in over-stretched heart muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is caused by the terminally differentiated heart muscle fibers increasing in size in an attempt to improve contractility. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other well recognized precipitating factors include anemia and hyperthyroidism which place additional strain on the heart muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be caused by congenital defect or by another condition that damages or overloads the heart muscle. (dmoztools.net)
  • This isoform is expressed exclusively in heart muscle during human and mouse development, and is distinct from those expressed in slow skeletal muscle (MYBPC1) and fast skeletal muscle (MYBPC2). (wikipedia.org)
  • ventricle
  • the aorta originates from the right ventricle, so most of the blood returning to the heart from the body is pumped back out without first going to the lungs. (slideshare.net)
  • Over time these increases in workload will produce changes to the heart itself: The heart of a person with heart failure may have a reduced force of contraction due to overloading of the ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • 1. Cutting Edge Solutions for Heart ProblemsIt is common knowledge that heart diseases account for a significant amount of deaths andlimitation of the quality of life. (slideshare.net)
  • Consequently, due to effective drugs andcontrol of the risk factors, a decrease in the load of heart diseases was expected. (slideshare.net)
  • manifest
  • Ischemia may manifest in distinct ways, either as a result of increasing tissue oxygen demand, or diminished ability of the heart to supply oxygen to the tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • The heart is a hollow muscular organ that pumps blood around the body. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • This increases the risk of cardiac arrest (specifically due to abnormal ventricular heart rhythms) and reduces blood supply to the rest of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • acute
  • In acute decompensated heart failure, the immediate goal is to re-establish adequate perfusion and oxygen delivery to end organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initial therapy of acute decompensated heart failure usually includes some combination of a vasodilator such as nitroglycerin, a loop diuretic such as furosemide, and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). (wikipedia.org)