Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result
Tag: signs of heart failure
Most heart failure patients need six to seven different prescription medications to remove excess fluid from their body, help their heart squeeze more forcefully, prevent it from overexerting itself, and keep their blood pressure under control. But that’s not all.
About 40 percent of patients with heart failure take medications for
Bleeding Antidote May Be on the Way for Warfarin Alternative
One of the concerns about some of the newer drugs designed to be alternatives to warfarin (Coumadin®) is that they lack an antidote to excessive bleeding. Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) has been hailed as a safe and effective alternative to warfarin, which can
Shorter Course of Radiation Beneficial for Breast Cancer Patients
Among women with breast cancer who have had a tumor surgically removed, researchers have found that a shorter course of higher-dose radiation to one area of the breast yields similar results as a longer course of radiation to the entire breast. Data