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Depression And Anxiety In Heart Failure

According to a study, researchers examine that Symptoms of depression and anxiety are present in about one-third of patients with heart failure and these patients are at higher risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes. The study was published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

In patients with heart failure (HF), depression and anxiety disorders are common and associated with adverse outcomes such as reduced adherence to treatment, poor function, increased hospitalizations, and elevated mortality. Despite the adverse impact of these disorders, anxiety, and depression remain underdiagnosed and undertreated in HF patients.

Effectiveness of an Experimental Compound Against Fibrotic Diseases

Normal scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and quietly retreats when the job is done. But in many common diseases – kidney, liver and lung fibrosis — the scar tissue goes rogue and strangles vital organs. These diseases are largely untreatable and ultimately fatal. A new Northwestern Medicine study has newly identified a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Increases Survival Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation increases the possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. But it's not just trained professionals who can jump in to perform CPR. There are simple, life-saving steps any bystander can take. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. Some 350,000 cases occur each year outside of a hospital, and the survival rate is less than 12 percent. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival.

Macaques with SIV: Gammaherpesviruses linked to Tumors

Viruses known as gammaherpesviruses may raise the risk of cancer in macaques infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus or Simian Human Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV/SHIV), according to new research published by Vickie Marshall of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Maryland, and colleagues.