Heart failure is a catch-all term which simply means that your heart isn’t working quite as well as it should. A number of problems building up over time can result in a heart that can’t pump as well as it used to.
Angiotensin II-receptor blockers are called ‘safe’ drugs - safer than ACE inhibitors. Notably, they don’t cause persistent coughing, a very common side-effect of the ACE drugs
A new British review has concluded that a woman taking HRT is more likely to contract a life-threatening disease than be protected against one.
If you're ever admitted to hospital with heart failure, the chances are that your specialist will use the drug perindopril, a long acting angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI). It has be ...
A patient with arrhythmias may experience a number of symptoms, including an irregular heartbeat, an occasional forceful or rapid beat, a feeling of lightheadedness or actual fainting.
Heart failure is epidemic in the UK and US, and so is statin use. Millions of patients are taking statins, which are increasingly more potent and enthusiastically prescribed in ever-higher dosages.
A recent analysis of 37,151 patients receiving atenolol (a long-acting beta-blocker) or metoprolol (a short-acting beta-blocker) in patients aged over 65 undergoing elective surgery found that those given long-acting atenolol had a far lower cardiac...
Excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues and cavities.
Such abnormal accumulation of fluid in spaces between