Consumption of sweetened beverages increases risk of heart failure

iStock_000024649569XSmallSummer is coming and with sweltering heat comes a temptation to
quench thirst with sweetened beverages. However, we should carefully consider the type of fluid intake because as scientist from Karolinska Institutet report, consumption of sweetened beverage significantly increases the risk of heart failure occurrence.

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Vitamine D improves heart function in course of chronic heart failure

medicine dopingChronic heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease which manifests itself as a decrease in cardiac output accompanied with myocardial dysfunction. The most common cause of CHF is the ischemic heart disease (IHD) but it may also be a complication of hypertension, cardiomyopathy or myocarditis. Disease is characterized with high mortality, 50% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. Therefore the search for new therapeutic approaches, that could improve these statistics continues. Read full text »

Ventricular ectopy is a modifiable risk factor for congestive heart failure

iStock_000024649569XSmallHigher frequency of extra heartbeats is a predictor factor of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) decrease and congestive heart failure (CHF) Read full text »