App to Monitor Patients With Advanced Heart Failure

The clinical decision support application monitors medical tests, the health status of patients and notifies clinicians when they require advanced disease therapies.

The research team found that bthe app led to the significantly improved detection of disease advancements such as an increase in patients' survival rates as well as improve quality of life/b.

"We found that clinical decision support can facilitate the early identification of patients needing advanced heart failure therapy ...

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Elevated Blood Glucose Levels may pose Heart Defect Risk to Infants

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liElevated glucose values during early pregnancy can be associated with increased risk for congenital heart disease in babies/li
liEarly recognition of the defects prenatally can improve patient outcomes as both the mother and baby can receive specialized care/li
liCongenital heart risk was found to be elevated to 8 percent for every 10 milligrams per deciliter increase in blood glucose level/li/ul

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New Blood Test Can Predict Survival Rates in Heart Failure Patients

A blood test called MyLeukoMap has been developed to predict survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who have had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices, reveals a new study.

The experimental blood test was developed at UCLA using gene activity data from immune cells and was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people.

bMechanical circulatory support devices,/b such as ventricular assist devices and temporary total artificial hearts, ...

Heart Defects in Fetus Due to High Blood Sugar Levels of Mother

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li The mother's blood sugar levels during pregnancy can have a large effect on how likely the baby is to have congenital heart disease. /li
li If a pregnant woman has poorly controlled diabetes with rapidly fluctuating sugar levels, she may be at a higher risk of having a child with the condition. /li
li High glucose levels boosted a chemical process that made the heart cells divide rapidly, but did not allow them to mature well....

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