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posted 11/30/2010

But the only way doctors and patients and their families will get a really accurate handle on prognosis with current therapies is if a huge prospective study is undertaken or at least a national registry that includes tens of thousands of patients seen at many academic centers and those seen in the community by both cardiologists and general practitioners.

posted 10/28/2010

For the last week I have been mulling over the name heart failure, questioning why the collective conditions that bear its name ever got such a name, and looking into the very murky area of heart failure death statistics.  Many, many of us who were shocked to get the frightening diagnosis “heart failure” do not have hearts that have failed.  We got treated, some more quickly than others, and went right on with our lives.  Others are not so lucky and die of heart failure, sometimes suddenly and sometimes after years.  Trying to discuss what heart failure is g

posted 10/18/2010

My Journey With Heart Failure

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Posted by Mary Knudson | Tuesday, 2010-11-02, 06:16
I enjoyed your anecdote about the kid with the head injury.  Reminds me of when my 8-year...
Posted by Mary Knudson | Friday, 2010-10-29, 13:11
Beta blockers certainly can help and most people at risk for heart failure should be on them. ...
Posted by Mary Knudson | Friday, 2010-10-29, 06:43
The only way to prevent sudden death is to get an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)and...