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FDA clears 1st AI to detect heart failure

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

The FDA has approved an artificial intelligence algorithm for Eko Health's digital stethoscope that can detect low ejection fraction, a key indicator of heart failure.

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E-Cigarettes Tied to Heart Failure

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Use of electronic nicotine products was associated with incident heart failure, a prospective study found. People who self-reported ever having used electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were 19% more likely to develop heart.

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Contemporary pharmacological treatment and management of heart failure

Nature Reviews - Cardiology

Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 26 March 2024; doi:10.1038/s41569-024-00997-0 In this Review, Bozkurt provides an overview of the management of patients with heart failure across the full range of left ventricular ejection fraction, derived from the recommendations in the latest US and European guidelines.

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Optimization of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Medications After an Acute Heart Failure Admission

JAMA Cardiology

This secondary analysis of the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Rapid Optimization, Helped by N-Terminal Pro–Brain Natriuretic Peptide Testing of Heart Failure Therapies (STRONG-HF) randomized clinical trial investigates what variables are associated with success in uptitration of guideline-directed medical therapy after hospital discharge for (..)

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FDA Clears First AI to Aid Heart Failure Detection During Routine Check-ups

DAIC

healthcare providers can now detect Low EF, a key heart failure indicator, in 15 seconds using an Eko stethoscope during a routine physical examination. As a result, many heart failure cases go undiagnosed until symptoms force a specialist or emergency hospital visit, leading to worse patient outcomes and exacerbated healthcare costs.2

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Study links e-cigarette use with higher risk of heart failure

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

People who use e-cigarettes are significantly more likely to develop heart failure compared with those who have never used them, according to one of the largest prospective studies to date investigating possible links between vaping and heart failure.

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Understanding Total Costs Associated with Hospitalization for Heart Failure, with Veraprapas Kittipibul, MD

HCPLive

Veraprapas Kittipibul, MD, discusses a study examining costs associated with heart failure hospitalization among patients with HFrEF or HFpEF from within the GWTG-HF registry.