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  • n. Alternative form of heart failure.

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Examples

  • My Slate colleague Juliet Lapidos has observed that the 1,200 annual heart-failure deaths attributed to blizzards represent only about 0.3 percent of all annual deaths from heart disease.

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  • The brute nearly gave me heart-failure when he first began.

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  • And one of the studies found that it's actually harmful for heart-failure patients to cut back on salt.

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  • In an accompanying editorial, Lynne Warner Stevenson , a heart-failure expert at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said the findings "challenge us to re-evaluate our approach to CRT."

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  • Based on several large studies that demonstrated CRT can save lives and prevent hospitalization among heart-failure patients, professional guidelines were developed that recommend its use based in part on a measurement recorded by an electrocardiogram called the QRS duration.

    Scrutiny for Heart Devices

  • Known as cardiac resynchronization therapy, or CRT, the devices typically cost $25,000 or more and are implanted in about 60,000 heart-failure patients in the U.S. each year.

    Scrutiny for Heart Devices

  • The devices are designed to correct an electrical disturbance in which the right and left ventricles aren't contracting together—a problem for heart-failure patients that reduces the heart's efficiency and hinders physical activity.

    Scrutiny for Heart Devices

  • It carries a boxed warning saying that the drug more than doubled the risk of death for the sickest heart-failure patients in one study, compared to placebo.

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  • As a result, the medicine already carried a boxed warning saying the drug more than doubled the risk of death for the sickest heart-failure patients in one study, compared to placebo.

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  • For heart-failure patients who were hospitalized, death rates one year after that fell only slightly—to 29.6% in 2008 from 31.7% in 1999.

    Heart Failure Puts Fewer in Hospital

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