Navigation Links
Heart failure risk model validated
Date:3/30/2009

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine created the Health ABC Heart Failure Model for predicting risk of new onset heart failure in the elderly. Now that model has been strengthened by validating it in a separate library of patient data from an earlier cardiovascular study.

The results suggest the Health ABC risk model can be used to identify high-risk individuals for whom interventions can be targeted cost-effectively to prevent heart failure.

"This is a scoring system that could help individuals or their physicians understand their five-year risk for heart failure, using basic risk factors that are easily obtained at relatively low cost," says Javed Butler, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and director of heart failure research at Emory University School of Medicine.

Andreas Kalogeropoulos, MD, a post-doctoral research fellow with Butler, presents the findings Monday at the American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando.

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65 and greatly increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

The Health ABC model uses nine clinical measures to estimate the risk of heart failure in patients who haven't necessarily been seen by doctors for coronary heart disease before. The nine measures are: age, history of coronary heart disease, smoking, blood pressure, heart rate, left ventricular hypertrophy measured by electrocardiography, and blood levels of glucose, creatinine and albumin.

Several individual risk factors for heart failure have been identified, but Butler says the model is the first that combines the risk factors into a system for predicting risk for any given individual. The model categorizes individuals into four risk categories ranging from less than 5 (low) to more than 20 percent (very high) 5-year risk, and has been shown to perform well for men, women, Caucasians and African Americans.

"Considering
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Goodwin
sgoodwi@emory.edu
404-727-3366
Emory University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
2. Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease
3. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
4. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
5. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
6. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
7. Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
8. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
9. Embryonic Stem Cells Repair Human Heart
10. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
11. Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) ... of 2015’. The bill was introduced in Congress yesterday by Representatives John Katko ... Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ). The purpose of the bill is ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... On July 23rd Clay Today Online reported the state of ... prison system, which has amassed largely enough throughout the years. Florida is the third ... Obama’s recent reduction of non violent drug offender’s prison sentences, Florida is beginning to ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s announcement of the reinstitution of National Prescription Drug Take-Back ... 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. On the 26th, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... , ... Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, ... pest birds from the AC units and ventilation systems on hospital roofs. Bird droppings ... West Nile virus. When these droppings dry, the fine powder can be carried into ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Summer is the dry eye season, ... that a particularly long, dry and hot 2015 summer season and the dry eye ... advocate Sharon Kleyne will discuss the 2015 summer season and identify the primary dry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bill to Create Patient Registry for Deadly Cancer Introduced in Congress 2Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 2Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 3Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2Health News:AAPCC Supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 3Health News:Bird B Gone’s New Bird Hazing System Keeps Disease-Carrying Bird Droppings Out of Hospitals 2Health News:Fresh Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Warns to Be Extra Cautious About Dry Eye “Hot Spot” Cities In Hot Dry Summer of 2015 2Health News:Fresh Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Warns to Be Extra Cautious About Dry Eye “Hot Spot” Cities In Hot Dry Summer of 2015 3
... the nation,s leading,supplier of replacement medical repair parts for ... companies in Ohio by the Case Western,Weatherhead School of ... growth rate exceeding 1000% and has won the award ... clearly one of our region,s most prestigious,honors," said PartsSource ...
... could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants ... of all human blood cells has been identified by ... to new treatments for blood cancers and other blood ... progenitor, is the initial offspring of a blood-forming stem ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: BMR ) today announced that its board ... $0.31 per share of common stock. The,dividend is equivalent ... BioMed also announced that its board of directors ... company,s 7.375% Series A Cumulative,Redeemable Preferred Stock for the ...
... WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 Speaker Nancy Pelosi,Majority Leader Steny ... Rahm Emanuel held a news conference late this afternoon ... news conference, President,Bush vetoed the bill. Below are the ... that later today that the President,will veto the SCHIP ...
... experts say recall shouldn,t be health threat , , WEDNESDAY, ... 1.2 million doses of a common childhood vaccine due ... vaccine does not pose a health threat, U.S. health ... recalled two lots of the Haemophilus influenzae ...
... A new school curriculum,that counters abuse of prescription ... a press conference today in Washington, D.C. The,curriculum ... as presentations,for parents. This curriculum was created by ... and expertise of law enforcement,officials; the Pharmaceutical Research ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Declares Fourth Quarter 2007 Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends 2Health News:Pelosi on Bush Veto of SCHIP: 'Democrats Will Not Rest Until 10 Million Children Have Access to Health Care' 2Health News:Common Infant Vaccine Recalled 2Health News:Common Infant Vaccine Recalled 3Health News:New School Curriculum Addresses Rx and OTC Drug Abuse 2Health News:New School Curriculum Addresses Rx and OTC Drug Abuse 3Health News:New School Curriculum Addresses Rx and OTC Drug Abuse 4
(Date:7/30/2015)... N.J. , July 30, 2015 Eisai ... in the United States , European ... FDA, EMA and MHLW, respectively) for eribulin, for the ... who have received prior chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic ... on data from a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 Future Market ... titled, "Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis ... report, the global continuous glucose monitoring systems market was ... expected to reach US$ 788.4 Mn by 2020, registering ... to 2020. Global continuous glucose monitoring systems ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... N.J. , July 30, 2015  Medimetriks ... completed the second Phase III clinical study for ... for impetigo.  Medimetriks owns the exclusive U.S. rights ... global trial, conducted at 44 centers with an ... pediatric patients aged 2 months and older with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 2Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 3Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 4Eisai Submits Simultaneous Regulatory Applications for Eribulin in Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the United States, European Union and Japan 5Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 2Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 3Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 4Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 2Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of the Second Successful Pivotal Phase III Study for Ozenoxacin 3
... , , Part ... SPRING, Md., Nov. 19 The U.S. Food and ... called the International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), intended ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) , During the effort, the FDA,s ...
... NEWS, Va., Nov. 19 Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast ... highly esteemed organizations for the fight against breast cancer: ... College of Surgeons. Both societies published articles supporting the ... early detection of breast cancer. , "These endorsements reinforce ...
Cached Medicine Technology:UPDATE: FDA Issues 22 Warning Letters to Web site Operators 2Esteemed Endorsements Recognize Promising Future of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) 2Esteemed Endorsements Recognize Promising Future of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: