Preventing and Treating Heart Failure: http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/396c1aba3f954a869d6c8f3423e52c8e
Stuart D. Russell, M.D. and Ashish S. Shah, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Seminar). 55 min 36 sec
Whom does Dr. Russell call the “father of cardiology?”
Dr Eugene Braunwald
What is the definition of Heart Failure (as per the presentation)? Re-state this in YOUR OWN WORDS.
The heart is unable to pump blood at a rate needed by the body’s metabolism
Why is there an increase in incidence and prevalence?
Diseases in the past that killed are now being cured but with these diseases causes damage to the heart and after years the heart fails from the continued damage
What drives the prevalence of CHF in the elderly population?
High blood pressure, 40-50 years of it, causes heart to stiffen, causing heart failure
What are some risk factors for heart failure?
Hypertension, ischemic heart disease, idiopathic cardiomyopathy, viruses, alcohol, hiv, pregnancy, diabetes
Which stages are directly indicative of heart failure?
Stages c and d
What is Carvedilol?
A beta blocker used to treat heart failure and hypertension and after a heart attack that has caused your heart not to pump at all
Which drug has been shown to be a good therapeutic option for African American patients?
How does a defibrillator return the heart rate back to a “normal” rhythm?