Tag Archives: Failure

What Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplantation?

February 04, 2019 Share this content: Higher average donor-derived cell-free DNA correlated with pretransplant factors such as obesity, age of donor, lung allocation score, and age of recipient. Allograft failure in individuals who receive lung transplants can be predicted by measuring donor-derived cell-free DNA (%ddcfDNA) for allograft injury, according to a study recently published in… Read More »

Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure, study suggests

A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, showed a survival benefit for moderate drinkers compared with those who abstained from alcohol. On average,… Read More »

Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for heart failure drop by 27 percent compared to those who… Read More »