Cardiology

More heart failure patients may benefit from CRT defibrillator

Certain groups of heart failure patients may see improved heart function with cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) if traditional implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment does not work, according ...

Cardiology

Can pyruvate improve cardiac function following surgery?

Can pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, help improve cardiovascular function in children who have cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and suffer from low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS)? This question is one that Rafael Jaimes, ...

Cardiology

Another plus to cardiac rehab: better sex

(HealthDay)—Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program—a boost in their sex life.

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Cardiac function curve

A cardiac function curve is a graph showing the relationship between right atrial pressure (x-axis) and cardiac output (y-axis).

Superimposition of the cardiac function curve and venous return curve is used in one hemodynamic model.

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