Posts Tagged ‘heart rate’

February 13th, 2012

Pop Quiz

To celebrate Heart Month, CardioExchange welcomes this fun bit of trivia from Dr. Westby Fisher, an electrophysiologist practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. This piece originally appeared on his blog, Dr. Wes.   What does this graph represent? Hint: you […]

August 29th, 2010

Downshifting Heart Rate in HF Found Beneficial

In the SHIFT trial, Karl Swedberg and colleagues tested the effects of ivabradine, a selective sinus-node inhibitor, in 6558 patients with heart failure who had a heart rate ≥70 bpm. After a median 23 months of follow-up, the rate of cardiovascular death or hospital admission for worsening heart failure was 24% in the ivabradine group […]