A recent study in the European Journal of Heart Failure, studiedthe effect of coenzyme Q10 on morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure. Results from the study revealed thatpatients in placebo group were significantly more likely to reach a major adverse cardiovascular event than those inCoQ10 group.How many of your chronic heart failure patients take this supplement? Would these results encourage you to prescribe CoQ10 for your patients as maintenance therapy?
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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that patients with heart failure and depression may benefit from regular, moderate exercise. Although the results of the study were modest, exercising 90 to 120 minutes a week reduced patient’s risk of re-hospitalizations and deaths related to heart problems. Patients should receive proper counseling from physicians prior to starting new exercise regimens. How do you encourage your patients to exercise more consistently?
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