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Prostate Cancer in Men with Treated Advanced Heart Failure: Should we keep Screening?

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Summary of "Prostate Cancer in Men with Treated Advanced Heart Failure: Should we keep Screening?"

To evaluate the outcomes of men diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa) following implanted treatments for advanced heart failure. Given the increasingly favorable 10-year life expectancy, MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) screens heart transplant (HT) candidates for PCa and other malignancies prior to intervention.

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Name: Urology
ISSN: 1527-9995
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A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.

A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.

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Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.

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