In the year following placement of a CardioMEMS heart failure sensor—designed to wirelessly measure and monitor pulmonary artery pressures that can signal worsening heart failure—patients experienced a 58 percent reduction in hospitalization for heart failure, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. Reductions in hospitalizations were seen in […]Continue Reading ...
A group of researchers based in Brazil and the United States have developed a molecule that halts the progression of heart failure and improves the heart’s capacity to pump blood. Rats with heart failure were treated for six weeks with the molecule, called “SAMβA.” The disease not only stabilized, as it usually does in response […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp. 409-420(12); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0062 Juan R. Vilaro, MD, Mustafa Ahmed, MD and Juan M. Aranda Jr. MD from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with heart failure are more likely to die after surgery than patients without heart failure, a study led by surgeon Sherry Wren, MD, has found. The higher mortality rate held even when the researchers considered that heart failure patients are generally in poor health and are more likely to undergo complex surgeries. “We adjusted for […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the […]Continue Reading ...
Research shows magnesium improves a form of heart failure previously without treatment Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated. In the article, “Magnesium supplementation improves diabetic mitochondrial and cardiac diastolic function,” author Samuel Dudley, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. The study, led by the University of Glasgow on behalf of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network and published today in Circulation, found that patients with Type 1 diabetes were also more likely to die as […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — For older adults with heart failure, limited alcohol consumption after diagnosis is associated with survival benefit versus long-term abstinence, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Justin S. Sadhu, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues conducted a prospective […]Continue Reading ...
Heart attack survivors are at greater risk of developing heart failure, a chronic condition in which more than half of those diagnosed will die within five years. In response, researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are attempting to prevent heart failure after a heart attack with a novel treatment that […]Continue Reading ...
There are many important differences between women and men with heart failure, highlighting the importance of sex-specific strategies for prevention and treatment, according to three papers publishing today in JACC: Heart Failure. This special focus issue will explore heart failure in women. “Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women” Men and women exhibit different heart […]Continue Reading ...
Heart attack survivors may think the worst is behind them. But many later develop heart failure, a progressive disease marked by shortness of breath and swelling in the legs. Symptoms can prevent patients from working, exercising — even picking up grandchildren. Heart failure occurs after a heart attack when enough of the heart muscle dies, causing […]Continue Reading ...
Heart attack survivors may think the worst is behind them. But many later develop heart failure, a progressive disease marked by shortness of breath and swelling of the legs. Symptoms can prevent patients from working, exercising, even picking up grandchildren. Heart failure occurs after a heart attack when enough of the heart muscle dies, causing […]Continue Reading ...
Discovery unlocks potential new target for personalized treatment An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alberta have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy–a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure–which opens the door to potential new treatments that could help counter […]Continue Reading ...
Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission. A study from the University of Waterloo and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging has found that newly admitted residents’ history of heart failure, as well as […]Continue Reading ...
Having seven or fewer alcoholic drinks a week was associated with increased survival in older adults with newly diagnosed heart failure compared with patients who abstained from alcohol after accounting for other potential mitigating factors. Conflicting data exist about an association between alcohol consumption and heart failure but not much is known about the safety […]Continue Reading ...
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