Nearly half of current hospital admissions for heart failure are caused by a type of disease with no treatment options. Cardiology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are changing that reality with a fresh approach, recently published in Nature. “There are two types of heart failure. One is called HFrEF, for which we have a […]Continue Reading ...
This innovation has been developed by researchers based in Brazil and the US. According to researcher Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira (ICB-USP), it not only halts the progression of heart failure but also improves the heart’s capacity to pump blood. Credit: Cecilia Bastos / Jornal da USP A group of researchers based in Brazil and the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 — Weakened hearts grow weaker and fail when influenza rages throughout the land, a new study reports. Hospitalizations for heart failure increased dramatically in months when the flu season was at its worst: For every 5 percent monthly increase in flu activity, researchers observed a 24 percent increase in hospitalization rates […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Optimizer Smart system for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy to restore a normal timing pattern of the heartbeat. The FDA gave the device a Breakthrough Device designation because […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure. The American Heart Association journal Circulation published the findings today. Before any physical signs or symptoms of […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 — Compared with chemotherapy alone, trastuzumab is associated with a twofold increased long-term risk for heart failure in breast cancer survivors, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of JACC: Heart Failure. Ann Banke, M.D., from Odense University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues used the Danish Breast Cancer […]Continue Reading ...
Any time a pregnant woman presents in heart failure there are risks to both mother and baby. What does it take to protect the mother and her growing baby for the best possible outcome? According to clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the key to survival is a multidisciplinary team-based approach, involving cardiac […]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 ...
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