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According to a new study, hearts from donors between 10 and 14 years old can be safely transplanted into adults and are also associated with a reduced risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV).

Medication was effective in treating nearly 40 percent of heart failure patients experiencing functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a new study in JACC: Heart Failure.

In an interview with Cardiovascular Business, the lead author of a new study discussed his team's findings in greater detail and offered recommendations based on the research.

According to some new research from the University of Pittsburgh, a physician could determine a woman’s risk for developing heart disease by their race and identifying where on their bodies they store fat.

Depressed patients with coronary artery disease are twice as likely to die compared to heart patients without depression, according to new research.

 

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Maximally tolerated dose can reduce mitral regurgitation

Medication was effective in treating nearly 40 percent of heart failure patients experiencing functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a new study in JACC: Heart Failure.

Hearts from adolescent donors are underutilized, could reduce CAV risk

According to a new study, hearts from donors between 10 and 14 years old can be safely transplanted into adults and are also associated with a reduced risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV).

Ambardekar discusses findings of risk perception study, patient education

In an interview with Cardiovascular Business, the lead author of a new study discussed his team's findings in greater detail and offered recommendations based on the research.

Heart failure patients, physicians differ significantly in risk perception

Neither doctors nor patients are particularly accurate at assessing the risk of advanced heart failure (HF), according to new research. Physicians tend to overestimate the risk, while patients dramatically underestimate it.

Race, weight gain could help predict women at risk for heart disease

According to some new research from the University of Pittsburgh, a physician could determine a woman’s risk for developing heart disease by their race and identifying where on their bodies they store fat.

Death risk doubles for heart patients with depression

Depressed patients with coronary artery disease are twice as likely to die compared to heart patients without depression, according to new research.

Cooling cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours could be beneficial

Physicians have long used cooling methods to help patients wake up after suffering a cardiac arrest, and researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark are exploring how to make the approach even more effective.

Big promises? Questionable stem cell therapies marketed to heart failure patients

In a research letter published online July 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine, four physicians from the St. Louis University contacted 61 centers offering stem cell therapy, which is not approved by the FDA, to heart failure patients.

LSU research paves way for treatment to prevent brain damage after cardiac arrest

New research from Louisiana State University (LSU) in New Orleans could lead to a treatment that prevents long-term sensory problems that arise from brain damage that can occur in survivors of cardiac arrest.

3 U.S. airports now offer CPR training kiosks

Three airports around the U.S. have joined an American Heart Association initiative to provide hands-only CPR training kiosks for passengers waiting for flights.

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