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Heart Failure

 

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been proven effective in reducing mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure. A recent study used two models—one for heart failure and another for proportional risk—to identify patients less likely to benefit from ICDs.

In a new study led by researchers at Geisinger Obesity Institute in Danville, Pennsylvania, investigators were surprised when they saw overwhelming evidence that weight-loss surgery decreased long-term risks of heart failure by more than half in obese patients.

New research presented at the American Thoracic Society conference in San Francisco has provided evidence that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or have a history or risk for cardiovascular disease more often suffer from heart attack and stroke.

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced May 17 the launch of four research projects all focused on examining heart disease in women.

New research shows that postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth at all are at a higher risk for developing heart failure.

 

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New paper strip test can detect heart failure

Scientists from China have developed a new paper strip test that could allow heart failure patients to monitor their condition at home.

Weight-loss surgery shown to cut heart failure risk in half

In a new study led by researchers at Geisinger Obesity Institute in Danville, Pennsylvania, investigators were surprised when they saw overwhelming evidence that weight-loss surgery decreased long-term risks of heart failure by more than half in obese patients.

Predictive models for heart failure, sudden death ID patients unlikely to benefit from ICDs

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been proven effective in reducing mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure. A recent study used two models—one for heart failure and another for proportional risk—to identify patients less likely to benefit from ICDs.

COPD episodes could increase chance of heart attack, stroke in heart patients

New research presented at the American Thoracic Society conference in San Francisco has provided evidence that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or have a history or risk for cardiovascular disease more often suffer from heart attack and stroke.

AHA launches four new studies focusing on women’s heart health

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced May 17 the launch of four research projects all focused on examining heart disease in women.

Early menopause could increase heart failure risk in women

New research shows that postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth at all are at a higher risk for developing heart failure.

Unemployed heart failure patients could face 50% higher risk of death

Being unemployed could have deadly consequences for patients suffering from heart failure, a new study finds.

AHA releases statement on how biomarker testing could help diagnose, treat heart failure

A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that innovative biomarker tests for heart failure could help physicians better diagnose and treat the condition.

First patient enrolls in phase 3 heart failure study

American Regent announced on April 24 that the first patients had enrolled in a phase 3 trial evaluating an investigational heart failure medication.

FDA designates Medtronic’s recall of HVAD system controllers, DC adapters as class I recall

The FDA determined that Medtronic’s voluntary recall of its HVAD system controllers and DC adapters was a class I recall, according to a Medtronic news release on April 18.

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