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Heart Failure

 

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, cardiologists in New Orleans have noticed an uptick in the number of patients suffering from heart attacks.

Fruits and vegetables have been proven to protect against cardiovascular disease, but new research suggests that younger vegetable have a greater impact on lowering risks.  

Since 2005, the mortality from myocarditis has decreased, although it remains a difficult disease to treat and diagnose, according to a recent review.

A new study finds that a single bout of sleep apnea deteriorates the circulatory system. 

A diet full of steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs could be putting older women at higher risk for heart failure.

 

Recent Headlines

Heart attacks increased in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, cardiologists in New Orleans have noticed an uptick in the number of patients suffering from heart attacks.

Virginia Tech launches study to examine effects of heart cell spaces on sudden cardiac death

As sudden cardiac death among patients with heart failure remains a major concern in the U.S., a new study conducted by researchers from Virginia Tech aims to tackle the issue.

Novartis launches social network for heart failure patients, caregivers

Novartis has launched a social network called Together in HF for heart failure patients and caregivers.

Microgreens have a macro-level impact on lowering LDL cholesterol

Fruits and vegetables have been proven to protect against cardiovascular disease, but new research suggests that younger vegetable have a greater impact on lowering risks.  

New FDA-approved drug treats cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes

Jardiance, a medication designed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, making it the first type 2 diabetes treatment of its kind.

CMS approves specialty code for advanced heart failure, transplant cardiologists

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a new specialty code for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologists.

Oral heart failure medication proves safe, effective in phase 2 trial

Patients with chronic heart failure who received omecantiv mecarbil achieved plasma concentrations associated with improved cardiac function and decreased ventricular function, according to a randomized trial.

FDA approves Cardiac Dimensions to begin trial evaluating its mitral contour system

The FDA granted Cardiac Dimensions an investigation device exemption for the company to begin a pivotal trial evaluating the Carillon mitral contour system to treat symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation associated with heart failure.

Three facilities receive CMS approval to perform destination therapy with ventricular assist devices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that three facilities had met its standards for destination therapy with ventricular assist devices.

Myocarditis remains difficult to diagnose, treat

Since 2005, the mortality from myocarditis has decreased, although it remains a difficult disease to treat and diagnose, according to a recent review.

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