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Heart Failure

 

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.

Published research on cardiac arrest, unlike strokes or heart attacks, is lackingand that needs to change. 

The number of people smoking hookah has nearly doubled, a finding concerning to health professionals since the habit has dangerous repercussions similar to smoking cigarettes, according to a new study.

 

Recent Headlines

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.

Avoiding hypertension, obesity, diabetes by mid-life may reduce heart failure risk

A pooled analysis of four cohort studies found that patients who did not have hypertension, obesity and diabetes by 45 to 55 years old had up to an 86 percent lower risk of developing heart failure during their lifetime.

AHA 2016: CMS’s 30-day heart failure readmission rates do not help predict clinical outcomes

A registry analysis found that the quality of care and one-year clinical outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries were similar at centers with low and high risk-adjusted 30-day heart failure readmission rates.

Sleep apnea takes your breath away and hurts your heart

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

AHA 2016: Investigational device notifies clinicians of worsening heart failure

After one year, the HeartLogic heart failure diagnostic service helped alert healthcare professionals of worsening heart failure in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) systems, according to a multicenter, nonrandomized trial.

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