Heart Failure

An analysis of patients in the emergency department at a hospital in Germany found that using the NephroCheck Test could help identify the risk of acute kidney injury in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

Though cannabis has increasingly been making its way into healthcare as a method for treating a series of conditions, new research on the drug, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s Scientific Session beginning March 17, finds that it could cause severe cardiovascular events.

While Zika is most closely linked to causing severe birth defects in babies born from mothers with the virus, new research that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s 66th Annual Scientific Session beginning on March 17 provides evidence that the virus could have detrimental effects on the heart.

A tool that predicts adverse events in acute heart failure patients made by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, was shown to be effective and sufficient for use in clinical practice.

When a person suddenly becomes the victim of a life-threatening health crisis, how quickly they seek medical attention can determine how the severity of their condition escalates and can sometimes be the difference between life and death.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Germany-based Bayer have announced a collaboration to complete research on cerebral small vessel disease, chronic kidney disease and heart failure.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have created a way to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients using MRI, a finding that sheds light on the intricacies of different forms of heart failure.

As the number of Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure continues to rise, the medical community is growing increasingly worried about the population’s risk of having heart attacks, said the American Academy of Family Physicians in a Feb. 2 statement.

Though many people take pain relievers to ease a sore throat or headache when enduring the flu or a cold, new research says doing so could increase the risk of suffering a heart attack.

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Minnesota have developed a method to grow heart tissue that can reduce the likelihood of heart failure after a heart attack using 3D-printing technology.

As more individuals are being diagnosed with heart failure, finding effective treatment methods is a priority for physicians and patients. A new study published in the scientific journal Nature Communications may have found a way to create a personalized treatment for the condition.

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