Tag: heart failure

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

Training Regimens Fall Short in Trial

Exercise promotes conditioning and boosts quality of life in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), so different training regimens have been proposed...

GME Funding Tied to Better Outcomes, Resident Scores

Graduate medical education (GME) funding is linked with better patient outcomes and resident academic performance but did not boost hospitals’ bottom line, according to an...

Daily Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fill up that mug: Having one or more cups...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Did Unrecognized Cardiac Amyloidosis Hinder Recent HFpEF Trials?

Screening for cardiac amyloidosis and excluding patients with cardiac amyloidosis from trials of new therapies for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) may increase...

Can a Wellness App Help People With Heart Failure?

If you’re living with heart failure or helping to care for someone who is, you know that there’s a lot to keep track of. Symptoms,...

Heart Failure and Life Expectancy

If you learn that you have heart failure, don’t let the name mislead you. Your heart hasn’t failed. Rather, you have a condition in which...

Neprilysin, Corin May Help Guide Heart Failure Therapy

Although not correlated with each other, increased levels of circulating neprilysin and corin concentrations correlate with increased risk of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalizations...

How Alcohol Affects Heart Failure

Asking heart failure patients about their alcohol habits is something cardiologist David Brown, MD, does every day. So he was surprised when one of them,...

How My Life Has Changed Since I Was Diagnosed With Heart Failure

By Jang Jaswal, as told to Danny Bonvissuto I grew up in India and migrated to the United States in the mid-’80s. ...

What It’s Like to Live With Heart Failure

By James L. Young II, as told to Danny Bonvissuto I was just your classic case of Mr. Unhealthy. I went to fast-food...

How Marijuana Affects Heart Failure

Can marijuana ease heart failure symptoms, or might it make the condition worse? A growing number of U.S. states have legalized pot for medical or...

Study Flags Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular disease and related risk factors can be common among male breast cancer patients, suggests a small study in this rare malignancy. Among 24 male...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

FDA Approves First and Only Treatment for AL Amyloidosis

The first and only treatment for a rare and often fatal blood cell disorder has been approved in the United States. The new indication is...

FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that data collected on the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin (Zynquista) for treating patients with type 2 diabetes in...

Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Roughly half of patients with advanced heart failure who receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in clinical practice do...

JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment

A newly updated expert consensus from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) includes several new...

Heart Failure Nearly Doubles COVID Death Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients who suffer from acute heart failure may be nearly twice as likely...

New Data Strengthen Case for Prechemotherapy Statins

Evidence supporting the use of statins to protect against cardiotoxic chemotherapy has been strengthened with new data from a propensity-matched analysis. Among women with breast...

Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few...

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa

Traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa, Phephisile Maseko, treats patients with a mix of cannabis and other...

First Experience With Completely Leadless CRT

Totally leadless cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) combining the Micra transcatheter pacing system and a WiSE-CRT system was feasible and associated with significant acute QRS reduction...