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Flu shot may save heart failure patients' lives

2018 12 Dec

New research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation shows that getting an annual flu shot can save the lives of heart failure patients.  The annual flu vaccine is a safe and low-cost way to reduce flu-related deaths as well as the complications associated with it. That is why flu shots are recommended for patients... Read more

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Heart failure and its causes: still a lot to learn

2018 28 Nov

Heart failure (HF) remains a central topic in cardiology, as outlined in the most recent guidelines. Moreover, recent studies provide important insights that help us gain a better understanding of this disorder. As noted in one study, HF involves the pump function not only of the heart, but also that of the pulmonary, peripheral, and microcirculation. ... Read more

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Does inhaled inorganic nitrite improve heart failure patients' exercise capacity?

2018 07 Nov

According to a new study in JAMA, the use of an inhaler with inorganic nitrite was not effective in improving exercise capacity in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In this multicentre randomised clinical trial that included 105 patients with HFpEF, researchers found that inhaled inorganic nitrite compared... Read more

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22nd Annual Scientific Meeting HFSA

2018 15 Sep

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Air pollution linked to changes in cardiac structure

2018 08 Aug

Even low levels of air pollution may cause serious changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, according to new research partly funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the journal Circulation. Researchers led by Professor Steffen Petersen, Queen Mary University of London,... Read more

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Optimizer® Smart device being tested in new cohort study

2018 01 Aug

Thomas Jefferson University has announced implantation of the first Optimizer® Smart investigational device in a patient enrolled in a new study entitled Impulse Dynamics FIX-HF-5CA Continued Access Study. The device implantation was performed by interventional cardiologist Steven Roberts, MD, at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital’s Heart Center. ... Read more

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Heart failure death rates higher for women than men

2018 18 Jul

Substantial progress in the management of heart failure has been made over the past decade. Still, mortality rates from heart failure remain higher for women than men, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study, which covered a five-year period ((2009 to 2014), also found that rates of hospital... Read more

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Study: waist‐to‐hip ratio increases mortality in female heart failure patients

2018 11 Jul

A higher waist‐to‐hip ratio (WHR) was associated with a higher risk of death in female but not in male patients with heart failure (HF), according to new research published in the European Journal of Heart Failure. These findings challenge the obesity paradox, and suggest that fat deposition is pathophysiologically harmful and may be a target for... Read more

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Why is data on heart failure medications' efficacy in women limited?

2018 04 Jul

Heart failure (HF) is almost as common in women as men, but its characteristics vary by sex. Of note, women are largely underrepresented in clinical trials of HF medications, and that evidence of medications’ efficacy in women is limited, according to a review article in the journal ESC Heart Failure.  Heart failure presentation differs between... Read more

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U.S. study: social isolation increases mortality in heart failure patients

2018 30 May

Among heart failure patients, feelings of social isolation are associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or death, according to new research published online in Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers say screening heart failure patients for social isolation could help identify those at risk of poor outcomes. In the U.S.,... Read more