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Heart Failure Health Center

News and Features Related to Heart Failure

  1. Good Attitude May Help Heart Failure

    Dec. 7, 2005 -- People who stick to their heart failure treatment plan, even if it's just a placebo, are less likely to die of the disease than those who don't, according to a new study. Researchers say the results show that a healthy attitude can go a long way toward improving the odds of surviving

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  2. Dog Visits Help Heart Failure Patients

    Nov. 15, 2005 (Dallas) -- Spending a few minutes with man's best friend can relieve the anxiety of people with heart failure, a new study suggests. The time shared between man and dog "has a calming effect and could be beneficial to their overall health," says researcher Kathie Cole, RN, a registere

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  3. Experimental Drug Helps Failing Hearts

    Nov. 14, 2005 (Dallas) -- An experimental drug may be able to help people with heart failure get through the critical hours after they are rushed to the emergency room gasping for breath. Researchers studied 600 hospitalized people getting therapy for rapidly deteriorating heart failure. Those who w

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  4. What's the Best Heart Attack Treatment?

    Sept. 7, 2005 -- Giving clot-busters to heart attack victims who are scheduled for balloon angioplasty could cost them their lives, new research shows. In a study of more than 1,600 people, those who were given a clot-busting drug before angioplasty were nearly 40% more likely to die in the next mon

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  5. Public Often Misunderstands Heart Failure

    Aug. 30, 2005 -- The public doesn't know much about heart failure, a new report shows. Heart experts polled nearly 8,000 Europeans about heart failure. The results were "pretty depressing" and could be dangerous, says researcher Willem Remme, MD, in a news release. Remme is a professor of medicine a

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  6. Fish Dishes Help Avoid Heart Failure?

    June 20, 2005 -- Thinking of eating more fish for heart health? You may want to consider the recipe. Among older adults, eating tuna or other broiled or baked fish, but not fried fish, is associated with less congestive heart failure, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Ca

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  7. FDA Approves Heart Failure Drug for Blacks

    June 24, 2005 -- The FDA has approved BiDil, a heart failure drug for blacks. The drug is "a step toward the promise of personalized medicine," says an FDA news release. In heart failure, heart failure, the heart is weakened and doesn't pump enough blood. Heart failure's causes can include heart att

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  8. Which Fish Dishes Help Avoid Heart Failure?

    June 20, 2005 -- Thinking of eating more fish for heart health? You may want to consider the recipe. Among older adults, eating tuna or other broiled or baked fish, but not fried fish, is associated with less congestive heart failure , according to a study in the Journal of the American College of C

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  9. Enlarged Hearts More Common in Blacks

    June 6, 2005 -- Enlarged hearts are two to three times more common in black Americans than in white Americans, a new study shows. Studies of health disparities often show that black Americans suffer more heart disease than white Americans. But these studies often don't use sophisticated tests, and o

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  10. Device May Reduce Deaths From Heart Failure

    April 13, 2005 -- Cardiac resynchronization may help some (but not all) heart failure patients live longer. The news is reported by John Cleland, MD, and colleagues in The New England Journal of Medicine. They saw fewer deaths and bigger improvements in symptoms and quality of life in certain heart

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