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  1. Heart-Failure Treatment by Device

    Implantable devices have been used for decades to treat heart disease. The first pacemaker was implanted over 40 years ago, and implantable defibrillators were first used in the early 1980s. But the last few years have witnessed a surge in both the types of devices being tested for heart-failure tre

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  2. Artificial Heart Buys Time Until Transplant

    Aug. 25, 2004 -- An artificial heart keeps heart failure patients alive long enough to receive a heart transplant -- welcome news for the 5 million Americans living with this condition. Researchers report that 79% of heart failure patients implanted with the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart survive

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  3. Heart Failure Rates Steady

    July 20, 2004 -- We've made significant headway in the battle against heart failure, but because of the aging population and other factors, the number of people diagnosed with the disease has remained steady over the past 20 years. The main cause of heart failure is clogged heart arteries that lead

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  4. Implants Protect People With Heart Failure

    May 19, 2004 -- For most people with severe heart failure and irregular heartbeats, a combination of a high-tech pacemaker and implantable defibrillator may provide the best protection against death, according to new research. Researchers say the results of the two major studies published in this we

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  5. Depression, Heart Failure Closely Linked

    May 4, 2004 -- Depression may be a major problem among people with heart failure, even if they aren't in the hospital. A new study suggests that nearly half of all people being treated for heart failure on an outpatient basis may suffer from depression. Researchers found 48% of heart failure outpati

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  6. ICDs Reduce Death From Heart Failure

    March 9, 2004 (New Orleans) -- A tiny implantable defibrillator may be the best treatment for a broad range of patients with disabling heart failure -- saving lives when drugs alone can't do the job, says Gust H. Bardy, MD, president of the Seattle Institute for Cardiac Research. And Bardy, who just

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  7. Viagra Safe for Some Men With Heart Failure

    March 9, 2004 -- Men with mild to moderate forms of heart failure may be able to safely use the drug Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction, a new study shows. Researchers found selected men with heart failure were able to use the drug without dangerous side effects if they were not taking nitrates (d

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  8. New Treatment for Heart Failure

    Nov. 11, 2003 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Researchers are able to grow new healthy heart cells in physically incapacitated people with heart failure -- and the "seeds" they use are the patient's own bone marrow cells. This procedure, which some cardiologists call "reseeding the heart," is being tried on smal

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  9. Hope That Hormone Therapy Helps Heart

    Sept. 30, 2003 -- A new study suggests women with heart failure live longer if they are on hormone therapy. The finding does not come from a clinical trial of hormone therapy. Instead, JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, and colleagues looked back at hormone-therapy data collected in a clinical trial of patients

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  10. Fitness Fends Off Heart Failure Fatigue

    Sept. 2, 2003 -- Regular exercise isn't just helpful to heart failure patients. It actually slows the disease process, a new study suggests. People with heart failure tend to feel tired all the time. That's because their bodies are producing harmful chemical signals. One result of these signals is t

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