Skip to content

    Heart Failure Health Center

    News and Features Related to Heart Failure

    1. Heart Failure: Belly Fat Bad, Exercise Good

      April 7, 2009 -- Belly fat may make heart failure more likely, and exercise may help heart failure patients. That's the bottom line from three new studies on heart failure. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working; it means the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the b

      Read Full Article
    2. Blacks Have High Heart Failure Risk

      March 18, 2009 -- One in 100 African-Americans will suffer heart failure in the prime of his or her life, a startling new study shows. That's 20 times white Americans' risk of heart failure before age 50. "Blacks in their 30s and 40s develop heart failure at rates seen in whites in their 50s and 60s

      Read Full Article
    3. Elevated Death Risk After Heart Attack

      Nov. 4, 2008 -- Heart attack patients face the highest risk of dying from sudden cardiac death within the first month after heart attack. That's according to a new study by researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The study appears in the Nov. 5 issue of The

      Read Full Article
    4. Heart Failure Boosts Bone Fracture Risk

      Oct. 20, 2008 -- People with heart failure are much more likely to suffer bone fractures than other cardiac patients, in part because they're less likely to exercise, a new study says. However, "these patients can go through cardiac rehabilitation and increase their exercise capacity, reducing risk

      Read Full Article
    5. Heart Device May Not Hurt Life Quality

      Sept. 3, 2008 -- Getting an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) doesn't hamper quality of life for patients with stable heart failure, a new study shows. Heart failure doesn't mean the heart totally fails; it means it doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Patients with heart failure are

      Read Full Article
    6. Heart Failure Patients Too Optimistic

      June 3, 2008 -- Many people with heart failure may be overly optimistic when it comes to estimating how long they have left to live. A new study shows nearly two-thirds of people with congestive heart failure overestimate their remaining life expectancy by an average of 40% compared with what's real

      Read Full Article
    7. Digitek Tablets Recalled

      April 28, 2008 -- All lots of Digitek tablets distributed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and sold under the labels "Bertek" or "UDL" are being recalled because they may contain a dangerous double dose of their active ingredient. Digitek pills are used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. The

      Read Full Article
    8. FDA Approves Compact Heart Pump

      April 22, 2008 -- A new heart pump is now available for smaller men and women with heart failure as they wait for a heart transplant. The HeartMate II is the first compact heart assist device designed to support the weakened heart of a small-sized man or woman with heart failure who is at risk of dy

      Read Full Article
    9. Heart Transplant Survival Studies Clash

      April 11, 2008 (Boston) -- Two studies show conflicting data on survival rates for African-Americans who undergo successful heart transplant surgery. Both studies were presented yesterday at the 28th annual meeting and scientific sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantati

      Read Full Article
    10. Warm Sauna May Help Treat Heart Failure

      April 2, 2008 (Chicago) -- Warm sauna treatments may be good for ailing hearts, Japanese researchers report. In a study of 129 people with heart failure, the treatment, called Waon therapy, cut the risk of hospitalization or dying of heart disease by more than half. The treatment is a lot cooler tha

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 61 - 70 of 132 Articles << Prev Page 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    Compressed heart
    Article
    Salt Shockers
    Slideshow
     
    Inside A Heart Attack
    Slideshow
    lowering blood pressure
    SLIDESHOW
     

    Mechanical Heart
    Article
    Omega 3 Overview Slideshow
    Slideshow
     
    Atrial Fibrillation Guide
    Slideshow
    Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol
    Slideshow
     

    Compressed heart
    Article
    FAQ Heart Failure
    Article
     
    Cholesterol Confusion
    Health Check
    Resolved To Quit Smoking
    Slideshow
     

    WebMD Special Sections