Skip to content

    Heart Failure Health Center

    News Related to Heart Failure

    1. Failing Hearts Healed With Stem Cells

      March 17, 2011 -- Decade-old heart attack scars healed after being injected with stem cells from a patients' own bone marrow. So far, eight patients have received the experimental treatment in an ongoing clinical trial. All eight had suffered heart attacks an average of 5 1/2 years prior; one of the

      Read Full Article
    2. Wireless Sensor Monitors Heart Failure Patients

      Feb. 9, 2011 -- An implanted wireless monitoring device about the size of a paper clip reduced hospitalizations among heart failure patients by 39%, a study shows. The experimental implant is designed to measure pressure in a pulmonary artery, which is a leading indicator of how well a patient’s hea

      Read Full Article
    3. Heart Failure Treatment Works Better in Women

      Feb. 7, 2011 -- An implantable device that packs a one-two punch against heart failure seems to be more effective in women than men, according to a new study. Once reserved only for the sickest heart failure patients, cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator consists of a device with t

      Read Full Article
    4. Worsening Depression Raises Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

      Jan. 19, 2011 -- Worsening depression in patients with heart failure more than doubles their risk of hospitalization or death, according to a team of researchers from Duke University. Depression is common among patients with heart failure and has a profound effect on their overall cardiovascular hea

      Read Full Article
    5. Heart Failure: All ARBs Aren’t the Same

      Jan. 11, 2011 -- Blood pressure drugs in the class known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) reduce mortality in patients with heart failure, but new research suggests that not all work equally well. Heart failure patients in Sweden who took the drug candesartan (Atacand) had a lower risk of

      Read Full Article
    6. Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Failure Deaths

      Aug. 31, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure, researchers report. The study doesn't prove that low vitamin D levels place patients at higher risk of dying. Even if the findings are confirmed, low

      Read Full Article
    7. Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart Failure

      Aug. 30, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) -- Giving people with chronic heart failure injections of their own bone-marrow stem cells appears to improve their heart function and extend their lives, new research suggests. The benefits of the stem cell treatment were apparent within three months and persisted

      Read Full Article
    8. Pill Cuts Risk of Death in Heart Failure Patients

      Aug. 30, 2010 (Stockholm) -- A pill that slows the heart rate substantially cut the risk of death and hospital stays for patients with severe heart failure, a study of more than 6,500 patients shows. The drug is called Procoralan. It's already used in Europe to treat the severe chest pain of angina,

      Read Full Article
    9. Studies: CPR Without Rescue Breathing OK

      July 28, 2010 -- Bystanders who perform CPR on patients with suspected heart attacks can safely skip the rescue breathing -- typically called mouth-to-mouth resuscitation -- and just perform the chest compressions, according to two new studies. ''We feel comfortable saying chest compressions alone,

      Read Full Article
    10. Hospital Stays Shorter for Heart Failure

      June 1, 2010 -- The average hospital stay for heart failure has declined from almost nine days to just over six days in a little over a decade, but there is new evidence patients may be being sent home too soon. The current Medicare fee-for-service system rewards hospitals for discharging patients s

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 41 - 50 of 124 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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