Heart Failure News
Past Discrimination Tied to Worse Recovery After Heart Attack
- Hearts From Donors Who Had COVID Are Safe for Transplant
October 31, 2022 — Data from a new study shows that hearts from COVID-19 positive donors may be as safe to transplant as those from someone without the virus.
- Getting Omega-3s From Plants May Help Heart Failure Patients
October 25, 2022 — Some of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s include flax, which can be purchased seeds or oil, and is often found in cereals, baked goods, and other products. Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, soy foods, canola oil, seaweed, edamame, and kidney beans are also good sources.
- Racial Bias May Impact Access to Heart Transplants
October 20, 2022 — A new study shows that life-saving heart procedures were performed on white adults twice as often as on Black adults, causing researchers to suspect racial bias among clinical decision-makers.
- Modified Pig Heart Successfully Implanted into Human Body
July 12, 2022 — The experimental procedure could enable future widespread use of xenotransplantation to treat end-stage heart failure.
- Sitting Again Linked to Disease, Death, But Exercise May Help
June 20, 2022 — People who sit for 8 or more hours each day are at increased risk for heart disease and dying early, while increasing physical activity offsets the risks of prolonged sitting, in a new study.
- Does Cutting Back on Salt Help Improve Heart Failure?
April 5, 2022 — New research finds that while limiting salt doesn't prevent death or hospitalization among heart failure patients, it does appear to improve their quality of life.
- Daily Aspirin Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure
November 30, 2021 — Researchers found that among more than 30,000 patients who were at risk for developing heart failure, the risk for those taking daily aspirin was 26% higher than those not taking it over about 5 years of follow up
- Air and Noise Pollution Linked to Increased Heart Failure
October 22, 2021 — New observational data suggests that exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise is associated with an increased risk for new heart failure.
- Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery
October 18, 2021 — An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure.
- Daily Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure
February 9, 2021 — Having one or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day may reduce your risk of heart failure, new research suggests.
- Restful Sleep Could Help Ward Off Heart Failure
November 16, 2020 — Researchers found that of over 400,000 adults, those with the healthiest sleep patterns were 42% less likely to develop heart failure over 10 years, versus people with the least healthy habits.
- Many Older Americans With Heart Failure Take 10 or More Meds
October 13, 2020 — When admitted, 84% of the patients were taking five or more medications and 42% were taking 10 or more.
- Stress, Anger May Worsen Heart Failure
August 21, 2020 — Patients who reported experiencing anger in the week before the mental stress test had worse resting diastolic pressure, the researchers found.
- FDA Approves Drug for Heart Failure
May 6, 2020 — The FDA today approved a new use for the diabetes drug, dapagliflozin (Farxiga), to reduce the risk of a hospital stay or death in people who have a type of heart failure.
- Not All Heart Failure Patients Get Same Level of Care, Study Finds
October 29, 2019 — After adjusting for a number of factors, her team found that Hispanic patients were 17% less likely to be admitted to a heart specialty unit, and black patients were 9% less likely.
- Bernie Sanders Treated for Blocked Artery
October 2, 2019 — Sanders, 78 -- the oldest candidate on the campaign trail -- felt chest discomfort during a rally Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. He is now recovering in a Las Vegas hospital, the campaign said.
- Can People in Heart Failure Safely Reduce Diuretics?
May 31, 2019 — Diuretics help people with heart failure reduce excess fluids that can cause shortness of breath, swollen legs, coughing and weight gain.
- Heart Failure Hospitalizations Spike in Flu Season
March 27, 2019 — On average, as many as 1 in 5 heart failure hospitalizations appear to be triggered by the flu during the months when influenza viruses are circulating widely.
- Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?
December 28, 2018 — Heart failure patients who drank in moderation -- a drink a day for women, two for men -- had an average survival that was a year longer than nondrinkers, the researchers found.
- Have Heart Failure? Flu Shot May Save Your Life
December 10, 2018 — People who were recently diagnosed with heart failure and got a flu shot cut their risk of premature death by 18 percent, compared with not getting a shot, according to a new study from Denmark.
- Study Again Links Obesity, Heart Failure Survival
December 6, 2018 — A new study is the latest to confirm the so-called "obesity paradox," a puzzling pattern that researchers have noted for years: Obese patients with heart disease tend to survive longer than their normal-weight counterparts.
- Too Much Meat, Dairy Tied to Heart Failure Risk
May 29, 2018 — Heart failure can shorten life expectancy. And because no cure exists, prevention -- through diet and lifestyle -- is vital, the researchers noted.
- Flu Shot a Lifesaver for Heart Failure Patients
February 28, 2018 — Researchers found that an annual flu vaccine reduced patients' risk of death by 50 percent during the flu season and by 20 percent during the rest of the year.
- Defibrillators May Do More Harm to Kidney Patients
February 7, 2018 — The chances of being hospitalized for heart failure were 49 percent greater for kidney disease patients with an implanted defibrillator than for those who did not have the device, according to the study by researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Washington.
- Testing 30-Day Death Risk From Heart Failure
October 3, 2017 — Researchers develop 13-point assessment
- Can Babies Help Heart Patients?
September 27, 2017 — Umbilical cord stem cells could be a treatment for heart failure, small study suggests
- Calcium in Arteries May Best Predict Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
August 31, 2017 — Factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure might be less of a concern, study contends
- High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk
August 28, 2017 — Study offers another reason to watch your intake
- Study: Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients
July 31, 2017 — Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths
- As Weight Creeps Up, So Does Risk of Heart Failure
July 19, 2017 — But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests
- Heart Failure Patients Living Longer
July 6, 2017 — Researchers chock it up to better meds, as patients live longer and better
- Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure Later
June 26, 2017 — Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests
- Can Stem Cell 'Patch' Help Heart Failure?
April 5, 2017 — Small improvement seen over one year in early study
- U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
January 26, 2017 — And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer
- Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in Human Trial
December 27, 2016 — Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report
- Heart Failure Protein Linked to Early Brain Damage
December 8, 2016 — Higher levels indicated potential trouble, study showed
- 3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure
November 28, 2016 — Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds
- Device Promising for Tough-to-Treat Heart Failure
November 16, 2016 — After a year, patients reported fewer symptoms, better quality of life, study finds
- Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat and Heart Failure
October 17, 2016 — Stress test didn't show short-term changes after coffee drinking
- Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients
July 12, 2016 — More than a hundred drugs and supplements, including common medications bought over the counter, may pose a danger to people with heart failure or at risk of heart failure.
- Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study
June 28, 2016 — Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says
- This Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
June 1, 2016 — New evidence suggests annual jab is warranted
- Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued
May 20, 2016 — Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies
- Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds
May 4, 2016 — Cardiologist says they need to understand surgery not a 'cure' for their disease
- Reducing Salt Might Harm Heart Failure Patients
December 28, 2015 — But finding is preliminary and much more research needed to test hypothesis, experts say
- Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help
December 9, 2015 — Nitrates reduce activity, quality of life, researchers find
- Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age
November 20, 2015 — Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds
- Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients
November 19, 2015 — But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants
- Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab?
August 5, 2015 — Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest