Heart Failure

Potential Target For Cardiac Fibrosis Treatment

A research team has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis. The study looked at an epigenetic 'reader' protein known as BRD4, showing that it serves a central role in regulating the activation of cardiac...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Marijuana Use Linked To Improved Acute-hf Hospital Survival

Chronic cannabis use seemed to protect against in-hospital death and shorten length of stay in the observational study with propensity matching — but not in all types of heart failure. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Debate: Is Lvef Really That Important In Heart Failure?

(MedPage Today) -- Benefit of identifying preserved, reduced, mid-range, supranormal EF under question
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Predicting Risk Of Heart Failure For Diabetes Patients With Help From Machine Learning

A new study unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with diabetes.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Aha News: Women With Heart Failure Less Likely To Get Heart Pump Device

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are less likely than men to receive a mechanical heart pump that is becoming the norm for people with advanced heart failure, according to new research. The study, published Friday...
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Medical News Today: Daytime Napping 1–2 Times A Week May Benefit Heart Health

New research finds that napping during the day once or twice a week is associated with a much lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stroke

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Fda Phase 1 Trial Shows Hydrogel To Repair Heart Is Safe To Inject In Humans--a First

Ventrix, a University of California San Diego spin-off company, has successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that aims to repair damage and restore cardiac function in heart failure...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Clinical Trials, Medical Research

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Ai Technique Detects Heart Failure From A Single Heartbeat With 100% Accuracy

Researchers have developed a neural network approach that can accurately identify congestive heart failure with 100% accuracy through analysis of just one raw electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeat, a new study reports. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Links Once- Or Twice-a-week Napping To Lower Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke

Taking a daytime nap once or twice a week, but not more often, is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease “events,” such as heart attacks, heart failure and strokes, according to a study published in the journal Heart. No...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Cardiology

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County-level Poverty Strongly Tied To Heart Failure Mortality

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- County-level poverty is strongly associated with heart failure and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, and the correlation is stronger for heart failure mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Aggressive Vasodilation Flops In Acute Heart Failure

(MedPage Today) -- GALACTIC may suggest moving on to other targets

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Beta-blockers Increase Survival For Hf Patients With Renal Impairment

(MedPage Today) -- Call for use of the agents in those with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Related topics: Renal Failure

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Sacubitril-valsartan Does Not Impact Aortic Stiffness In Hfref

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- For patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), sacubitril-valsartan does not impact aortic stiffness versus enalapril but is associated with improvements in cardiac structure and function,...

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Novel Approach To Infant Dialysis Changing How Critically Ill Babies Survive At Children's Of...

Using a novel approach and a machine designed to remove fluid from adults with heart failure, an article published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) reports higher survival rates and lower complications than...
Related topics: Dialysis, Medical Research

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Diabetes And Heart Attack Is A Particularly Risky Combination

fter a heart attack, patients with diabetes are at greater risk of heart failure and subsequent death than those without diabetes, according to late breaking results.
Related topics: Diabetes

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Paragon-hf: Heart Failure With Preserved Ef Proves A Tough Foe

Given the few effective therapies for HFpEF, should a new expensive drug be adopted on the basis of a borderline clinical trial result? John Mandrola, MD, weighs in. theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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How Popular Drug Helps In Heart Failure

Results were released today from the first two clinical studies designed specifically to examine the effects of the heart drug sacubitril/valsartan on the structure and function of the failing heart.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Sister Helen Prejean; Breakthroughs In Heart Health

Prejean has been at the forefront of activism against the death penalty. John Powers reviews American Factory. Dr. Haider Warraich talks about advancements in treating and preventing heart failure.(Image credit: Michael Lionstar/Random House)
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Greater Left Ventricular Mass Increases Risk Of Heart Failure

Elevated left ventricular mass, known as left-ventricular hypertrophy, is a stronger predictor of coronary artery disease-related death and heart failure than coronary artery calcium score, according to a new study.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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The Great Failure Of The Climate Models

Authored by Patrick Michaels and Caleb Stewart Rossiter via The Washington Examiner, Computer models of the climate are at the heart of calls to ban the cheap, reliable energy that powers our thriving economy and promotes healthier, longer lives....

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