Heart Failure

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Researchers found four modifiable factors that account for heart failure risk in women with atrial fibrillation.

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

Can Beta-Blockers Reduce Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction Without Heart Failure?

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In patients with acute myocardial infarction without heart failure, beta-blockers did not reduce mortality risk at 1 year.

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

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Individuals who had the lowest levels of recommended physical activity had elevated levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T.

Heart Damage Can Be Reversed in Former Methamphetamine Users

Heart Damage Can Be Reversed in Former Methamphetamine Users

After discontinuing methamphetamine use, study participants showed reverse signs of heart damage.

Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Not Improved With Iron Supplementation

Exercise Capacity in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Not Improved With Iron Supplementation

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Patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and iron deficiency do not benefit from iron supplementation.

Acute Heart Failure Mortality Increased With Morphine

Acute Heart Failure Mortality Increased With Morphine

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Patients with acute heart failure who received intravenous morphine in the emergency department had higher mortality compared with patients who did not receive morphine.

Early Menopause Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

Early Menopause Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

Women who undergo early menopause or never gave birth may have an increased risk of heart failure.

Heart Failure Risk Increased With Fewer Menstrual Cycles

Heart Failure Risk Increased With Fewer Menstrual Cycles

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Women with fewer menstrual cycles are at a higher risk for incident heart failure.

Ivabradine in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Ivabradine in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

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Ivabradine did not improve exercise capacity, diastolic function, or NT-proBNP levels in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Heart Failure Society of America Joins ACC and AHA to Update Heart Failure Guidelines

Heart Failure Society of America Joins ACC and AHA to Update Heart Failure Guidelines

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The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America joined forces to update the previous 2013 heart failure treatment guidelines.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

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Direct oral anticoagulation reduced the risk of congestive heart failure admissions and all-cause mortality in both genders.

Parenteral Nutrition in Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Outcomes

Parenteral Nutrition in Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Outcomes

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Patients with comorbid congestive heart failure who received parenteral nutrition experienced increased negative outcomes in their hospital stay.

HIV Infection's Impact on HF: Reduced EF vs Preserved EF in ART

HIV Infection's Impact on HF: Reduced EF vs Preserved EF in ART

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HIV poses higher risks of heart failure even at younger ages of infection, and 25% of all new cases in the United States occur in people between age 13 and 24.

LVAD Improves Cardiac Function in Patients With Heart Failure

LVAD Improves Cardiac Function in Patients With Heart Failure

Following LVAD explantation, 38% of participants had heart function equivalent to a healthy man.

Long Term Effect of Ularitide in Acute HF on Cardiovascular Mortality

Long Term Effect of Ularitide in Acute HF on Cardiovascular Mortality

Patients in the ularitide group experienced reductions in systolic blood pressure and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: A Beneficial Prognostic Test

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: A Beneficial Prognostic Test

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing should be integrated with clinical, laboratory, and hemodynamic parameters.

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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Renin-angiotensin system inhibition was linked with a reduced 3-year risk of all-cause mortality in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Sacubitril/Valsartan Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid Heart Failure and Diabetes

Sacubitril/Valsartan Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid Heart Failure and Diabetes

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HbA1c decreased by 0.16% in the enalapril group vs 0.26% in the sacubitril/valsartan group.

Should Defibrillator Be Added to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

Should Defibrillator Be Added to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

A greater benefit was noted among patients with defibrillator use in ischemic cardiomyopathy vs nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

High TSH, Free T4 Concentrations Associated With Heart Failure Severity

High TSH, Free T4 Concentrations Associated With Heart Failure Severity

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Subclinical hypothyroidism with TSH has been linked to worse survival in patients with preexisting heart failure, according to research.

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

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Total hip bone mineral density was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers noted that the relative risk of heart failure increased following a patient's RA diagnosis.

AHA Issues Science Advisory for Omega-3 Supplementation for CVD Prevention

AHA Issues Science Advisory for Omega-3 Supplementation for CVD Prevention

A review of 15 clinical trials tested the effects of omega-3 supplements on CV health.

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

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A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.

Nuanced Approach To Alcohol Consumption Key in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Nuanced Approach To Alcohol Consumption Key in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Researchers identified heterogeneous associations between levels of alcohol consumption and presentation of CVD.

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

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Although more women are admitted with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more men ultimately die.

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

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The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiac MRI should be used to differentiate Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from similar conditions.

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

The investigators suggested that more research is needed to truly understand the pathophysiology behind cannabis' effect.

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Patients infected with Zika virus developed arrhythmia or heart failure, according to researchers.

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