Heart Failure

Heart Meds Recalled After Discovery of Possible Carcinogenic Impurity

Heart Meds Recalled After Discovery of Possible Carcinogenic Impurity

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As valsartan is used to treat various cardiovascular conditions including heart failure and hypertension, patients should continue to take their medications until they have a replacement product,

Heart Failure Risk Increased When Sleep Apnea Not Managed With CPAP

Heart Failure Risk Increased When Sleep Apnea Not Managed With CPAP

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When sleep apnea was not managed with continuous positive airway pressure, the risk for heart failure increased, regardless of age.

High-Risk <i>APOL1</i> Not Tied to CHD, Stroke in Postmenopausal Black Women

High-Risk APOL1 Not Tied to CHD, Stroke in Postmenopausal Black Women

High-risk APOL1 genotype was linked to HFpEF hospitalization in postmenopausal black women.

Intensified, Multifactorial Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Risk for Heart Failure

Intensified, Multifactorial Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes Reduces Risk for Heart Failure

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Investigators examined the effect of intensified multifactorial intervention on the risk for heart failure-related hospitalization in patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria.

Clinical Significance of Genetic Variations in CYP2D6 Investigated in HF Patients

Clinical Significance of Genetic Variations in CYP2D6 Investigated in HF Patients

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According to HF guidelines, beta-blockers must be titrated to a specific target dose in order to obtain their morbidity and mortality benefit in HF patients.

SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Failure, Death in Type 2 Diabetes

SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Failure, Death in Type 2 Diabetes

Regardless of presence of preexisting cardiovascular disease, SGLT2 inhibitors were associated with lower risk for death and heart failure.

LV Strain, Hypertrophy Predict Heart Failure in Asymptomatic T2D

LV Strain, Hypertrophy Predict Heart Failure in Asymptomatic T2D

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Impaired global longitudinal strain and left ventricular hypertrophy may be predictive of incident heart failure in patients with asymptomatic type 2 diabetes.

Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk

Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk

Ischemic cardiomyopathy described in a young man was attributed to synthetic cannabinoid use.

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

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Acute myocarditis complicated by left ventricular systolic dysfunction confers a higher risk for cardiac death and heart transplant compared with uncomplicated acute myocarditis.

Does Higher Protein Intake Increase Heart Failure Risk in Men?

Does Higher Protein Intake Increase Heart Failure Risk in Men?

Trend toward increased heart failure risk seen with higher intake of animal, plant, and total protein.

Neprilysin Inhibition May Reduce Renal Function Deterioration in Comorbid T2D and Chronic Heart Failure

Neprilysin Inhibition May Reduce Renal Function Deterioration in Comorbid T2D and Chronic Heart Failure

This study aimed to examine the efficacy of neprilysin inhibition in treating renal disease in individuals with T2D.

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Ten predictors of maternal cardiac complications were identified and incorporated into a new risk index.

Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk

Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk

Benefit was seen from approximately 30 minutes of brisk walking 4 times per week.

FDA Recall: HeartMate 3<sup>™</sup> Outflow Graft Assembly Malfunction

FDA Recall: HeartMate 3 Outflow Graft Assembly Malfunction

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The HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist System has been recalled because of a potential malfunction in the outflow graft assembly that may cause it to twist and close up over time.

Single-Beat Approach Estimates Preload Recruitable Stroke Work Relationship in PAH

Single-Beat Approach Estimates Preload Recruitable Stroke Work Relationship in PAH

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A single-beat estimation of preload recruitable stroke work and its coupling with pulmonary arterial load in pulmonary arterial hypertension provided high accuracy for evaluating right ventricular contractility.

AHA: Right-Sided Heart Failure Evaluation, Management Guidelines

AHA: Right-Sided Heart Failure Evaluation, Management Guidelines

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The American Heart Association scientific statement offers recommendations on right-sided heart failure regarding physical examination, serum markers, and imaging.

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk for Later Heart Failure

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk for Later Heart Failure

Findings were based on one-year follow-up after a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury.

Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Risk-standardized mortality rates for ischemic heart disease and heart failure vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

More Variants in Dilated Cardiomyopathy-Tied Genes in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

More Variants in Dilated Cardiomyopathy-Tied Genes in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

A combination of titin truncating variants and excess alcohol consumption linked with worse LVEF in dilated cardiomyopathy.

Elevated FGF-23 associated with recurrent cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndrome

Elevated FGF-23 concentration was associated with increased risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization, as well as an increased risk for all-cause mortality.

Malnutrition Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Heart Failure

Malnutrition Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Heart Failure

One-year mortality was increased for patients with heart failure who had moderate or severe vs mild or no malnutrition.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

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Portable sleep monitoring may accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients who are hospitalized with heart failure.

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race

Black patients less likely than white patients to receive care in ICU for heart failure by a cardiologist.

Aortic Stiffness, Concentric LV Remodeling Linked in T2DM

Aortic Stiffness, Concentric LV Remodeling Linked in T2DM

Aortic distensibility was independently linked to concentric left ventricular remodeling in patients with type 2 diabetes.

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Failure

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction patients with diabetes have higher risk for heart failure than those without.

Sacubitril/Valsartan vs Enalapril for Physical Activity Improvement in HFrEF

Sacubitril/Valsartan vs Enalapril for Physical Activity Improvement in HFrEF

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Sacubitril/valsartan was associated with greater improvements in physical and social activities in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction than enalapril.

Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure

Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure

Palliative care intervention may increase the likelihood of revising prognostic assessment in line with physician's.

Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is associated with mortality

Pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is common in patients undergoing right heart catheterization. Transpulmonary gradient, pulmonary vascular resistance, and diastolic pulmonary gradient are predictors of mortality and cardiac hospitalizations in PH-HFpEF.

Cigarette Smoking a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Blacks

Cigarette Smoking a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Blacks

Current smoking linked to higher mean left ventricular mass index and lower mean left ventricular circumferential strain.

Sacubitril/Valsartan May Help Preserve Kidney Function in Patients With HFrEF

Sacubitril/Valsartan May Help Preserve Kidney Function in Patients With HFrEF

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Compared with the enalapril-treated group, those treated with sacubitril/valsartan were found to have significantly slower kidney decline (-1.3 vs -1.8mL/min/1.73m2 per year; P<0.0001).

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