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Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Heart failure is the number 1 reason for patient re-admittance to acute-care facilities according to the American Heart Association.

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Avoiding 3 major risk factors for heart failure—hypertension, diabetes, and obesity—may reduce the likelihood of heart failure development.

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Subclinicial hypothyroidism has been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease events and mortality.

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

A primer on premature ventricle contractions with commentary from 2 arrhythmic/heart failure experts.

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

While ARVD/C management has greatly improved, more precautions—particularly in genetic testing and exercise—need to be taken.

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Drs Tauras and Patel from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York weigh in on what the new heart failure therapeutic guidelines mean for practicing clinicians.

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Clinicians seek stronger collaboration between cardiology and oncology as well as evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T therapy reduced clinical cardiac events and improved patient outcomes.

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Exercise's potential positive effects on cardiovascular disease and heart failure may be possible regardless of frequency and time of initiation.

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Patients with heart failure rarely use evidence-based alternative treatments such as yoga or massage, to manage their comorbid chronic pain.

Latest News

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin as a Predictor for Incident Heart Failure

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin as a Predictor for Incident Heart Failure

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin is associated with incident heart failure.

Global Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart Failure

Global Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and Pulmonary Hypertension in Heart Failure

Researchers discovered an association between global pulmonary vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension in patients with heart failure.

ACC Releases Decision Pathway on Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

ACC Releases Decision Pathway on Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

The American College of Cardiology released a decision pathway addressing 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

High-Dose Beta-Blockers Associated With Lower Mortality in HF, Diabetes

High-Dose Beta-Blockers Associated With Lower Mortality in HF, Diabetes

Patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes may have a greater reduction in mortality with higher beta-blocker doses.

Heart Failure Risk May Be Reduced With a Plant-Based Diet

Heart Failure Risk May Be Reduced With a Plant-Based Diet

Incident heart failure hospitalizations were reduced with plant-based diets.

Role of Coffee Consumption in Heart Failure, Stroke Outcomes

Role of Coffee Consumption in Heart Failure, Stroke Outcomes

In addition to known risk factors, coffee consumption reduces the risk of poor outcomes in heart failure and stroke.

Continuous Furosemide Infusion Superior to Bolus Furosemide in Heart Failure

Continuous Furosemide Infusion Superior to Bolus Furosemide in Heart Failure

Researchers compared different administrations of furosemide in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

Patients with heart failure who received transcatheter aortic valve replacements saw decrease in aortic valve mean gradient.

HFrEF: Similar Effects With Below-Target and Target Enalapril Doses

HFrEF: Similar Effects With Below-Target and Target Enalapril Doses

A study examined whether patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who do not tolerate a high enalapril dose may still benefit from lower doses.

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Patients who received synchronized left ventricular pacing with the AdaptivCRT had a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared with patients who received conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy.

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