Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. Cardiologists can now implant a new tiny, wireless monitoring sensor to help doctors and patients manage heart failure while eliminating the need for frequent surprise hospital visits.
Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor. Cardiologists at WVU...Show More Summary
Medtronic‘s Viva cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker (CRT-P) received FDA approval for use on appropriate patients with heart failure or atrioventricular (AV) block. The device made its debut in Europe earlier this year, featuring...Show More Summary
The man credited with bringing yoga to the West died of heart failure Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune. He was 95. As the founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar gave vast numbers of Americans and Europeans throughout the...Show More Summary
Heart failure occurs when the heart no longer pumps blood effectively. Some individuals with an advanced heart failure can be fitted with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which supports the failing heart and aims to restore normal blood flow. For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has […]
A baby’s smile reflects the purity in their heart. An infant’s world is a marvelous place of possibility and love. Children see themselves as special, capable, even omnipotent. Time teaches failure, loss, and mortality. How much we lose of that original perfection, that first excitement, that natural confidence, determines how we face the challenges and […]
Almost one-third of acute heart failure syndrome patients seen in hospital emergency departments (EDs) in Florida and California during 2010 had ED visits during the following year, findings that suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care. Show More Summary
Simin Behbahani, seen in this Feb. 10, 2007, file photo, was one of Iran’s most prominent writers. She died Tuesday at the age of 87. Photo by Romissa Mofidi Iran’s national poet Simin Behbahani died Tuesday of heart failure at the age...Show More Summary
Racial and ethnic minorities who receive implantable devices to treat heart failure derive the same substantial survival benefit from these therapies as white patients, new UCLA-led research shows. While national heart organizationsShow More Summary
Wang, believed to be last polar bear on the continent, put down in South African zoo due to liver and heart failure.
Heart failure is a major public health burden in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with substantial variation in the presentation, causes, management, and outcomes of heart failure across different LMICs, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Show More Summary
For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received a new gene therapy for heart failure. This is the start of a new clinical trial that will assess gene therapy for patients with heart pumps and provide detailed insight on its impact on the heart muscle. Show More Summary
Doctors have kicked off a clinical trial that will offer insight into whether gene therapy can help patients with mechanical heart pumps recover and potentially avoid a transplant.
ByRobert Honeywill: Why the need for a paradigm shift in heart failure treatment Heart failure is so serious, this government-sponsored article, "More 'malignant' than cancer? Five-year survival following a first admission for heartShow More Summary
Researchers discover a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have discovered a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure. The newly discovered molecule provides the heart with a tool to block a protein that orchestrates genetic disruptions when the heart is subjected to stress, such as high blood pressure. read more
Part of being an entrepreneur (be it in the nonprofit or for-profit sector) is learning from your mistakes -- improving every time, so that each move you make is forward, each failure a lesson that when taken to heart will promote growth. Show More Summary
The death of Doors frontman Jim Morrison at the age of 27 back in 1971 still has all kinds of conspiracy theories and weirdness connected to it, thanks to the lack of an autopsy. Doctors cited heart failure, and now former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull tells British music site Mojo that...
Researchers are hoping to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue through new studies. In doing so, they will advance understanding of muscle function and lead to new drug therapies for people with fatigue, including 5.7 million Americans living with chronic heart failure.
A grant from the American Heart Association will support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue. This will advance understanding of muscle function and lead to new drug therapies for people with fatigue, including 5.7 million Americans living with chronic heart failure.