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New implanted sensor could reduce heart failure admissions

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.

New Implanted Sensor Could Reduce Heart Failure Admissions

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 CRT-P with AdaptivCRT Approved in U.S.

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

B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Innovator, Dead After Long, Influential Life

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

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

First Gene Therapy Trial Launched for Heart Patients with Mechanical Pumps

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 […]

How we cope with a cancer diagnosis starts in childhood

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 […]

Repeat ED visits for acute heart failure suggest need for better outpatient care

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, Iran’s national poet, dies at 87

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

Implantable Heart Devices Result in Similar Survival Benefits Among Ethnic, Racial Groups

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

Africa's last polar bear dies

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 substantial health burden in low- and middle-income countries

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

First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps

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

Gene therapy for heart failure trial starts

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.

Sunshine Heart C-Pulse: A Paradigm Shift In Heart Failure Therapy

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

Newly Discovered Heart Molecule Could Lead to Effective Treatment for Heart Failure

Researchers discover a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure.

Newly discovered heart molecule could lead to effective treatment for 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

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

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

Marianne Faithfull: My Boyfriend Killed Doors' Jim Morrison

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...

Studying muscle function to treat heart failure

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.

Studying Muscle Function to Treat 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.

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