The $3 pill known as BiDil was already a difficult sell when a Georgia-based pharmaceutical company bought the marketing rights a few years ago. A treatment for African Americans suffering from heart failure, BiDil had never really caught on, forcing the drug company that developed it to take a...
If it passes further tests, it could help millions of people with heart failure.
A new customizable soft robotic sleeve fits around the heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. Importantly, unlike currently available devices that assist heart function,...Show More Summary
The world’s first MRI study of the effect of kidney disease on heart function shows that the necessary dialysis treatments for those with kidney failure can cause heart damage. Recent research conducted by the University of Nottingham...Show More Summary
A customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat has now been developed by researchers, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.
Heart failure is a multi-billion-dollar problem that affects 41 million people worldwide. While numerous promising studies, including novel therapies involving 3D printing and bionic heart patches, have been conducted to treat this condition, a commercially viable solution remains out of reach. Show More Summary
Researchers are developing implantable robots that could save the lives of heart failure patients.
An implantable sleeve mimics the motion of the heart, and reverses heart failure in pigs
(Boston Children's Hospital) Every year about 2,100 people receive heart transplants in the United States, while 5.7 million suffer from heart failure. Given the scarcity of available donor hearts, clinicians and biomedical engineers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University have spent several years developing a mechanical alternative. Show More Summary
New software can accurately predict when people with a heart disorder will die.
As an intern, I once cared for an elderly gentleman who came in with heart failure. In no time, we grew fond of each other. It was almost like he looked forward to my visits. He sometimes called me “sunshine.” I am not sure if he meant it in a way that meant that I […]
(University of Utah Health Sciences) Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.
Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition, but it affects other areas of health as well. For example, it could contribute to the risk of dementia, poor sleep, kidney failure, and high blood pressure. The articles below discuss different...Show More Summary
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at a higher risk for heart failure, according to research findings. Two studies examined the prevalence of myocardial inflammation among rheumatoid arthritis patients without known cardiovascular...Show More Summary
Sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure is a major concern in the United States. A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team will investigate how the microscopic spaces surrounding heart cells affect connections called gap junctions.
Endotronix, Inc., a digital health medtech company providing innovative solutions for patients with advanced heart failure, today announced that it has entered into a $12 million term loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The financing comes after a successful $32 million Series C round last July that included BioVentures Investors, SV Life Sciences (SVLS),... Read More
Today is the 8th anniversary of my initial diagnosis with diabetes and congestive heart failure. My, what a long and trying eight years it has been, too. So much has happened since that fateful day. So many changes in my life, my diagnosis, and my treatments. Change is so often hard to accept. Admittedly, this last year has […]
For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients by diagnosing the condition with greater accuracy, as well as by detecting the onset of congestive heart failure earlier.
When pop legend George Michael died on Christmas at the relatively young age of 53, his manager Michael Lippman said that he'd died of heart failure, and according to the police treated his death as "unexpected but not suspicious," according to CNN. Show More Summary