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RACISM IS EVERYWHERE: A-Fib Is More Dangerous for Blacks Than Whites. The rate of atrial fibrill…

RACISM IS EVERYWHERE: A-Fib Is More Dangerous for Blacks Than Whites. The rate of atrial fibrillation was higher among whites than blacks, and both white and black people with A-fib had increased risks of stroke, heart failure and coronary heart disease. Those with A-fib also had an increased risk of dying from these and other […]

Medical News Today: Virtual heart reveals new clues to heart failure

Scientists have created a model of a heart that reflects heart function at multiple levels. The model has shed new light on the causes of heart failure.

Scientists use 'virtual heart' to model heart failure

A team of researchers have created a detailed computational model of the electrophysiology of congestive heart failure, a leading cause of death. This "virtual heart" could help medical researchers study new drug therapies - according to the study published in PLOS Computational Biology. read more

Blacks with AFib at greater risk for adverse outcomes

Blacks with atrial fibrillation (AFib) have nearly double the risk than their white counterparts of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease (CHD) and mortality from all causes, according to a study published today in JAMA Cardiology. read more

Increased rates of stroke, heart failure, CHD and death in black individuals with atrial fibrillation

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Jared W. Magnani, M.D., M.Sc., formerly of the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined race-specific associations of atrial fibrillation with stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease (CHD), and all-cause mortality among more than 15,000 individuals. read more

Blacks with AFib at greater risk for adverse outcomes

Blacks with atrial fibrillation have nearly double the risk of stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease and mortality from all causes than their white counterparts, new research shows.

New Heart Failure Therapy Could Prevent Substantial Number of Deaths, Study Finds

A UCLA-led study estimates that almost 28,500 deaths could be prevented each year in the U.S. through use of a new FDA-approved class of cardiovascular medication that helps reduce mortality in patients diagnosed with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, the percentage of blood pumped from the heart with each contraction.

GW Researchers Receive $1.6 Million to Improve Cardiac Function During Heart Failure

Researchers at the George Washington University received $1.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to find ways to restore parasympathetic activity to the heart through oxytocin neuron activation. This heart-brain connection could improve cardiac function during heart failure.

Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns Legend, Dead at 74

Wayne Jackson, trumpet player and one-half of the legendary horn section the Memphis Horns, died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure at a Memphis hospital. Jackson's wife Amy confirmed the trumpeter's death to The Associated Press. He was 74.  "He was a beautiful soul who touched the world with his trumpet," Amy Jackson...

Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant, say authors of a new report.

Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

DALLAS, June 21, 2016 - A blood test that leads to the rejection of donor hearts may be unnecessary in predicting whether a heart transplant will succeed or fail, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. read more

Sacubitril/valsartan in heart failure: Differing added benefit

The fixed-dose combination of sacubitril and valsartan (trade name: Entresto) has been approved since November 2015 for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced pump function. In its early benefit assessment, the German...Show More Summary

Sacubitril/valsartan in heart failure: Differing added benefit

Due to a subgroup effect, reviewers have found that there is an indication of a minor added benefit for patients with diabetes, and an indication of a considerable added benefit for patients without diabetes, when using Sacubitril/valsartan in heart failure.

Video: UFC's Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta pay tribute to Kimbo Slice

Bare knuckle street brawler-turned all-around mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar -- Kimbo Slice -- passed away on June 6, 2016 in his home state of Florida as a result of heart failure. For more details on his death click here and here. After...Show More Summary

How much you weigh as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in middle age

Surprisingly, the increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence, with an increased risk starting in those with a BMI of 20 and rising steeply to a nearly ten-fold increased risk in those who were very obese, with a BMI of 35 or over. read more

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center Are Recognized with Gold Plus Awards for Heart Failure Care

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center, both part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, have received the Get With The Guidelines(r)-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality...Show More Summary

Your weight as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age

Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age. Surprisingly,...Show More Summary

Riverview Medical Center Receives Silver Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

Riverview Medical Center, part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, has received the Get With The Guidelines(r)-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

DALLAS, June 15, 2016 -- People who have had percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as angioplasty, for acute coronary syndrome could be at higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep-disordered...Show More Summary

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don't. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS patients is an important predictor of major cardiovascular events after angioplasty.

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