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When a study cast doubt on a heart pill, the drug company turned to Tom Price

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

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...

With heart-firming embrace, squishy device keeps blood pumping

If it passes further tests, it could help millions of people with heart failure.

Listen to my heart beat, little robot

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

Kidney dialysis treatment negatively impacts heart function, breakthrough MRI study

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

Soft robot helps the heart beat

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.

Soft robotic heart sleeve helps pump blood

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Soft, Implantable Robots May Help Ailing Hearts

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers are developing implantable robots that could save the lives of heart failure patients.

Soft Robot Hugs Your Heart to Keep It Pumping

An implantable sleeve mimics the motion of the heart, and reverses heart failure in pigs

Soft robot could aid failing hearts by mimicking healthy cardiac muscles

(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

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Heart Failure Deaths

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

New software can accurately predict when people with a heart disorder will die.

Doctors have feelings too

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 […]

Biomarker could identify patients with potential for recovery from advanced heart failure

(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.

Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential for Recovering From Advanced Heart Failure

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 update: Yoga, dementia risk, poor sleep, kidney failure, high blood pressure

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 patients are at a higher risk for heart failure: Study

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

Microscopic Spaces Between Heart Cells May Play Role in Sudden Cardiac Death

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 Nabs $12M to Expand Wireless Pulmonary Artery Sensor

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

Eight Years with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart

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 […]

Novel tests improve treatment for heart failure patients

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.

Police question George Michael's boyfriend over possible drug overdose.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

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

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