Heart Failure

This heart failure channel offers news and new technology to treat heart failure. This includes for new innovations to treat congestive heart failure (CHF). The channel includes news on HFpEF and HFrEF. Heart failure occurs when the heart is no longer able to pump as much blood as the body requires. This can lead to enlargement of the heart because the muscle works harder to supply blood, but the pumping is ineffective. This may be due to defects in the myocardium, such as an infarct, or due to structural issues such as severe valve regurgitation. The disease is divided into four New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes. Stage IV heart failure is when the heart is completely failing and requires a heart transplant  or a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

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September 21, 2021 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and ...

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August 18, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Friday a third dose of the ...

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August 3, 2021 — In association with Heart Rhythm 2021, Biotronik announced first enrollments in the landmark BIO ...

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Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Abbott announced the same day it has the capacity to meet increased demand for LVADs as Medtronic leaves the market.
Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | By Dave Fornell, Editor

Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular ...

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News | Artificial Heart

June 18, 2021 – An experimental artificial heart includes an autoregulation control mechanism, or Auto-Mode, that can ...

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June 15, 2021 — VoluMetrix, a Nashville-based biotech startup dedicated to creating a new wave of solutions for vital ...

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Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no differences is therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI.
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Here are the top 10 takeaways from the late-breaking studies on cardiovascular technologies presented at the 2021 Americ ...

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June 7, 2021 – Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital are first in the U.S. and second in the world to implant a ...

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May 18, 2021 — The experimental heart failure drug omecamtiv mecarbil reduced heart failure hospitalizations by a ...

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May 18, 2021 — Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, did not significantly ...

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May 15, 2021 — The combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) did not significantly reduce the rate ...

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May 13, 2021 — Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the ...

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The BioCardia cardiac stem cell CardiAMP trial is a Phase III study looking at the efficacy of using stem cells to improve heart function in heart failure patients. It is the first trial for this technology to reach Phase III trial.
Feature | Stem Cell Therapies | By Simon H. Stertzer, M.D.

Heart failure remains an unheralded global pandemic, costing society billions of dollars each year.[1,2] Projections ...

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