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).

Aspirin Lowers Risk of Death for Patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — For people living with both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure, taking an aspirin each day appears to...
Getting Flu Vaccine Cuts Risk of Death by Half in People with Heart Failure
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — For people with heart failure, getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine in a given year was...
Reduced Device Clotting, Decreased Strokes Seen With HeartMate 3 at Two Years
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 — At two years of follow-up, severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received a novel...
Heart Failure More Likely for Some Breast Cancer and Lymphoma Survivors
News | Cardio-oncology | March 01, 2018
March 1, 2018 –  Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for...
Abiomed Receives Expanded Impella Approval for Cardiomyopathy With Cardiogenic Shock
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 — Abiomed Inc. announced that it received an expanded U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-...
Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Treatment for Rare Congenital Cardiac Defect
News | Congenital Heart | February 05, 2018
February 5, 2018 — Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced participation in the first-ever clinical trial using stem...
Breast Cancer Treatments May Increase Heart Disease Risk
News | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 — Breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure...
Guideline Adherence, Not Patient Volume, May Be Better Hospital Heart Failure Metric
News | Heart Failure | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 –  In evaluating the quality of care given to those hospitalized with heart failure, adherence to...
Technavio Market Study Shows Donor Shortage and Improved Survival Rate
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 – According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global circulatory support devices...
First-in-Man RenalGuard Studies Show Promise for Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | January 02, 2018
January 2, 2018 — RenalGuard Solutions Inc. reported positive results from a first-in-man feasibility study focusing on...
ACC Issues New Guidance to Optimize Heart Failure Treatment
News | Heart Failure | December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017 — To help streamline treatment of patients with heart failure and ensure the best possible patient...
CorInnova Awarded 2017 InnoSTARS Prize for EpicHeart Soft Robotic Heart Assist Device
News | Artificial Heart | December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017 — CorInnova Inc. recently announced it was awarded second prize in the “2017 InnoSTARS” life science...
Coffee Associated With Reduced Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke. AHA 2017. #AHA2017
News | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 — Drinking coffee may be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart failure or having...
Heart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use has risen dramatically in recent years among U.S. veterans, according to preliminary research presented at the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.
News | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 — Heart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use has risen dramatically in recent years...
The Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure.

The Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 – Results presented at the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions and published in...