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).

Heart Failure Patients, Clinicians Have Differing Perceptions of Risk Level
News | Heart Failure | September 06, 2017
September 6, 2017 — Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for...
Israeli Hospital Completes First Implant of CORolla Heart Failure Device
News | Heart Failure | September 05, 2017
September 5, 2017 — Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel, recently became the first to use the CORolla device from Israeli...
Abbott Receives FDA Approval for HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System
Technology | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017 — Abbott announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Full MagLev...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 28, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled...
Biotronik Announces U.S. Launch of Edora HF-T QP CRT Pacemaker
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017 — Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial availability of...
BioCardia Completes Roll-in Cohort in Pivotal Phase III CardiAMP Heart Failure Trial
News | Stem Cell Therapies | August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017 — BioCardia Inc. recently announced completion of treatment for the 10-patient roll-in cohort for the...
Registry Identifies Early Onset of Heart Failure and Lack of Defibrillators in Asia
News | Heart Failure | August 03, 2017
August 3, 2017 — The Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (ASPC) held its first-ever late-breaking clinical trials...
Left Atrial Pressure Monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

On of the top stories in July was the introduction of a left atrial pressure monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies to prevent heart failure patient hospitalizations or readmissions. Read the article"Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients."

Feature | August 01, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Aug. 1, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology...
Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh
Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack or a...
Biotronik Launches DX Technology for U.S. Heart Failure Patients
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 — Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and availability of the Intica DX...
Hospital Readmissions Analysis Across All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 — Clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published a first-of-its...
Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017 — A review appearing in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)...
Biotronik Hosts Heart Failure Symposium at Europace-Cardiostim 2017
News | Heart Failure | July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 — Experts in heart failure management gathered in June to discuss varying scientific evidence in their...
monitoring a heart failure patient's chest fluid buildup with remote monitoring using the SensiVest

A heart failure patient wearing the SensiVest remote monitoring system for a two-minute a day assessment. 

News | Heart Failure | July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 — About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer from heart failure, and because of a dangerous buildup of...
Videos | Heart Failure | July 13, 2017
William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...