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).

Diabetes Drug Effective Against Heart Failure in Wide Spectrum of Patients
News | Heart Failure | March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 — The cardiovascular benefits of the diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend across a wide spectrum of...
New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) continued to deliver reductions in the heart failure biomarker N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), an established biomarker for heart failure severity and prognosis.[1] The data was presented as a late-breaker at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Annual Scientific Session in March.
News | Heart Failure | March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 —New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/...
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

Nicholas Conn, a postdoctoral fellow at RIT and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence, is part of the university team that has developed a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system. Image courtesy of A. Sue Weisler/RIT.

News | Heart Failure | March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019 — A toilet seat-based cardiovascular monitoring system created by a team of Rochester Institute of...
HeartMate 3 Pump Shows Superior Outcomes in Advanced Heart Failure
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 — Severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist...
Echocardiograms May Help With Patient Selection for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 — Clinicians should use echocardiography when determining whether patients with heart failure and a...
FDA Approves Optimizer Smart System for Heart Failure Patients offers cardiac contractility modulation.
Technology | Heart Failure | March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Impulse Dynamics’ Optimizer Smart system for...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.19...
FDA Approves 3T Acticor and Rivacor Tachycardia Devices from Biotronik
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 – Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Acticor and Rivacor high-...
FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
March 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip heart valve repair device for...
William T. Abraham, M.D., Joins V-Wave as Chief Medical Officer

William T. Abraham, M.D., in an interview with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell at TCT 2016.

News | Heart Failure | March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 — V-Wave Ltd. announced that renowned heart failure cardiologist William T. Abraham, M.D., is joining V-...
FDA Releases Final Guidances on Regenerative Medicine Therapies
News | Stem Cell Therapies | March 04, 2019
March 4, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized two guidance documents regarding...
Videos | Wearables | February 28, 2019
Robert Klempfner, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Israel,  discusses...
AT&T Demonstrates Connectivity With Smart Scale at HIMSS 2019
News | Remote Monitoring | February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 — At the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, AT...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Heart Failure | February 13, 2019
William O'Neill, M.D., highlights best practice protocols based on Impella Quality database and real-world evidence...
Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart Unveil Wireless Heart Pump System
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019 — Heart failure experts at the National Research Center for Cardiac Surgery in Astana, Kazakhstan,...