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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March 10, 2020 —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SynCardia Systems 50cc temporary Total ...

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March 5, 2020 — Abbott recently received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA ...

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Some of the new devices technologies to treat heart failure that are either in clinical trials or were recently cleared by the U.S. FDA. #heartfailure
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There are several new tools being added to the clinical armamentarium in the fight against heart failure (HF). These ...

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Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.
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There is no, single magic bullet in heart failure (HF) to easily reduce readmission rates or easily reverse this complex ...

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February 12, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Carmat's investigational device exemption ...

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Interview with James Udelson, M.D., chief of the division of cardiology at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The hospital ...

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January 22, 2020 – BioVentrix Inc., developer of the first transcatheter device for left ventricular remodeling after a ...

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January 9, 2020 – Researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on aging heart muscles in fruit flies, a ...

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January 7, 2020 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new alternative surgical ...

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January 7, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) ...

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December 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough status for a novel ECG-based ...

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December 18, 2019 — BioVentrix, Inc., developer of the first less invasive system for left ventricular remodeling, today ...

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