Heart Failure

This heart failure channel offers news and new technology to treat heart failure. This includes for new innovations to treat congesitive heart failure (CHF). The channel includes news on HFpEF and HFrEF.

University of Utah, Frank Sachse, heart failure, LVAD implantation, left ventricular assist device, biomarker, t-system

Two patients may seem equally sick based upon clinical measures, but differences in their heart physiology could predict who has the potential to recover from heart failure. A study carried out by scientists at the University of Utah finds that patients whose hearts have flattened t-tubules have a decreased chance of showing signs of recovery after implanting a mechanical heart pump. Ordinarily, t-tubules in the heart are long, thin, and rounded. Image courtesy of Frank Sachse.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of...

BioVentrix, Revivent TC Transcatheter Ventricular Enhancement System, LIVE procedure, first in Germany
News | Heart Failure | January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 — BioVentrix Inc. announced in December the first closed-chest Revivent TC...

ischemic heart failure, stem cell therapy, MSCs, CSCs, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, MHIF study
News | Heart Failure | January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 — Ischemic heart...

News | Stem Cell Therapies | January 09, 2017

January 9, 2017 — BioCardia Inc. announced in December the issuance of United States Patent No. 9,517,199 relating...

News | Stem Cell Therapies | January 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 — BioCardia Inc. announced in December the initiation of the CardiAMP Heart Failure pivotal trial, a...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017

This video, provided by Valtech, demonstrates the Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system. It allows...

Heart attack, heart failure, Cimaglermin
News | Pharmaceuticals | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 — Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure,...

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, MOMENTUM 3 IDE study results, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 08, 2016

December 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the MOMENTUM 3 U.S. IDE Clinical Study during a late-...

TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics

There were several hot topics that came out of the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, which made this month's top 20 list, including several videos. Number 4 on the list of content was the result of the EXCEL Trial key TCT late-breaker, which showed stenting is equal in outcomes to surgery for the first time, when using one of the latest generation drug-eluting stents. 

Feature | December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and...

Boston Scientific, HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic Service, MultiSENSE trial data, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Heart Failure | November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 — Boston Scientific recently announced results from the first clinical trial evaluating the...

Medtronic, Claria MRI Quad CRT-D SureScan, FDA approval
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 — Medtronic plc  has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Claria MRI ...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 14, 2016

William Abraham, M.D., FACC, discusses advances in heart failure device treatment technologies at the Transcatheter...

Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information...

SJM, st. Jude Medical, FDA recall, Battery depletion, Recalls ICDs and CRT-D
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | October 25, 2016 | Dave Fornell

October 25, 2016 — St. Jude Medical is recalling 251,346 of its Fortify, Unify and Assura implantable cardioverter...

News | Renal Denervation | October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016 — Awards from the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund are supporting research on the...

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