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).

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,...
Heart Muscle Cells Created From Stem Cells Beat in Sync
News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 01, 2019
February 1, 2019 — A team of Rutgers scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts...
EKG With Artificial Intelligence Reliably Detects Heart Failure Precursor
News | ECG | January 08, 2019
January 8, 2019 — A Mayo Clinic study finds that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to a widely available,...
Videos | Heart Failure | December 20, 2018
Andreas Brieke, M.D., director of mechanical circulatory support, heart failure physician and site principal...
Aurigen Medical Atrial Fibrillation Device Wins ICI Innovation Award
News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018 — Irish medical device company AuriGen Medical won the prestigious Global Innovation Award at the...
Interventional procedures have become increasing complex with a shift from open surgical procedures to transcatheter procedures. This is a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case at the University of Colorado to reopen a bypass graft. It shows doctors John Messenger and Kevin Rogers. Photo by Dave Fornell

Interventional procedures have become increasingly complex with a shift from open surgical procedures to transcatheter procedures. This is a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case at the University of Colorado to reopen a bypass graft. Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | December 11, 2018
  There are numerous factors that impact the larger picture in cardiology, especially from a business perspective. Here...
An example of artificial intelligence-aided clinical decision support software for a heart failure patient from the vendor HealthReveal. The AI pulled in relevant patient data from the electronic medical record and offers recommendations for care based on current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. It also offers the citations for where to find the guidelines and prescribing information for the recommended drug. Machine learning for cardiology.

An example of artificial intelligence-aided clinical decision support software for a heart failure patient from the vendor HealthReveal. The AI pulled in relevant patient data from the electronic medical record and offers recommendations for care based on current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. It also offers the citations for where to find the guidelines and prescribing information for the recommended drug.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | December 06, 2018 | Lonny Reisman, M.D.
The consistent provision of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) — care delivered according to established...
Farxiga Reduces Heart Failure Hospitalization, Cardiovascular Death for Type 2 Diabetes
News | Pharmaceuticals | November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 — AstraZeneca announced positive full results from the DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular (CV) outcomes...
Videos | Heart Failure | November 15, 2018
James Januzzi, M.D., Hutter Family Professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital,,...