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).

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,...
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...