Heart Failure

 Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) to lower left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt.  Abraham said these devices are in early stage development with small studies to show proof of concept and demonstrate safety.

The Corvia Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) lowers left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt. Preliminary clinical studies have shown promise for these types of devices to improve HFpEF patient outcomes.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

In the past few years there have been a number of device therapies developed to treat heart failure (HF). This is...

CAMC, Charleston Area Medical Center, congestive heart failure readmissions, SmarTigr patient engagement system, TeleHealth Services
News | Patient Engagement | February 09, 2017

February 9, 2017 — Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) has documented reduced readmissions for...

UTSW, new cancer drug, heart failure, tissue repair
News | Heart Failure | February 07, 2017

February 7, 2017 — A new anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle — an...

Penn Medicine, heart failure causes, YAP and TAZ proteins, Journal of Clinical Investigation study
News | Heart Failure | February 07, 2017

February 7, 2017 — Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to...

Videos | Heart Failure | February 06, 2017

This video demonstrates how to implant the Revivent TC System to reduce the volume of the left ventricle (LV) in...

heart failure, reducing readmissions, Penn Medicine, big data
News | Heart Failure | February 03, 2017

February 3, 2017 — Penn Medicine announced that its...

Texas Heart Institute, ischemic heart failure, adult stem cell therapy, CONCERT-HF clinical trial
News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 03, 2017

February 3, 2017 — Physicians and researchers at Texas Heart Institute are recruiting patients who suffer from heart...

Jaheim Whigham, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Syncardia 50cc Total Artificial Heart, youngest patient

At 11 years old, Jaheim Whigham (center) is the youngest and smallest patient to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: Jan Terry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago)

News | Congenital Heart | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 — To save the life of an 11-year-old boy, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago...

novel blood tests, improved treatment, heart failure patients, Clinical Chemistry, AACC
News | Heart Failure | January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for...

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

The Valtech Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system allows transcatheter repair of functional mitral...

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