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Genetic Links Between Schizophrenia, CVD Explored

MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 – Evidence suggests that liability to schizophrenia causally increases the risk of heart failure and early repolarization pattern, but a shared genetic etiology seems not to...

Aspirin Use Tied to Incident Heart Failure in At-Risk Adults

MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 – For individuals at risk, aspirin use is associated with increased risk for incident heart failure, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in ESC Heart Failure. Blerim...

Sacubitril-Valsartan Does Not Cut Risk for Death, Heart Failure After MI

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 – For patients with myocardial infarction, sacubitril-valsartan is not associated with a reduced incidence of death from cardiovascular causes or incident heart failure...

Stem Cell Therapy Boosts Outcomes for Some Heart Failure Patients

TUESDAY, Nov. 16, 2021 – Heart failure patients who fit a specific profile can benefit from injection of stem cells delivered directly into their heart muscle, a new study finds. Patients with mild...

AHA: Sacubitril/Valsartan No More Beneficial for Chronic Advanced CHF

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 – For patients with chronic advanced heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction, sacubitril/valsartan shows no benefit over valsartan, according to a study published online...

AHA: Use of Cardiac Rehab Low in Adults With Heart Failure

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 – Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) rates increased after Medicare expansion of CR coverage to include heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the rates of use...

Why Are So Few Seniors Getting Heart Failure Rehab?

TUESDAY, Nov. 9, 2021 – Heart failure remains a major killer among the millions of Americans on Medicare. So, it's alarming that fewer than 10% of eligible Medicare beneficiaries get recommended...

AHA News: Runner in 'Optimal Health' Diagnosed With Heart Failure at 41

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – When Darlene Anita Scott started experiencing shortness of breath at age 41, her first worry was how it would affect her running. In her...

Air and Noise Pollution May Make You Vulnerable to Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 – Years of exposure to air pollution and traffic noise could make you more vulnerable to heart failure, a new study warns. "We found that long-term exposure to specific air...

Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2021

  More than half of Americans surveyed may not get flu shot. With last year's flu season being a no-show, people's immunity to the sometimes serious disease is waning, experts warn. That's why it's ...

Air Pollution, Road Traffic Noise Exposure May Be Linked to Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 – Long-term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise may be associated with an increased risk for heart failure, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the...

AHA News: More Than a Decade of Intermittent Symptoms, Then Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – As TV reporter Mike Lowe ran the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon in August, he heard shouts of, "Do it for Erin!" Lowe was running in honor of his...

AHA News: Severe Mental Health Disorders May Increase Risk of Death in Men With Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – Men with heart failure have worse long-term survival rates if they have severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according...

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Cut Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

TUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 – For patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), with or without cardiovascular disease (CVD), use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors compared with glucagon-like...

AHA News: A Year of Committed Exercise in Middle Age Reversed Worrisome Heart Stiffness

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – A year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of...

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