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Rates of Ambulatory Heart Failure Steady From 2001 to 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 – Rates of ambulatory heart failure remained steady in the United States between 2001 and 2016, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Cardiology. Leah Rethy,...

AHA News: A Clean Bill of Health at Birth, His Heart Failed at 2 Months

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Like many first-time moms, Stephanie Tawata was anxiously navigating the ups and downs of a newborn. She was grateful that her son, Jase,...

Empagliflozin Superior to Placebo for Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 – Among patients with heart failure, risk for cardiovascular death or hospitalization with heart failure is lower for those receiving empagliflozin compared with placebo,...

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 – For patients with heart failure, influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are associated with lower in-hospital mortality, according to a study presented at the European...

AHA News: Unpredictability of Advanced Heart Failure Complicates End-of-Life Care, Doctors Say

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Some people with advanced heart failure live for a long time, while others don't. That uncertain timeline poses challenges for doctors,...

Proportion of Deaths Due to Heart Failure, HTN Increasing

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 – The proportion of deaths from heart disease attributed to heart failure and hypertensive heart disease is increasing, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in The...

AHA News: Preeclampsia May Double a Woman's Chances for Later Heart Failure

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Pregnant women with preeclampsia are far more likely to develop heart failure later in life than those who don't have blood pressure-related...

Stress, Anger May Worsen Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 – If you suffer from heart failure, try to stay calm. Stress and anger may make your condition worse, a new study suggests. Mental stress is common in heart failure patients...

Pupil Area May Help Indicate Prognosis in Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 – Pupil area is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and readmission due to heart failure, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the European Journal of...

Mortality Risk Increased With Pulmonary Vascular Resistance of ≥2.2

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 – For patients undergoing right heart catheterization (RHC), the risks for mortality and heart failure are increased with a pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) of 2.2 Wood units...

AHA News: Are Virtual Doctor Visits Safe for Discharged Heart Failure Patients?

THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – Follow-up visits for heart failure patients leaving the hospital can be done just as safely via telehealth as they can in person,...

Low Health Literacy Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 – Poor health literacy is associated with worse heart failure outcomes, according to a review published in the June issue of JACC: Heart Failure. Matteo Fabbri, M.D., from...

AHA News: New Test May Predict Who Develops Certain Type of Heart Failure

TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – People with higher levels of a specific inflammatory marker may have a greater risk of developing a form of heart failure, according to new...

Chronic Conditions Tied to Severe COVID-19 More Common in Southeast, Rural Areas

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 – Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government...

Risk for Heart Failure Increased for Women Taking β-Blockers

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 – Women taking β-blockers for hypertension have an increased risk for developing heart failure when they present to the hospital with acute coronary syndrome, according to a ...

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