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Protein That Mimics Effect Of Exercise May Help Heart Failure Patients

The CT1 protein mimics the effects of going to the gym. Treatment causes the heart muscles to grow healthier and boosts the ability of the heart to pump blood. This may lead to new treatments for heart failure patients.

Medicine August 9, 2017

Unemployed Heart Failure Patients Face 50 Percent Higher Risk For Death

Heart failure patients who are unemployed have higher risk for death and rehospitalization compared with their employed counterparts. How can this finding benefit people with the heart condition?

Public Health May 2, 2017

Marijuana Use Linked To Stroke And Heart Failure: Study

New research on more than 300,000 hospital data suggests a link between marijuana use and a heightened risk for heart failure and stroke. Researchers aim for continued studies and healthy dissemination of information.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Restoring Cardiac Function After Heart Failure

Heart failure affects millions of adult Americans. It may still be in its experimental stages, but new drug cimaglermin is showing incredible promise in restoring cardiac function for heart failure patients based on a first-in-man study.

Medicine December 28, 2016

Painkillers Like Ibuprofen And Ketorolac May Raise Heart Failure Risk By Up To 83 Percent

Painkilling drugs called NSAIDs were linked to increased risk for hospital admission due to heart problem. Seven traditional painkillers which include Ibuprofen and naproxen were associated with increased heart failure risk.

Medicine September 29, 2016

High Doses Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Oil Supplements May Help Heart Attack Survivors Heal Better

Heart attack patients who took high doses of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements experienced less decline in heart function and greatest reduction in tissue scarring compared with those who took placebo.

Medicine August 2, 2016

Flu Vaccine Lowers Heart Failure And Stroke-Related Hospitalization Rates In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated with flu vaccine are less likely to be admitted to the hospital because of stroke and heart failure. They also have lower risk of death during the flu season.

Medicine July 26, 2016

'Baby Fat' Can Lead To Heart Failure In Middle Age

Excess weight during adolescence can lead to heart problems in middle age. A study finds increased risk of developing heart failure among obese or overweight teenage boys, and even in boys whose BMI are within the normal range.

Public Health June 18, 2016

Viagra Boosts Blood Flow, Reduces Heart Attack Risk In Men

Viagra not only improves sex life by treating erectile dysfunction, but also boosts the flow of blood and helps prevent heart failure. A new study found that the 'little blue pill' can help prevent heart attacks among male diabetic patients.

Medicine June 16, 2016

1 in 4 Heart Attack Patients Face Threats Of Heart Failure Within Four Years

Improved treatments boost survival chances of first heart attack patients. Certain health conditions and risk factors, however, up their risks for heart failure.

Medicine May 25, 2016

Risk For Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation Rises As Temperature Drops: Study

A new study suggests that being exposed to cooler temperatures increases the risk of people experiencing heart failure or atrial fibrillation. Sufferers are more likely to be hospitalized for these ailments during winter months than in summer months.

Public Health May 7, 2016

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure, Gives Hope To Patients With Few Treatment Options

Stem cell therapy shows promise against severe heart failure. The treatment gives hope to patients who only have limited treatment options to choose from.

LIFE April 5, 2016

Vitamin D Supplements Linked To Improvements In Heart Failure Patients

University of Leeds researchers showed that daily vitamin D supplementation translated to improved heart function in heart failure patients. The benefits, though, were seen in vitamin D3, the type produced in the skin, and not D2.

LIFE April 5, 2016

Gene Therapy Shows Potential In Treating Heart Failure

A new gene therapy that could potentially improve a heart failure patient's cardiac function has yielded promising results. Experts believe the treatment is the 'ultimate method' to reconstruct damaged heart tissue.

LIFE April 1, 2016

Scientists Identify Key Protein That Can Reverse Deadly Heart Condition

An international team of scientists identified a key protein that can potentially reverse a deadly heart condition. The findings raise hopes for the development of newer treatments.

LIFE March 31, 2016

Labrador In UK Is First Dog In The World To Undergo Canine Open-Heart Surgery

A 3-year-old dog owned by a retired legal secretary from the UK is the first canine to undergo an open heart surgery. The ground breaking surgery, which lasted six hours, was led by Professor Dan Brockman of RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

LIFE March 21, 2016

New Way Of Making Heart Cells May Be The Future Of Heart Failure Treatment

Researchers have come up with new heart cells that function like a cross between adult heart cells and embryonic stem cells as a potential heart failure treatment. The cells form into different types to fully support heart function.

LIFE March 5, 2016

Natalie Cole's Family Reveals Cause Of Singer's Death

In an official statement, Natalie Cole's family disclosed the cause of her death. The 'Unforgettable' singer, and daughter of Nat King Cole struggled with drugs and health problems while rising to fame with her numerous chart-topping hits.

Society January 9, 2016

Restricting Salt Intake May Harm Heart Failure Patients

Contrary to popular recommendation, low sodium intake may not be as beneficial for heart failure patients. Researchers of a new study did not find any evidence that reducing salt in diet can improve patient conditions.

LIFE December 29, 2015

Intensive Lowering Of Blood Pressure Cuts Death, Heart Failure But Comes With Risks

The intensive lowering of blood pressure may be the key to reducing heart failure and cardiovascular deaths, but it comes with risks. A new study now raises questions about possible changes in current treatment guidelines.

LIFE November 9, 2015

Cytokinetics, Amgen Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise In Clinical Study

Cytokinetics Inc. and Amgen's newest drug had very promising results during its Phase 2 clinical trial. This gives the researchers hope that the making of a drug that can improve cardiac function after heart failure is well on its way.

LIFE November 8, 2015

Diet Soda May Not Be Healthier Option: Beverages With Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Heart Failure

Diet sodas may not be as healthy as people think they are. In a new study, researchers found drinks that use artificial sweeteners, including fizzy 'diet' beverages may increase the risk of heart failure.

LIFE November 5, 2015

Drinking Two Glasses Of Sweetened Drinks A Day Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Failure

Two glasses of fizzy drinks could increase the risk for heart failure by 25 percent, a new study revealed. Researchers said that men who gulp down about two cans of fizzy drinks a day could develop heart failure leading to eventual death.

LIFE November 4, 2015

Male And Female Hearts Get Old Differently: Gender Based Heart Failure Treatment May Be Needed

Experts found that male and female hearts do not undergo the same aging process. The findings of the study call out for the possibility that gender-specific treatment for heart failure may be needed for enhanced medical management.

LIFE October 21, 2015

30 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Is Not Enough: Here's Why

If one's goal is to decrease heart failure risk, then 30 minutes of exercise daily may not be enough to reach that goal. In a new study, researchers found that people may need to exercise two to four times more than the recommended to prevent heart failure.

LIFE October 7, 2015

FDA Warns Heart Device Maker St. Jude About Nonconforming Manufacturing Practices At Atlanta Plant

The FDA cited certain 'nonconformities' in St. Jude Medical's manufacturing practices at the Atlanta plant where it creates the heart failure monitor CardioMEMS HF system. The company previously faced a similar FDA warning in its plant in Sylmar, Calif.

LIFE October 5, 2015

Bayer Pushes Heart Failure Drug Finerenone To Final-Stage Trials

Bayer is looking at leading the cardiovascular drug race with its new anti-hypertensive drug moving on to its final stages of clinical trials. The said drug called Finerenone may provide effective and safe benefits as per its mid-stage trials; hence, cardiologists are already looking forward to its progress and completion.

LIFE August 31, 2015

St. Jude Medical Plans To Buy Heart Implant Maker Thoratec For $3.4 Billion

St. Jude Medical of Minnesota is in talks to purchase heart pump manufacturer Thoratec for $3.4 billion, as part of the company's plans to expand its portfolio of medical devices for treating heart failure.

LIFE July 23, 2015

Novartis' Entresto For Heart Failure Might Cost $4,500 A Year: What You Should Know About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a cardiovascular condition affecting millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. The FDA has approved a new drug for the treatment of the disease, but it may cost roughly $4,500 a year.

LIFE July 9, 2015

FDA Approves Novartis Heart Drug Entresto

New drug could help half of the six million people in the U.S. diagnosed with heart failure, experts say. Drug received FDA approval under the agency expedited review process.

LIFE July 8, 2015

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Halve Heart Failure Risk Among Seniors

Moderate exercise and healthy habits can significantly reduce risks of heart failure as we get older, a study suggests. Simple lifestyle changes can have big results, researchers say.

LIFE July 7, 2015

The Secret To A Young And Healthy Heart: Researchers Identify Heart Repair Protein

A new study conducted by several institutions in the United States suggests that a protein known as vinculin is responsible for keeping the muscle of the heart pumping even in old age. Scientists believe the protein holds the key to developing treatments that could help repair damages caused by heart failure.

LIFE June 18, 2015

One hour of moderate exercise daily lowers heart failure risk by almost 50 percent

Participants of a new study who engage in more than one hour of moderate physical activity and half an hour of vigorous activity every day were found to be nearly half less likely to suffer from heart failure, a condition that affects more than five million Americans.

September 3, 2014

Novartis drug LCZ696 for treating heart failure, promises to be a blockbuster

An experimental heart failure drug developed by Novartis shows potential to become a blockbuster drug. In a trial, LCZ696 has reduced cardiovascular-related deaths by 20 percent compared with an older drug.

LIFE September 2, 2014

Experimental Novartis drug may reduce heart failure deaths, study reveals

A new heart failure drug has the power to change how treatment is viewed. The drug has been shown in a recent clinical trial to cut risk of cardiovascular death and hospital admission by a fifth.

LIFE September 2, 2014

New Novartis drug cuts heart failure mortality, hospital admission

A new drug by Novartis can reduce deaths and hospital admissions due to heart failure by 20 percent. Novartis is hoping that the drug will rejuvenate the company as its Diovan blood pressure pill is facing stiff competition from generic medicines.

LIFE September 1, 2014

Will gene therapy be the answer to heart failure? Trial in London starts

Scientists from Britain will conduct a clinical trial to assess a gene therapy that could potentially replace the need for heart transplant in patients with advanced heart failure.

LIFE August 12, 2014

New molecule may be key to unlocking heart failure treatment

Heart failure is an important public health issue in the US contributing to one in nine deaths per year. This costly disease may come to a halt with a new molecule discovered by researchers.

LIFE August 11, 2014

Cytori stem-cell trials halted, investigators remain hopeful despite plummeting stock

An experimental stem cell therapy for heart failure has been halted after patients had issues with blood flow to the brain.

LIFE August 7, 2014

FDA approves Boston Scientific's implantable defibrillators, heart failure devices

The U.S. FDA's approval of the new heart failure devices and defibrillators of Boston Scientific is good news for those patients at risk of heart failure. Find out what makes these new devices different from the rest.

LIFE April 16, 2014

Moderate, severe depression ups heart failure risk by 40 pct

Depression is more than just feeling persistently low and worthless. The condition is also linked to a potentially fatal health problem.

LIFE April 5, 2014

Early trial results of heart drug suggests Novartis has a winner on its hands

Pharmaceutical company Novartis has stopped a trial early, with promising results suggesting that the drug LCZ696 could be a revolutionary heart failure treatment.

LIFE March 31, 2014

Traffic pollution may alter structure of the heart; promote heart failure

Researchers have found the increase exposure to nitrogen oxide - commonly found in traffic air pollution - change the structure of the human heart, leading to a higher incidence of heart failure in previously healthy patients.

LIFE March 10, 2014

Sedentary lifestyle may increase heart failure risk

A study suggests that sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of heart failure in men.

LIFE January 23, 2014

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