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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 severe heart failure. The treatment gives hope to patients who only have limited treatment options to choose from.
LIFE April 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A study suggests that sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of heart failure in men.
LIFE January 23, 2014