NEW ORLEANS — Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks of an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.
Obstructive sleep apnea, sleep interrupted by pauses in breathing, is a known risk for […]
NEW ORLEANS – Over his first 25 years in cardiology research, American Heart Association President Steven Houser contributed to the science that showed that the cardiac muscle cells able to survive a heart attack become weakened and so worn out that heart failure sets in. […]
NEW ORLEANS — More than a third of advanced heart failure patients treated with a combination of an artificial heart assist device, called a left ventricular assist device and intensive drug therapy have recovered their heart function enough to allow removal of the device.
People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, according to a study released Monday.
After analyzing 37,000 ECGs of 5,379 patients over two years, researchers found that long […]
When a doctor she’d never met walked into Cathy Aumack-Bandy’s hospital room and told her husband that she had severe heart failure and should get her affairs in order, she initially thought he was in the wrong room.
After realizing the diagnosis was hers, the former […]
Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.
Think of heart failure as a serious plumbing problem. It happens when the heart can’t pump enough […]
Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease are more likely to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability — conditions that increase risk of heart failure, according to a study released Tuesday.
The study also found that higher rates of cumulative cigarette exposure — […]
For heart failure patients, they symbolized a way their medical providers could monitor their cardiovascular health, unobtrusively and from afar. But new research shows that remote monitoring of implantable electronic devices may not add any benefit or value for patients who have them.