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.
The promise of stem cell therapy has excited cardiovascular scientists for years. In theory, tackling heart failure with stem cells makes sense. Weak or scarred heart muscle is a major cause of heart failure, so using regenerative stem cells to repair scar tissue appears to […]
Despite a decade’s worth of research revealing racial and ethnic disparities among heart failure patients receiving an implantable defibrillator, things aren’t getting any better, according to a new study out this month.
The study, published in Circulation, included more than 21,000 heart failure patients […]
Patients who took a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved their hearts’ function and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study.
The heart’s shape and function can be altered after a […]