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.
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 […]