Heart Failure

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about heart failure. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Study Reveals Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies

Patients at risk of smoking-related diseases often purchase cigarettes at the same pharmacy used to fill prescription medications.

Healthy Lifestyle Slashes Heart Failure Risk

Making simple, healthy choices could drastically reduce heart failure risk in women, finds study.

Healthy Fats Lower Cholesterol, Despite Weight Gain

Healthy fats help offset the negative impact of weight gain on heart health, finds a recent study.

Rapid Weight Loss is Not So Bad, After All

Gradual vs. rapid weight loss has little impact on long-term weight control.

Lack of Educational Resources for Heart Failure Patients

Educational resources available to heart failure patients considering a mechanical pump are biased and outdated, finds study.

Keeping Radiation to a Minimum for Heart Patients

With radiation exposure a hot topic in recent years, here are strategies for enhancing radiation safety in heart imaging.

Childhood Risk Factors Have Lifelong Impact on Heart Health

Weight and blood pressure during childhood have a long-lasting impact on heart function later in life.

Obesity Rates Plateau in U.S., but Waistlines Continue to Expand

More than half of American adults have abdominal obesity, according to national trends from the last decade.

Do You Know Your Heart-Health ABC's?

Improving heart health just got a little bit simpler, thanks to the ABC’s of heart disease prevention.

Self-Management Improves Outcomes for Patients with Heart Valve Implants

Empowering patients with heart valve implants to manage their own health reduces risk of complications, finds study.

New Heart Failure Drug Cuts Risk of Death by 20%

A new combination drug safely improves outcomes for heart failure patients, finds study.

Obesity Increases Heart Failure Risk, Even at Young Age

First study of its kind shows how obesity damages the heart, no matter a person's age.

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults

A recent scientific statement weighed the pros and cons of using tests in healthy individuals between 12-25 years old.

Aspirin Offers Safe, Affordable Option to Prevent Blood Clots

A new study confirms that aspirin is a safe and effective treatment for patients with a history of venous thromboembolism.

New Insight Into Weight Loss in Heart Failure Patients

We may be one step closer to preventing weight loss in heart failure patients, thanks to a recent study.

Exercise Cuts Heart Failure Risk in Half

Staying active drastically reduces risk for developing heart failure, according to a large Swedish study.

Weight Watchers and Atkins Equally as Effective

There’s little difference between trademarked diet programs, finds new study.

Less Educated Smokers Have Greatest Stroke Risk

Traditional risk factors for stroke are especially dangerous in poorly educated adults, finds study.

Heart Group Says E-Cigarettes Require Strict Regulation

Electronic cigarettes should be included in smoke-free air laws, according to the American Heart Association.

Drop in Hospitalizations for Heart Disease and Stroke

There have been significant improvements in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past decade, based on national hospital trends.

Folic Acid Deficiency Rare in U.S.

Study finds folic acid deficiency is extremely rare, making routine tests unnecessary in the general population.

All-in-One Pill to Prevent Heart Disease?

A polypill to prevent heart disease has the potential to save millions of lives, according to experts.

Sitting Too Much Diminishes Fitness Level

No matter how much you may exercise, sitting for long periods of time reduces fitness, finds study.

Staying Active and Reducing Sedentary Time Key to Combating Obesity

Study finds that increasing physical activity and limiting sedentary time is the best combination for obesity prevention.

Reducing Risk of Heart Complications During Surgery

New guidelines help doctors and patients make the best possible decisions related to non-cardiac surgery.

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