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.

Experts Emphasize the Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Despite its value and importance, cardiac rehab is vastly underutilized by patients.
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Physician Sleep Deprivation Has No Significant Effect on Angioplasty Outcomes

According to a new study, patients undergoing angioplasty performed by a sleep-deprived doctor fared about the same as those whose doctor was rested.

Report Raises Awareness for Health Effects of Air Pollution

A thorough review of studies highlights the negative impact of air pollution on heart health.

Daily Aspirin Fails to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Older Adults Free of Heart Disease

A large Japanese study finds no association between once-daily, low-dose aspirin and risk for heart attack, stroke or death in older adults.

Comorbid Conditions Associated with Heart Failure

Heart function plays an important role in the type of comorbid conditions associated with heart failure, finds study.

Risks and Benefits of Extending Drug Treatment After Stent

Lengthening anti-clotting treatment after stent implantation may prevent heart attacks but increases risk of bleeding, finds new study.

Head-to-Head Comparison of Big-Name diets

No single big-name diet is superior when it comes to long-term weight loss, finds study.

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Overlooked in Heart Patients

Secondhand smoke worsens outcomes for patients living with heart disease, but is often overlooked.

Lupus Linked to Congenital Heart Defects

Study finds that women with lupus are almost 3 times more likely to have a child with a congenital heart defect.

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.

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