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.

Tips for Making Decisions About Heart Failure Treatment

Tips for Making Decisions About Heart Failure Treatment

The key to optimal heart failure treatment is shared decision making between patient and health care provider.
Could Chocolate Improve Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients?

Could Chocolate Improve Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients?

Flavanols in chocolate promote heart health.
Inflammation and Heart Failure Risk

Inflammation and Heart Failure Risk

Study shows inflammation may increase risk for heart failure in men.

Leptin May Link Obesity and Heart Failure Risk

Hormones may help explain why obesity increases heart failure risk.

Less Salt Intake Means Healthier Sleep for Heart Failure Patients

Increased sodium intake increases risk for sleep apnea in heart failure patients.

How Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels Affect Cardiovascular Risk

How Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels Affect Cardiovascular Risk

These health markers could increase risk for heart disease.

Better Self-Care Reduces Stress in Heart Failure Patients

Why heart failure patients should adhere to treatment plans.

Exercise Benefits for Heart Failure Patients

Overall, exercise is safe and improves quality of life for heart failure patients.

New Information Regarding Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Study identifies new possible causes of heart failure.

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) Not Associated with Increased Cancer Risk

New study debunks association between cancer and drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

Noncardiac Dysfunction Increases Risk for Heart Failure

Abnormalities in organs like lungs and kidneys boots risk for heart failure by 30%.

The Importance of Health Literacy in Heart Failure Patients

Lower understanding of medical information increases mortality risk in heart failure patients.

Could Tai Chi Improve Health in Heart Failure Patients?

Tai chi improves quality of life, mood, and confidence in patients with heart failure.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Sleeping Threat for People with Heart Failure

Find out why this common sleeping disorder is especially dangerous for patients with heart failure.

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