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.

CardioSmart News

It's Easier to Lose Weight with Family and Friends, Study Finds

Weight loss interventions in social networks are more effective than standard care.
CardioSmart News

Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Lessons with 'Sesame Street'

Study finds heart-health messages in “Sesame Street” promote healthier behavior in preschool children.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Women

Study finds that sports-related sudden cardiac death is much lower in women compared to men.

Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab

Although chronic heart failure can limit endurance, exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to help patients feel better and live longer.

Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise

High-intensity exercise programs are safe and improve fitness in heart failure patients, according to Australian research study.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

Exercise as Effective as Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Forget the pills. Study finds exercise helps treat and prevent chronic disease as well as medicine.

Dialysis Patients with Heart Failure May Benefit from Pacemakers

Despite initial concerns, pacemakers may be safe and effective for treating heart failure in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

Sodium Levels Remain High in Popular Foods

Study finds little progress in reducing sodium levels of common processed and restaurant foods since 2005.

Noisy Airports May Impact Heart Health of Nearby Residents

Study shows noise from planes may disrupt sleep, worsening cardiovascular health.

Air Pollution Worsens Heart Failure

Common forms of air pollution can seriously affect heart failure patients.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

A common sleep disorder may significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death.

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

New research confirms that vegetarian dietary patterns can extend longevity.

Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent Memory Loss

In addition to being heart-healthy, the Mediterranean diet may also help protect our minds.

Get CardioSmart

You're Invited

CardioSmart Points

Log in to Check Your Balance
and Go Shopping

Learn how to earn more CardioSmart Points