Heart Failure

Higher Heart Failure Mortality, Lower Socioeconomic Status Linked in New Study

September 19th 2020, 5:00pm


Differences in heart failure mortality over the previous 2 decades can partially be explained by social determinants of health prevalent in the patients’ counties.

Patients With Heart Failure May Need Adjusted Physical Activity Intensity Thresholds

September 16th 2020, 7:00pm


Widely accepted guidelines that patients with cardiac diseases still get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week may need to adjust their accelerometer data for patients with heart failure.

Quality of Care, Mortality Consistent Among MA, FFS Medicare Enrollees With Heart Failure

September 12th 2020, 1:00pm


Reports of Medicare Advantage (MA) patients receiving higher-quality care for their cardiovascular disease prompted this comparison study of patients with heart failure enrolled in Medicare fee-for-service plans (FFS) and MA plans.

Racial Disparities Persist for Patients With Ambulatory Heart Failure

September 9th 2020, 8:15pm


Recent results show a consistent overall prevalence of ambulatory heart failure, but that Blacks still have a greater prevalence of the condition.

Added Ertugliflozin Heart Failure Data Show It’s Best in HFrEF

September 3rd 2020, 12:15pm


Data presented during the European Society for Cardiology 2020 Congress were a follow-up to the presentation of VERTIS CV at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in June.

Risk of Heart Failure Death May Decrease Following Flu, Pneumonia Vaccination

September 2nd 2020, 6:34pm


In research presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2020 Congress, vaccines for influenza and pneumonia showed effectiveness at reducing death from heart failure.

Is Chronic Traffic Noise Linked to Risk of Heart Attack, Heart Failure?

August 29th 2020, 7:00pm


Evidence shows a possible connection between chronic exposure to traffic noise and atherosclerosis progression, but not major cardiovascular events such as acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, until now.

Thirst Continues to Be Troublesome Among Patients With Heart Failure

August 25th 2020, 1:00pm


Results from a recent study examining thirst among patients with heart failure show that most had fluid retention and close to half were frequently thirsty, which is considered troublesome in these patients.

Mental Stress, Anger Exacerbate Diastolic Function Among Patients in Heart Failure

August 18th 2020, 8:15pm


Although the effects of stress and anger on ischemic heart disease and arrhythmia are well known, they are less established in heart failure, particularly those with reduced ejection fraction.

Survival Improves Among Wait-listed Heart Transplant Candidates

August 17th 2020, 4:23pm


There was an almost 99% increase in the 1-year survival rate among candidates on the United Network for Organ Sharing waitlist for a heart transplant between 1987-1990 and 2011-2017.