Heart Failure

The AJMC® Heart Failure compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for the chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump enough blood due to damaged heart muscle.

Low-Dose Edoxaban Safe, Effective in Older Patients With AFib, High Bleeding Risk

August 23rd 2022, 3:00pm

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This subanalysis of data from the ELDERCARE-AF trial investigated the safety and effectiveness of a 15-mg daily dose of the factor Xa inhibitor among older patients who have atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Sacubitril/Valsartan Adherence Drop Linked to Lower Household Income

August 16th 2022, 9:07pm

Article

Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) is approved for use in adult and pediatric heart failure, and previous research shows it to be cost-effective in the long term.

Heart Failure Prognosis Not Improved by Risk Score Prediction

August 10th 2022, 3:00pm

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The REVEAL-HF study investigated using risk scores to improve patient outcomes through targeted interventions, including treatment initiation and intensity, end-of-life care, and hospitalization and mortality risks.

New HF Guidelines Put Focus on Prevention, Bozkurt Says

August 8th 2022, 8:21pm

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New heart failure guidelines redefine stages of the disease to emphasize prevention, said Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, but more must be done by payers to identify those at high risk.

Gulati on Unequal CV Treatment for Women: “There Is a Bias in Our Care”

August 1st 2022, 7:13pm

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Martha Gulati, MD, MS, kicked off the symposium “Saving the Hearts of Women Through Prevention” ahead of the 2022 Congress of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, which took place Friday through Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gluckman Calls for Better Data, Payer Policies to Drive Value-Based CV Care

July 30th 2022, 7:38pm

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Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA, who is medical director of the Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science at Providence St. Joseph Health in Portland, Oregon, addressed the 2022 Congress of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Disparities in Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Based on Race, Sex

July 27th 2022, 5:30pm

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Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure who are Black or female were less likely to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared with White and male beneficiaries.

Air Pollution Exposure Linked With High Health Care Costs in Older People

July 24th 2022, 12:37pm

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Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution was linked with higher annual emergency department and outpatient health care costs for older patients, particularly those with cardiovascular disease.

Too Little Salt May Have an Adverse Impact on People Living With HFpEF

July 18th 2022, 10:30pm

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This new study investigated the impact of overly restrictive salt-intake guidelines on patients living with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), because despite accounting for half of all HF cases, this patient population is often excluded from studies in the space.

Health System Must Do More to Understand Heart Failure in Women, Panelists Say

July 14th 2022, 2:00pm

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Panelists in Wednesday’s webinar, “Don’t Skip Her Beat,” addressed gender disparities in heart failure treatment and offered advice for how women can seek the best care.