Heart Failure

This Week in Managed Care: December 18, 2020

December 18th 2020, 3:21pm


This week, the top managed care news included the first coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine shipments arriving nationwide; FDA panel votes to expand use of heart failure drug; efforts to address social determinants of health amid the pandemic.

Possible Novel Heart Failure Education Method Shows Promise

December 17th 2020, 7:17pm


A 5-phase program designed to increase knowledge among patients with heart failure has shown promise in more effective disease management and hospital readmission reduction.

FDA Panel Votes to Expand Use of Heart Failure Drug, but Doesn't Agree How

December 16th 2020, 1:37am


The panel could not reach consensus on what an expanded label might look like in an area where there are no approved therapies.

Better Health Literacy May Improve QOL of Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure

December 11th 2020, 6:15pm


Due to a lack of comprehensive data on health literacy among these patients, a team of investigators looked at its connection with their quality of life (QOL).

Hospitalization for Heart Failure Possibly Linked to Fracking

December 9th 2020, 1:00pm


Top reasons why patients with heart failure face a higher risk of hospitalization during times when fracking occurs include an increase in air pollution and stress pathways.

Steady Increase Seen in Cardiac Arrest−Related Overdoses During COVID-19 Pandemic

December 4th 2020, 1:21pm


Overdose-related cardiac arrests rose consistently in the first few months of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, coming in at 48.5% above baseline through August 1, according to national emergency medical services data.

Risk for Heart Failure Higher in Women vs Men After a Heart Attack

November 30th 2020, 10:00am


The 5-year risk of women dying or developing heart failure following a first severe heart attack is 20% higher compared with men, according to the findings in Circulation.

IV Iron Reduces Risk of Rehospitalization Among Iron-Deficient Patients With HF

November 27th 2020, 2:15pm


Intravenous (IV) iron reduced rehospitalization risk among patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (HF) and low iron, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020.

Sufficient Sleep Results in Possible Lower Risk of Heart Failure Among Adults

November 23rd 2020, 1:30pm


A recent survey of UK Biobank participants showed that healthy sleep habits were associated with a possible lower risk of heart failure among adults, even after adjusting for several confounders.

Long-term Follow-up Needed to Understand Effects When COVID-19 Lingers, Fauci Says

November 18th 2020, 2:00am


Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the cardiovascular implications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.