Heart disease

Diagnosing heart disease

Despite normal initial heart scans, Lois Wareham and her attentive cardiologist pursued additional testing that headed off potential trouble ...

Simple test in the ambulance saves lives after heart attack, new study finds

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal Heart, has identified a positive link between the survival ...

REVIVE-IT heart failure study resumes after safety modification

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Health System received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 12 to resume the REVIVE-IT (Randomized Evaluation of VAD Intervention before Inotropic Therapy) pilot clinical trial under a revised study protocol. ... Full story

A global view on the prevention of cardiovascular disease

EuroPRevent 2014 will once again set the pace to heart healthy targets ... Full story

Surprising Spike in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Deaths May Be an Unintended Consequence of 30-Day Survival Measurements

Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark. ... Full story

TOPCAT Study Shows Spironolactone Did Not Reduce Primary Outcome, but Did Reduce Hospitalizations for Heart Failure

Boston, MA - Findings from the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist (TOPCAT) trial, have revealed that adding the medication known as spironolactone (Aldactone) to existing therapy did not significantly reduce the composite time to either death from cardiovascular causes, surviving a cardiac arrest, or hospital­ization to manage heart failure in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction in a study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Drug does not improve set of cardiovascular outcomes for diastolic heart failure

NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure ... Full story

Heart failure drug does not meet expected outcomes, but reduces hospitalizations

TOPCAT study shows efficacy of spironolactone in reducing the need for hospitalizations for heart failure ... Full story

Beating Heart Powers Pacemaker

New biomedical device converts heart’s mechanical energy to electrical energy ... Full story

Study may help heart failure through Parachute Device

If you’re jumping out of a plane, a parachute is a life-saving device. It turns out the same may be true if your heart is failing. ... Full story

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