Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death
New research shows sleep apnea may also increase the risk for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring for the Resident with Complex Medical Needs in Assisted Living
Mr. P is an 89-year-old Black man who transitioned to assisted living after an acute hospitalization for pneumonia and then a short stay in post-acute care for therapy and to stabilize his chronic medical problems. Before that time he had been living independently, but he was hospitalized three times over the past year due to exacerbations of congestive heart failure and his underlying restrictive pulmonary disease (COPD). His additional medical history includes hyponatremia, chronic kidney disease, and anxiety. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: IDT Case Studies Source Type: news

Early Rhythm Control Key in A-Fib and Heart Failure
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- For patients with atrial fibrillation and signs and symptoms of heart failure, early rhythm control (ERC) therapy reduces cardiovascular events, according to a study published online July 30 in Circulation to coincide with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Failure Diagnoses Often Missed in Primary Care Setting Heart Failure Diagnoses Often Missed in Primary Care Setting
Many patients with heart failure are not diagnosed until they seek care in an acute setting, particularly female and Black patients, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Boehringer-Ingelheim's-half-year-figures-2021
First half of 2021: Boehringer Ingelheim makes fundamental progress in research and developmentBreakthrough results in the treatment of a type of heart failure, which is extremely difficult to manageStrong progress in mental health pipelineGood business performance in all areas, despite ongoing impact of COVID-19 (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - July 29, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

ACE inhibitors may impact body's ability to fight bacterial infections, study finds
Drugs prescribed to millions of people with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure weaken the immune system's ability to fight off bacterial infections, a Science Translational Medicine study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctors Often Miss Heart Failure in Women, Black Patients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- White men are more likely to a receive correct and timely diagnosis of heart failure in their primary care doctor's office compared to other types of patients, new research shows. The serious and common heart ailment is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: Powerful plant shown to be effective in keeping the heart healthy
HEART attack and heart failure are both forms of heart disease. They have some common causes. Likewise, they can both be prevented with a plant which has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to keep the heart in tip-top condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Drink Alcohol With Heart Failure?
Title: Can You Drink Alcohol With Heart Failure?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

~40 Percent of Incident Heart Failure Diagnoses Occur in Acute Care
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- A considerable proportion of first heart failure diagnoses occur in the acute care setting, but many patients have potential symptoms in the six months prior to diagnosis, according to a study published online July 27 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes Duration Linked to Increasing Heart Failure Risk Diabetes Duration Linked to Increasing Heart Failure Risk
The longer a person has diabetes, the greater their risk for also developing heart failure, according to an analysis of nearly 10,000 US adults followed for close to 23 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Duration Linked to Heart Failure
Diabetes Duration Linked to Increasing Heart Failure Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Struggle Towards a Universal Definition of Heart Failure The Struggle Towards a Universal Definition of Heart Failure
A universal definition of heart failure based on the determination of circulating natriuretic peptide levels remains controversial.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can We Agree on a Universal Definition of Heart Failure? Can We Agree on a Universal Definition of Heart Failure?
Ileana Pi ña speaks with Professor Andrew Coats about the universal definition of heart failure and upcoming guidelines from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Vericiguat (Verquvo) Cleared for Heart Failure in Europe Vericiguat (Verquvo) Cleared for Heart Failure in Europe
Following recent approvals in the US and Japan, the European Commission approved the novel agent for select heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Bayers-new-symptomatic-chronic-heart-failure-treatment-Verquvo-vericiguat-approved-in-EU
Approved for adult patients with reduced ejection fraction who are stabilized after a recent decompensation event requiring intravenous therapy / Studied in a population with a high risk of cardiovascular death or heart failure hospitalization / The sGC-stimulator Verquvo provides a specific approach to managing chronic heart failure following a decompensation event (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Failure Tied to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Finds
People with heart failure may live for many years and should continue to get regular cancer screenings, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Head and Neck Cancer Heart Alcoholic Beverages Diabetes Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Ventricular assist devices aid heart failure patients
A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, or ventricles, to the rest of your body. Although this device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle it is called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. A ventricular… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Long Can You Live With Heart Failure?
Title: How Long Can You Live With Heart Failure?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study finds novel rehab program improves outcome for older patients with heart failure
Heart failure – when the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen through the body – affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, older adults with heart failure often have poor outcomes resulting in reduced quality of life, high mortality and frequent rehospitalizations. Despite many efforts to improve the prognosis in these patients, most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Study finds novel rehab program improves outcome for older patients with heart failure
Heart failure – when the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen through the body – affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, older adults with heart failure often have poor outcomes resulting in reduced quality of life, high mortality and frequent rehospitalizations. Despite many efforts to improve the prognosis in these patients, most… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-Linked Heart Failure Up in California
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- From 2008 to 2018, there was a sharp increase in methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy/heart failure (MethHF) hospitalizations and related costs in California, according to a study published online July 14 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 -- In a finding that demonstrates methamphetamine's power to destroy the human heart, new research shows hospitalizations for heart failure related to the illicit drug have soared by 585% in California. " Our study results... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in California
Title: Meth Abuse Drove Huge Surge in Heart Failure Crises in CaliforniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use drove surge in heart failure hospitalizations, costs in California
(American Heart Association) Methamphetamine-related heart failure hospitalizations rose a staggering 585% between 2008 and 2018 in California.Costs associated with methamphetamine-related hospitalizations in California jumped even higher, 840%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ALERT: Doctor says mRNA vaccines "will kill most people" through heart failure, 62% of vaccinated people already show microscopic blood clots
(Natural News) The vast majority of people who are getting injected for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) will die within a few short years from heart failure, warns Dr. Charles Hoffe, M.D., a medical practitioner in British Columbia, Canada. In one of his latest updates, Dr. Hoffe explains that he is observing in his patients who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Drug to Reduce Risk of Serious Kidney and Heart Complications in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 Diabetes
FDA has approved Kerendia (finerenone) tablets to reduce the risk of kidney function decline, kidney failure, cardiovascular death, non-fatal hearts attacks, and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with chronic kidney disease associated with type 2 diabetes. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Association of Positive Fluid Balance at Discharge After Sepsis Management With 30-Day Readmission
Conclusions and Relevance: In this large observational study of non–critically ill patients hospitalized with sepsis, there was no association between posi tive fluid balance at the time of discharge and readmission. However, these findings may have been limited by variable recording and documentation of fluid intake and output; additional studies are needed to examine the association of fluid status with outcomes in patients with sepsis to reduce read mission risk. This cohort study evaluates whether positive fluid balance among non–critically ill patients with sepsis was associated with increased readmission ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging test may predict patients most at risk of some heart complications from COVID-19
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that a type of echocardiogram, a common test to evaluate whether a person's heart is pumping properly, may be useful in predicting which patients with COVID-19 are most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat that can increase a person's risk for heart failure and stroke, among other heart issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMPEROR-Preserved: Positive Top-Line Results for Empagliflozin in HFpEF EMPEROR-Preserved: Positive Top-Line Results for Empagliflozin in HFpEF
The SGLT2 inhibitor met the primary endpoint in adults with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction, with full results to be presented at ESC 2021.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

emperor-preserved-heart-failure-toplineresults
Breakthrough results for empagliflozin confirm EMPEROR-Preserved as first and only successful trial for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction  The EMPEROR-Preserved Phase III trial met its primary endpoint and demonstrated significant risk reduction with empagliflozin for the composite of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)HFpEF has been classified as “the single largest unmet need in cardiovascular medicine”1 based on prevalence, poor outcomes and the absence of clinically proven therapies to date2W...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - July 6, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

ESC Congress 2021 - Press Programme announced
(European Society of Cardiology) The Press Programme for ESC Congress - the world's largest cardiovascular event - is revealed today. Journalists from around the globe are invited to the Opening Press Conference on Wednesday 25 August and four embargoed Hot Line Press Conferences during ESC Congress 2021. Featuring new data on heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrest, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation - with opportunities to question investigators about their research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure
The IRON-CRT trial's novel design allowed it to explore how IV ferric carboxymaltose improves outcomes when given to iron-deficient patients with HFrEF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

In upstate S.C., a heart failure patient finds new life with a VAD
Jim Rampey ’s family keeps him on the go: riding four-wheelers, going camping, fishing for bass and catfish. Three generations of Rampeys live in upstate South Carolina, which has no shortage of outdoor fun to enjoy. But Rampey, 71, had heart failure that sidelined him from enjoying activities with his famil y. Rampey restored his health through the implantation of a ventricular assist device (VAD). A VAD strengthens the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, which often allows patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Pig Study Could Lead to Gene Therapy to Prevent Heart Failure
Title: Pig Study Could Lead to Gene Therapy to Prevent Heart FailureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pig Study Could Lead to Gene Therapy to Prevent Heart Failure
THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 -- A gene therapy aimed at freeing the heart's capacity for self-repair has shown early promise in an animal study. The study -- done in pigs -- found that the treatment approach was not only feasible, but also improved the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment
Title: Heart Failure From Breast Cancer TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure From Breast Cancer Treatment May Fare Better Than Previously Thought
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who develop heart failure following certain breast cancer treatments are generally healthier and have a better prognosis than those with heart failure from other causes, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

RESILIENCE, a project to reduce the prevalence of heart failure in cancer survivors
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.)) RESILIENCE is a multinational project funded by the European Commission through the H2020 " Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing " programme. Eleven partners from six EU countries (Spain, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Denmark) will work together under the coordination of the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Heart Failure Linked to Increased Incidence of Cancer
Increased rates of cancer seen among women and men and for cancer at multiple sites, including lip, oral cavity, pharynx, respiratory organs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Pulmonology, Urology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Linked to Increased Incidence of Cancer
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- Heart failure is associated with increased rates of cancer, according to a study published online June 28 in ESC Heart Failure to coincide with presentation at Heart Failure 2021, held virtually from June 29 to July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Cancer Risk
MONDAY, June 28, 2021 -- Living with heart failure is hard enough, but a new study suggests that these patients may also face a higher risk of cancer. Researchers looked at more than 100,000 heart failure patients and the same number of people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Cancer Risk
Title: Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

real-world-benefit-shown-in-T2D-treatment
Empagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular events and hospitalization for heart failure compared to DPP-4 inhibitors in people with type 2 diabetes  Interim analysis of the EMPRISE real-world evidence study showed that empagliflozin was associated with a reduced risk in all-cause mortality, hospitalization for heart failure and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis, compared to DPP-4 inhibitorsThis analysis, which includes European data pooled with data from Israel and East Asia, was presented for the first time at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, 25 June 20211  EMPRISE data complemen...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 28, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Heart failure is associated with an increased risk of cancer
(European Society of Cardiology) A study in more than 200,000 individuals has found that patients with heart failure are more likely to develop cancer compared to their peers without heart failure. The research is presented today at Heart Failure 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and published in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the ESC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Statin Use May Cut Cancer Risk in Heart Failure Patients
Reduced risk for incident cancer and cancer - related mortality in patients with heart failure appears to depend on duration of statin use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Lower Cancer Rate in Heart Failure Patients Statins Linked to Lower Cancer Rate in Heart Failure Patients
A new study has added more evidence supporting the idea that statins may have a role in the prevention of cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Hepatology, News, Source Type: news

Statin Use May Cut Cancer Risk in Heart Failure Patients
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- For patients with heart failure, statin use is associated with a reduced risk for incident cancer and cancer-related mortality, according to a study published online June 22 in the European Heart Journal. Qing-Wen Ren,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news