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Heart failure (HF) is a condition in which a problem with the structure or function of the heart impairs its ability to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body's needs. It should not be confused with cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction.
Ablative Solutions’ Peregrine System Infusion Catheter receives FDA clearance

Ablative Solutions’ Peregrine System Infusion Catheter receives FDA clearance

Ablative Solutions, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Peregrine System(TM) Infusion Catheter. [More]
Researcher finds simple blood test that predicts person's risk for sudden cardiac death

Researcher finds simple blood test that predicts person's risk for sudden cardiac death

A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). [More]

Ablative Solutions' Peregrine System Infusion Catheter receives FDA clearance

Ablative Solutions, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Peregrine System™ Infusion Catheter. [More]
Boston Scientific presents new data on cardiology-related clinical trials at ACC 2014

Boston Scientific presents new data on cardiology-related clinical trials at ACC 2014

Reinforcing its position as a global leader in bringing new therapies to patients with heart and cardiovascular disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) reported favorable results in studies related to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), platinum chromium stent platforms and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). [More]
Interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after heart attack, study shows

Interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after heart attack, study shows

To improve recovery for heart attack patients, hospitals should maintain normal day and night cycles for those patients during the first few days after the attack, say University of Guelph researchers. [More]
Rite Aid announces acquisition of Health Dialog Services

Rite Aid announces acquisition of Health Dialog Services

Rite Aid Corporation announced today it has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corporation, a leading provider of health coaching, shared decision making and healthcare analytics from Bupa, a London-based international healthcare services group. Through the acquisition, Health Dialog will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]
Injecting bone marrow derived stem cells directly into heart muscle improves heart function

Injecting bone marrow derived stem cells directly into heart muscle improves heart function

Patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure can benefit from a new treatment in which stem cells found in bone marrow are injected directly into the heart muscle, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from three Phase 3 studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant reduction of 55-66 percent in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to placebo in patients with high cholesterol. [More]
Genetic markers could help predict heart attack in patients with heart disease

Genetic markers could help predict heart attack in patients with heart disease

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. [More]
Cheap drug holds promise of treating heart attack patients

Cheap drug holds promise of treating heart attack patients

​The initial results of this trial were published a few months ago (Circulation. 2013;128:1495-1503), and showed that patients who received this treatment during emergency transit to hospital had much smaller amounts of dead heart muscle than those randomly assigned to receive no treatment. [More]
Newly identified protein markers have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease

Newly identified protein markers have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. [More]

MADIT-CRT study: Boston Scientific CRT defibrillator reduces risk of death in mild heart failure patients

In the longest follow-up to date of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for mild heart failure patients, Boston Scientific Corporation's exclusively sponsored and landmark Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial – Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT) study demonstrated significant and sustained survival benefit for the indicated population. [More]

Study compares two types of heart valve technologies

Among patients undergoing aortic valve replacement using a catheter tube, a comparison of two types of heart valve technologies, balloon-expandable or self-expandable valve systems, found a greater rate of device success with the balloon-expandable valve, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. [More]

Study of astronauts show heart becomes more spherical when exposed to microgravity in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

Women who drink too many diet drinks a day more likely to have heart problems

It appears healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

Celiac disease people may have near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease

People with celiac disease may have a near two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]

Device to improve blood flow implanted in muscular dystrophy patient

"Today, we're going to make history," said 18-year-old Eric Ramos on the day UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors operated on his ailing heart. [More]
Research: Underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does

Research: Underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does

Being underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does, new research has found. The connection between being underweight and the higher risk of dying is true for both adults and fetuses. [More]

Takeda to present results from global EXAMINE CV safety outcomes trial at ACC 2014

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited will present sub-analyses from the global EXAMINE (EXamination of CArdiovascular OutcoMes: AlogliptIN vs. Standard of CarE in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome) cardiovascular (CV) safety outcomes trial in a poster session at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC. [More]

Formula for peak exercise heart rate does not account for differences between men and women

The formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades in tests to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed because it does not account for differences between men and women, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]