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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.
Signaling defects could cause congenital heart condition

Signaling defects could cause congenital heart condition

New drug treats inflammation related to inherited heart disease in young athletes

New drug treats inflammation related to inherited heart disease in young athletes

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Study: More aggressive blood pressure control can improve brain health in older adults

Study: More aggressive blood pressure control can improve brain health in older adults

β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease

β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

Aliskiren drug can delay progression of congestive heart failure, lengthen survival rates

Aliskiren drug can delay progression of congestive heart failure, lengthen survival rates

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Researchers identify new targets to treat fibrotic diseases

Researchers identify new targets to treat fibrotic diseases

IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations

IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Study gives possible explanations for obesity paradox in patients with established heart failure

Study gives possible explanations for obesity paradox in patients with established heart failure

Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

Optimism linked to lower risk of cardiac events and all-cause mortality

Optimism linked to lower risk of cardiac events and all-cause mortality

The deep divide: State borders create Medicaid haves and have-nots

The deep divide: State borders create Medicaid haves and have-nots

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute enrolls first patient in cardiac stem cell clinical study

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute enrolls first patient in cardiac stem cell clinical study

Study provides new insights on exercise limitations in patients with ventricular assist devices

Study provides new insights on exercise limitations in patients with ventricular assist devices

Heart failure medication often prescribed in lower dosages than recommended

Heart failure medication often prescribed in lower dosages than recommended

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals

Cardiac cells derived from skin samples help unravel genetic underpinnings of heart function

Cardiac cells derived from skin samples help unravel genetic underpinnings of heart function