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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.
Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Activation of integrins by SARS-CoV-2 may be key to infection

Activation of integrins by SARS-CoV-2 may be key to infection

Pre-transplant cardio-cerebrovascular diseases impact hematopoietic cell transplant outcomes

Pre-transplant cardio-cerebrovascular diseases impact hematopoietic cell transplant outcomes

California makes it easier for low-income residents to get and keep free health coverage

California makes it easier for low-income residents to get and keep free health coverage

Deadly spider venom could help prevent damage from heart attacks

Deadly spider venom could help prevent damage from heart attacks

Study could help improve care for irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Study could help improve care for irregular heartbeats in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Study highlights burden of methamphetamine-associated heart failure hospitalizations in California

Study highlights burden of methamphetamine-associated heart failure hospitalizations in California

Israeli study of breakthrough infections following full BNT-Pfizer vaccination, 40% immunocompromised

Israeli study of breakthrough infections following full BNT-Pfizer vaccination, 40% immunocompromised

Researchers receive NIH grant to explore how imaging can help predict atrial fibrillation recurrence

Researchers receive NIH grant to explore how imaging can help predict atrial fibrillation recurrence

Athletes more likely to experience irregular heart rhythms than non-athletes

Athletes more likely to experience irregular heart rhythms than non-athletes

BU researcher wins Louis and Artur Lucian Award for contributions to cardiovascular science

BU researcher wins Louis and Artur Lucian Award for contributions to cardiovascular science

A type of echocardiogram may predict COVID-19 patients most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation

A type of echocardiogram may predict COVID-19 patients most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

Gene-edited cellular therapeutics can successfully treat cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases

Gene-edited cellular therapeutics can successfully treat cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases

Study: Valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure has been underestimated

Study: Valvular heart disease in patients with chronic heart failure has been underestimated

Older heart failure patients less likely to receive recommended treatments

Older heart failure patients less likely to receive recommended treatments

Changes in midlife wealth influence cardiovascular health

Changes in midlife wealth influence cardiovascular health

RESILIENCE project aims to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors

RESILIENCE project aims to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors

Heart attacks during COVID-19 pandemic more likely to result in worse outcomes

Heart attacks during COVID-19 pandemic more likely to result in worse outcomes

BUSM receives $2.7 million grant to reduce disparities in cardio-oncology

BUSM receives $2.7 million grant to reduce disparities in cardio-oncology