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Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug often used to treat heart failure patients does little to lower cardiac arrest or death risk among people with a common form of the disease. But it does help reduce hospitalizations, a new study finds.
The study looked at heart failure patients whose hearts were still contracting [...]

The Surprising Link Between Depression and Heart Failure

April 7, 2014

Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests

March 31, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stem cells injected directly into heart muscle can help patients suffering from severe heart failure by improving an ailing heart’s ability to pump blood, a new Danish trial indicates.
Doctors drew stem cells from patients’ own bone marrow, and then injected those cells into portions of [...]

Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports

March 29, 2014

SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The hearts of astronauts become more spherical when they spend long stretches of time in space, and this change might lead to heart problems, a new study indicates.
The findings advance understanding of how long-term space missions — such as traveling to Mars — could affect astronauts’ hearts and [...]

For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem

March 20, 2014

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.
This obvious symptom can help alert doctors that heart failure patients have excessive fluid retention, according to cardiologists from the UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas.
“Some patients thought they were short of [...]

Daily Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

March 18, 2014

People who take fish oil capsules may not be getting the heart-health benefits they desired, according to a pair of new research reports.

Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

February 13, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Attempting to reduce the risk for heart failure following a heart attack, early research on swine takes a new protective approach: targeted injection of naturally occurring “protein inhibitors” directly into the heart.
The invasive procedure has only been attempted on adult pigs, whose hearts are considered [...]

Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows

February 11, 2014

Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.

FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk

February 11, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will investigate possible links between the diabetes drug saxagliptin and a heightened risk for heart failure among users.
In a statement, the agency said that the probe was spurred by “a study published [last September] in [...]

The TV Show ‘House’ Leads to Real-Life Medical Diagnosis

February 7, 2014

An episode of the TV medical drama “House” helped doctors determine the source of a patient’s mysterious symptoms, a new report reveals.


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