A shortage of cardiac organ donors results in a substantial number of deaths among persons awaiting cardiac transplantation.
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Using radiofrequency devices heart surgeons greatly shortened the surgery and made it significantly easier to perform a surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Heart tests in athletes declines sudden cardiac deaths.
An over the counter heartburn treatment and acid reflux treatment drug also appears to help decrease the debilitating effects of chronic heart failure.
A world first in the treatment of a young patient with a completely blocked yet vital heart artery.
End stage kidney disease significantly increases the risk of life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
ISHLT publishes guidelines for global heart patient management.
Targeted therapies for heart failure may be allowed by measuring several blood proteins.
Study points to the possibility of a new class of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs that steer clear of heart disease risk and work to reduce it.
Cocaine, in concentrations commonly sold on the street, causes the abnormal buildup of primitive proteins in heart muscle, a process causing heart enlargement that can ultimately lead to sudden death.
Lethal heart rhythm defect can be prevented by the new method of improved screening.
Adverse health effects due to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease are no longer afflictions solely of the Western, industrialized world.
A new imaging procedure may reduce the risk of esophageal injury in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF).
UC Davis researchers have successfully used a custom designed protein and gene delivery system to restore normal heart rhythms in pigs with electronic pacemakers, reducing their dependence on implanted devices.
FDA already has approved the drug daptomycin for treating heart infections and bacteremia, also known as bloodstream infection or blood poisoning.
ILK and some of its binding partners are essential components of the cardiac mechanical stretch sensor, dysfunction of which is suspected to be responsible for a significant proportion of human heart failure.
nurses are key to improving functioning in heart failure patients in African American and Hispanic communities.
With more than a million heart and vascular interventions performed each year in the United States., it becomes even more critical to the healthcare system to keep costs down and quality high.
Alcohol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure and contribute to a lower death rate.
Despite a widely held belief that the heart drug digitalis shouldn't be given to patients with diastolic heart failure, a new analysis shows it is relatively safe.
Patients with recurring problems with the heart slowing or stopping after a neck injury damages their cervical spinal cord may need aggressive therapy to avoid further cardiovascular problems and even death.
Researchers may have ruled out insufficient oxygen supply to the heart as the critical variable in whether a mammal's heart survives while in a hypothermic state.
Older stored blood transfused into patients undergoing repeat heart surgery is associated with a significant increased risk of death.
Middle age and older people are more likely to exhibit subtle changes in heart function despite feeling healthy but having early signs of atherosclerosis.
Study suggests expensive new Heart Rhythm Treatmentyes for some, but not others.