WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Free Healthy Living Email Newsletter
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!
Condition Center

Heart Failure

Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle struggles to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure symptoms can include shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue, and fluid accumulation in the limbs and lungs (or no symptoms at all). Most of the time, heart failure is a long-term condition in which the heart becomes weaker and larger over time. The good news is that many medications and lifestyle changes—such as shedding pounds if you’re overweight or cutting back on salt—can slow down heart failure.

Heart Failure News

  • New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new method for delivering stem cells to damaged heart muscle has shown early promise in treating severe heart failure, researchers report. In a preliminary study, they found the tactic was safe and feasible for the 48 heart failure patients they treated. And after a year, [...]

  • Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say. The large study of people taking blood pressure medication found that variations of more than 14 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure readings between doctor visits was linked to [...]

  • New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug decreases dangerously high levels of potassium in people with diabetes-related kidney disease, a new study finds. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys and other organs to work normally, but damage to the kidneys can cause potassium levels to increase to dangerous levels. [...]

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure. The approval of Entresto (sacubitril/varsatan) was sped up after a clinical trial found it significantly reduced the rate of death and hospitalization due to heart failure [...]

  • Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors’ Heart Failure Risk

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In more good news for those who don’t let aging keep them from practicing healthy habits, a new study finds the fittest seniors are half as likely as others to suffer from heart failure. “Older adults can make simple changes to reduce their heart failure risk, [...]

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Free Healthy Living Email Newsletter
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!
Advertisement
Health Headlines from Our Partners