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 changessuch as shedding pounds if you’re overweight or cutting back on saltcan slow down heart failure.
Heart Failure News
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
An episode of the TV medical drama “House” helped doctors determine the source of a patient’s mysterious symptoms, a new report reveals.
THURSDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) — Six proteins handle cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heartbeat, researchers have found, but until now only one of those proteins had been identified. The smallest of the proteins directs the largest in fulfilling its duty of coordinating billions of heart cells during each heartbeat. Together, the proteins regulate the rapid [...]