Heart Failure Information Center

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

ICU may be overused for some patients with heart or lung disease

Researchers also observed no difference in 30-day mortality rates between patients in the ICU and those who received regular inpatient care in another hospital unit.

Healthday Ambulatory diuretic therapy lowers costs in decompensated heart failure

Ambulatory diuretic therapy lowers costs in decompensated heart failure

Ambulatory high-dose intravenous diuretic therapy could be cost saving compared with hospitalization for intravenous loop diuretic therapy.

News NSAID use linked to increased risk of heart failure hospitalization

NSAID use linked to increased risk of heart failure hospitalization

Some individual NSAIDs may be linked to increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure.

News Common medications can cause or worsen heart failure, cautions AHA

Common medications can cause or worsen heart failure, cautions AHA

The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement that outlines which medications cause or exacerbate heart failure.

News Vagal nerve stimulation does not reduce mortality in heart failure patients

Vagal nerve stimulation does not reduce mortality in heart failure patients

At 16 months, 30.3% of patients either died or experienced worsening heart failure.

News FDA issues warning for 2 diabetes drugs linked to risk of heart failure

FDA issues warning for 2 diabetes drugs linked to risk of heart failure

The FDA will add warnings about heart failure risk to the labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.

News Coronary bypass surgery reduces mortality for patients with heart failure

Coronary bypass surgery reduces mortality for patients with heart failure

Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.

Healthday Incretin-based medications do not increase heart failure hospitalization

Incretin-based medications do not increase heart failure hospitalization

Regardless of history of heart failure, incretin-based medications are not associated with an increased risk for hospitalization due to heart failure.

News Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

Obese heart failure patients may benefit from bariatric surgery

Patients who were obese and underwent bariatric surgery saw a significant reduction in heart failure-related exacerbation events.

News Is heart failure linked to DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with diabetes?

Is heart failure linked to DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with diabetes?

Current evidence is inadequate to determine how DPP-4 inhibitors affect the risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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