Heart Failure Information Center

Empagliflozin Effectively Reduces Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

Empagliflozin Effectively Reduces Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

Approximately 50% of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes worldwide, and approximately two-thirds of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes in the US are caused by cardiovascular disease.

News Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

The use of both NSAID and aspirin was positively associated with incident HF in adults with no prior history of CVD.

MPR Drug News Reducing HF Hospitalization Risk: Antidiabetic Drug Classes Compared

Reducing HF Hospitalization Risk: Antidiabetic Drug Classes Compared

The authors searched for randomized placebo-controlled trials (December 1, 2008 to November 24, 2017) involving 3 pharmacologic classes of antidiabetic medications to compare the effects of these agents on the risk of hospitalization for HF in T2DM patients.

Healthday AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program

AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program

Program for heart failure management and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.

Healthday Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients

Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients

Respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients hospitalized with heart failure.

News Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.

Healthday Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors

Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors

Vivio can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors

News African American Adults Less Likely to Be Treated With Statins

African American Adults Less Likely to Be Treated With Statins

Racial differences persist in statin use among adults, specifically African American adults, who are less likely to be treated with any statin or guideline-recommended statin intensity compared with white adults.

Healthday Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems

Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

News Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

Study Finds Safe Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Not Be Strict Enough

Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.

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