Tag Archives: heart

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective At Reducing Pressure For Heart Failure Patients

LAS VEGAS  – Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. This is the first study targeting the SVC as a therapeutic area for heart failure patients to reduce cardiac filling pressures without reducing cardiac output or… Read More »

MPs act after heart attacks hit close to home

The impact of heart disease is up close and personal for key politicians today throwing their support behind a national screening program. Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s father suffered a fatal heart attack; the brother of his health spokeswoman Catherine King is currently recovering from a heart attack; and Health Minister Greg Hunt’s uncle was also… Read More »

MRI cardiac stress test shows promise at identifying fatal heart disease

The use of MRI to determine heart function has been slow to catch on, but a study from Duke Health researchers shows that stress cardiac MRI not only diagnoses disease, but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal. Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »