Heart Failure

heartwire News

  • Bleeding Common Years After TAVR, and Deadly Registry findings highlight an underappreciated risk after transcatheter aortic valve replacement--late nonaccess site bleeding--and the pressing need to fine-tune postprocedure anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy.
  • No Reduction in CVD Events With PAP Treatment of Sleep Apnea Positive airway pressure provides a better night's sleep, but no protection against cardiovascular events or death in sleep apnea, a new study concludes. An editorial says the conclusion is 'premature.'
  • Heart Failure, MI Readmissions Down Without Higher Mortality Hospitals' increased attention to curbing readmissions have not led to the unintended consequence of increasing mortality after discharge for heart failure, acute MI, and pneumonia, a new report shows.
  • Palliative Care in Advanced HF Makes Big Impact in Rare Trial Adding it to usual care, in what was called "a specialized disease-management approach," didn't help survival, but it boosted important quality-of-life measures, in a small but randomized study.