Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.
When an electrical malfunction causes the heart to lose pumping power, cardiac resynchronization therapy can put the heart’s contractions back on track.
Two breakthroughs may get FDA approval in 2015: PCSK9 inhibitors, which can lower cholesterol without statins, and LCZ696, which may better treat heart failure.
Men who had up to seven alcoholic drinks per week had a 20 percent lower risk of heart failure, compared with those who didn’t drink, reports one study. But many questions remain.
Too often, cardiomyopathy goes undetected and untreated for too long. Scientists are working to change that.
Left ventricular assist devices help failing hearts pump better, and cardiac rehab improves both strength and quality of life for new recipients of LVADs.
Taking a stress test isn’t as simple as jumping on the treadmill. Talk with your cardiologist about whether to eat, exercise or take your medications beforehand to ensure you’re prepared.
Heart disease develops differently in women and men. Women respond better to cardiac resynchronization therapy, but many women aren't treated.
A new drug shows promise in improving the treatment of heart failure. A clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment.