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Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that an occasional drink won't harm, and might even help seniors with heart failure. Heart failure patients who drank in moderation -- a drink a day for women, two for men --…

Heart Failure Takes Heavy Toll, Even for Those With Stronger Hearts

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a stronger heart after being hospitalized for heart failure may not translate into a better outcome, new research suggests. Levels of physical and mental decline were similar among patients…

Obesity Ups Survival in Heart Failure, but That's No Reason to Pile on Pounds

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner -- especially if they are "metabolically healthy," a new study suggests. The study, of more than 3,500 heart failure patients,…

Saunas Seem to Do a Heart Good, Research Shows

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Love your time in the local sauna? Your heart may love it, too. New research from sauna-loving Finland suggests that for people aged 50 and older, saunas may lower their odds of risk of dying…

AHA: Caring for Loved One With Heart Failure Even Tougher for Rural Americans

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Living in a rural area increases the difficulty of caring for someone with heart failure, according to new research. An estimated 6.5 million U.S. adults ages 20 and older have heart…

Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their…

AHA: Meth Use Producing Younger, Harder-to-Treat Heart Failure Patients

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Widespread methamphetamine use is creating a unique form of severe heart failure, according to new research that shows these patients tend to be younger and have poor outcomes. "This…

AHA: After 2 Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survivor Learns She Needs a New Heart

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The hair loss, fatigue and nausea were a given. As a nurse, Toni C. Wild had seen patients faced with these common side effects of chemotherapy. What Wild did not expect when she was diagnosed…

AHA: Home-Delivered Meals Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of Hospital

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The delivery of personalized, low-sodium meals to the homes of heart failure patients just out of the hospital has the potential to help them avoid rehospitalization in the days ahead, a…

Too Much Meat, Dairy Tied to Heart Failure Risk

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you should skip the cheeseburger and shake, guys. Middle-aged men who often feast on meat, dairy and other high-protein foods could be on a path to heart failure, researchers report. Protein…

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new research suggests. The study authors said…

Black Heart Failure Patients Less Likely to See a Cardiologist

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among heart failure patients, black people are much less likely than white people to have their care overseen by a cardiologist, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that receiving care…