Heart Failure

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about heart failure, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Can Exercise Help Reduce Heart Failure Risk?

A study from the American Heart Association’s journal found that more exercise was better in preventing heart failure.

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The FDA Just Approved a New Device That Eases Heart Failure Symptoms

For those with moderate-to-severe chronic heart failure, treatment options are limited. But a newly approved device may help.

By Diane Domina

Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

Exercise and Heart Failure Risk: How to Get Active

He may have heart failure, but Rev. Adam Leeper also has a great sense of humor. Learn how Adam has incorporated exercise into his lifestyle to help him manage his condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

More Women Die From Heart Failure Than Men

Mortality rates from heart failure are higher in women than in men, and the rate of hospitalization related to heart failure has risen among women but declined among men, according to a study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Heredity and Heart Failure Risk

Researchers evaluated heart failure risk in adults who were adopted to assess the impact of genetic and environmental factors on heart failure risk.

By Diane Domina

What is an ARNI?

Latest approved heart drug, called an ARNI, lowers blood pressure and prevents hospitalization and death from heart failure.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Heart Failure: Types and Treatments

Learn more about the different types of heart failure that are caused by cardiovascular disease and how they are diagnosed and treated.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Treatment Advances for Patients With Heart Failure

Learn more about advances in treatment for congestive heart failure (CHF), which include various medicines, implantable devices, and new wearable technology.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

New Drug Options for Heart Failure

For many people with chronic heart failure, two new drugs, Entresto and Corlanor, might help cut the risk of a hospital stay and possibly prolong their lives.

By Amy Norton

Who Is Most at Risk For Heart Failure?

We explore who is most at risk and new heart failure treatment options that can improve quality of life and recovery.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN