Diabetes control slows overt heart failure in seniors, Johns Hopkins’ study finds
Jun 23, 2022
Well-controlled diabetes has the potential to help stall the progression of early-stage heart failure to dangerous, late-stage disease, researchers say.
Uncontrolled diabetes tied to heart failure progression
Jun 22, 2022
Patients with preclinical heart failure and uncontrolled diabetes have increased risk for progression of heart failure
Unvaccinated heart-failure patients 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19
Jun 14, 2022
Heart failure patients are often hesitant to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but they are 3 times more likely to die from the disease if not, physician-researchers say.
Speech app can detect signs of worsening heart failure, study finds
May 24, 2022
A new voice analysis app may be able to detect worsening heart failure in home care patients prior to hospitalization, a new study has found.
Frail heart failure patients improve with common diabetes drug, trial finds
Apr 26, 2022
The SGLT2 inhibitor Farxiga substantially reduced risk for worsening heart failure events and death in frail patients, a new analysis finds. The more frail the patient, the more benefits seen.
Recommendations updated for management of heart failure
Apr 08, 2022
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors recommended for HF with reduced, mildly reduced ejection fraction
Feds expand Jardiance use to all heart failure patients
Feb 25, 2022
Originally approved as a glucose control drug for patients with type 2 diabetes, Jardiance has more recently proven effective in reducing mortality and hospitalization in some heart failure patients.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 17
Nov 17, 2021
LTC nurse managers at high risk for burnout, Canadian study finds … Jardiance effective in treating acute heart failure, new data show … FDA moves to increase access to over-the-counter and point-of-care...
Few Medicare recipients enroll in cardiac rehab, despite expanded benefits
Nov 11, 2021
Cardiac rehab participation rose among Medicare recipients with heart failure after coverage expansion in 2014, but the numbers remain abysmally low at less than 10%, a new study has found.
SNF residents avoid repeat hospitalization with nurse-led heart failure program
Sep 03, 2021
Sixty days after admission, patients in the disease management program had a lower composite rate of rehospitalization, ED visits or mortality when compared with their peers who had usual care. The program...