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Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

August 27, 2017

Radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure. ... Read more

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says

April 04, 2016

End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events - including deaths and hospital admissions related to heart failure - than a placebo-controlled group, reports a new study. Results from ixCELL-DCM, the largest cell therapy trial for treating heart failure to date, will be presented at the 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and published online in The Lancet on April 4.... Read more

What is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

January 11, 2016

Singer Natalie Cole was laid to rest today in Los Angeles, less than a week after dying of heart failure caused by pulmonary arterial hypertension. ... Read more

World of Heart Recovery Medicine to Focus on Latest Advances at U of U Symposium

January 07, 2016

On Jan. 14-15, the University of Utah School of Medicine will become the worldwide focus of heart recovery medicine when leading scientists and clinicians from across the globe come to Salt Lake City for the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS). Now in its fourth year, the one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a “think tank” where hundreds of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, ER physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research scientists and more converge to push forward the field of heart recovery. ... Read more