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October 16, 2018
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New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

UCLA research could help health care providers make better use of life-saving resources A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
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Racing the Clock to Help Young Patients with Old Hearts

UMD study of premature aging may help explain effects of normal aging COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are common in octogenarians: heart failure and … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
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IBM Predictive Analytics to Detect Patients at Risk for Heart Failure

Big Data Solution Identifies 8,500 Patients at Risk for Heart Failure Using Insights from Electronic Medical Records ARMONK, N.Y. – 19 Feb 2014: IBM today announced that Virginia health system Carilion Clinic has indentified 8,500 patients at risk for developing … Continue reading

April 4, 2013
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Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

The potential of gene therapy to boost heart muscle function was explored in a recent University of Washington animal study. The findings suggest that it might be possible to use this approach to treat patients whose hearts have been weakened … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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Women with Sleep Apnea Have Higher Degree of Brain Damage than Men, UCLA Study Shows

Women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing. The findings are reported in the … Continue reading

August 19, 2012
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UCLA Uses New Device to Replace Aortic Valve in Patients Who Can’t Have Open-Heart Surgery

UCLA has performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using a new device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace an aortic valve in a patient who was not a candidate for open-heart surgery. The procedure … Continue reading

April 12, 2012
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Heart Failure Patients with Diabetes May Benefit From Higher Glucose Levels

Lowering glucose levels for people with diabetes is normally critical to improving health outcomes. But for diabetes patients with heart failure, that might not always be the case, say UCLA researchers. A new study found that for advanced heart failure … Continue reading

May 28, 2011
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New Study Suggests Link Between Estrogen, Blood Pressure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While recent studies have shown long-term exposure to estrogen can be a danger to women – overturning physicians’ long-held beliefs that the hormone was good for their patients’ hearts – the process by which estrogen induces … Continue reading