Cardiology

The sound of a broken heart

Physicians have been training to hear heart problems with stethoscopes for 200 years. Now engineers at Duke University are training computers hooked to the device's digital descendants to hear heart problems undetectable ...

Cardiology

Caregivers face strain when patients receive heart pumps

When heart failure patients receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers seem to suffer, too - at least initially, according to research in Journal of the American Heart ...

Cardiology

Survival down with ventricular arrhythmia early post CF-LVAD

(HealthDay)—For patients post contemporary continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation, early ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are associated with significantly reduced survival, according to a study ...

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