A team of researchers are looking at all angles to figure out how to reduce the rates of health-care-associated infections for patients who get ventricular assist devices.
Recent approval from the FDA for HeartMate 3 opens the door to an important option for people with advanced heart failure.
In a new publication, home-delivered, low-sodium meals after hospital discharge helped some heart failure patients avoid hospital readmission.
Physicians and policymakers should consider those family and friends who aren’t quite caregivers — but are definitely health supporters — in chronic disease care, a new study finds.
Conventional wisdom would suggest a reduction in dietary salt intake for heart failure patients. For some, however, the elimination comes with added risk.
Patients’ race, income, family support and disability all play a role in readmission rates, a new study finds. So why don’t Medicare’s hospital penalties consider them?