A diagnosis of advanced heart failure sounds ominous, but the key to managing the condition is detecting it early. Dr. Mark Drazner, Chief of Cardiology at UT Southwestern, shares six simple clues that can help patients recognize advanced heart failure so they get the specialized treatment they need.
“We found that patients with mechanical assist devices have the ability to make their muscle cells divide,” says Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the study’s senior author. “The obvious question now is, ‘Are these hearts regenerating? Could LVADs be used as a cure for heart failure?’”