Last year, Kings College London announced that for the first time they had been able to highlight the regenerative capabilities of stem cells which live in the heart. Clinical trials are due to take place later this year.
General Information about Heart Failure--- If you follow the website, the American Heart Association has provided a multitude of links and information that answers the basics like what heart failure is, warning signs, understanding your risk, as well as ways to prevent heart failure from happening to you. It also provides tools and resources to assist individuals dealing with heart failure as well as providing support for caregivers as well.
First treatment specifically for African Americans with heart failure BiDil® (isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine hydrochloride) is a medicine for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). BiDil is approved for use in addition to routine medicines to treat heart failure in African American patients, to extend life, improve heart failure symptoms, and help heart failure patients stay out of the hospital longer.
Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic drug used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Its primary mechanism is direct stimulation of β1 receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. Dobutamine is used to treat acute but potentially reversible heart failure, such as which occurs during cardiac surgery or in cases of septic or cardiogenic shock, on the basis of its positive inotropic action. Dobutamine can be used in cases of congestive heart failure to increase cardiac output.