Finding might lead to better treatment for heart failure

Researchers say they’ve found the protein that’s key to how the heart pumps blood — a finding they say could one day result in new drugs being used to treat heart failure.

With heart failure, the heart is too weak to pump out as much blood as flows into it, so it adds muscle mass and beats faster to try to compensate. But that works for only a limited time out. Patients end up being tired, weak and short of breath and develop swelling. Click here to read more.