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Mild myocarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Mild myocarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Cases of mild myocarditis are being reported in people who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart...
Natural pacemaker discovery changes understanding of heart anatomy

Natural pacemaker discovery changes understanding of heart anatomy

A team of researchers have discovered that there is a natural, backup pacemaker in the heart in a study that completely changes our understanding...
Breakthrough to target care for deadly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Breakthrough to target care for deadly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery of new genetic faults in patients living with the deadly heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which could help...
Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

A new study has revealed that private medical patients are 20% less likely to die or develop complications following surgery than NHS patients. The study,...
World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

Today (29 September) marks World Heart Day, and new findings from the European Society of Cardiology shows that preventing heart disease could save billions...
Social isolation increases risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death

Social isolation increases risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death

A new study from Germany has shown that social isolation puts people at an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and death from all...
Gene therapy may hold key to treating life-threatening Danon disease

Gene therapy may hold key to treating life-threatening Danon disease

A new study has found that  gene therapy improved cardiac, muscle and liver function in Danon disease mouse models. Danon disease is a very rare,...
Avoidable deficiencies in heart failure cost NHS £21m

Avoidable deficiencies in heart failure cost NHS £21m

Real-world NHS data has revealed that inadequate management of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in heart failure patients is costing the...
New NHS approach to cardiac rehabilitation could save 20,000 lives

New NHS approach to cardiac rehabilitation could save 20,000 lives

A new projects aims to increase patient uptake of cardiac rehabilitation that could save up to 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions. Experts from...
How the zebrafish is helping scientists repair the heart after a heart attack

How the zebrafish is helping scientists repair the heart after a heart attack

An immune cell is shown for the first time to be involved in creating the scar that could help to repair the heart after...
Developing next-generation biologic pacemakers with stem cells

Developing next-generation biologic pacemakers with stem cells

A new age of cardiac pacemakers is being pioneered that uses stem cells taken from fat. University of Houston associate professor of pharmacology Bradley McConnell...
Lack of sleep could be linked to heart disease in disadvantaged people

Lack of sleep in disadvantaged people could be linked to heart disease

Socieconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to have poor sleep due to life factors such as financial worry or working multiple jobs. A new study,...
How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

How physical activity may actually be bad for your heart

Could psychical activity sometimes be bad for your heart? A new study has shown how, in some cases, physical activity can have a negative impact...
Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Light therapy: laying groundwork for personalised medical technology

Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for gauging the effectiveness of light therapy to synchronise human circadian rhythms. University of New Mexico researchers and their...
One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed

One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed

Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation. The findings come from a study published on World Mental Health...
Did you know taking pain medications could lead to higher cardiovascular risks?

Did you know taking pain medications could lead to higher cardiovascular risks?

Researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada, have discovered that pain medications are linked to higher cardiovascular risks in patients with osteoarthritis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
Vascular closure devices market is expected to reach $1,286m (~€1,154m) by 2026

Vascular closure devices market is expected to reach $1,286m (~€1,154m) by 2026

Did you know that the global vascular closure devices market was valued at $705m in 2017 and is expected to reach $1286m by 2026? The...
Mitral regurgitation treatment: more precise classification severity now likely

Mitral regurgitation treatment: more precise classification severity now likely

Mitral regurgitation is due to the inability of the mitral valve to close properly, and now, according to MedUni Vienna, there is now revolutionary...
AI could prevent unneeded tests in those with stable chest pain

AI could prevent unneeded tests in those with stable chest pain

According to researchers, a new form of AI has the ability of saving one hour of testing per patient, in particular those with stable...
Predicting death made easy after cardiac admission

Predicting death made easy after cardiac admission

Published in CMAJ, a new tool designed for patients is better at predicting death after hospital cardiac admission than current tools – could this...

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