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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...
First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

First medicine to prolong survival in patients with chronic kidney disease

In a groundbreaking Phase III trial AstraZeneca’s Farxiga has shown reduction in the risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular or renal death in patients...
Cutting cardiovascular risk for European patients with cholesterol drug

Cutting cardiovascular risk for European patients with cholesterol drug

The risk of damaging cardiovascular events could be minimised for European patients through the use of cholesterol drugs. A new, European study involving 18 different...
Farxiga granted Fast Track Designation for heart failure treatment

Farxiga granted Fast Track Designation for heart failure treatment

The drug Farxiga has been granted Fast Track Designation in the US for evaluation in the treatment of heart failure. AstraZeneca has been granted Fast...
Bridging the gap in heart failure awareness

Bridging the gap in heart failure awareness

While heart failure affects 64 million people worldwide, a new Global survey shows that heart failure is a ‘blind spot’ for the public and...
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...
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...
Can we use smartphones to detect mental and physical stress?  

Can we use smartphones to detect mental and physical stress?  

New technologies are transforming healthcare, and smartphones may offer a new solution for detecting mental and physical stress. A team led by Professor Enrico Caiani...
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,...

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