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AI identifies heart failure patients best suited to beta-blocker treatment

A new AI-based approach could help to quickly and easily identify the best treatment options for heart failure patients. Researchers from the University of Birmingham...
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Mobiles and smartwatches can disrupt pacemakers and defibrillators

Some models of smartphones and smartwatches can interfere with the workings of pacemakers and defibrillators, new research has found. A study by investigators affiliated with...
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Night shift work linked to increased risk of heart problems

A recent study has suggested that working night shifts is associated with an increased risk of developing heart problems. According to research published in the...
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Early education and employment experiences impact cardiovascular health

Education and employment experiences in early adulthood contribute to cardiovascular health inequalities in later life, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Cambridge,...
Sleep apnoea in heart disease patients underrecognised and undertreated

Sleep apnoea in heart disease patients underrecognised and undertreated

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in 40% to 80% of people with cardiovascular disease, however, new research has shown that it is often underrecognised and...
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New treatment improves mental health of cardiac patients

A new mental health treatment can significantly improve symptoms of anxiety and depression in heart disease patients, research has found. A recent study, led by...
Project to use smart technology to detect heart problems

Project to use smart technology to detect heart problems

A new project has received a research grant to explore the efficacy of smart technology devices in detecting heart rhythm problems. The Oxford University Hospitals...
Predicting cardiovascular risk with Artificial Intelligence

Predicting cardiovascular risk with Artificial Intelligence

An automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm is using deep learning to predict damaging cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. Using CT imaging scans, the AI...
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...
Could a healthy heart help to prevent dementia?

Could a healthy heart help to prevent dementia?

New research suggests that a health heart earlier in life can help to prevent or delay dementia later in life. A team of researchers at...
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...
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...

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