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Viagra shown to suppress abnormal heart rhythms

The drug sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, can strongly suppress abnormal heart rhythms, a new study has found. In a study led by...
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‘Smart’ shirt developed to monitor heart metrics using nanotube fibres

Researchers have developed ‘smart clothing’ which is able to monitor heartrate and take a continual electrocardiogram (EKG) of the wearer. A team of engineers from...
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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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Millions of people living with untreated hypertension worldwide

The number of people worldwide living with hypertension has doubled over the last 30 years to over 1.2 billion, a new study has found. Led...
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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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Lung disease drug offers hope for heart failure patients

A drug currently used to treat lung fibrosis could be repurposed to treat heart failure patients, an early phase trial has suggested. Doctors and scientists...
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Myogenic tone analysis uncovers mechanisms behind heart disease

The poor myogenic tone in micro-arteries may be a significant cause of unexplained heart disease, a new study has found. The research, led by Professor...
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New discovery could prevent future heart problems in athletes

Scientists have determined the cause of ‘heart block’ in athletes, which could help to inform treatments to prevent future heart problems. A study led by...
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Decline in incidences of dementia and heart failure in RA patients

The risk of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developing dementia or heart failure has declined significantly since the 1980s, new research has shown. Two groups...
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MRI incubator could improve care for babies with heart disease

New technology for imaging babies born with congenital heart disease (CHD) is currently being trialled by researchers in Leeds. The Baby MRI incubator at Leeds...
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Charity pledges £500,000 for research into COVID-19 and heart conditions

Three new research projects will investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the heart and circulatory system. National charity Heart Research UK has pledged over £500,000...
Discovery could pave the way to new treatments for brain injuries

Discovery could pave the way to new treatments for brain injuries

A mechanism has been identified which protects the brain from the effects of hypoxia – a potentially deadly deprivation of oxygen. The discovery could...
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LDL cholesterol levels increased by newly discovered cell mechanism

A team of researchers have identified a novel cellular mechanism that is responsible for increasing LDL cholesterol levels, enhancing the risk of heart attacks...
Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

According to new estimates, long working hours have led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016 – a 29% increase...
Project investigating COVID-19 blood vessel inflammation receives grant

Project investigating COVID-19 blood vessel inflammation receives grant

A new project that will investigate the role of inflammation in blood vessel damage in COVID-19 patients has received a grant from Heart Research...
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...
Project to investigate COVID-19 impact on blood vessels and pressure

Project to investigate COVID-19 impact on blood vessels and pressure

A project investigating the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from the national charity, 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...
Scientists create most detailed 3D scan of congenital heart disease

Scientists create most detailed 3D scan of congenital heart disease

Scientists have created the most detailed 3D heart scan of a rare form of congenital heart disease. The team at the University of Manchester have...
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...

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