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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...
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...
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Algorithm to identify heart attack risk before symptoms develop

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are leading a project to develop an algorithm for identifying patients at risk of heart attack before symptoms...
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...
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...

Barriers to healthy ageing and early interventions in the UK

UK Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Jolly, who serves as Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ageing and Older People and is the party’s...
Super-sensor chip offers a solution for socially distanced health monitoring

Super-sensor chip offers a solution for socially distanced health monitoring

The future of socially distanced lung and heart health monitoring could lie in an inconspicuous yet incredibly sensitive microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) chip. Scientists have developed...
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,...

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