Canakinumab Drug Phase III Study Reducing Heart Attacks

Canakinumab Drug Phase III Study Reducing Heart Attacks

Novartis Phase III study shows ACZ885 (canakinumab) reduces cardiovascular risk in people who survived a heart attack Phase III CANTOS study met the primary endpoint, a composite of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death, showing that ACZ885 (canakinumab) in combination with standard of care therapy reduces cardiovascular risk in people with a prior heart attack […]

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

Nitrate supplementation [Beetroot Juice] decreases sympathetic nerve responses that contribute to heart disease risk Bethesda, Md. (May 10, 2017)—A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team looked specifically at beetroot juice, a […]

Favourable Effects of Vitamin D in Chronic Heart Failure - VINDICATE Study Dr Klaus Witte

Favourable Effects of Vitamin D in Chronic Heart Failure – VINDICATE

Favourable effects of vitamin D on cardiac function in patients with chronic heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction – the results of the MRC-funded VINDICATE Study A daily dose of vitamin D3 improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure, a five-year University of Leeds research project has found. Dr Klaus Witte, […]

TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope

Infections Down With Antibacterial Envelope for ICD/CRT

Clinical use of antibacterial envelope mesh cuts infection rate for ICD/CRT implants The TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope and the TYRX™Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope are the first commercially available implantable medical devices designed to stabilize Cardiac Implantable Devices  [CRTs and ICDs] and Implantable Neurostimulators [INSs] and to help reduce their infection. Medtronic PLC has signed up […]

Iron deficiency in heart failure patients contributes to poor outcomes

Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Patients Contributes to Poor Outcomes

Patients admitted with acute heart failure who exhibit iron deficiency (ID) tend to have a longer and more expensive hospital stay and a greater likelihood of readmission, according to analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) in England presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester. The research, which looked at data over three […]

Press Release :: Heart Failure Nurse's 200km Charity Challenge for Heart Failure Patients

Press Release :: Heart Failure Nurse’s 100km Charity Challenge for Heart Failure Patients

Newham University Hospital Heart Failure Nurse to walk 100K to raise funds for The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s Heart Failure Charity Heart Failure Nurse to Walk the London 2 Brighton 100K Challenge for Heart Failure Patients Preston, Lancashire, May 2017 – Over May Bank Holiday Weekend 2017, Heart Failure Nurse at Newham University Hospital, […]

New Nano-Polymer Could Prevent Heart Failure

New Nano-Polymer Could Prevent Heart Failure

New Biomedical Polymer Reduces Arterial Plaque and Inflammation Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease causes 56 million deaths annually worldwide, according to […]

AED Drone Delivery Service in Florida. Archer First Responders

AED Drone Delivery Service

Florida medical device CEO shares plans for AED drone delivery service Archer First Response Systems, an automated AED drone delivery defibrillator system for cardiac arrest victims and other life-threatening emergencies, hosted its soft launch event and live demonstration at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at TrailMark, a master planned community in St. Augustine Fla. […]

The Goodwill Partnership

PMF Joins The Goodwill Partnership

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation becomes the 55th charity partner to join TGP [The Goodwill Partnership]   London 8th May 2017:  The Goodwill Partnership teams up with The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s patient led Heart Failure charity.   The Pumping Marvellous Foundation was founded in 2013 by a Heart Failure patient focused on the improvement […]