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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Early Success with HVAD LATERAL trial Medtronic

Early Success with HVAD LATERAL Trial

Clinical Trial of Medtronic Heart Pump HVAD Delivers Positive Results with Less-Invasive Implant Procedure   Medtronic plc announce results of the ENDURANCE Supplemental trial in a late-breaking clinical trial session of the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The study evaluated the company’s HVAD(TM) System as a […]

Generation NOW – How Do Health Systems Cope?

Generation NOW – How Do Health Systems Cope?

Generation Now – The Patient Revolution   As life races forward and humans play catch up with the ever increasing pace of “on demand” satisfaction to life’s queries. If you want an answer now, no problem, Google will satisfy the answer you need and throw alternatives into the mix. Due to increased accessibility to knowledge, […]

Carers UK and the Pumping Marvellous Foundation team up in world’s first cross global study on carers of people with heart failure

Carers UK and the Pumping Marvellous Foundation team up in world’s first cross global study on carers of people with heart failure

Carers UK and the Pumping Marvellous Foundation team up in world’s first cross global study on carers of people with heart failure 3 February 2017 National carers and patients organisations – Carers UK and Pumping Marvellous Foundation are part of a ground-breaking four nation research study to look at the challenges faced by carers of […]

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