NIQOR National Heart Failure Audit

More Patients than Ever Surviving Heart Failure, National Audit Finds

More patients than ever surviving heart failure following key improvements, audit finds Acute heart failure necessitating hospital admission is a life threatening condition. The quality of care including specialist involvement during an admission, determines the immediate and long-term outcomes including likelihood of survival. Yet while the audit reports several improvements, it also found that the […]

Marketing Authorisation Granted for Veltessa® (Patiromer) To Treat Patients With Hyperkalaemia

Marketing Authorisation Granted for Veltessa® (Patiromer) To Treat Hyperkalaemia

VIFOR FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE RENAL PHARMA AND VIFOR PHARMA UK TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC) HAS GRANTED MARKETING AUTHORISATION OF VELTASSA® (PATIROMER) FOR THE TREATMENT OF ELEVATED SERUM POTASSIUM LEVELS (HYPERKALAEMIA) IN ADULTS Patiromer is a sodium-free potassium binder licensed for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adult patients. Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recovered Heart Function DCM Study

Please Help The Royal Brompton Hosptial Find Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients With Recovered Heart Function for a Current Study – TRED Researchers at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and the NHLI (National Heart and Lung Institute) are still working hard on a new BHF-funded dilated cardiomyopathy study. They are currently inviting patients with a previous DCM diagnosis, whose […]

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits on heart failure readmissions and total cardiovascular deaths

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits

New analysis of Novartis’ Entresto® data shows long-term benefits on heart failure readmissions and total cardiovascular deaths Entresto® reduced the risk of first and subsequent events of heart failure hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths following heart failure hospitalization by 20%-24% compared to enalapril[1] These findings are consistent with the benefit Entresto showed in reducing the risk […]

Longevity of ICD

Longevity of ICD?

Does device longevity of ICD/CRT-D differ among manufacturers? What factors might be associated with the need to replace ICD devices? The longevity of ICD/CRT-D defibrillators is extremely important from both a clinical and economic perspective. As published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, multi-specialist scientists studied the reasons for device replacement, the longevity of removed ICD, and […]

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