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 […]

Electromechanical cardioplasty; heart failure

Electromechanical hug for the heart

  Electromechanical cardioplasty using a wrapped elasto-conductive epicardial mesh Electromechanical hug for the heart A mesh that wraps around the heart can strengthen a failing heart, a new study shows, in rats Interesting news for Cardiac Resyncronisation Therapy; Jinkyung Park from the Institute for Basic Science in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues design a soft, elastic […]

NHS England Announcement CHD

NHS England Announcement CHD

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation today added the following comment following NHS England Announcement on the fufture of congenital heart disease services, and transfer of selected CHD surgical and interventional cardiology: “Our concerns are for patients and how this will affect them, with increased cost and length of travel” – The Pumping Marvellous Foundation Read the […]

St. Jude Medical announce CE approval and launch of SyncAV™ CRT technology as they expand heart failure portfolio

St. Jude Expand Heart Failure Portfolio

St. Jude Medical Expand Heart Failure Portfolio with SyncAV CRT Technology, Providing Physicians Another Option for Managing Patients Not Responsive to Other Therapies Adding SyncAV™ CRT technology to the company’s comprehensive heart failure offerings provides further advantages to the St. Jude Medical portfolio to support physicians seeking new treatment options for heart failure patients St. […]

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