Good communication helps improve outcomes for heart patients - credit AHA

Good communication helps improve outcomes for heart patients

Patients who said they communicated effectively with their healthcare providers were more likely to report the use of prescribed statin drugs and aspirin Patients with hardened arteries who reported good communication with their healthcare providers were less likely to use the emergency room and more likely to comply with their treatment plans, according to a […]

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart failure, heart attack and stroke

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart failure

Insomnia symptoms associated with increased risk of incidence or death from heart disease, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our […]

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 […]

Soft Robot Sleeve Beats Heart

Robot sleeve attaches directly around the heart Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot sleeve that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. The soft robotic sleeve twists and compresses in synch with a beating heart, augmenting […]

Missing Silent Heart Attack

High Pain Tolerance May Mask Silent Heart Attack Symptoms Silent heart attacks may go unrecognized among individuals with high pain tolerance, putting them at an increased risk for poor recoveries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. A heart attack […]

2017 “Marvellous Awards” Announced

Patients identify heart failure specialists for the Marvellous Awards 2017″ Preston, Lancashire, December 2016 – Health Care Professionals throughout the UK have been recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional quality of care and treatment. Sponsored by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, this award acknowledges the value that these Health Care Professionals bring to the […]

Eindhoven researchers develop faster, new patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure

New method to determine severity of heart failure – News

Eindhoven researchers develop faster, new patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure Methods currently employed to determine the severity of heart failure are very limited. Researchers at TU/e and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have therefore developed a method that is very quick, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside. Moreover, […]

Flu Vaccination Reduces HF Hospitalisations

Research shows reduced hospitalisations for heart failure patients with annual flu vaccination   “Patients with heart failure have a substantially increased risk of admission to hospital, and a proportion of these admissions are thought to be related to influenza (flu) infection, or at least triggered by an influenza infection.”   Whether the flu vaccination can reduce […]

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