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 […]

Pericytes Potential to Reverse Heart Damage

Pericytes Potential to Reverse Heart Damage

New pericytes discovery could reverse tissue damage caused by heart attacks A new discovery by University of Bristol scientists helps to explain how cells which surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood vessels to grow with the hormone ‘leptin’ playing a key role. Leptin is produced by fat cells which helps to regulate energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Release Parliamentary Heart Failure Inquiry

Press Release :: Parliamentary Heart Failure Inquiry

Parliamentary heart failure inquiry highlights 10 key recommendations as to where the NHS could improve treatment to people diagnosed with Heart Failure “The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s patient led Heart Failure Charity welcomes 10 key recommendations which are essential to improving the care for Heart Failure patients in the UK” Tuesday 13th September 2016 […]