Month: January 2016

New Heart Failure Management Service

Boston Scientific and Accenture Develop Data-Driven Digital Heart Failure Management Service in Parts of Europe to Help Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Treating Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions Care Pathway Transformation solution is designed to enable providers to make better-informed decisions based on patient population insights with a new Heart Failure Management Service Boston Scientific Corporation […]

January 29, 2016

Sacubitril valsartan Available in UK

Novartis’ new heart failure medicine Sacubitril valsartan is now available in the UK Sacubitril valsartan (Entresto™) is now available for UK adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction Largest heart failure study showed Entresto (sacubitril valsartan) saves lives and reduces hospitalisation for people with heart failure when compared to enalapril, an ACE-inhibitor, and […]

January 21, 2016

Heart Failure Drug Sacubitril Valsartan Available Tomorrow

£3-a-day heart failure drug Sacubitril valsartan, described as biggest breakthrough in 15 years after reducing death rates by 20%, available tomorrow and on NHS from May Breakthrough heart failure drug Sacubitril valsartan to be made available to private patients from tomorrow The breakthrough drug is expected to be available from the NHS by May 2016 Clnical […]

January 20, 2016

Cold Weather Alert: Public Health England Issues Guidance

Public Health England issues guidance as Met Office updates Level 2 cold weather alert As colder weather sweeps across the country, the Met Office has today (13 January 2015) updated the Level 2 cold weather alert. This now affects all parts of England. [Cold Weather Alert: See Pumping Marvellous Winter Survival Kit for Heart Patients – […]

January 13, 2016

Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnant Women Identified PPCM

Penn Researchers Identify Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnant Women Data shows genetic mutation in the TITIN protein causes Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Each year approximately 1 in 1,000 pregnant women will experience peripartum cardiomyopathy, PPCM, an uncommon form of often severe heart failure that occurs in the final month of pregnancy or up to five months […]

January 7, 2016

Stimulating Heart Muscle Cell Growth Breakthrough

Scientists have discovered a way to stimulate muscle cell growth in the heart, limiting the damage to this vital organ after a heart attack. It’s hoped this exciting research, where scientists discover how to stimulate heart muscle cell growth (within the theart), which was conducted by Professor Eldad Tzahor from the Weizmann Institute of Science […]

January 5, 2016

Unsynching the Heartbeat Daily Suppresses Heart Failure

Short daily exposure to “asynchrony” using a pacemaker may jump-start a suite of recovery mechanisms, experiments suggest Johns Hopkins has demonstrated in animals that unsynching the heartbeat, by applying a pacemaker’s mild electrical shocks to push the heart in and out of normal synchronized contraction for part of each day may be an effective way […]

January 4, 2016