Month: April 2016

NICE Publish Guidance for Sacubitril Valsartan

NICE Publish Guidance for Sacubitril valsartan NICE gives green light to new heart failure drug set to benefit 100,000 people with common heart condition In guidance published today NICE has recommended new heart failure drug sacubitril valsartan (Entresto, Novartis), the first drug of its kind, as an option for some people with heart failure. The […]

April 27, 2016

Tesco now HeartSafe

Tesco now HeartSafe with 900 defibrillators installed in their stores Arrhythmia Alliance has announced that every Tesco shopper is now HeartSafe with the placement of over 900 automated external defibrillators in stores across the UK, supported by the Defibs Save Lives campaign. This follows the launch of the Arrhythmia Alliance manifesto, ‘Now Is The Time… for […]

April 25, 2016

New Patient Version of Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines

SIGN Publish New Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines Version for Patients A new patient version of the SIGN Chronic Heart Failure guidelines was published this week for people with Chronic ‪‎Heart Failure‬ in Scotland and their family, friends and carers. This new booklet explains the recommendations set out in a clinical guideline (published in March) produced […]

April 22, 2016

Echocardiography and Heart Failure

We put some common questions to Dr Rick Steeds, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Chair of the British Society of Echocardiology (BSE) about Echocardiography and heart failure Alongside his practice in general Cardiology, Rick sub-specialises in cardiac imaging and the management of valvular heart disease. He very kindly, and purposefully answers our questions to […]

April 12, 2016

Happy 25th Heart Transplant Birthday Arthur Whitfield

Happy 25th Heart Day from Pumping Marvelllous Today, Pumping Marvellous the UK’s heart failure charity are wishing Arthur Whitfield a very special birthday indeed. 25 years ago today Arthur was very fortunate to receive a heart transplant at Harefield Hospital, following a tip off from Buckingham Palace! (Read more.) On hearing Arthur’s story, Pumping Marvellous […]

April 12, 2016

25 Extra Years for Heart Transplant Patient Arthur Whitfield

92-year-old Arthur Whitfield Celebrates his 25th Heart Transplant Birthday At the time of his heart transplant in 1991, Arthur Whitfield then aged 67, was the oldest person to receive a donor heart. 25 years later, determined Arthur today is celebrating being one of oldest, if the not the eldest heart transplant patients in the world! […]

April 12, 2016