Month: May 2016

Parliamentary Heart Failure Inquiry

INVITATION: Discussion Sessions for APPG Heart Failure Inquiry The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart Disease (a group of MPs and Peers with an interest in this issue) is currently holding an Inquiry into living with heart failure. The Heart Failure Inquiry is covering the diagnosis, treatment and care, both in hospital and the community, […]

May 31, 2016

ESC Heart Failure Guidelines 2016 in 3 minutes

A 3-minute education to the new version of the ESC Heart Failure Guidelines 2016 Professor Adriaan Voors (Groningen, The Netherlands) ESC HF 2016 Professor Adriaan Voors, ESC Heart Failure Guideline Task Force Co-Chairman summarises the most important changes in the 2016 guideline presented in Florence at the ESC Heart Failure Congress today, as compared with […]

May 26, 2016

One-in-Four Develop Heart Failure Within Four Years of 1st Heart Attack

One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of their first heart attack Risk factors to develop heart failure include older age, socioeconomic deprivation, and diabetes One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of a first heart attack, according to a study in nearly 25 000 patients presented today at […]

May 24, 2016

Handheld Pocket Ultrasound for Cardiac Nurses

Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of handheld pocket ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely. These medications prevent harmful fluid retention in patients with heart failure. Researchers at Levanger Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science […]

May 19, 2016

FDA Approval for new ICDs

Medtronic’s ICDs with Atrial Fibrillation Detection Win FDA Approval Medtronic plc today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA approval for the Visia AF MRI(TM) SureScan® and Visia AF(TM) single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The Visia AF devices can detect previously undiagnosed and/or asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) and monitor recurrent AF, while […]

May 5, 2016

IOW Challenge ARVC

ARVC patient Dana Edkins and her HF Nurse take on the 4-Day IOW Challenge Island Escape to raise awareness on Heart Failure Awareness Day GeorginaGeorgina Newnham, a Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist on the Island is getting ready to support one of her patient’s on their ambitious IOW challenge to raise money and awareness of […]

May 5, 2016

Silver Surfers Triple in Past Ten Years

Social Networking Use Has Shot Up in Past Decade – for over 65s Silver Surfers Triple and all adults are up ten fold A study by the Pew Research Center has revealed a rapid rise in the use of social media networking among the over 65s in recent years, with users in this age group tripling […]

May 3, 2016