Month: July 2016

New Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study TRED

The Royal Brompton Hosptial Are Seeking DCM Patients for a New Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study TRED Researchers at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and the NHLI (National Heart and Lung Institute) are to begin a new BHF-funded dilated cardiomyopathy study. They are currently inviting patients with a previous DCM diagnosis, whose heart function has recovered after a […]

July 27, 2016

Major Heart Failure Breakthrough

Stem Cell Implants Could Be The Key – Reversing Heart Failure Breakthrough. In a ‘astonishing’ new trial, eleven heart attack patients with stage 3 heart failure, and expected to die withing two years,  are today fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their damaged hearts with stem cells, in a ground-breaking, heart failure breakthrough, phase IIa, […]

July 24, 2016

National Heart Failure Audit 2014/15

National Heart Failure Audit 2014/15 published “The National Heart Failure Audit Report of 2014/15 continues to draw our attention to the high mortality rates for hospitalized heart failure patients. It also highlights potential solutions. Patients with heart failure have a lower mortality during and after the admission if they are cared for by cardiologists and […]

July 21, 2016

Electromechanical hug for the heart

  Electromechanical cardioplasty using a wrapped elasto-conductive epicardial mesh Electromechanical hug for the heart A mesh that wraps around the heart can strengthen a failing heart, a new study shows, in rats Interesting news for Cardiac Resyncronisation Therapy; Jinkyung Park from the Institute for Basic Science in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues design a soft, elastic […]

July 10, 2016

NHS England Announcement CHD

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation today added the following comment following NHS England Announcement on the fufture of congenital heart disease services, and transfer of selected CHD surgical and interventional cardiology: “Our concerns are for patients and how this will affect them, with increased cost and length of travel” – The Pumping Marvellous Foundation Read the […]

July 8, 2016