Month: April 2017

Early Success with HVAD LATERAL Trial

Clinical Trial of Medtronic Heart Pump HVAD Delivers Positive Results with Less-Invasive Implant Procedure   Medtronic plc announce results of the ENDURANCE Supplemental trial in a late-breaking clinical trial session of the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The study evaluated the company’s HVAD(TM) System as a […]

April 20, 2017

Good communication helps improve outcomes for heart patients

Patients who said they communicated effectively with their healthcare providers were more likely to report the use of prescribed statin drugs and aspirin Patients with hardened arteries who reported good communication with their healthcare providers were less likely to use the emergency room and more likely to comply with their treatment plans, according to a […]

April 11, 2017

Generation NOW – How Do Health Systems Cope?

Generation Now – The Patient Revolution   As life races forward and humans play catch up with the ever increasing pace of “on demand” satisfaction to life’s queries. If you want an answer now, no problem, Google will satisfy the answer you need and throw alternatives into the mix. Due to increased accessibility to knowledge, […]

April 7, 2017

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart failure

Insomnia symptoms associated with increased risk of incidence or death from heart disease, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our […]

April 2, 2017