Category: Heart failure diagnostics

How To Cope With a Heart Failure Diagnosis

How To Cope With a Heart Failure Diagnosis When you are diagnosed with heart failure, it is understandable for there to be a complete rush of emotions and feelings. It can be a daunting diagnosis, and you may start to ask various questions which can be very overwhelming. As one of the leading heart foundation […]

May 15, 2020

Common Symptoms Of Heart Failure That You Should Look Out For

Common Symptoms Of Heart Failure That You Should Look Out For Heart failure is the term for a condition where your heart doesn’t work as well as it should. It does not mean your heart has stopped working, it just needs some support to help it work better. The symptoms can often be managed for […]

January 28, 2020

Heart failure lives at home

Heart failure lives at home. Although you read a lot about patients, their treatments and care, nearly all of it relates to hospital, all the problems manifest at home, in the community under the radar of primary care. Investment has historically been invested in the hospital system(acute) where cynically you could imply that’s where the […]

November 7, 2019

Suck a Lemon Challenge 2019

THE VAN-GUARDS KEEPING BRITISH HEARTS PUMPING WITH A DOSE OF LEMON-AID Preston (plus 34 other stops around the UK!), 7 May 2019: Hitting the M6 today is a bright yellow van to drive awareness of just how much ‘heart failure sucks’ this Heart Failure Awareness Week (6-12 May). Driver Nick, diagnosed with heart failure in […]

May 4, 2019

Heart Failure Diagnosis Delivery?

Heart Failure Diagnosis Hattie83 How you receive a heart failure diagnosis is important, and can shape how you go on to self care and your attitude of how you self manage your condition. Education and health literacy is a vital element. The general public’s awareness of heart failure is poor, so learning what heart failure […]

August 10, 2018

HeartLogic Diagnostic tool may reduce further hospitalisations

Please note this is a press release from Boston Scientific Europe talking about their new innovation HeartLogic Boston Scientific Launches the HeartLogic™* Heart Failure Diagnostic in Europe The HeartLogic Diagnostic is the first and only heart failure diagnostic tool proven to detect 70% of heart failure events several weeks in advance, potentially reducing further hospitalisation […]

May 29, 2018

Simple £15 Blood Test

Simple £15 Blood Test A father claims his GP failed to give him a simple £15 blood test which could have saved him from suffering heart failure at the age of 39. Nick Hartshorne-Evans spent five weeks visiting his doctor with breathlessness and swollen ankles – classic symptoms of the condition – but was sent away with cough […]

May 10, 2018

More Patients than Ever Surviving Heart Failure, National Audit Finds

More patients than ever surviving heart failure following key improvements, audit finds Acute heart failure necessitating hospital admission is a life threatening condition. The quality of care including specialist involvement during an admission, determines the immediate and long-term outcomes including likelihood of survival. Yet while the audit reports several improvements, it also found that the […]

August 10, 2017

New method to determine severity of heart failure – News

Eindhoven researchers develop faster, new patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure Methods currently employed to determine the severity of heart failure are very limited. Researchers at TU/e and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have therefore developed a method that is very quick, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside. Moreover, […]

December 5, 2016

MedTech Week: Heart Failure Patient Innovation

For MedTech Week, leader of HF advocacy and the heart failure patient conversation, Nick Hartshorne Evans explains how and why patient-led heart failure communities are driving access to the latest heart failure information, innovations and therapies MedTech Week: How to Enable Access to Innovation in Heart Failure for Patients? QUESTION: As an active leader in […]

June 17, 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