Category: Heart failure

Favourable Effects of Vitamin D in Chronic Heart Failure – VINDICATE

Favourable effects of vitamin D on cardiac function in patients with chronic heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction – the results of the MRC-funded VINDICATE Study A daily dose of vitamin D3 improves heart function in people with chronic heart failure, a five-year University of Leeds research project has found. Dr Klaus Witte, […]

June 14, 2017

Infections Down With Antibacterial Envelope for ICD/CRT

Clinical use of antibacterial envelope mesh cuts infection rate for ICD/CRT implants The TYRX™ Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope and the TYRX™Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope are the first commercially available implantable medical devices designed to stabilize Cardiac Implantable Devices  [CRTs and ICDs] and Implantable Neurostimulators [INSs] and to help reduce their infection. Medtronic PLC has signed up […]

June 12, 2017

Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Patients Contributes to Poor Outcomes

Patients admitted with acute heart failure who exhibit iron deficiency (ID) tend to have a longer and more expensive hospital stay and a greater likelihood of readmission, according to analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) in England presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester. The research, which looked at data over three […]

June 6, 2017

New Nano-Polymer Could Prevent Heart Failure

New Biomedical Polymer Reduces Arterial Plaque and Inflammation Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease causes 56 million deaths annually worldwide, according to […]

May 22, 2017

PMF Joins The Goodwill Partnership

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation becomes the 55th charity partner to join TGP [The Goodwill Partnership]   London 8th May 2017:  The Goodwill Partnership teams up with The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s patient led Heart Failure charity.   The Pumping Marvellous Foundation was founded in 2013 by a Heart Failure patient focused on the improvement […]

May 8, 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

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

Importance of Heart Failure Awareness

In response to heart failure in the headlines this week PumpingMarvellous CEO Nick Hartshorne Evans highlights the importance of Heart Failure Awareness Heart Failure rears its ugly head again with the coroner’s report on the tragic death of George Michael released on Tuesday. It has been reported by the senior coroner that George Michael’s death […]

March 9, 2017

New Clues to Causes of Heart Failure

Penn Study Finds New Clues to Causes of Heart Failure Signaling proteins in cells lining the heart are crucial heart for attack recovery – new clues to causes of heart failure Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don’t […]

February 7, 2017

Recovered Heart Function DCM Study

Please Help The Royal Brompton Hosptial Find Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients With Recovered Heart Function for a Current Study – TRED Researchers at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and the NHLI (National Heart and Lung Institute) are still working hard on a new BHF-funded dilated cardiomyopathy study. They are currently inviting patients with a previous DCM diagnosis, whose […]

January 20, 2017

Soft Robot Sleeve Beats Heart

Robot sleeve attaches directly around the heart Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot sleeve that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. The soft robotic sleeve twists and compresses in synch with a beating heart, augmenting […]

January 19, 2017

Press Release :: Lack of Heart Failure Awareness for Britain

Lack of Heart Failure Awareness is Putting British People at Risk of Heart Failure PRESS RELEASE: 06:00 Thursday 29th September 2016. UK. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, a patient-led heart failure charity in the UK, finds that half of the UK is unaware of the symptoms of heart failure   Around 1 in 5 people in […]

September 29, 2016

Press Release :: Parliamentary Heart Failure Inquiry

Parliamentary heart failure inquiry highlights 10 key recommendations as to where the NHS could improve treatment to people diagnosed with Heart Failure “The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s patient led Heart Failure Charity welcomes 10 key recommendations which are essential to improving the care for Heart Failure patients in the UK” Tuesday 13th September 2016 […]

September 13, 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