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#loveyourheart2015 : ESC Valentine’s Day Campaign Promoting Heart Health

2015 10 Feb

Journalists and the public are invited to join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February.The campaign was initiated by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) through the MEP Heart Group and aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in Europe (1). It is supported... Read more

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ESC Congress 2015 Programme Now Online

2015 09 Feb

The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 has been revealed online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30 000 cardiovascular professionals from 144 countries and over 700 journalists.The five day event takes place from 29 August to 2 September at ExCeL London. The latest science in... Read more

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Genetics Guide Personalised Cardiovascular Therapy

2015 16 Jan

New research from Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has found that cardiovascular patients with a specific genetic profile benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib. The drug reduced heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularisations and cardiovascular deaths by as much as 39 percent. The findings could pave the way for a new... Read more

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Statin Therapy Reduces CVD Risk in Women

2015 13 Jan

According to a new study published in The Lancet, statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. There has been much debate about the effectiveness of statin therapy in women as compared to men, especially when used for primary prevention. This particular study compares the effects of statin therapy between men and women. The... Read more

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Philips’ Latest AED in Schools Across UK

2014 04 Dec

Philips secures nationwide Department for Education (DfE) tender to provide schools with the latest Philips HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs)   Philips has announced that it has been chosen as the primary provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to UK schools by the Department for Education (DfE), with an initial provision... Read more

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Testing Drugs with a Simulated Human Heart

2014 24 Jul

Dr. Helen Maddock, a Coventry University Scientist and an expert in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology from the University's Centre for Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences, has developed a new technique that uses samples of beating heart tissue to test the effect of drugs on the heart. This is done without using any human or animal trials.... Read more

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New Study to Evaluate Biotronik’s Combined Pulsar/Passeo Balloon in Treating SFA

2014 18 Jul

BIOLUX 4EVER Study Aims to Build on Positive Results of BIOLUX P-I and 4EVER TrialsBIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardio- and endovascular devices, has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated BIOLUX 4EVER trial. Given the positive results from each of the previous drug releasing balloon (DRB) and self-expanding... Read more

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Radial Artery Catheterisation: Safer for Women

2014 15 Jul

Threading a catheter to the heart, in order to clear a blockage or place a stent, is usually performed via the femoral artery in a patients’ groin. In an innovative, less traumatic and much safer alternative, especially for women, the catheter can now be inserted through the wrist in a technique called radial artery catheterisation.     Colin... Read more

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Simple Prediction Tool For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors

2014 15 Jul

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is one of the major health problems in the world, with a global incidence of 55 adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per 100,000 person-years and a poor survival rate of between 2% and 11%. A recent study aimed to develop an accurate outcome-prediction tool for patients after cardiac arrest. Accurate risk prediction can... Read more

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Blood Clot 'Vacuum' Avoids Open Heart Surgery

2014 11 Jul

A catheter-based method for removing blood clots or other dangerous masses from cardiac blood vessels can save some patients from invasive heart surgery. The AngioVac system, a creation of AngioDynamics, is being used at the University of California San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC), the first location in San Diego County to employ the... Read more