Immune System Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk

Measuring antibody levels in the blood could be used to detect a person’s heart attack risk after researchers, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), discovered that higher levels of these antibodies are linked to heart attack risk reduction. The research, published in the scientific journal, EbioMedicine, shows a link between the amount of IgG [...]

By |2016-06-22T13:56:11+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anabolic Steroid Abuse May Increase Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm and Stroke   

Research has already shown that taking anabolic steroids is associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of developing heart conditions, such as left ventricular hypertrophy (an enlarged heart). Now research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and presented at this year’s British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference, has shown that for some people, misusing [...]

By |2016-06-13T09:01:51+00:00June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bleeding Hearts Predict Future Heart Failure

The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Conference, in Manchester. Bleeding, or bruising in the heart, affects over 40 per cent of people who suffer from a heart attack. The researchers have now found that this injury [...]

By |2016-06-08T14:48:31+00:00June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women with Migraines have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

The link between women with migraines and their increased risk of cardiovascular disease has been exposed in a new BMJ paper. Commenting on the research, Maureen Talbot, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), said, ‘This large study of young women over a number of years, shows an association between migraine and an increased [...]

By |2016-06-01T13:48:50+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MRI Scans ‘Safest Way’ to Identify High Risk Heart Disease, Study Shows

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are the safest and most effective way to identify high risk patients with cardiac chest pain, according to evidence from a clinical study at the University of Leeds, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that cardiac MRI was better overall [...]

By |2016-05-17T11:51:29+00:00May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neighbourhoods Responsible for Inequalities in Health, Study Finds

People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research indicates that neighbourhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The study from the Centre for Diet [...]

By |2016-05-13T08:40:33+00:00May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study Points to Failures in Heart Attack Care in Wales

Around 33,000 deaths could have been avoided if heart attack aftercare guidelines outlining when to give treatment were followed, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), looking at the frequency of missed opportunities to treat people after a heart attack. A BHF-funded team [...]

By |2016-05-11T23:19:41+00:00May 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guidance for New PCSK9 Inhibitors ‘Likely to Change’

NICE has published final draft guidance recommending two new treatment options for some people who have conditions that put them at extremely high risk of heart attacks or strokes. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has responded to the news, stressing that further research into their long-term safety is needed before they are recommended more widely. [...]

By |2016-05-06T14:03:01+00:00May 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Heart Failure Drug to Prevent Deaths

Health authority NICE has recommended a new drug that could help transform the lives of people living in heart failure. Sacubiril valsartan is the first drug of its kind and will look to manage the symptoms of people in the UK with heart failure. In addition, it has the potential to reduce the more than 30,000 [...]

By |2016-04-27T14:56:55+00:00April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Testosterone Linked to Heart Disease in New Discovery

A study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests a link between testosterone and heart disease, which may explain why men are more at risk of heart disease than women. The discovery offers hope of treatments to reduce that risk. The researchers have found that the hormone testosterone may be linked to the hardening [...]

By |2016-04-22T15:13:37+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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