TNF Inhibitor Therapy for Psoriasis May Lower CVD Risk

When used to treat psoriasis, agents that inhibit tumor necrosis factor (TNF) may have the added benefit of reducing the excess cardiovascular risk associated with this disease, according to a meta-analysis published online in Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology, and reported on www.medscape.com. The analysis of five studies and nearly 50,000 patients with psoriasis found that [...]

By |2016-07-07T13:26:52+00:00July 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breast is Best for Premature Babies’ Hearts, Study Confirms

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility, directed by Professor Paul Leeson, have previously shown that, in adult life, the hearts of people who were born [...]

By |2016-06-15T08:23:36+00:00June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call for Action to Minimise Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Survivors

Despite the known toxic effects of chemotherapy on the heart, the majority of women undergoing breast cancer treatment are not getting the recommended follow-up heart scans, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester. The research was carried out at the University of Dundee and funded by the Grant Simpson [...]

By |2016-06-07T08:49:43+00:00June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vitamin Pill Could Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

The first patients have begun receiving treatment in a new clinical trial to find out if vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The researchers at the University of Dundee and University of Glasgow, leading the trial, are being funded thanks to a £290,000 grant from [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:21:10+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Half of Heart Attack Patients Delay Seeking Medical Help

Half of people suffering a heart attack (50 per cent) may be putting their life and future recovery in danger by delaying seeking medical help for their symptoms for more than an hour, according to a new survey of British Heart Foundation (BHF) supporters. The survey of heart attack survivors showed that over 80 per [...]

By |2016-04-12T13:27:43+00:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life-Saving Project Trialled in Cwm Taf Will Be Extended Across Wales

A project to reduce the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease in some of the most deprived communities in Cwm Taf is to be extended across Wales, the Welsh government has announced. Lessons learned in the pilot schemes in Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board areas will now support other boards [...]

By |2016-04-05T14:00:18+00:00April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pioneering Mobile Heart Clinic to Help Cut Waiting Times for North Wales Patients

A pioneering mobile heart scanning clinic that's the first of its kind in the UK is helping to cut waiting times for patients in rural parts of Gwynedd and Anglesey. The clinic was set up by Dr Graham Thomas, a GP specialising in heart problems and is staffed by specialist nurses and cardiac physiologists using [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:53:56+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart Service Expanding After Success in Swansea

A service that has halved waiting times for Swansea people with suspected heart problems will be expanded into Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Patients who might previously have waited up to six months are now being seen in around 12 weeks, and closer to home, through the Community Cardiology Service run by ABMU. Following on [...]

By |2016-02-01T22:01:50+00:00February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments