Latest news

Device lead extraction safe for young in specialist centres

16th March 2017

Researchers have been looking into the safety of extracting old leads for pacemakers and internal defibrillators when fitting new devices.

New gene responsible for ARVC found

16th March 2017

Gene one of many involved in the gluing together of heart cells.

Drones could help save lives after a cardiac arrest, say researchers

10th March 2017

They could get automatic defibrillators to the scene before paramedics.

George Michael

7th March 2017

George Michael's post-mortem highlights the need to know more about dilated cardiomyopathy.

Scientists successfully freeze and rewarm heart tissue

2nd March 2017

Work could eventually lead to banks of hearts for transplant.

Chris Morley's 5K / 365 challenge

27th February 2017

Chris Morley was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy last year, but this year he is aiming to raise awareness with his 5K / 365 day challenge.

Trials begin for experimental drug for dilated cardiomyopathy

16th February 2017

Drug being taken by group of healthy volunteers.

New heart pumps may allow tailored treatment

13th February 2017

In future doctors may be able to chose pump to fit the patient.

New cardiomyopathy support group starts in Cumbria

9th February 2017

First meeting in Penrith in March.

Flu and pneumonia jabs important for people with heart failure

6th February 2017

There is evidence they can improve health and quality of life, says review.