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Category: Research

New screening research published

18th November 2017

New research shows that screening young athletes for cardiac conditions will not predict if they are at risk of cardiac arrest.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy can cause as much damage as a heart attack

13th November 2017

It is thought that at least 3,000 adults in the UK a year suffer from ‘broken heart syndrome’ – or takotsubo – but the true number may be even higher.

Cardiac resynchronisation and defibrillators

8th September 2017

New research shows the benefits of ICDs for people treated with cardiac resynchronisation.

Heart conditions are being misdiagnosed as stress

13th July 2017

New research shows high rate of misdiagnosis in inherited heart conditions.

New study reveals Broken Heart Syndrome could have damaging effects on the heart

23rd June 2017

A new study reveals that the "broken heart syndrome" or also referred to as takotsubo syndrome may have longer-lasting damaging effects on the heart. Until now, it was thought the heart fully recovered from the syndrome, but new research suggests the muscle actually suffers long-term damage.

Exercise restrictions can cause lasting psychological problems

31st October 2016

for sports-loving people with cardiomyopathy.

Painkillers that can increase risk of heart failure

14th October 2016

Safety group names many NSAIDS.

Researchers look at genetic causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy

13th October 2016

Multiple gene mutations found in half of those studied.

Water bug helps research into cardiomyopathy

10th October 2016

Bug flight shows how heart muscle works.

Heart pumps can give some people with heart failure a complete recovery

6th October 2016

Most common in those under 50 with dilated cardiomyopathy, say researchers.