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Category: Research

Pregabalin and Gabapentin – Reclassification of Class C Controlled Drugs

20th March 2019

From 1st April 2019, the drugs pregabalin and gabapentin will be reclassified as class C controlled drugs in the UK. It is important to be aware of how these changes will affect prescribing and dispensing processes. Read more here.

Brain clue to Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

5th March 2019

Swiss researchers reveal a potential link between Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and raised levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline. Read more here.

Faulty 'brake' interferes with heart muscle's ability to contract and relax

4th March 2019

A new study has pinpointed a faulty molecular brake present in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and has identified a candidate compound that restores heart muscle function in human and mouse cells. Read more about the study here.

Study identifies clinical risks and biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with heart condition

8th January 2019

Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a heart condition that raises the risk of stroke. Read about the study here.

New Study Exposes Danger of Stopping Drug Treatment for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

16th November 2018

New study finds that for those participants who withdrew treatment for DCM, 40% experienced a re-emergence of symptoms, after just eight weeks of withdrawal. Read on to find out more. 

Men with dilated cardiomyopathy are more likely to die than women

14th June 2018

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that men are 64 percent more likely to die from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) than women.

Researcher looking for newly diagnosed experiences of cardiomyopathy

18th January 2018

PHD Researcher Jennifer Rees is looking for newly diagnosed experiences of cardiomyopathy and wants to hear from you!

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.