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Category: Research

Man with new permanent artificial heart says he is living a normal life

16th April 2015

The second person to receive a French-made permanent artificial heart has told a weekly newspaper he is enjoying exercise, including cycling.

More research needed into supplement that may help heart failure

16th April 2015

Heart specialists have called from more research into the use of coenzyme Q10 as a treatment for heart failure.

Antidepressant may help in treating heart failure

9th April 2015

In a study, the antidepressant paroxetine improved cardiac function in mice

Energy drinks can cause dangerous heart rhythms, say researchers

9th April 2015

Researchers say energy drinks can aggravate underlying heart issues in young people

Trials begin on gene therapy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

31st March 2015

A company in America has begun trialling a gene therapy treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Non-beating heart used for transplant

31st March 2015

More people with serious heart problems, such as advanced cardiomyopathy, could get transplants following pioneering work at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

Maternity care

28th March 2015

Despite a drop in the numbers of UK women dying in or around childbirth, high level of deaths among women with medical conditions such as heart disease continues, warns the Royal College of Midwifery (RCM).

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have near normal life expectancy

20th March 2015

Today’s treatments from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have improved so much that mortality in adults from the disease is close to death rates in the general population, says a new study from America.

Study looks at noncompaction cardiomyopathy

16th January 2015

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Women get poorer heart care than men

4th December 2013

Women are undertreated and underserved with respect to prevention, diagnosis and treatment says a new book.