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New heart failure drug Entresto to be available on the NHS

31st March 2016

But not to all patients with chronic heart failure.

Researchers use heart mapping system to guide pacemaker fitting

29th March 2016

New system cuts radiation exposure for patients and doctors.

More psychological support needed for people with long term illnesses

26th March 2016

Approach would improve lives and reduce costs, says report from the King's Fund.

Drug trial will record people's heart rhythm with wearable "patch" device.

24th March 2016

Trials will look at effects of eleclazine in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy can sometimes be caused by happy event

22nd March 2016

says new research from Switzerland.

Children with cardiomyopathy may benefit from whole family care

21st March 2016

The more problems the family has coping, the less likely the child is to do well, says study.

Another £250m pledged for national genetic research project

8th March 2016

The money is for the 1000,000 Genomes Project which is looking at the genetics of inherited diseases and cancer.

Not all heart failure patients get on with home monitoring of their condition

4th March 2016

A different approach is needed for some, says study.

Paramedics need regular experience of treating cardiac arrest patients

2nd March 2016

More important than years of experience as paramedic, says new study.

Non-athletes just as susceptible to sudden death, says new research

29th February 2016

Study questions the ethics of heart checks that focus on athletes