Tag Archives: Heart

Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure

Fast and efficient: A new blood test is being developed at Queen’s University. Photo: REUTERS Irish scientists create blood test that could save lives of those at highest risk of heart failure Independent.ie A rapid blood test that detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists in Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/irish-scientists-create-blood-test-that-could-save-lives-of-those-at-highest-risk-of-heart-failure-38176982.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38176428.ece/4bf11/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20H-HIV-PAKISTAN.jpg Email… Read More »

Weekly pharmacy visits boost drug adherence and quality of life in heart failure patients – Science Daily

Elderly patients with heart failure who see a pharmacist once a week are more likely to take their tablets and be active in daily life, according to late breaking results from the PHARM-CHF randomised controlled trial presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Adhering to a… Read More »

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »

Medical News Today: Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue

New research, which appears in the journal Nature Communications, shows that delivering two small molecules to mice helps their hearts regenerate after a heart attack. New research may pave the way for regenerating the heart muscle after a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and responsible for… Read More »

Bluetooth-Enabled Subcutaneous Heart Monitors: Interview with Dr. Avi Fischer, Abbott

Abbott has developed an implantable device that continuously monitors the heart rhythm and allows for communication with a clinician via a smartphone. The paperclip-sized device, called the Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor (ICM), requires no re-charging and is inserted during an outpatient procedure that is often suture-free. Monitoring a patient’s heart rhythm can tell clinicians… Read More »