Heart disease

STOP-HF: Gene therapy SDF-1 remodels hearts of high risk heart failure patients

Literature predicts 80% probability of mortality benefit ...

Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure

Risk of all cause death and heart failure readmission was elevated by 7.5-fold ...

Heart failure drugs beneficial even in presence of kidney disease

A novel study from Karolinska Institutesuggests that RAS-antagonists, common drugs for patients with heart failure, may benefit also patients who have concomitant kidney disease, a group previously not studied. ... Full story

Stroke risk clarified following routine clot removal after heart attack

Increased risk of stroke with routine thrombectomy during angioplasty appears early, although risk may persist ... Full story

Low stent thrombosis rates with primary PCI, regardless of antithrombotic choice

Later stent thrombosis carried highest risks of increased mortality ... Full story

Time is muscle in acute heart failure

Urgent treatment emphasised for the first time in recommendations from across specialties and continents ... Full story

TITRATION study confirms LCZ696 safe and tolerated in clinical practice

More than 70% of HFrEF patients achieved the target dose ... Full story

Depression associated with 5-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients

Risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure ... Full story

Obesity and mood disorders increase peripartum cardiomyopathy risk

Anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder doubled risk while obesity led to a 1.7-fold increase ... Full story

1950s drug is future heart treatment

Oxford University researchers have found a promising future treatment for heart disease, going back to a drug first developed in 1950. ... Full story

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