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Pen on the pulse: A better way to measure blood pressure

In a world-first study, researchers from The University of Queensland are using innovative pulse-reading technology to measure blood pressure to reduce cardiovascular ...

Registry confirms TAVI efficacy and safety in Asian patients

Early experience shows a high rate of procedural success and low rate of major adverse cardiovascular events with TAVI in a diverse ...

Feasibility trial reports deployment of new device for TAVI in aortic insufficiency

A small feasibility study shows successful delivery and deployment of the investigational Helio System for the Sapien XT Transcatheter Heart Valve in high-risk patients with aortic insufficiency ... Full story

Diagnostic coronary angiography: functional flow reserve changes decisions in 25% of cases

Assessing ischaemia by measuring functional flow reserve significantly changes management decisions in one in four patients being assessed by coronary angiography for chest pain ... Full story

Second-generation TAVI device - Lotus Valve - shows good performance in REPRISE II

The Lotus Valve, a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device, was successfully implanted in all of the first 60 patients in REPRISE II ... Full story

Heart Failure Congress 2013 Late Breaking Trials 2

Levosimendan improves event free survival by 50% in end-stage heart failure, Third generation MRA shows improved potassium and kidney tolerance in heart failure patients with CKD ... Full story

New gene discovery for babies born with a hole in the heart

A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in new born babies – known as 'a hole in the heart' has been discovered by researchers funded by us. ... Full story

Otago compound could protect from post-heart attack tissue damage

A chemical compound designed and created at the University of Otago may hold great promise for reducing tissue damage following heart attack, stroke or major surgery, according to research published today in the prestigious international journal Nature Medicine. ... Full story

UQ cardiologist confirms coconut oil is not the good oil for heart health

Research from The University of Queensland has reconfirmed oily fish or fish supplements are vital for heart health and debunked popular myths about coconut oil. ... Full story

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