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The amount a heart “bleeds” following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure, according to UK researchers.
Heart studies give backing to NHS ‘weekend effect’ Subscription
Two large studies involving patients with two different types of heart condition suggest a higher mortality risk for those admitted at weekends.
UK researchers are to investigate whether iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure.
New and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat heart failure are needed, says a leading heart charity after official statistics revealed a surge in hospital visits.
Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to an increased risk of arrhythmia shortly after the start of treatment, warn researchers.
Women diagnosed with migraine have a slightly increased risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease, according to findings of a large study of nurses.
Warning over lack of VTE assessment in A&E patients Subscription
Almost three quarters of patients who are treated for lower limb injuries and put into plaster casts in accident and emergency departments are not being risk assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) before being discharged, an audit has revealed.
Nurses help to develop heart attack phone appSubscription
Nurses in Australia have helped create a mobile phone application or “app” to teach people what to do if someone has a heart attack and raise awareness of the warning signs.
The influenza vaccine is associated with a reduced risk of hospitalisation in patients with heart failure, according to a large UK study.
New drug on horizon for pulmonary hypertensionSubscription
A new long-term treatment for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension has been approved for use within the European Union.