Latest British Heart Foundation Stories

2014-03-12 08:30:11

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional work funds Pulse Medic Services [http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk ]' community action A team of nurses is turning communities across the UK into lifesavers - and a lot more. In the last 12 months, Pulse Medic Services [http://www.pulsemedicservices.co.uk ] has trained around 600 professionals and thousands of ordinary people to deliver the vital skills that can mean the...

2013-08-15 23:20:11

The merging of Clark Behavioral Health Financing with American HealthCare Lending will provide improved financing options and enhanced experience for the behavioral health industry and related industries. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 American HealthCare Lending announced today that it has finalized an agreement to acquire Clark Behavioral Health Financing (Clark BHF). This acquisition will improve the financing experience for the more than 400 programs that use Clark...

2013-05-28 21:25:38

A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies -- known as 'a hole in the heart' has been discovered by researchers British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor Bernard Keavney, from The University of Manchester and Newcastle University, led the research which saw investigators from Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford and Leicester universities in the UK, together with colleagues in Europe, Australia and Canada pool resources. The discovery, published in Nature...

Diabetes Risk High for Ethnic Minorities
2012-09-11 10:23:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation has found that half of all people of African, African Caribbean and South Asian ethnic backgrounds will have diabetes by the time they reach 80 years of age. Researchers utilized the Southhall and Brent REvisited (SABRE) study to examine the extent of the role played by ethnic background in the development of type 2 diabetes for several minority ethnic groups. They...

2012-07-25 11:08:26

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say. Studying a group of people aged 87 to 89 years old, the team of researchers at Newcastle University found that a routine test in the home revealed that around a quarter of them had undiagnosed heart problems which could be treated with established and cost-effective treatments. In the study, funded by the British Heart Foundation...

2012-04-25 21:23:00

DNA from the heart's own cells plays a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers DNA from the heart's own cells plays a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers, co-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Scientists from King's College London and Osaka University Medical School in Japan showed that during...

2012-04-10 12:48:04

Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, the ℠superbug´ behind MRSA, can be a major problem for patients who have a medical implant, such as a replacement heart valve or pacemaker. Bacteria are able to form colonies -- called biofilms -- on the implanted device, which can lead to wider infections such as endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart. Research led by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York has shed new light on how these...

Stem Cells Regrow Healthy Heart Muscle In Heart Attack Patients
2012-02-14 10:51:34

Stem cells are proving themselves beneficial once again after scientists used the controversial building blocks to resurrect dead, scarred heart muscle damaged by recent heart attack. Results from a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute clinical trial show that treating heart attack patients with an infusion of their own heart-derived cells helps damaged hearts re-grow healthy heart muscle. Reporting in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers said this is the clearest evidence yet that...

Fried Foods Are Okay When Using Healthier Oils
2012-01-25 09:24:37

A new study has found that the link between fried foods and heart disease is not true when it comes to using olive or sunflower oil for frying, reports BBC News. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found no association between the frequency of fried food consumption in Spain -- where olive and sunflower oils are used most often -- and the incidence of heart disease. However, the British Heart Foundation cautions that people should think twice about “reaching for...

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