Cardiovascular Horizon Scanning Volume 13 Issue 9/10/11

November 30, 2021

NHS offers home blood pressure checks to save thousands of lives

November 30, 2021

Source: NHS

Follow this link for full text: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/11/nhs-offers-home-blood-pressure-checks-to-save-thousands-of-lives/

Date of publication:  3rd November 2021

Publication type: Heart Disease Patient Care

In a nutshell: Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to test their blood pressure at home, thanks to lifesaving monitors on the NHS.

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Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: NHS

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Thousands spared strokes thanks to new NHS drug agreements

November 30, 2021

Source: NHS

Follow this link for full text:https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/11/thousands-spared-strokes-thanks-to-new-nhs-drug-agreements/

Date of publication:  16th November 2021

Publication type: Research and Medicine

In a nutshell:More than 20,000 strokes and 5,000 deaths could be averted after NHS England struck new agreements to expand life-saving blood thinning drugs, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today.

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Acknowledgement: NHS


BHF helps equip 500 Virgin Media frontline staff with mobile defibrillators

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: BHF helps equip 500 Virgin Media frontline staff with mobile defibrillators

Date of publication:    18th november

Publication type: survival and support

In a nutshell: As well as equipping 500 frontline staff with mobile defibrillators in their vehicles, we have helped train them in CPR and defibrillator awareness, meaning there are up to 500 Virgin Media staff ready to respond to a cardiac arrest at any one time throughout the UK.  

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Acknowledgement: BHF


New clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: New clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment (bhf.org.uk)

Date of publication: 16/11/2021

Publication type: research

In a nutshell: A new clot busting drug developed by scientists at the University of Manchester is able to effectively break down blood clots in the brains of mice that are resistant to current drugs, according to research we’ve funded and published in the journal Blood. The scientists say that the findings could open the door for a safer and more effective stroke treatment. 

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Acknowledgement: BHF


Waiting lists for vital heart care at new record levels in England

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: Waiting lists for vital heart care at new record levels in England (bhf.org.uk)

Date of publication:   11/11/2021

Publication type: comment

In a nutshell: Hospital waiting lists for vital heart care have risen again to record levels, according to latest NHS England figures published today.

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Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: BHF


Budget falls short of giving heart patients a lifeline

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: Budget falls short of giving heart patients a lifeline (bhf.org.uk)

Date of publication: 27/10/2021

Publication type: comment

In a nutshell: Today’s Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review acknowledged the immense pressure on the NHS, but ultimately fell short for both patients and medical research.

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Acknowledgement: BHF


BHF teams up with the Francis Crick Institute to bolster cardiovascular research

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: BHF teams up with the Francis Crick Institute to bolster cardiovascular research

Date of publication: 27/10/2021

Publication type: research

In a nutshell: We have teamed up with the Francis Crick Institute to improve understanding of cardiovascular health and disease.

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Acknowledgement: BHF


New technique makes heart transplant possible for more children in need

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: New technique makes heart transplant possible for more children in need (bhf.org.uk)

Date of publication:  18/10/2021

Publication type: research

In a nutshell: A new technique developed by researchers we’ve funded at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has doubled the number of children able to receive a heart transplant, giving them new hope of a longer and healthier life. 

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Acknowledgement: : BHF


Research could help detect early signs of heart failure in diabetic patients

November 30, 2021

Source: BHF

Follow this link for full text: Research could help detect early signs of heart failure in diabetic patients (bhf.org.uk)

Date of publication:   6/10/2021

Publication type: research

In a nutshell: New research that we have funded in Leicester could help understand how heart failure can develop in people living with Type 2 diabetes.

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Acknowledgement: BHF


Further Dissemination

November 30, 2021

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