CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 13 Issue 3/4

April 27, 2021

Lamotrigine may be associated with increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, FDA warns

April 27, 2021

Source: British Cardiovascular Society

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Date of publication:  9th April 2021

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  An FDA review of study findings showed a potential increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease who are taking lamotrigine. FDA reviewed in vitro studies of lamotrigine after receiving reports of abnormal electrocardiographic findings, chest pain, loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   Home | BCS (britishcardiovascularsociety.org)


Physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality if performed during leisure time, not working hours

April 27, 2021

Source: British Cardiovascular Society

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Date of publication:  17th April 2021

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  Physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality if performed during leisure time, not working hours.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   Home | BCS (britishcardiovascularsociety.org)


BHF researchers secure EU approval for new AI heart attack prediction technology

April 27, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  28h March 2021

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  Research funded by us has led to EU-approved artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack years before it strikes.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


I’d never heard of Takotsubo before

April 27, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  30th March 2021

Publication type:  Blog

In a nutshell:  Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurs when one of the heart’s chambers, the left ventricle, suddenly balloons and weakens. This means that the heart can’t pump blood around the body properly, and this extra stress can lead to heart failure.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Antiparasitic drug could prevent Covid-19 lung damage

April 27, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  7th April 2021

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  A common antiparasitic drug could block lung damage in people with coronavirus, according to new research part-funded by us and published in Nature.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


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April 27, 2021

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CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 13 Issue 1/2

February 23, 2021

Research in Leicester to study impact of overnight dialysis on the heart

February 23, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: 3 December 2020

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: New research we have funded in Leicester will determine if giving dialysis to kidney failure patients overnight, for an extended period of time, will reduce the damage to their heart.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Research in Newcastle to further study the role of genes in congenital heart defects

February 23, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation Follow this link for Full text

Date of publication: 27 January 2021

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: New research we have funded at Newcastle University will study how certain genes could lead to heart blood vessel defects in babies.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Scientists test new “algorithm” to help prevent heart attacks

February 23, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation Follow this link for Full text

Date of publication: 17 December 2020

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Researchers in Scotland are leading a new technology project which they hope will help identify patients at risk of heart attack before symptoms develop, potentially saving thousands of lives.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Genetic breakthrough to target care for deadly heart condition

February 23, 2021

Source: British Heart Foundation Follow this link for Full text

Date of publication: 25 January 2021

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: New genetic faults discovered in people with a heart condition that is sometimes inherited in families could transform the diagnosis and treatment of the hidden disease, according to research funded by us and published in Nature Genetics.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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. https://www.hlisd.org/ Acknowledgement: https://www.bhf.org.uk/