Steroid abuse ‘raising health risk for thousands’

December 22, 2017

Source: British Cardiovascular Society

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The British Cardiovascular Society today advised that people may be at increased risk of dying early from heart attacks and strokes by misusing anabolic steroids.

Speaking on behalf of the Society, Dr Aneil Malhotra gave the warning amid concern that steroids are now being taken by hundreds of thousands of people.

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Acknowledgement: British Cardiovascular Society

 

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New cause of heart failure discovered

December 22, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A new treatment for heart failure is a step closer after a study has found that a part of our immune system once thought to prevent organ damage is actually a leading cause of scarring and heart failure.

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Acknowledgement:   British Heart Foundation


Drug could put an end to transplant rejection

December 22, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research that we’ve funded.

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Acknowledgement:   British Heart Foundation


Children with heart disease being let down by lack of clinical trials

December 22, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, according to research we’ve funded.

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Acknowledgement:   British Heart Foundation


Scientists to explore how stem cells could heal heart attack damage

December 22, 2017

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Scientists at the University of Surrey are to investigate how stem cells could be used to repair the heart after it’s damaged by a heart attack.

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Acknowledgement:  British Heart Foundation


New service to prevent heart attacks across Yorkshire

December 22, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A ground breaking partnership between NHS England and the British Heart Foundation could prevent hundreds of heart attacks across Yorkshire each year by identifying people with genetically high cholesterol.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Tips for a healthy heart

December 22, 2017

Source: UK Health Forum

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Toolkit

In a nutshell: The College of Contemporary Health have produced this toolkit to highlight how to maintain a heart healthy.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum