CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 9 Issue 7

July 10, 2017

Three quarters of UK adults unaware of impact of air pollution on the heart

July 10, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Eight in ten deaths related to air pollution are caused by a heart attack or stroke, however data released today has revealed that three in four adults are unaware of the extent of the impact that air pollution can have on the heart.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Research shows broken heart syndrome causes long lasting heart damage

July 10, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A condition once thought to temporarily cause heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually cause longer-lasting damage to the heart muscle, according to new research that we’ve funded.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Using tick saliva to treat a deadly heart condition

July 10, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Proteins found in tick saliva could be used to treat a dangerous type of heart disease which can cause sudden cardiac death in young adults, according to research we’ve funded published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Deadly heart conditions being attributed to stress and anxiety

July 10, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A survey published today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that six in ten patients living with inherited heart conditions face long delays before receiving a diagnosis as their symptoms are attributed to other conditions like stress, anxiety and epilepsy.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


What’s in a name? A call to reframe non-communicable diseases

July 10, 2017

Source: UK Health Forum

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Blog post

In a nutshell: “The public health world needs to upgrade definitions and descriptions as the term NCDs is now anachronistic and possibly harmful to the progression of effective and efficient public policy. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases could be much better described and framed, which could help with increasing wider understanding…”

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Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum