Ability to do push-ups may predict cardiovascular risk

February 28, 2019

Source: Medical News Today

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A new study suggests that the more push-ups a man is able to complete, the lower his cardiovascular risk and vice versa. These findings may establish a new measure of risk assessment that is simple and does not require costly specialized equipment.

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Artificial intelligence predicts outcomes for heart patients

February 28, 2019

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: For the first time researchers that we part-fund have used Artificial Intelligence to predict outcomes for heart patients using MRI scans, enabling doctors to find the best treatments for individual patients. The computer program, called 4Dsurvival, takes each patient’s scan and tracks the motion of the heart at hundreds of points every second. From these 3D pictures of the moving heart the machine learns to predict the risk of dying from heart failure.

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Acknowledgement:   British Heart Foundation


Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

October 19, 2018

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: October 2018

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to new research. An international team led by researchers from the University of Leicester, University of Cambridge and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia used UK Biobank data to develop and test a powerful scoring system, called a Genomic Risk Score (GRS) which can identify people who are at risk of developing coronary heart disease prematurely because of their genetics.

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Growing diabetes epidemic could trigger ‘sharp rise’ in heart attacks and strokes by 2035

September 21, 2018

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: September 2018

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: According to our new analysis the number of people suffering heart attacks and strokes as a result of their diabetes could rise by 29% by 2035. The forecast reveals that the growing number of people with diabetes could result in nearly 39,000 people living with diabetes suffering a heart attack in 2035 – a rise of 9,000 compared to 2015 – and over 50,000 people suffering a stroke – a rise of 11,000.

Today in England, nearly 4 million people are living with diabetes. But this is expected to rise to over 5 million over the next 20 years, partly due to people’s worsening lifestyles and the UK’s growing obesity rates.

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Public Health England launch free online Heart Age Test that gives early warning of heart attack and stroke risk

September 21, 2018

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: September 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: We are supporting Public Health England in their call for adults across the country to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their ‘heart age’. If someone’s heart age is higher than their actual age, they are at an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

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Scan could help prevent deadly heart failure in cancer patients

November 7, 2017

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: High-tech scanning techniques could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person’s heart before any symptoms appear, according to research we’ve funded presented at the Global Cardio-oncology Summit in London.

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Scan finds heart’s ticking time bombs

August 8, 2017

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Scientists have developed a new way of scanning the heart that could predict who will have a heart attack.

It has the potential to revolutionise treatment for one of the biggest killers in the world, says the team at the University of Oxford.

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