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Category: Heart | In the media
A recent audit has found that people with diabetes are 48 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than those in the general population.  The National Diabetes Audit by NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre, the charity Diabetes UK and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership,…
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A study carried out in the United States, and reported on BBC News, found that unemployment in your 50s and 60s could increase the chance of a heart attack as much as if you were a smoker. The researchers found that even after accounting for well-established heart-risk factors such as smoking and…
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A Yorkshire mother-of-two developed crushing chest pains when she was 42, and the pain remained with her for 14 years.  While Dorothy Asquith was initially rushed to the hospital with a suspected heart attack, test revealed that her arteries were perfectly normal. Despite this, the pain persisted…
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An Australian study has showed that recreational cocaine users may develop stiffer arteries, thicker heart muscles and higher blood pressure, leading to higher risk of heart attack. The volunteers who had taken cocaine at least once per month for the previous year showed arteries thickened by up…
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Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are now accredited to provide transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures for Bupa members.   Expert teams at Royal Brompton Hospital have performed over 350 TAVI procedures in 2011-12, which is the most at any single centre in the UK. Having…
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Harefield Hospital recently celebrated the success of a trial for a new artificial heart device known as the CircuLite Synergy Micro-Pump LVAD (left ventricular assist device).
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The majority of women in the UK never discuss heart disease, despite its status as the number one risk to their health, a poll conducted by the British Heart Foundation and Flora pro-activ suggests. The survey revealed that 40 per cent of women were more likely to talk about politics than heart …
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We are delighted to announce that an established team of syncope specialists has been appointed at Royal Brompton Hospital. The team offer a dedicated service with comprehensive diagnostic tilt testing. Syncope (fainting) is the leading cause of collapse and transient loss, or near loss, of…
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More than 120 delegates gathered at Harefield Hospital for the sixth annual Harefield Primary Angioplasty conference. “This is the sixth year and our best turnout ever. We always aim to make it as interactive as possible and accessible to everyone from the most experienced cardiologists and…
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