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Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat

Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat
Description
A trial led by the University of Birmingham has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition.
Date:
20/03/2018

Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, study finds

Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, study finds
Description
Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, University of Birmingham-led study finds
Date:
23/11/2017

Researchers pursue novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers pursue novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease
Description
A group of University of Birmingham research scientists has received a prestigious Innovators Award from US-based Kenneth Rainin Foundation to fund foundational research in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Date:
26/10/2017

Smartphone and tablet apps launched for patients with heart rhythm disorder

Smartphone and tablet apps launched for patients with heart rhythm disorder
Description
New novel smartphone and tablet apps for patients with atrial fibrillation and healthcare professionals have been launched by heart experts in collaboration with the University of Birmingham
Date:
12/10/2017

Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels
Description
Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body.
Date:
11/10/2017

New healthcare apps co-launched by Birmingham researchers to personalise atrial fibrillation care

New healthcare apps co-launched by Birmingham researchers to personalise atrial fibrillation care
Description
The new 'CATCH ME' apps, developed by the CATCH ME consortium, have been aligned to 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines and will support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.
Date:
26/08/2017

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs
Description
Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, according to new research by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/08/2017

University of Birmingham becomes partner in €19 million European heart disease project

University of Birmingham becomes partner in €19 million European heart disease project
Description
The University of Birmingham is part of a major new €19 million project aimed at breaking new ground for the development of treatments for millions of patients with heart disease in Europe.
Date:
18/07/2017

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival
Description
Paulus Kirchhof, Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, writes for The Birmingham Brief on the increasing number of British villages turning phone boxes into defibrillation points.
Date:
07/07/2017

Research and Practice on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH) Journal Launch

Description
A new open access journal, Research and Practice on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, has been launched with the support of Professor Yotis Senis.
Date:
12/06/2017
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