Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, according to new research supported by the NIHR.
A new study funded by NIHR shows that replacing food with calorie-controlled soups, shakes and bars is a safe and effective way to treat obesity through GP services, and works better than other weight loss programmes offered in primary care.
Researchers at the NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre and the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre have discovered over 500 gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure, in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date.
A major NIHR-funded clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.
The NIHR and the British Heart Foundation announce the launch of a cardiovascular research partnership. This exciting new NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership brings together the leading translational research centres in the country and will collectively provide an internationally unique approach to early and exploratory drug development.
New research funded by the NIHR has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks are less likely to experience frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented by boosting heart health.