Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition

Researchers at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around 1.6 million people in the UK. Those with atrial fibrillation may … Continue reading “Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition”

New research will study smallest vessels of the heart

New research by founding member the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), will study the damage caused to the smallest vessels of the heart following a heart attack. Researchers at the University have developed a state-of-the-art imaging technique, which was funded by a previous BHF grant. This particular microscopy technique allows … Continue reading “New research will study smallest vessels of the heart”

New study explores link between kidney transplants and heart health

Can kidney transplantation reverse the heart and blood circulation damage that is often caused by chronic kidney disease? BHP researchers have been awarded £272,481 in British Heart Foundation (BHF) funding to lead a clinical trial to discover more. When kidneys become impaired, the heart also suffers as it has to increase its workload to pump blood … Continue reading “New study explores link between kidney transplants and heart health”