Advances in 3D-printing technology present the prospect of building a working heart from human tissue, as Lorena Tonarelli reports
Cardiovascular Health 2014
Mortality rates for coronary heart disease fell in England by 43 per cent between 2001 and 2010, yet cardiovascular disease remains the commonest cause of death, responsible for 180,000 deaths in the UK. This report takes a look at the latest self-help gadgets, wearable technology and developments in 3D-printing that are transforming how heart disease is treated and outlines how health consumers are more empowered to proactively manage their risk than ever before.
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Interventional cardiologist Dr Nasiruddin Jamal, head of the cardiology unit at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, answers a Raconteur Q&A on the challenges and opportunities of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in a developing country with an at-risk population
Being told you have heart failure can make you feel as if your world is coming to an end, writes Judy Hobson. But thanks to implantable devices, such as pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, as well as better drugs, patients now live longer and enjoy a better quality of life
Heart failure is a silent epidemic which must be curbed, says Dr Gordon Tomaselli, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland