News That Matters

Tag: Heart

Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients
Health

Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally responsible for 17 million deaths every year and its toll is expected to rise to over 23 million deaths annually by 2030. CVD also represents a major economic burden with the annual economic cost of CVD estimated to range over $500 billion in the United States alone. The current rapid pace of innovation is helping to reverse these crippling statistics and the health care industry has seen continual growth in Venture Capital investments. To spur that momentum, the American Heart Association and Phillips, announce the expansion of Cardeation Capital with the first closing on the newest fund, Cardeation II, on June 30. We welcome Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. as our newest collaborator to help bri...
Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease
Fitness

Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease

Walking for exercise at a pace that induced pain or discomfort improved walking ability among people with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. About 150,000 nontraumatic amputations occur annually, according to the 2021 American Heart Association policy statement: Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet. Between 8 and 10 million people in the United States have PAD. The condition disproportionately affects Black people, American Indian people and those of low socioeconomic status. The condition occurs when the arteries that transport blood from the heart through...
PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies
Health

PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved funding awards totaling $258 million to support 26 new research studies. These studies aim to fill evidence gaps and improve health care decision making for a range of high-burden conditions among adults and children, including asthma, bone fractures, migraines, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and sinus infections. Five comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies focus on improving mental health and another four CER studies focus on heart conditions, which have both continued to worsen in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, PCORI today announced about $3.9 million for two projects that aim to promote wider, faster adoption of useful findings from completed PCOR...