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Unmarried heart patients face higher risk of death

Unmarried heart patients face higher risk of death

Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Scientists have known that divorced individuals are at increased risk for death in general. However, few studies have evaluated the relationship between adverse cardiovascular outcomes and marital status in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. (more…)

Mental stress-induced constricted blood vessels more likely in women

Mental stress-induced constricted blood vessels more likely in women

In women with heart disease, constriction of peripheral vessels during mental stress affects the heart circulation more than men’s, potentially raising women’s risk of heart-related events and death, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. (more…)

Bringing the patient experience to the Angels Initiative

Bringing the patient experience to the Angels Initiative

 

SAFE is joining the Angels Initiative

Brussels, 20th December 2017: The mission of Boehringer Ingelheim’s (BI’s) Angels Initiative is to increase the number of patients who can be treated in stroke-ready hospitals and to optimise the quality of treatment in all existing stroke centres. The Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) has partnered with BI to support this ambitious project and will add an important dimension by bringing the patient perspective. SAFE’s involvement will mean patient-focused information will be available to patients and their carers as soon as they arrive in all stroke units.

-Information on the stroke care pathway is crucial for stroke survivors and their carers both while they are in hospital and in the following months, says Jon Barrick, the President of SAFE. With SAFE joining Angels Initiative we will be making information available to them in the hospitals. The patient-focused materials will include a list of national, regional and local stroke support organisations with their contact details in order that patients and carers can access further support in the months and years following their stroke. (more…)

SSOFT Project is taking off – SAFE announced their partnership with The Foundry Healthcare

SSOFT Project is taking off – SAFE announced their partnership with The Foundry Healthcare

After a highly competitive tendering process, SAFE is proud to announce their partnership with The Foundry Healthcare, a division of Foundry Communications Limited. The Foundry were successfully awarded the contract to develop SAFE’s new and exciting e-learning tool to help strengthen the advocacy capacities of our member organisations.

“This was one of those projects that had the whole agency talking. Everybody understood both the political and emotional motivators behind SSOFT and worked really hard to deliver a proposal that would meet the needs of its users. We are delighted to be working with SAFE to raise awareness of stroke and support all those affected “. Ian McKay, Digital Director and Founder

The Foundry Healthcare delivered a passionate and professional response to our brief, demonstrating they had the experience and skills to deliver against our primary objectives, which is enabling stroke survivors and their supporters to campaign for greater awareness and better care, and to build stroke support organisations” Jon Barrick Board President of SAFE. (more…)