The Resuscitation Council (UK) welcomes the NHS Long Term Plan released 7 January 2019. It is great to see such a strong focus on cardiovascular disease, with the plan going much further than its predecessor, the NHS Five Year Forward View, in this regard.
Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can't regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart's blood pumping ability.