Press Center

Welcome to the SHAPE press centre.

Here you can access media kits, abstracts, and presentations of the SHAPE results.

You can also visit www.shapestudy.info where you can find further information on the design and set up of the study.

On www.shapestudy.info you will also be informed on the heart failure surveys held among Primary Care Physicians and Specialists.

Press release:
 

First European heart failure awareness survey reveals massive public lack of awareness

  

Wednesday 31 August 2005: An international survey of the public’s awareness of heart failure has revealed a woeful and worrying level of ignorance, according to the lead author of the research, which is published today (Wednesday 31 August) in Europe’s leading cardiology journal European Heart Journal1.

 

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Press release:
 

New European Guidelines Recommend Implantable Defibrillators And Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy As Standard-Of-Care Heart Failure Therapies

 

Stockholm, 3 September 2005, European Society of Cardiology Congress, Stockholm. Medtronic, Sorin Group, Biotronik, Guidant and St Jude Medical, five leading medical technology companies, are once more joining forces at the European Society of Cardiology Congress to continue the awareness campaign to inform the medical community about the new European guidelines for the treatment of heart failure.

 

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Press release:
 

Thousands of UK heart failure deaths could be prevented, according to new survey

 

London, Wednesday 26 January 2005: One of the largest surveys ever undertaken on heart failure shows that inadequate awareness, diagnosis and treatment may be contributing to thousands of preventable deaths every year. In the UK, heart failure claims at least 24,000 lives each year.

 

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Press release:
 

SHAPE heart failure survey highlights inadequate care for UK patients

 

London, Wednesday 26 January 2005: One of the largest surveys ever undertaken on heart failure shows that many UK GPs are failing to diagnose and treat heart failure effectively. This, combined with low levels of public awareness of the symptoms of heart failure, is contributing to thousands of preventable deaths each year.

 

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