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Blood thinner found to significantly reduce subsequent heart failure risks
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease and irregular heart rhythms was associated with a reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack. (2019-04-24)
Researchers learn how 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls
UT Southwestern researchers have determined how circulating ''bad cholesterol'' enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes. (2019-04-24)
Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women, published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-04-24)
Mobility may predict elderly heart attack survivors' repeat hospital stays
Standing up from a seated position and walking across a room may help predict which heart attack survivors over age 75 will require repeat hospital stays within a month. (2019-04-23)
Unblocking arteries after heart attack may be lifesaver for older patients
Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries than younger patients. (2019-04-23)
Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack
The days immediately following a heart attack are critical for survivors' longevity and long-term healing of tissue. (2019-04-23)
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. (2019-04-23)
New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart disease
Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when they reach adulthood, compared with children who have normal blood pressure. (2019-04-22)
Plant-based diets can be effective in reducing heart failure risk
Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at the association between five dietary patterns and risk of heart failure. (2019-04-22)
Protecting damaged hearts with microRNAs
Once the heart is formed, its muscle cells have very limited ability to regenerate. (2019-04-22)
Late dinner and no breakfast is a killer combination
People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. (2019-04-18)
Heart patch could limit muscle damage in heart attack aftermath
Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of heart muscle that's common after a heart attack. (2019-04-17)
Healthy hearts need two proteins working together
Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. (2019-04-16)
Diabetic drug shown to reduce the risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
Metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to researchers at the University of Dundee. (2019-04-16)
Tel Aviv University scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials
In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have 'printed' the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials. (2019-04-15)
Precise decoding of breast cancer cells creates new option for treatment
Researchers at the University of Zurich and from IBM Research have investigated the vary-ing composition of cancer and immune cells in over one hundred breast tumors. (2019-04-15)
Breakthrough kidney disease treatment offers hope for hundreds of millions with diabetes worldwide
A new treatment for people with diabetes and kidney disease reduced kidney failure rates by a third, according to a landmark trial. (2019-04-15)
Many heart attack patients may be needlessly treated in ICU, study suggests
Many patients who suffer a type of heart attack known as an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), despite a relatively low risk of developing a complication requiring ICU care, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2019-04-15)
Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow
For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. (2019-04-15)
Getting back to work after a heart attack
Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it. (2019-04-11)
Melatonin's heart protective effects not related to its antioxidant properties
Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. (2019-04-09)
People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death
People under age 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have type 2 diabetes. (2019-04-08)
Text messages show promise as next step for improving heart health in China
Motivational text messages are a well-liked, feasible new way to provide additional support to Chinese patients with heart disease, reports a preliminary study by researchers at Yale and in China. (2019-04-08)
Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost brain function
Five minutes daily of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training lowers blood pressure, improves vascular health, boosts fitness and sharpens memory, according to preliminary results presented this week at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando. (2019-04-08)
Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense
The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients and caregivers is included. (2019-04-07)
Heart attack victims over 65 treated differently; suffer worse outcomes but have lower hospital charges, new research finds
Heart attack victims over age 65 are less likely than younger patients to receive timely percutaneous coronary intervention to open their blocked heart arteries, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019. (2019-04-06)
U of G study reveals why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking
A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of circadian medicine. (2019-04-05)
Racial disparities continue for black women seeking heart health care
Postmenopausal black women with heart attack or coronary heart disease experienced significantly lower treatment rates than Hispanic or white women. (2019-04-05)
Research unlocks biomechanical mystery behind deadly blood clots
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used biomechanical engineering techniques to unlock the mystery surrounding the mechanical forces that influence blood clotting. (2019-04-04)
The Lancet: Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, study shows
Studies of East Asian genes that strongly affect how much alcohol people choose to drink show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet. (2019-04-04)
Multiple mechanisms behind disease associated with unexpected heart attacks
An examination of three mutations associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a disease best known for revealing itself as an unexpected, fatal heart attack during strenuous exercise -- found separate mechanisms at work at the molecular level. (2019-04-04)
Researchers test new imaging method for first time on human patients
A new study by researchers at the University of Arkansas could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children. (2019-04-03)
New study identifies biomarkers to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation
Scientists at the University of Navarra link the alteration of three molecules with the prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of this cardiac ailment present in 33.5 million people in the world By analyzing a blood sample, they can offer a more precise personalized preventive treatment and follow-up. (2019-04-02)
Brightly-colored fairy wrens not attacked by predators more than their dull counterparts
In 'Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds,' published in the American Naturalist, Kristal E. (2019-04-02)
Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk
Many studies have shown that shift work is associated with heart and metabolic diseases, but new research in Experimental Physiology has clarified how shift work can have a long-term effect on the risk of heart disease and diabetes. (2019-04-02)
Poor lung function in shorter people linked to increased risk of heart disease
Results from a study led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London has found that an association between shorter stature and higher risk of heart disease is mainly attributed to our lungs. (2019-03-29)
Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones
You can now perform supercomputer simulations of the heart's electrophysiology in real time on desktop computers and even cellphones. (2019-03-29)
Biomedical engineers grow cardiac patches to help people recover from heart attacks
A little goes a long way. Tiny blood vessels are essential for regenerative engineering and a team led by engineers from Michigan Tech has detailed innovative methods to ensure highly aligned, dense and mature microvasculature in engineered tissue that can be used for cardiac patches. (2019-03-28)
Patients say lack of physician guidance and fear of side effects are why they don't take statins as prescribed
Despite national guidelines indicating that statins can lower risk of heart attack and stroke, many patients who could benefit do not take them. (2019-03-27)
Researchers beginning to uncover the mystery of hagfish's zombie heartsĀ 
University of Guelph researchers deprived hagfish hearts of oxygen and then fed the organs saline containing either glucose, glycerol or no fuel source. (2019-03-27)
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