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Researchers explore what's behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. (2018-12-07)
Statins overprescribed for primary prevention
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2018-12-06)
New attack could make website security captchas obsolete
Researchers have created new artificial intelligence that could spell the end for one of the most widely used website security systems. (2018-12-05)
Breast cancer patients who take heart drug with trastuzumab have less heart damage
Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. (2018-12-05)
Neighborhoods with more green space may mean less heart disease
People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of stress, and a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and others. (2018-12-05)
Developing tools to combat 'fake news'
In order to combat this issue, tools and practices need to be developed to help consumers and journalists filter the information they are constantly being fed. (2018-12-04)
Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters
Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013. (2018-12-03)
For older adults with heart failure: Can taking too many medications reduce abilities?
In a new study, researchers examined whether limitations in older adults' abilities to perform their routine daily activities were linked to taking multiple medications for heart failure. (2018-12-03)
A sobering conclusion: Adult hearts contain no stem cells
A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined research effort led by Hans Clevers from the Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands). (2018-12-03)
Otago researchers discover a promising therapy for improving heart attack survivorship
In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack. (2018-12-03)
Patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following heart procedure
Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date. (2018-11-30)
UA scientist identifies cellular gene signatures for heart muscle regeneration
A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach -- studying what genes are expressed -- to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. (2018-11-30)
Risk factors like smoking, high BP common among younger patients with repeat heart attacks
Heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure. (2018-11-30)
Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure
New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. (2018-11-29)
Pregnancy losses linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina. (2018-11-29)
Do magazine-ranked hospitals for cardiovascular care have better outcomes?
Whether hospital rankings by US News & World Report magazine reflect quality of care has been debated. (2018-11-28)
Cardiac stem cells integrated into microneedle patches to treat heart attack
Scientists seeking to improve stem cell-related treatment options for heart attack survivors have engineered a patch that can better integrate stem cells into viable heart tissue. (2018-11-28)
New stem-cell therapy to improve fight against leukemia
Stem-cell transplantation is an effective form of therapy to fight leukemia. (2018-11-28)
One in 5 young adults in India has high blood pressure
One in five young adults in India has high blood pressure, according to research presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). (2018-11-25)
Home blood pressure assessments are more accurate than office checks
Doctors could improve the care of high blood pressure by relying more on home blood pressure (BP) checks and not so much on the less-accurate office BP assessments, wrote health care quality experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in an editorial in the journal JAMA. (2018-11-21)
RUDN medics suggested modifications to coronary artery stenting
When coronary arteries are damaged, atherosclerotic plaques can reduce the blood supply of the heard. (2018-11-20)
A Mexican cavefish with a scarred heart
Scientists are studying a guppy-sized, blind, translucent fish that lives in the cave systems of northern Mexico to figure out why some animals can regenerate their hearts, while others just scar. (2018-11-20)
Fish genes hold key to repairing damaged hearts
The Mexican tetra fish can repair its heart after damage -- something researchers have been striving to achieve in humans for years. (2018-11-20)
Residual inflammation risk affects outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention
Patients who have persistently high levels of inflammation following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease are significantly more likely to die from any cause or to have a heart attack within a year, according to a study of 7,026 patients published in the European Heart Journal. (2018-11-19)
Older, frail heart attack patients at greater risk of bleeding
Many older patients who are considered frail by medical standards receive anticoagulants (blood thinners) and undergo cardiac catheterization during a heart attack. (2018-11-19)
Proteins cooperate to break up energy structures in oxygen starved heart cells
Researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that the filamin A-Drp1 complex mediates mitochondrial fission in a mouse model of hypoxic heart cells. (2018-11-16)
New promising compound against heart rhythm disorders and clogged arteries
A new pharmacological agent demonstrates promising results for the prevention of a wide range of heart rhythm disorders, including both cardiac and brain injury-induced arrhythmia and the most common and malignant among them: atrial fibrillation. (2018-11-15)
African ancestry associated with risk factors for heart failure
African-Americans are known to have certain cardiac conditions that are linked to a greater occurrence of heart failure at a younger age than Caucasians. (2018-11-14)
Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much
Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. (2018-11-13)
Patients' own cells and materials used to create personalized tissue implants of any kind
In a new study, Tel Aviv University researchers reveal how they invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient's own materials and cells. (2018-11-12)
Study suggests diabetes medication improves heart structure
The diabetes medication empagliflozin has important effects that can improve cardiac structure in people with Type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease, suggests a new study led by St. (2018-11-12)
Patients with common heart failure more likely to have lethal heart rhythms
New Smidt Heart Institute Research shows that patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) are more likely to have lethal heart rhythms. (2018-11-12)
Key takeaways from three landmark heart studies
New findings about sudden cardiac arrest, one of medicine's biggest mysteries, were revealed at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. (2018-11-12)
Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed
The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers who first reported in 2016 rare but fatal cardiac side effects from the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies. (2018-11-12)
Bacterial pneumonia far more dangerous to the heart than viral pneumonia, study finds
Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research. (2018-11-11)
Researchers find further link between a-fib, brain injury, and possible neurodegeneration
A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference has found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) also show signs of asymptomatic brain injury. (2018-11-11)
Heart failure therapy improves outcomes for patients with acute illness
A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. (2018-11-11)
Phone app effectively identifies potentially fatal heart attacks with near accuracy of medical ECG
Can your smart phone determine if you're having the most serious -- and deadly -- form of heart attack? (2018-11-11)
Overtreating patients for hypothyroidism could raise their risk of stroke, study finds
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found. (2018-11-10)
Coronary calcium levels a better predictor of patients at risk for coronary heart disease
A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient's coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice today. (2018-11-10)
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