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Office-based test developed to identify amyloidosis-related heart failure
Boston researchers have developed a new diagnostic test that may help doctors identify patients with a condition called cardiac amyloidosis. (2017-02-08)
Presence of coronary artery calcium among younger adults associated with increased risk of fatal heart
The presence of any coronary artery calcium among adults ages 32 to 46 years was associated with a 5-fold increase in fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease events during 12.5 years of follow-up, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-02-08)
Calcified plaque raises heart disease risk for young adults
A major report led by Vanderbilt investigators found that the mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 -- even small amounts -- was strongly associated with increased risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease over the ensuing decade. (2017-02-08)
Heart attack treatment might be in your face
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have received $2.4 million in federal funding to pursue research on a novel cell therapy that would repair heart damage using modified cells taken from the patient's own facial muscle. (2017-02-07)
A pathway controlling inflammatory responses aids recovery after heart attack
A study published this week in the JCI has identified a signaling pathway in cardiac tissue that suppresses damaging inflammatory responses after a heart attack. (2017-02-06)
Penn study finds new clues to causes of heart failure
Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. (2017-02-06)
Cancer drug could promote regeneration of heart tissue
An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle -- an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the future. (2017-02-03)
Common pain relievers may increase heart attack risk during respiratory infections
Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. (2017-02-02)
Understanding the genetics of human height
A large-scale international study involving more than 300 researchers, published today in Nature, heralds the discovery of 83 genetic variations controlling human height. (2017-02-01)
Certain heart fat associated with higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women
For the first time, researchers have pinpointed a type of heart fat, linked it to a risk factor for heart disease and shown that menopausal status and estrogen levels are critical modifying factors of its associated risk in women. (2017-01-30)
Meal planning, timing, may impact heart health
Planning and timing meals and snacks, such as not skipping breakfast and allocating more calories earlier in the day, might help reduce cardiovascular disease risk. (2017-01-30)
Fighting age-related fibrosis to keep organs young
Their research indicates that an already-FDA-approved drug used by cystic fibrosis patients could shield our organs from fibrosis during acute events, like lung infection or heart attack. (2017-01-30)
Heart failure survival rates show no improvement
Survival rates for people suffering from heart failure have not improved since 1998, according to a study led by University of Oxford researchers. (2017-01-30)
Regular exercise may reduce high blood pressure risk in African-Americans
Regular moderate to vigorous physical activity can reduce the risk of high blood pressure in African-Americans. (2017-01-30)
Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function
Scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University have discovered a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart. (2017-01-30)
Mature heart muscle cells created in the laboratory from stem cells
Generating mature and viable heart muscle cells from human or other animal stem cells has proven difficult for biologists. (2017-01-26)
Tissue engineering advance reduces heart failure in model of heart attack
Researchers have grown heart tissue by seeding a mix of human cells onto a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made with a 3-D printer. (2017-01-25)
Global shark attacks drop to recent average in 2016
After 2015's record-busting 98 shark attacks, calmer waters prevailed in 2016. (2017-01-25)
Are patients in rural areas being deprived of potentially lifesaving therapy?
Specialized heart function clinics often refer patients for implantation of the cardioverter defibrillator, but a new report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology indicates that a significant proportion of patients at clinics in both rural and urban geographic locations were not referred and that this disparity was greater among patients in rural locations. (2017-01-25)
An international study opens the door to personalized treatment for heart failure
An international study has identified a molecule that will open the door to personalized treatment for heart failure (HF). (2017-01-24)
Your Android device's Pattern Lock can be cracked within 5 attempts
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts -- and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal. (2017-01-23)
Survey: Most women don't know age heart screenings should begin
When should women start getting heart screenings? A new national survey by Orlando Health shows most women wait way too late. (2017-01-23)
Clinical trial testing new technique to treat life-threatening ventricular tachycardia
A landmark clinical trial is evaluating a new procedure to treat a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia. (2017-01-23)
Sepsis trumps CMS's 4 medical conditions tracked for readmission rates
Sepsis accounts for considerably more hospital readmissions and associated costs than any of the four medical conditions tracked by the federal government to measure quality of care and guide pay-for-performance reimbursements. (2017-01-22)
Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men
Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found. (2017-01-19)
Protein from injured neurons predicts brain recovery after out-of-hospital heart attack
The biomarker neuron-specific enolase is a strong predictor of brain recovery in heart attack patients who are unconscious for three or more days, according to a study published Jan. (2017-01-18)
Soft robot could aid failing hearts by mimicking healthy cardiac muscles
Every year about 2,100 people receive heart transplants in the United States, while 5.7 million suffer from heart failure. (2017-01-18)
Soft robot helps the heart beat
Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. (2017-01-18)
Soft robots hug the heart to help pump blood
An implantable soft-robotic device could help failing hearts pump blood by giving the organ gentle squeezes, mimicking the natural motion of cardiac muscle, a new study reveals. (2017-01-18)
Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control
Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control. (2017-01-17)
Report highlights national trends in heart disease treatments
Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time to stenting only 59 minutes, according to a broad report on trends in heart disease care from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2017-01-17)
Tufts CTSI and Baim Institute for Clinical Research announce partnership
Leadership from the Baim Institute for Clinical Research (Baim) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts CTSI) today announced an agreement to collaborate on activities to advance clinical and translational science. (2017-01-17)
Personalized treatment for those in blood pressure 'gray zone'
Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild high blood pressure. (2017-01-17)
Biomarker could identify patients with potential for recovery from advanced heart failure
Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. (2017-01-16)
Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies
Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies but should seek counseling before conception to understand how their conditions could affect pregnancy and their child's health. (2017-01-12)
Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the external layer of a human heart
A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. (2017-01-11)
Study first to connect stress-associated brain activity with cardiovascular risk
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators has linked, for the first time in humans, activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain to the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease. (2017-01-11)
The Lancet: Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke
Heightened activity in the amygdala -- a region of the brain involved in stress -- is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in The Lancet that provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans. (2017-01-11)
Updated classification system captures many more people at risk for heart attack
Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs. (2017-01-11)
Pumping iron is good for the heart, UBC researchers show
Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. (2017-01-11)
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