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Can stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself? Researcher achieves important milestone
A team of Rutgers scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices. (2018-12-14)
Women having a heart attack wait longer than men to get help
Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get help. (2018-12-11)
Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease
Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. (2018-12-11)
Macrophage cells key to helping heart repair -- and potentially regenerate: New study
Macrophage cells have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth and development of organs, meaning they could be channeled to help repair the heart following a heart attack. (2018-12-11)
Women and men with heart attack symptoms get different treatment from EMS
Researchers from the George Washington University (GW) have examined the care that women and men with heart attack symptoms receive from emergency medical services (EMS) after a 911 call and found that women were less likely to receive aspirin, be resuscitated, or be transported to the hospital in ambulances using lights and sirens. (2018-12-11)
Temple-led research team traces pathway to cardioprotection in post-ischemic heart failure
During an ischemic attack, the heart is temporarily robbed of its blood supply. (2018-12-11)
Statins have low risk of side effects
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. (2018-12-10)
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. (2018-12-10)
Researchers pioneer use of new method to treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias in dogs
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). (2018-12-10)
Increasing statins dose and patient adherence could save more lives
Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors. (2018-12-07)
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)
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