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Deeper understanding of irregular heartbeat may lead to more effective treatment
Researchers at Imperial have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments. (2019-12-09)
Treating more than just the heart is critical for geriatric patients
Geriatric conditions such as frailty, cognitive impairment, taking multiple medications and having multiple medical conditions complicate care for older people with acute cardiovascular diseases. (2019-12-09)
UCLA study shows inhibition of gene helps overcome resistance to immunotherapy
A new study helps explain why some people with advanced cancer may not respond to one of the leading immunotherapies, PD-1 blockade, and how a new combination approach may help overcome resistance to the immunotherapy drug. (2019-12-09)
Aspirin's health benefits under scrutiny
Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events. (2019-12-09)
Aspirin may no longer be effective as cardiovascular treatment
A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, found that the widespread use of statins and cancer screening technology may have altered the benefits of aspirin use. (2019-12-09)
Treatment with PD-1 prior to stem cell transplant is safe for Hodgkin lymphoma patients
A new analysis shows that a donor stem cell transplant following treatment with an immune checkpoint inhibitor is generally safe and produces good outcomes for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. (2019-12-09)
PET scans show Transcendental Meditation with cardiac rehabilitation increases blood flow to the heart
Study finds coronary heart disease (CHD) patients who include Transcendental Meditation (TM) with cardiac rehabilitation (CR) increased blood flow to the heart by 20.7%. (2019-12-05)
Beta blocker use identified as hospitalization risk factor in 'stiff heart' heart failure
A new study links the use of beta-blockers to heart failure hospitalizations among those with the common 'stiff heart' heart failure subtype. (2019-12-04)
Cellular repair response to treadmill test can predict cardiac outcomes
The information gained from the changes in CPC counts during exercise may be more useful to cardiologists in risk stratifying these patients than the treadmill exercise test itself, the researchers say. (2019-12-04)
Research in sheep suggests possible early test for fetal heart health
Changes in heart rate, due to low oxygen conditions, experienced by the fetus during pregnancy, could be used to predict the future heart health of babies, shows research published in The Journal of Physiology today. (2019-12-04)
Cannabis dependence and abuse nearly doubled risk of heart attack post-surgery
According to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto, patients with cannabis use disorders had an increased cardiac risk post-surgery. (2019-12-03)
Informed consent for heart procedure: most patients overestimate benefits
Most patients do not understand or recall information given to them before heart procedures. (2019-11-28)
UBC research highlights need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks
UBC researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such vehicles. (2019-11-27)
Breast milk could help prevent heart disease caused by premature birth, RCSI study
Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. (2019-11-27)
Stem cell therapy helps broken hearts heal in unexpected way
A study in Nature shows stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today are the basis of ongoing clinical trials. (2019-11-27)
New migraine medications could endanger patients with high blood pressure
New migraine medications block αCGRP, a neuropeptide which causes vasodilation, for example in the meninges. (2019-11-26)
Study pinpoints possible cause of noise-related blood vessel damage, heart disease
Researchers have identified a potential mechanism through which long-term exposure to noise leads to inflammation, blood vessel damage, and heart disease (2019-11-26)
High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease
One in eight adults with common heart diseases skip medications, delay filling prescriptions or take less medication than prescribed because of concerns about cost. (2019-11-25)
New research finds signal of decreased early post transplant survival in new heart transplant system
In an analysis of the new heart organ allocation system for transplant patients in the US, researchers have identified a signal of a decrease in heart transplant survival rates. (2019-11-21)
Detecting mental and physical stress via smartphone
The team led by Professor Enrico Caiani of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, has shown that it is possible to use our smartphones without any other peripherals or wearables to accurately extract vital parameters, such as heart beat rate and stress level. (2019-11-21)
Scientists discover the origin of a microbial infection with lethal effects
When the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila penetrates the organism through a tissue it gives rise to necrotizing fasciitis, a serious infection that attacks the tissues and in a few hours can even lead to the death of the patient. (2019-11-21)
Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor in obesity and heart failure
After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. (2019-11-20)
Small rise in heart attack protein linked to increased risk of early death in all age groups
A new analysis of patients' heart data has shown that even a slight increase in a protein linked to heart attacks, called troponin, is linked to an increased risk of early death at all ages. (2019-11-20)
Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps
A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy. (2019-11-19)
Ohio University research shows 'bad cholesterol' is only as unhealthy as its composition
New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL. (2019-11-18)
Study-Disparities in care among homeless adults hospitalized for cardiovascular conditions
In a new retrospective study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Rishi Wadhera, MD, MPP, MPhil, an investigator in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), found that there are indeed striking disparities in in-hospital care and mortality between homeless and non-homeless adults. (2019-11-18)
Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken
Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body's needs. (2019-11-17)
Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk
Intermountain research team identified 87 patients who were part of the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry and had developed prostate cancer. (2019-11-17)
15-year study finds treatment gaps exist for patients with peripheral arterial disease
In a new 15-year study, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that patients with eripheral arterial disease may not be prescribed life-saving medications at the same rate as for other heart conditions. (2019-11-17)
Ischemia trial validates current practice standards
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) congratulates the investigators of the ISCHEMIA trial on their very important late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions. (2019-11-16)
Vaping less harmful than smoking for vascular health, major study finds
Study finds significant improvements in vascular health of chronic smokers who transition to e-cigarettes. (2019-11-15)
Pacemakers can improve heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced heart disease
Research has shown that treating chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy with commercially available cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) delivered through a surgically implanted defibrillator or pacemaker can significantly improve patient outcomes. (2019-11-13)
At the heart of regeneration: Scientists reveal a new frontier in cardiac research
Researchers at CHLA uncover mechanisms in zebrafish heart regeneration that could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair. (2019-11-12)
Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress
A study by Brazilian researchers suggests that cardiac overload due to the stress of driving in heavy traffic can be attenuated by listening to instrumental music. (2019-11-12)
Flu shots help prevent illness, death in heart disease patients
Research shows an annual flu shot is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent illness and death in people with heart disease. (2019-11-11)
Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked
Having a heart attack may increase the risk of developing cancer. (2019-11-11)
To live longer after a heart attack, keep moving
Men who regularly walk at least 30 minutes a day after having a heart attack live longer than those who don't stay as active, according to a new study. (2019-11-11)
Stopping meth helps reverse drug-induced heart failure
Heart failure caused by methamphetamine use is a growing public health issue. (2019-11-11)
Strong link found between level of depression and heart disease, stroke
There is a strong link between the level of a person's depression and their odds of having heart disease or stroke, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Opioid-related cardiac arrest patients differ from other cardiac arrests
People who suffer cardiac arrest due to an opioid overdose are younger, have fewer chronic medical conditions and may be more likely to be to receive bystander CPR, according to a review of emergency response records in Maine. (2019-11-11)
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