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A 'virtual' view with a little bit of math
Giovanna Guidoboni, Marjorie Skubic and a team at the University of Missouri are currently working to develop a standardized model to interpret the results of a ballistocardiogram that could provide an additional approach for early detection of various cardiovascular diseases. (2019-04-17)
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)
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)
One-two punch helps solve greatest unmet need in cardiology
Combining a high-fat diet with a drug that raises blood pressure gave UT Southwestern researchers a 'two-hit' model, like a one-two punch to heart failure. (2019-04-11)
Aging gracefully: Study identifies factors for healthy memory at any age
University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. (2019-04-10)
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)
Half-hearted: New insight into why the heart doesn't develop properly in some children
Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina have found evidence that the gene Ccdc117 supports the rapid growth of precursor cells needed for proper development of right-sided heart structures. (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)
Socioeconomic status associated with likelihood of receiving a heart pump
Racial/ethnic minorities, patients who are uninsured or only have Medicaid insurance and those living in low-income ZIP codes were less likely to receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). (2019-04-06)
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)
Fewer people died from heart disease in states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act
Counties in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act had fewer deaths annually from heart disease compared to areas that did not expand Medicaid, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019. (2019-04-05)
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)
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)
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)
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 hearts 
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)
Gene transfer improves diabetes-linked heart ailment
Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of California San Diego have shown that a gene transfer technique can combat heart dysfunction caused by diabetes. (2019-03-27)
Duke-NUS study: New technique shows promise for heart muscle regeneration
Scientists led by Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, have demonstrated a novel technique using a heart muscle associated protein that reliably turns stem cells into heart-healing muscle fibres. (2019-03-27)
Scientists ID new metabolic target to prevent, treat heart failure at earliest stage
Researchers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure. (2019-03-26)
Repeat heart attack and death linked to hospitals with low care scores
Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. (2019-03-26)
UBC researchers develop new heart valve aimed at high-risk patients
Researchers at UBC have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. (2019-03-25)
Study questions value of genetic risk scores
What's known as the genome-wide polygenic score, or GPS, combines information from many thousands of genetic markers, each with only a minimal effect, to produce an overall assessment of disease risk based on an individual's entire genetic background. (2019-03-25)
Restoring this enzyme's function protects against heart disease in lupus and beyond
Patients with lupus are at increased risk of heart disease. (2019-03-25)
More children could mean higher risk of heart disease
Public health researchers report that, in a national survey of 25,000 participants, 30 percent of parents who said they had five or more children had a heart condition. (2019-03-25)
Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) network. (2019-03-22)
Obese mouse mothers trigger heart problems in offspring
Mitochondria manufacture energy in every cell of the body, including heart muscle cells. (2019-03-22)
Asian-American groups vary in life years lost to premature heart disease, stroke
Risks of death from heart disease and stroke vary among American-Asian subgroups, with Asian Indian, Filipino and Vietnamese populations at greatest risk for losing years of life to heart disease or stroke. (2019-03-20)
Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure getting ready to begin commercialization
A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system created by a team of Rochester Institute of Technology researchers aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. (2019-03-20)
New tool better at predicting death after cardiac admission than current indexes
A new tool designed for patients with heart disease is better at predicting death after hospital admission than current tools, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-18)
Sugary drinks may be associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases
There was an association among people who drank the most sugary drinks and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other causes of death. (2019-03-18)
Researchers find eight new unique gene mutations in patients with hereditable heart muscle disease
In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or diseased coronary arteries. (2019-03-18)
CardioMEMS sensor reliably safe, cuts hospitalizations by more than half
In the year following placement of a CardioMEMS heart failure sensor -- designed to wirelessly measure and monitor pulmonary artery pressures that can signal worsening heart failure -- patients experienced a 58 percent reduction in hospitalization for heart failure, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
ACC/AHA guidance for preventing heart disease, stroke released
The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. (2019-03-18)
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