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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)
Your weight history may predict your heart failure risk
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes. (2018-12-12)
Pesticide exposure raises risk for cardiovascular disease among Latino workers
Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. (2018-12-12)
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)
Number of dementia sufferers worldwide grew by 117 percent in 26 years
An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016. (2018-12-11)
New link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease gene
A nationwide research team has found a strong relationship between early-onset Afib and mutations that break TTN, a gene that helps maintain the structure of heart muscle. (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)
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)
Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed
Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease resulting in chronic aortic inflammation leading to aneurysm or aortic regurgitation. (2018-12-09)
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)
Acute heart failure patients with 'metabolically healthy obesity' have better survival
Acute heart failure patients with 'metabolically healthy obesity' have better survival than those with 'metabolically unhealthy obesity' or with normal weight regardless of metabolic status, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. (2018-12-06)
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)
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)
Dirty air now could harm hearts of offspring later
A parent's exposure to dirty air before conception might spell heart trouble for the next generation, a new animal study suggests. (2018-12-05)
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)
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)
Got menopause? Healthy lifestyle now is crucial for heart health
A healthy lifestyle in middle-aged women was strongly associated with healthier arteries. (2018-11-28)
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)
Smoke-free policies associated with lower blood pressure
Non-smokers who had access to smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces had lower systolic blood pressure readings than those who lived in areas without smoke-free laws. (2018-11-21)
Impaired cellular force transmission a cause for valvular heart disease
About three per cent of the world's population is affected by valvular heart diseases. (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)
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)
Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease
While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. (2018-11-16)
Protein central to immune system function new target for treating pulmonary hypertension
A protein with a role in sensing cell damage and viral infections is a new target for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, or increased blood pressure in the lungs, according to research led by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. (2018-11-15)
Migraines that affect vision may increase risk of irregular heartbeat
People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the Nov. (2018-11-14)
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)
Kawasaki disease: One disease, multiple triggers
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. (2018-11-12)
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