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Yale succeeds with a more inclusive approach to heart transplants
Doctors at Yale New Haven Hospital used a more aggressive selection process to more than quadruple the number of heart transplants performed there while maintaining positive patient outcomes, according to a new study. (2020-09-18)
Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes
A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. (2020-09-17)
Fructose and glucose in high fructose corn syrup deliver a one-two punch to health
Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. (2020-09-17)
New virtual screening tool eases, accelerates routine diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. (2020-09-17)
Heart transplants from severely obese donors show comparable outcomes for patients
An analysis of more than 26,000 heart transplant patients found that recipients of hearts from donors with severe obesity had similar post-transplant outcomes to recipients with non-obese donors. (2020-09-16)
Generation of three-dimensional heart organoids
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) engineered three-dimensional functional heart organoids resembling the developing heart. (2020-09-16)
Multi-institutional collaborative effort to create a cell map of the human heart
Researchers from the? Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), the Precision Cardiology Lab (PCL) of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, Bayer USA, Massachusetts General Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania collaborated to uncover some pressing questions about the biology of the heart. (2020-09-16)
A 'cell-less' therapy may regenerate heart tissue without cell transplant risks
Ling Gao and colleagues have developed a strategy that uses exosomes - tiny membrane-bound sacs secreted by cells - to mimic the heart-regenerating effects of cardiac cell transplants, while potentially avoiding risks associated with whole-cell transplants. (2020-09-16)
Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease
Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research. (2020-09-15)
Identifying, preventing and managing heart rhythm side effects of medicines
Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, heart disease, high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances. (2020-09-15)
To repair a damaged heart, three cells are better than one
CardioClusters use three types of cells to reduce scar tissue and improve function by integrating into and persisting within damaged heart tissue. (2020-09-15)
Newly discovered mechanism regulates myocardial distensibility
A team of researchers headed by Münster University physiologist Prof. (2020-09-15)
CNIC researchers discover a cell-cleaning system that keeps hearts healthy
The study published in Cell shows that macrophages, a type of immune cell, help cardiac cells to get rid of their waste material, and that this maintains the metabolic and contractile properties of the heart. (2020-09-15)
Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes
For the first time doctors have shown that measuring changes in 24-hour heart rate can reliably indicate whether or not someone is depressed. (2020-09-11)
Kids with white-coat hypertension might be at risk for eventual progression to sustained high blood
Children and adolescents diagnosed with white-coat hypertension, a condition where blood pressure is higher when at the doctor's office, might eventually progress to sustained hypertension, according to a new study. (2020-09-10)
Gut microbiome data may be helpful in routine screening of cardiovascular disease
Previous studies have found the human gut microbiome, bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). (2020-09-10)
More than one drink a day may raise high blood pressure risk in adults with Type 2 diabetes
In a large study of adults with Type 2 diabetes, moderate drinking (defined as eight or more alcoholic beverages a week) was associated with a 60% or higher increased risk of high blood pressure. (2020-09-09)
Women's heart health linked to age at first menstrual period
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2020)--Early menarche has been associated with many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but little is known about its association with overall heart health. (2020-09-09)
UC Davis researchers find a way to help stem cells work for the heart
Blocking an enzyme linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue, new research from UC Davis Health scientists shows. (2020-09-09)
Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug
Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and Stanford University have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy - a leading cause of heart failure - and identified a potential treatment for it: a drug already used to treat acne. (2020-09-08)
Uncovering the genetics behind heart attacks that surprise young, healthy women
New genetic research finds spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, heart attacks may be more similar to different diseases than to other heart attacks. (2020-09-04)
Heart disease signs improve when using arthritis medication
Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to new research (2020-09-02)
Blood pressure-lowering is even more beneficial than previously thought
Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood pressure. (2020-09-01)
Architecture of the heart different between women and men and with age
Differences in the shape and texture of men and women's hearts could potentially explain why their risk of heart disease differs, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). (2020-08-31)
Common medicine used to treat gout found to prevent progression of coronary disease
A major clinical trial involving 5,500 patients in Australia and the Netherlands found heart attacks and the need for coronary stenting or bypass surgery reduced by 30% in patients taking low dose colchicine, an old and widely available drug commonly used to treat gout. (2020-08-31)
Study provides hope for young women after heart attack
Premenopausal women have good long-term outcomes after a heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020. (2020-08-30)
Can people with heart disease exercise safely?
The first recommendations on sports and physical activity in all types of heart disease are launched today by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-08-29)
What happens when babies with heart defects become adults?
More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. (2020-08-29)
How to treat the most common heart attacks
One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack. (2020-08-29)
Risk of heart attacks halves in patients with diabetes in 15 years
Dramatic reductions in the risk of heart attacks in patients with diabetes coincides with major increases in the use of preventive medications. (2020-08-29)
Vaccines against respiratory infections linked with less heart failure deaths
Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in patients with heart failure. (2020-08-28)
Life expectancy gap between Black and white people in Washington, DC, analyzed
Heart disease, homicide and cancer are leading contributing factors to stark differences in life expectancy between Black people and white people in Washington, DC, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. (2020-08-27)
Gout treatment may aid patients with congenital heart disease
A drug used to treat gout, probenecid, may improve heart function in individuals with a particular heart defect, according to results from a small pilot study run by a University of Cincinnati researcher. (2020-08-27)
Estrogen may lessen severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women, study says
Why are men at greater risk than women for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of age? (2020-08-27)
Study confirms link between influenza, heart complications
The link between influenza and serious heart conditions just grew stronger. (2020-08-27)
Pollution exposure at work may be associated with heart abnormalities among Latinx community
Hispanic/Latinx adults exposed to burning wood, vehicle exhaust, pesticides or metals while at work may have abnormal heart structure and function. (2020-08-26)
Link between cognitive impairment and worse prognosis in heart failure patients
Heart failure is an endemic disease affecting 250 000 Swedes. (2020-08-26)
50% drop in patients attending cardiology services during coronavirus lockdown
The number of NHS patients presenting to cardiology services for serious heart problems more than halved while the number of heart attacks diagnosed fell by 40% at one centre in Scotland during the coronavirus lockdown, finds research published in the online journal Open Heart. (2020-08-26)
Study shows socioeconomic status linked to heart failure mortality in United States
A variety of treatments exist to address heart failure, yet it continues to carry a poor prognosis. (2020-08-25)
None of the most common blood pressure medications increased the risk of depression, some lowered the risk
Among the 41 most common blood pressure medications, none of them raised the risk of depression, according to an analysis from Denmark. (2020-08-24)
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