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Novel biomarker discovery could lead to early diagnosis for deadly preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition that worldwide kills over 70,000 women and 500,000 babies each year. (2020-07-03)
Good news and bad news: Changing trends in cardiovascular disease in Canada
An analysis of patient records in Canada provides important new insights into changing patterns of inpatient healthcare utilization. (2020-07-02)
East and West Germany exhibit health disparities 30 years after reunification
East Germany has many more hospitalisations for heart failure compared to West Germany despite a nationwide healthcare system, according to research presented today on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-07-01)
Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy more likely to develop heart disease
Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an international team of researchers. (2020-07-01)
Need to check patient's jugular venous pressure? There's an app for that
A new report from cardiologists at UT Southwestern raises the hope that doctors will be able to visually check the jugular venous pressure of heart failure patients remotely, using the camera on a smartphone. (2020-07-01)
Researchers have found a promising therapy for cardiac regeneration
New research gives information in order to understand safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action of a new cardiac therapy. (2020-06-30)
Pandemic resource allocation needs to address health inequity
The Johns Hopkins team provides recommendations for how hospitals can provide equitable care during pandemic resource allocation, such as by requiring regular bias training and creating periodic checkpoints to assess inequities in the system. (2020-06-30)
COVID-19 causes 'hyperactivity' in blood-clotting cells
Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. (2020-06-30)
COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish
A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. (2020-06-30)
Even minor heart defects are associated with long-term problems in adulthood
Long-term morbidity as well as a lower level of education and employment rate are common among adults who underwent congenital heart surgery during childhood, regardless of the severity of the defect. (2020-06-29)
New heart valve could transform open heart surgery for millions of patients globally
A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves that would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. (2020-06-29)
Scientists devise gentle technique to study heart tissue functioning
Biophysicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and their colleagues have proposed a simple way to observe the heart tissue. (2020-06-29)
First successful delivery of mitochondria to liver cells in animals
This experiment marks the first time researchers have ever successfully introduced mitochondria into specific cells in living animals. (2020-06-25)
Reducing the damage of a heart attack
Cardiology researchers have discovered how a key protein can help the heart regulate oxygen and blood flow and repair damage. (2020-06-23)
Tongue microbes provide window to heart health
Microorganisms on the tongue could help diagnose heart failure, according to research presented today on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-06-23)
Death risk highest for people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes who get heart failure
People newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were more likely to die within five years if they developed heart failure. (2020-06-23)
Existing drugs may limit damage caused by HIV
Yale researchers have identified four drugs that may help minimize the long-term health effects of HIV infection, they report June 23 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2020-06-23)
Mouse model identified to study common form of heart failure linked to age-related obesity
A research team led by the USF Health Heart Institute, University of South Florida, identified a mouse model that thoroughly mimics HFpEF syndrome in humans. (2020-06-22)
Slow release of two chemicals protects the heart after experimental heart attacks
A novel treatment reduces heart damage after serious heart attacks in two animal models. (2020-06-22)
Patient data can predict life expectancy for older adults with diabetes
A new study finds that clinicians can use patient data, such as a history of co-occurring health conditions and medication, to predict the 5- and 10-year life expectancy of older people with diabetes. (2020-06-19)
Smartphone app uses voice recordings to detect fluid in the lungs
Voice analysis by a smartphone app identifies lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing early intervention before their condition deteriorates. (2020-06-19)
Mortality rates higher following kidney injury, University of Cincinnati research finds
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows kidney failure resulting from acute kidney injury leads to a higher risk of death in the first six months compared to kidney failure from diabetes or other causes. (2020-06-19)
Information recorded over time in medical records tells more about diseases
A new study describes an approach that uses machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to carefully track patients' medical records over time in EHRs to predict their likelihood of having or developing different diseases. (2020-06-18)
10 percent of patients continue to use opioids three to six months after heart surgery
Nearly 10 percent of patients who are prescribed opioid medications following heart surgery will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after the procedure, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn Medicine. (2020-06-17)
Cancer patients less likely to be prescribed cardioprotective medications
As cancer survivor rates increase with modern treatments, cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates are rising in cancer patients and survivors and CVD has emerged as a leading cause of long-term preventable death in this population. (2020-06-16)
Who is at risk of heart rhythm disorders?
Use the right tool for the job. Today experts outline the best way to identify people most likely to develop common and devastating heart rhythm disorders. (2020-06-15)
More and safer heart transplants could become possible with new heart box
A donated heart can now be transported and preserved for longer than what has previously been possible. (2020-06-15)
New technical approach can enhance diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
The management and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension heavily relies on whether the pathology is localized in pulmonary arteries or veins. (2020-06-15)
A rare heart bone is discovered in chimpanzees
Experts from the University of Nottingham have discovered that some chimpanzees have a bone in their heart, which could be vital in managing their health and conservation. (2020-06-10)
Link between liver and heart disease could lead to new therapeutics
A newly published study of flies found that protecting liver function also preserves heart health. (2020-06-10)
New procedure 'rewires' the heart to prevent recurrent fainting spells
A procedure conducted for the first time in the United States at University of Chicago Medicine has provided much-needed relief for a patient who suffered from recurrent fainting spells. (2020-06-10)
Racial, gender disparities observed in heart transplant recipients with COVID-19 infection
Researchers suggest focusing on disparities to help identify which patients with a heart transplant may be at higher risk for a worse course of COVID-19 infection. (2020-06-09)
Heart injury among hospitalized COVID-19 patients associated with higher risk of death
Study findings may help doctors better triage coronavirus patients in admitted to the hospital. (2020-06-08)
High workload for ICU nurses may increase risk of organ failure for patients
For patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a hospital in Finland, increased workload for nurses and understaffing of nurses were linked with a higher likelihood that patients would experience multiple organ failure. (2020-06-03)
Fear of COVID-19 keeping more than half of heart attack patients away from hospitals
The number of heart attack patients seeking urgent hospital care has dropped by more than 50% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an extensive worldwide survey by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-06-03)
Patients with ARDS, COVID-19 face significant financial effects in recovery
Michigan Medicine researchers have been investigating the downstream effects of acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, for years. (2020-06-03)
Two paths better than one for treating patients with heart stents
Pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than aspirin alone, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. (2020-05-28)
Study finds surge in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine prescriptions during COVID-19
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines changes in prescription patterns in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-28)
Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes
Heart failure patients who received palliative care -- focused on pain relief, emotional support and quality of life while hospitalized -- were less likely to be readmitted within six months. (2020-05-27)
Study finds TAVR is safe treatment for patients with bicuspid valve disease
For many patients with a bicuspid aortic valve that needs replacing, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to be a safe treatment option with low complication rates, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2020-05-27)
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