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Mobility may predict elderly heart attack survivors' repeat hospital stays
Standing up from a seated position and walking across a room may help predict which heart attack survivors over age 75 will require repeat hospital stays within a month. (2019-04-23)
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. (2019-04-23)
New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart disease
Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when they reach adulthood, compared with children who have normal blood pressure. (2019-04-22)
Plant-based diets can be effective in reducing heart failure risk
Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at the association between five dietary patterns and risk of heart failure. (2019-04-22)
Physical activity may offset mortality risk caused by too much sitting
For less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published today in the annual cardiovascular health promotion issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-04-22)
Preschool health program successful in instilling heart healthy habits
Preschoolers in an underserved community who took part in a health promotion educational program aimed at establishing health behaviors showed a 2.2-fold increase in knowledge, attitudes and habits compared to their classmates who did not take part in the program, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-04-22)
Skipping breakfast associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death
New evidence underscores the importance of eating breakfast every day, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that showed skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease. (2019-04-22)
Protecting damaged hearts with microRNAs
Once the heart is formed, its muscle cells have very limited ability to regenerate. (2019-04-22)
Mount Sinai researchers discover that diabetes drug may reverse heart failure
Study finds drug could have new applications in non-diabetics. (2019-04-18)
Making a fast ion transporter
An international team of researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Germany reveals an ion transport mechanism of sodium/proton antiporter by simulating its motion. (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)
In lung disease, crackling and wheezing can be more than just a sign of sickness
Doctors know they're the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms--crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a disease progressing, a University of Michigan researcher has found. (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)
Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. (2019-04-15)
Many heart attack patients may be needlessly treated in ICU, study suggests
Many patients who suffer a type of heart attack known as an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), despite a relatively low risk of developing a complication requiring ICU care, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2019-04-15)
Getting back to work after a heart attack
Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it. (2019-04-11)
Chronic diseases restrict the mobility of older people -- often unconsciously
Chronic diseases are a key factor limiting the mobility of older people. (2019-04-11)
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)
Over-the-counter antioxidant mix improved vascular health in some heart failure patients
A combination of over-the-counter antioxidants shows promise for mitigating some damaging effects of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a new study reports. (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)
Few people with heart failure take guideline-recommended drug, especially if not started while hospitalized
Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to take the medication if it was prescribed before hospital discharge rather than in a follow-up doctor's visit, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019. (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)
Scientists find new therapy target for drug-induced liver failure
Acetaminophen -- a commonly used pain reliever and fever reducer -- is the leading cause of quickly developing, or acute, liver failure in the U.S. (2019-04-06)
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)
Shorter stays in a skilled nursing facility tied to higher risk for readmission
High hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly heart failure patients may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities, a new study suggests. (2019-04-03)
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)
New study identifies biomarkers to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation
Scientists at the University of Navarra link the alteration of three molecules with the prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of this cardiac ailment present in 33.5 million people in the world By analyzing a blood sample, they can offer a more precise personalized preventive treatment and follow-up. (2019-04-02)
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)
People can survive organ failure, a review explores how
Although organ failure can be fatal, your kidneys, heart, and liver are prepared for this catastrophe. (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)
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)
Self-sustaining, bioengineered blood vessels could replace damaged vessels in patients
A research team has bioengineered blood vessels that safely and effectively integrated into the native circulatory systems of 60 patients with end-stage kidney failure over a four-year phase 2 clinical trial. (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)
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