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Genomic blood test predicts survival rates after surgery for advanced heart failure
An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices. (2017-12-13)
Research reveals how diabetes in pregnancy affects baby's heart
Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels -- whether caused by diabetes or other factors -- keep heart cells from maturing normally. (2017-12-12)
Spinal cord injury affects the heart
Spinal cord injury affects the heart, that's what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada has found. (2017-12-12)
Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) admitted to rural hospitals in the United States have a greater chance of dying during their hospital stay than patients admitted to urban hospitals for the same condition, according to a new report in HeartRhythm. (2017-12-11)
Mining electronic medical records could help depression patients find the right treatment
Personalized medicine has been one of the most promising medical developments in recent years. (2017-12-07)
'Obesity paradox' not found when measuring new cases of cardiovascular disease
A new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that the 'obesity paradox' is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease. (2017-12-07)
Heart monitors on wild narwhals reveal alarming responses to stress
Stress from human disturbances could cause behavioral responses in narwhals that are inconsistent with their physiological capacities, researchers say. (2017-12-07)
Amount or intensity? Study examines potential benefits of exercise for patients with heart failure
Physical activity can benefit patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a common condition with no pharmacological treatment, but no clear recommendations exist on the optimal amount or intensity of physical activity for these patients. (2017-12-06)
Mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells linked to heart failure, study finds
Reducing a protein found in the mitochondria of cardiac muscle cells initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, a finding that could provide insight for new treatments for cardiovascular diseases, a study led by Georgia State University has shown. (2017-12-05)
Successful implantation of heart pump with power cable behind the ear, a Japan first!
In March 2017, the Cardiovascular Surgery Group at Osaka University successfully implanted a left ventricular assist device with an internal power cable tunneled through the neck to the head in a patient who was ineligible for a cardiac transplantation, destination therapy (DT) trial, a Japan first. (2017-12-04)
Blood pressure declines 14 to 18 years before death
Blood pressure in the elderly begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. (2017-12-04)
Global health committee issues report on heart disease burden
The United States must prioritize its health resources toward detecting and treating noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, while maintaining and expanding prevention and eradication of infectious diseases on a global scale, according to a report modified from US global health recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine) published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2017-11-30)
Beating heart patch is large enough to repair the human heart
Duke University engineers have developed a 'heart patch' that is just as strong and electrically active as healthy adult cardiac tissue and large enough to cover the damage caused by most heart attacks. (2017-11-28)
Cardiovascular disease: The immune response to heart attacks
The damage caused by a heart attack triggers an inflammatory reaction which degrades the affected tissue. (2017-11-28)
Research on viral load of HIV patients reveals new cohort at risk of therapy failure
The findings indicate that the current WHO-defined threshold for virological failure fails to identify a large subset of patients who are at increased risk of poor outcomes of ART, and that clinical interventions should take place at lower viral loads than those proposed by the current WHO guidelines. (2017-11-27)
Patients diagnosed with AF who seek cardiologist care more likely to survive first year
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is growing to epidemic proportions worldwide. Investigators, hypothesizing that patients who received comprehensive cardiovascular care had a greater likelihood of survival during the first year following their initial diagnosis, found that cardiologist care was associated with a 32 percent lower death rate. (2017-11-27)
Low-salt & heart-healthy dash diet as effective as drugs for some adults with high blood pressure
A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure test -- especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings. (2017-11-22)
In vitro fertilization linked with increased risk of congenital heart defects
A new analysis of published studies found a 45 percent increased risk of congenital heart defects in newborns when women become pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) than through spontaneous conception. (2017-11-22)
A 'half-hearted' solution to one-sided heart failure
Oftentimes, kids with congenital heart defects only have heart failure on one side of their heart. (2017-11-22)
Children with heart disease are being let down by lack of clinical trials, study finds
Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital has found. (2017-11-22)
Male triathletes may be putting their heart health at risk
Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to new research. (2017-11-21)
Drug could cut transplant rejection
A diabetes drug currently undergoing development could be repurposed to help end transplant rejection, without the side-effects of current immunosuppressive drugs, according to new research by Queen Mary University of London. (2017-11-21)
Diabetes: Immune system can regulate insulin
Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. (2017-11-21)
Cases of heart failure continue to rise; poorest people worst affected
The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to rise as a result of demographic changes common to many developed countries, new research by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford suggests. (2017-11-21)
New model estimates odds of events that trigger sudden cardiac death
A new computational model of heart tissue allows researchers to estimate the probability of rare heartbeat irregularities that can cause sudden cardiac death. (2017-11-16)
Identified: Power grid links vulnerable to cascading failures
In North America, a small set of vulnerable patches within large power grid networks is disproportionately responsible for costly cascading power failures, a new study finds. (2017-11-16)
Cell therapy improves heart function, upper limb strength in duchenne muscular dystrophy
After boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy received cardiac progenitor cell infusions, medical tests indicated that the patients' hearts appeared improved, results from a new study show. (2017-11-15)
Diagnostic test helps primary care docs rule out pathologic heart murmur in kids
Although heart murmur in children is usually harmless (referred to as innocent murmur), in a small number of cases it is symptomatic of cardiac disease (referred to as pathologic murmur). (2017-11-15)
Linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of heart failure
Ganesh Halade, who uses a mouse heart attack model to research ways to prevent heart failure, has published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer period of chronic heart failure that comes next. (2017-11-15)
First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have come up with a new device, proven safe and effective, to treat diastolic heart failure. (2017-11-15)
Researchers reverse heart failure in Marfan mice
In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals' hearts -- at levels well-tolerated in normal mice -- can initiate heart failure. (2017-11-14)
Pregnant Asian women who develop high blood pressure at highest risk for heart failure hospitalization
Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart problems within a few years of giving birth, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2017-11-14)
Many hospitalized heart patients not getting protective statin medications upon discharge
While patients who are discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease, should be on statin medications to reduce their risk of reoccurrence, very few of them remain on the drugs long-term -- and many never even receive a statin prescription, according to a new study. (2017-11-14)
Heart failure in methamphetamine users: Could this be the next epidemic among vets?
Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use is on the rise among US veterans. (2017-11-14)
Heart attack test could help patients across the globe, experts say
A low-cost, rapid blood test that spots whether people are at risk of a heart attack could improve the treatment of people with chest pain at emergency departments around the world, a study led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2017-11-13)
Scientists make a major breakthrough to treat fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure
Scientists at Duke-NUS and National Heart Centre Singapore make a breakthrough discovery and show that the critical protein interleukin 11 (IL11) causes fibrosis and widespread organ damage (2017-11-13)
Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety, positive patient outcomes
Lower thresholds for blood transfusions during cardiac surgery have proven to be safe and provide good patient outcomes compared to traditional thresholds, according to the largest research study ever performed in this area. (2017-11-13)
ACA program to reduce hospital readmissions not all it's cracked up to be
A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. (2017-11-13)
Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease
People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2017-11-13)
Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors
It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact. (2017-11-13)
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