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Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. (2019-10-17)
Faulty signalling pathway linked to congenital heart condition
Faulty signalling pathway causes the heart to develop unnaturally while in the embryo stage, according to Duke-NUS Medical School researchers. (2019-10-17)
Researchers discover how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures the right equilibrium needed in left-right signaling cascade during development for the correct leftward positioning of the heart. (2019-10-17)
Tissue damage caused by a heart attack to be reduced by 30%?
A heart attack is caused by a clot that blocks the artery blood flow. (2019-10-15)
Women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-10-15)
More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults
The UConn Health study followed 199 hypertension patients 75 years of age and older for 3 years. (2019-10-15)
Maternal obesity speeds up aging in offspring
The effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-10)
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery
Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. (2019-10-09)
Maternal obesity hastens offspring aging, increasing diabetes & heart disease likelihood
New research in The Journal of Physiology has shown that the effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-08)
Developing electrically active materials to repair damaged hearts
When a heart attack occurs, muscle in the heart tissue can be scarred, interfering with electrical activity necessary for healthy heart function. (2019-10-08)
U of G researchers discover potential drug to treat heart attacks
Administered within hours of an attack, the potential drug would prevent scarring that can lead to heart failure. (2019-10-03)
Careful monitoring of children following cardiac surgery may improve long-term outcomes
In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a US-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function. (2019-10-03)
Heart failure and the obesity paradox
While obesity significantly increases your chances of developing heart failure, for those with established heart failure it may confer a survival benefit compared with normal weight or underweight individuals. (2019-10-03)
Physical activity and good fitness improve cardiac regulation in children
A recent Finnish study showed that more physically active and fit children have better cardiac regulation than less active and fit children. (2019-10-02)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
Heart, kidney disease risk factors for adverse effects from gout medication
Heart disease is an independent risk factor for severe adverse skin reactions in patients taking allopurinol, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-09-30)
You don't have to go cold turkey on red meat to see health benefits
A new study has found that halving the amount red and processed (RPM) meat in the diet can have a significant impact on health, reducing the amount of LDL 'bad' cholesterol in the blood which cuts the risk of developing heart disease. (2019-09-30)
Skin-cells-turned-to-heart-cells help unravel genetic underpinnings of cardiac function
A small genetic study, published September 30, 2019 in Nature Genetics, identified a protein linked to many genetic variants that affect heart function. (2019-09-30)
In major meta-analysis, omega-3 fish oil supplements linked with lower cardiovasc
People who received omega-3 fish oil supplements in randomized clinical trials had lower risks of heart attack and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with those who were given placebo (2019-09-30)
Risk of heart valve infections rising in hospitals
People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. (2019-09-29)
AI identifies genes linked to heart failure
Genetic research led by Queen Mary University of London could open the way to earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and to the development of new treatments. (2019-09-26)
New findings enable more heart donations
There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. (2019-09-26)
Pesticide exposure may increase heart disease and stroke risk
Occupational exposure to high levels of pesticides may raise the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in generally healthy men. (2019-09-25)
Promising steps towards a treatment for pulmonary fibrosis
Research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on 25 September by members of the Cardiovascular Disease Mechanisms group at the MRC LMS in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School, National Heart Centre Singapore & National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, showed that blocking a protein called interleukin-11 (IL-11) using therapeutic antibodies can reverse the fibrosis in the lung. (2019-09-25)
New insights into the healing capacity of the heart
Researchers report that the Hippo pathway is important for maintaining adult murine cardiac fibroblasts in their resting state. (2019-09-25)
Machine learning could offer faster, more precise results for cardiac MRI scans
Cardiac MRI scans can be read by AI (artificial intelligence) 186 times faster than humans, with comparable precision to experts. (2019-09-24)
Cheaper drug just as effective protecting heart in duchenne muscular dystrophy
A new clinical trial conducted by Ohio State University found a cost-effective generic drug works just as well as a more expensive drug in preserving heart function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (2019-09-24)
Diabetes drug study explores cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease
Among the 30 million U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes, 20% have impaired kidney function. (2019-09-24)
Hypertension during pregnancy can increase later risk of heart disease
Research published today in the journal Circulation has found that women with high blood pressure in pregnancy, including conditions such as preeclampsia, have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders later in life, including stroke and heart failure. (2019-09-23)
Sponge-like action of circular RNA aids heart attack recovery, Temple-led team discovers
Circular RNAs, like other noncoding RNAs, were thought to be nonfunctional, but recent evidence suggests otherwise. (2019-09-20)
Temple researchers identify new target regulating mitochondria during stress
Like an emergency response team that is called into action to save lives, stress response proteins in the heart are activated during a heart attack to help prevent cell death. (2019-09-19)
Antibody 'road block' enables fine-tuning for cardiac recovery
A new study published by Vanderbilt mechanobiology researchers details a possible solution for fine-tuning inflammation and cellular activity in cardiac recovery -- thanks to an antibody initially developed for rheumatoid arthritis.  (2019-09-19)
New research shows dapagliflozin used to treat diabetes can also
Dapagliflozin, a drug that is already used to successfully treat type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prevent development of heart failure, can also be used to treat pre-existing heart failure, even in patients without T2D. (2019-09-19)
A bathroom scale could monitor millions with heart failure
Millions of heart failure patients are readmitted to hospitals every few months to adjust medications. (2019-09-19)
Heart cells respond to heart attack and increase the chance of survival
The heart of humans and mice does not completely recover after a heart attack. (2019-09-18)
Studying drivers behind cardiac arrhythmias
Despite advances in medical imaging, the mechanisms leading to the irregular contractions of the heart during rhythm disorders remain poorly understood. (2019-09-17)
Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack
Early studies from scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia and Jena University in Germany have found Vitamin E could be used to save the muscle from dying during a heart attack. (2019-09-16)
Deaths halved among infarct patients attending Heart School
Patients who attend 'Heart School', as almost every patient in Sweden is invited to do after a first heart attack, live longer than non-participating patients. (2019-09-16)
Eating cheese may offset blood vessel damage from salt
Antioxidants naturally found in cheese may help protect blood vessels from damage from high levels of salt in the diet, according to a new Penn State study. (2019-09-16)
Taking evolution to heart
An international research group at UBC, Harvard University and Cardiff Metropolitan University has discovered how the human heart has adapted to support endurance physical activities. (2019-09-16)
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