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New findings on the muscle disease Laing early-onset distal myopathy
New avenues are now being opened for future treatment of Laing distal myopathy, a rare disorder that causes muscles in the feet, hands and elsewhere to atrophy. (2018-09-21)
Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?
About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). (2018-09-20)
In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system
Attention has focused on how NSAIDs may cause dysfunction of the immune system. (2018-09-20)
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side effects
A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling inflammation, indicates a new study led by Children's National Health System researchers. (2018-09-20)
Strength-based exercises could help child obesity fight, study finds
Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises -- such as squats, push ups and lunges -- could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. (2018-09-19)
Distance helps re-fuel the heart
Separated entry and exit doors for calcium keep energy production smooth in the powerhouses of heart cells. (2018-09-18)
Anesthesia drugs: Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications
Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. (2018-09-17)
UA study: Sleep apnea, congenital heart disease may be deadly mix for hospitalized infants
Infants with congenital heart disease and central sleep apnea are four times more likely to die in the hospital, researchers find. (2018-09-17)
Obesity alters airway muscle function, increases Asthma risk
New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. (2018-09-13)
Heart attack: Substitute muscle thanks to stem cells
Scientists of University of Würzburg have for the first time succeeded in generating beating cardiac muscle cells from special stem cells. (2018-09-12)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy: How muscle cells journey to the dark side
Answers to treating muscular dystrophies could lie in better understanding muscle repair--which resembles a delicate cellular dance choreographed by special cells called fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs). (2018-09-11)
Newborns with congenital heart disease have enlarged kidneys
The hearts and brains of babies born with congenital heart disease are not the only organs affected by this common medical condition. (2018-09-11)
Sarcolipin tricks muscle cells into using more energy, burning fat
Ever wonder why you burn fat and heat up when you exercise or shiver? (2018-09-11)
UK heart failure patients twice as likely to die as their Japanese counterparts
Patients with heart failure in the UK are twice as likely to die six months after a hospital admission for their condition as their Japanese counterparts, finds the first analysis of its kind published in the online journal Open Heart. (2018-09-11)
Your genes determine how your heart rate responds to exercise
Your genes can determine how your heart rate and blood pressure respond to exercise -- and may act as an early warning of future problems with your heart or blood vessels -- according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. (2018-09-11)
Research by the UPNA states that muscle strength training improves cardiovascular health
A paper published recently in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Cardiology shows that regular physical exercise and, specifically, that which is undertaken to increase muscle strength, improves cardiovascular health through non-traditional mechanisms, such as, for example, the release through the skeletal muscles of substances that are healthy for the heart (known as myokines) or the improvement in intestinal microbiota (the microorganisms in the intestines). (2018-09-10)
A 'reset' of regulatory T-cells reverses chronic heart failure in mouse model
A severe heart attack, however, can cause chronic and sustained inflammation that leads to heart failure and death. (2018-09-10)
Computer model reveals effect of increased cholesterol on specific ion channel in heart
Using a computer model, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago have revealed the effect of increased amounts of cholesterol on a specific ion channel involved in regulating potassium levels in the heart. (2018-09-10)
Scientists developing new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack
A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. (2018-09-07)
Patient-friendly and accurate
Systemic inflammatory diseases, such as lupus, often cause cardiac damage that goes undetected. (2018-09-06)
Heart disease common among firefighters who die of cardiac arrest
The majority of firefighters who died from cardiac arrest had autopsy confirmed evidence of coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries, and structural abnormalities, including an enlarged heart and increased wall thickness of the primary chamber for pumping blood, or left ventricle. (2018-09-05)
Study: Walk more to reduce heart failure risk
In addition to reducing overall heart failure by 25 percent, increased physical activity benefited two heart failure subtypes defined by cardiac function: reduced ejection fraction, which typically has a worse prognosis, and preserved ejection fraction, which is more common in older adults, especially women and racial-ethnic minorities. (2018-09-05)
Researchers discover key differences between the exercise-trained heart and failing heart
A study by scientists from Australia's Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute has examined what is happening to the lipids in the heart and circulating blood plasma during exercise compared to a failing heart as a novel way to advance prediction and treatment of heart failure. (2018-09-04)
Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke
Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. (2018-09-04)
CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs
Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. (2018-08-30)
Inch by inch, towards a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Researchers using CRISPR genome editing in a large animal model have boosted expression of the dystrophin gene to levels that could be therapeutic in humans, they say. (2018-08-30)
Inhibiting NF-κB improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
In an August 24, 2018 article in Nature Communications, investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report that nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). (2018-08-30)
Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world
A new rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru. (2018-08-29)
Spinal muscular atrophy drug may be effective if started later than previously shown
A drug shown to be effective in the treatment of babies with the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy may be effective for muscle control even when treatment is started in children seven months and older, according to a study published in the Aug. (2018-08-29)
Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults, study finds
Obesity is associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. (2018-08-28)
Protein modifications pointing to cancer
Researchers from the University of Zurich can, for the first time, precisely characterize the protein modification ADP-ribosylation for all proteins in a tissue sample. (2018-08-28)
Cancer linked to poor prognosis in patients with broken heart syndrome
Cancer is linked to an increased risk of death and rehospitalization in patients with broken heart syndrome, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. (2018-08-28)
Chest pain drug falls short in preventing first episode of ventricular arrhythmia or death
A trial of more than 1,000 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators found that the drug ranolazine (used to treat chest pain; brand name Ranexa®) was safe but didn't decrease the likelihood of the first occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias or death in this high-risk population. (2018-08-28)
Drug reduces deaths and hospitalizations from underdiagnosed form of heart failure
A study led by Columbia University cardiologist Mathew Maurer showed that tafamidis reduced deaths from a type of heart failure called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. (2018-08-27)
Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart
Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. (2018-08-27)
Microvascular dysfunction: A common cause of heart failure with preserved pumping capacity
Microvascular dysfunction, or small vessel disease, can be an important cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (preserved pumping capacity), an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca report in a study published in The European Heart Journal. (2018-08-27)
Stabilizing dysferlin-deficient muscle cell membrane improves muscle function
In a head-to-head trial between the conventional glucocorticoid, prednisolone, and a modified glucocorticoid, vamorolone, in experimental models of LGMD2B, vamorolone improved dysferlin-deficient muscle cell membrane stability and repair. (2018-08-27)
Cedars-Sinai investigators develop more accurate measure of body fat
Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity. (2018-08-27)
Drug could aid recovery after a heart attack
Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type 2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Diabetes UK. (2018-08-27)
Diseased heart muscle cells have abnormally shortened telomeres, Stanford researchers find
People with a form of heart disease called cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in heart muscle cells responsible for contraction, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2018-08-27)
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