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Study: Fountain of youth for your heart?
University of Alberta professor Jason Dyck's findings suggest that the protein responsible for transporting fat into the contractile cells of the heart may be a candidate for drug inhibition and that this drug could protect the heart from aging. This research holds great promise for human beings. Dyck hopes it will lead to the development of medications that inhibit the uptake of fatty acids into the heart and prevent and/or reverse the effects of aging on the heart muscle. (2007-11-02)

Jefferson researchers find potential biomarket for heart failure
A team of cardiology researchers at Thomas Jefferson University has determined that GRK2, a protein that plays an important regulatory role in heart failure, is elevated in patients with failing hearts when compared to patients with normal heart function. (2006-09-11)

Heart failure patients with kidney dysfunction don't recover well after hospital discharge
Most heart failure patients who develop kidney failure in the hospital do not recover from it before going home and are at increased risk of either being re-hospitalized or dying within the year, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. (2009-11-17)

Heart pumps save lives
Heart failure is a very common condition: around 200,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with the disease. Some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2010-06-14)

Diabetes may have important effects in patients with acute heart failure
Researchers have found that patients with acute heart failure and diabetes, compared with those without diabetes, have distinct markers related to inflammation, cardiovascular function, and kidney health. (2017-06-26)

Study shows short-term kidney failure in heart patients may not be as detrimental
New research led by UC Health cardiologists shows that while short-term worsening kidney function is frequent among patients with heart failure, these patients also have better outcomes than those who have persistent kidney failure. (2010-07-01)

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)

Impaired activity of the protein MTOR a strain on the heart
New research in mice suggests that drugs that inhibit the protein MTOR, which are used to treat several forms of cancer, might have adverse effects on heart function in patients with ongoing heart dysfunction. (2010-07-19)

Not faster, but longer -- new drug changes beat in treating heart failure
A new drug which offers a radically different approach to treating certain types of heart failure has been shown to improve cardiac function in heart failure patients in its first clinical trials. (2011-08-18)

Researchers examine developing hearts in chickens to find solutions for human heart abnormalities
By studying chickens' hearts, a University of Missouri researcher has identified certain proteins within the heart muscle that play an important regulatory role in embryonic heartbeat control. Understanding these components and how they interact will give researchers a better understanding of heart development and abnormalities in humans. (2009-01-21)

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts
Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. And in those fed a combination of breastmilk and formula, the more breastmilk consumed in the diet as babies the better their heart structure and function as adults. (2016-06-14)

Drug Improves Survival For Certain Heart Attack Patients
After a heart attack, drugs called (1997-11-12)

Bioengineered miniature structures could prevent heart failure
The delivery of tiny biodegradable microstructures to heart tissue damaged by heart attack may help repair the tissue and prevent future heart failure. (2015-02-04)

Mayo Clinic study suggests emergence of new most common form of heart failure
Data from a 15-year period show that the prevalence of a particular type of heart failure -- heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, also known as diastolic heart failure -- is increasing. This type of heart failure now accounts for more than half of heart failure cases, according to Mayo Clinic research published in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. An editorial accompanies this research, as well as another study on the same topic. (2006-07-19)

Using smaller hearts could increase donor pool
The donor heart pool could be expanded by including undersized hearts, according to a study presented today at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. (2004-04-24)

Improving mouse heart function following heart attack
One approach being developed as a way to improve heart function following heart attack is the injection of heart stem/progenitor cells directly into the heart. New research now indicates that transplanting sheets of clonally expanded heart cells expressing the protein Sca-1 (cells that are stem/progenitor cells) improves heart function after a heart attack in mice. (2009-07-13)

Addition of certain drugs to diuretic therapy does not improve kidney function
Horng H. Chen, M.B.B.Ch., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues conducted a randomized trial to determine whether, as compared with placebo, the addition of low-doses of the drugs dopamine or nesiritide to diuretic therapy would enhance urine output and preserve kidney function in patients with acute heart failure and kidney dysfunction. (2013-11-18)

Implantable machines measure heart function
Scientists have devised a method to obtain critical information about cardiac function -- using machines that help failing hearts circulate blood. (2018-02-28)

Irregular heartbeat, reduced lung capacity make deadly combo
A simple lung function test may help identify which individuals with irregular heartbeats are at increased risk of heart attack, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2001-06-25)

Circulatory Device -- A Bridge To Recovery For Heart Failure?
The dying heart cells of individuals with heart failure were brought back to life with the help of a mechanical circulation device, report researchers in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-06-15)

UM study finds no benefit in a popular heart supplement
A popular nutritional supplement taken by many patients with congestive heart failure has no effect on improving heart function or relieving symptoms, a University of Maryland Medical Center study shows. The results will be presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia. The supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is taken by many heart failure patients and can cost up to $47 a bottle. (1999-11-09)

UMN Medical School Researchers discover how to treat diastolic heart failure
Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated. (2019-01-10)

Dietary copper may ease heart disease
Including more copper in your everyday diet could be good for your heart, according to scientists at the University of Louisville Medical Center and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. Their studies show that giving copper supplements to mice eased the stress on their over-worked hearts by preventing heart enlargement. The study will be published online on March 5 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2007-03-05)

New Blood Marker "ACE" Scores High In Predicting
A blood protein called (1997-06-16)

Clinical study on heart failure to use cholesterol-lowering statin
An advanced study launched at Yale School of Medicine is evaluating the role of statin therapy in patients with heart failure, one of the leading causes of hospitalization in people over age 65. (2005-11-10)

Jefferson scientists show protein in heart and adrenal gland plays critical role in heart failure
A protein that plays an important regulatory role in heart failure in the heart also exerts powerful effects on the adrenal gland, Jefferson Medical College researchers have found. The protein, GRK2, is a potential drug target for heart failure. (2005-11-15)

Fat cells may influence how the body reacts to heart failure, study shows
University of Alberta researchers have found that limiting the amount of fat the body releases into the bloodstream from fat cells when in heart failure could help improve outcomes for patients. (2021-02-23)

Kidney problems may prevent heart attack patients from receiving life-saving care
Heart attack patients with kidney problems may not be getting the full treatment they need, according to a new study led by King's College London. The study found that patients admitted to hospital with chest pains and poorly functioning kidneys are less likely to be given an angiogram and early invasive treatment, which might increase their chance of surviving a heart attack. (2014-06-17)

BUSM researchers identify gene variant associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have, for the first time, identified a gene variant on chromosome 4 that may be a potential risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These findings will be published in PLoS Genetics on March 20. (2009-03-19)

Newly discovered role for heart response enzyme may yield better heart failure therapy
Duke University Medical Center researchers have identified a new protein that plays a critical role in enabling the heart to respond to such external stimuli as exercise or stress, as well as in the progressive loss of heart function that is heart failure, the researchers said. (2005-07-11)

Two proteins control the growth of the heart and its adaptation to high blood pressure
A CNIC study opens the way to the design of new treatments for heart failure caused by excessive growth of the heart muscle. (2016-01-22)

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. The research could lead to new therapeutic approaches in human health and illuminate the role of understudied organelles known as peroxisomes. (2020-06-10)

Abnormal heart function associated with reduced capacity for exercise
Patients with abnormal diastolic function (when the heart is relaxed and expanded) in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise, according to a study in the Jan. 21 issue of JAMA. (2009-01-20)

Drug's potential adverse side effect explained
Drugs that are agonists of the receptor PPAR-gamma are used to treat individuals with diabetes. However, it has been suggested that their use is associated with a slightly increased risk of heart failure. A potential explanation for this adverse effect that is observed in a minority of patients is outlined in a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2007-09-06)

Natural gases a therapy for heart disease?
Research carried out by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter and the National University of Singapore has analyzed the complex (2011-06-29)

Brief bouts of exercise begin to reverse heart abnormalities in people with type 2 diabetes
A new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) is the first to show that high intensity intermittent exercise training improves heart structure and benefits diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes. (2015-09-09)

Fat collections linked to decreased heart function
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have shown that fat collection in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions. The study, which appears online in Obesity, also found that measuring a person's body mass index does not reliably predict the amount of undesired fat in and around these vital organs. (2009-11-13)

Preventing a broken heart: Research aims to reduce scarring from heart attacks
A heart damaged by heart attack is usually broken, at least partially, for good. The injury causes excessive scar tissue to form, and this plays a role in permanently keeping heart muscle from working at full capacity (2008-12-14)

Heart health impacts wellbeing of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
A new study has found that processes that control heart rate play an important role in the quality of life experienced by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, which was published in the journal Respirology, indicates that heart-related treatments may improve the wellbeing of some individuals with COPD. (2011-10-14)

Impaired mental status is associated with doubled death risk after heart attack in elderly
Impaired mental status is associated with a doubled risk of death one year after a heart attack in elderly patients, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. (2018-08-26)

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