Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international research provide further evidence that the UK’s National Institute of Health […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, […]Continue Reading ...
Diclofenac promotes the efficiency and quality of cardiac reprogramming in mouse fibroblasts. Immunocytochemistry for α-actininand DAPI. GHMT/diclofenac (right) induced more α-actinin (red) expression than GHMT alone (left) in fibroblasts after 4 weeks. High-magnification views in insets show the sarcomeric organization. Scale bars represent 100 μm. Credit: University of Tsukuba Once damaged, the human heart does […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp. 391-401(11); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0065 Tomás Cabeza de Baca, Ph.D. and Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH from the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA consider psychosocial stress, […]Continue Reading ...
More collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians could help curb the nation’s soaring death rate among pregnant women, according to a new report urging more team-based care for these vulnerable mothers. Pregnant women in the United States have a higher risk of dying than women in any other industrialized country. The reasons behind these deaths are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the heart and a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes. Scientists have long known that the condition’s cardinal feature—an unusually thick heart muscle that contracts and relaxes abnormally—is fueled by some glitch in the heart’s molecular […]Continue Reading ...
In the past decade, as cardiac and vascular surgery has evolved into a team effort involving multiple medical specialists and support staff, the operating suites at many hospitals have remained relatively snug—designed to accommodate a small group of professionals. That can give the latest multidisciplinary surgeries the feeling of a cramped space, with the surgeon, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in complete mental health despite the impact of their stroke, according to a large, nationally representative Canadian study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. “It is so heartening to learn that the vast majority of stroke survivors are in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries, according to research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association. This is one of the first studies to look at […]Continue Reading ...
There are many important differences between women and men with heart failure, highlighting the importance of sex-specific strategies for prevention and treatment, according to three papers publishing today in JACC: Heart Failure. This special focus issue will explore heart failure in women. “Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Women” Men and women exhibit different heart […]Continue Reading ...
A diagram of a brain with cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as silent stroke. Credit: Provided by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a “silent stroke,” […]Continue Reading ...
A rendering of a millimeter-scale, sugar-based stent designed by Nebraska’s Ali Tamayol and his colleagues. Credit: Advanced Healthcare Materials / Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA Reconstructive procedures and organ transplants demand nimble fingers that can restore blood flow by stitching together millimeter-scale arteries. It’s a tough ask and time-consuming task for even the most […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Since 2008, there has been an increase in the number of U.S. adults with awareness of heart attack symptoms and knowledge of the appropriate response to a heart attack, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jing Fang, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure. The findings also shed light on current medications that could increase risk of the disorder, which affects more than 12 million people in the UK. High blood pressure—or hypertension—is a leading cause of life-threatening […]Continue Reading ...
Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science […]Continue Reading ...
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