FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 — People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an association, and didn’t prove cause and effect. More than 27,000 type 1 diabetics in Sweden were […]Continue Reading ...
The big throbby thing in the middle of your chest — your heart — is made mostly of muscle, whose rhythmic contractions force some 2,000 gallons a day of blood throughout our bodies. About one in every 500 of us is born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease caused by one of numerous mutations that, mysteriously, cause […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 13, 2018 Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed light on an epigenetic reprogramming mechanism that underlies the development of ischemic cardiomyopathy. Shutterstock | Sebastian Kaulitzki The finding, which has recently been published in Nature – Laboratory Investigation, is hoped to pave the way for personalized care for […]Continue Reading ...
NIH’s David Goff unpacks new updates, shares advice David C. Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D. is director of the division of cardiovascular sciences at NHLBI. Nearly 86 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure. (Blood pressure over 140/90 is traditionally defined as high blood pressure.) The condition, also known as hypertension, puts additional pressure […]Continue Reading ...
Heart transplant survivor Kayde Wolf with her husband, Kevin, and son, Carter. Photo courtesy: Kayde Wolf One night after work, on her way up three flights of stairs to her apartment, Kayde Wolf paused on every landing to catch her breath. In her 20s, fit and healthy, she didn’t understand what was happening. The next […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in June in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation, or chronically, abnormally fast heartbeat, can be […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention. In laboratory and animal testing, the system proved to be effective at dissolving clots, limiting long-term scarring to heart tissue and preserving […]Continue Reading ...
What is a homocysteine test? A homocysteine test measures the amount of homocysteine in your blood. Homocysteine is a type of amino acid, a chemical your body uses to make proteins. Normally, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and folic acid break down homocysteine and change it into other substances your body needs. There should be very […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 A clinical study called the GutHeart Trial is poised to examine the potential relationship between the bacterial composition of the gut and inflammatory and metabolic pathways in the cardiovascular system. As described in an ESC Heart Failure article, the phase II randomized controlled trial will enroll patients with heart failure who will […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — If you’re in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report. That’s especially true for women, they added. “The 60 to 64 age range represents an important transition between work and retirement, when lifestyle behaviors tend to change. It may, therefore, be an […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Congestive heart failure is a terminal disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans. Yet its management is limited to symptomatic treatments because the causal mechanisms of congestive heart failure — including its most common form, ischemic cardiomyopathy — are not known. Ischemic cardiomyopathy is the result of restricted blood flow in coronary […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-; Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Research suggests that people with heart failure-;including those who survive heart attacks-;are two to three times more likely […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Scientists at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago took a major step toward developing a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with a five-year survival rate of 50 percent. They identified a drug with a positive safety profile […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug widely used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers now describe an important contributor to that heart pathology — […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 A University of Virginia Health System program that provides follow-up care for heart failure patients after they leave the hospital significantly improves survival and other outcomes while saving money, a new study finds. The study examined participants between January 2011 and December 2014 in UVA’s Hospital-to-Home (H2H) program, which is available to […]Continue Reading ...
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