Researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai discovered that a non-treatable form of lethal heart rhythm responsible for sudden cardiac arrest is twice as likely to be found in patients with the most common form of heart failure—heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), compared to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—There’s bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who’d like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they’ve seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their heart drugs, new clinical trial results show. About 40 percent of a small group of patients wound up back on their medications after […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. The study, in more than 60,000 adults, was undertaken by an international consortium led by scientists at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When Justin Sciancalepore talks to his patients now about how treatments for stroke feel, he doesn’t pretend they will be less painful or less exhausting than they really are. More than most doctors, Sciancalepore knows the truth. At just 35, he had a stroke at work a year ago and wound […]Continue Reading ...
3D Model of the heart by Dr. Matthew Bramlet. Credit: NIH In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM)—meaning the implanted heart valve is […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Medical Research Council New drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of heart attack when added to statins. These new drugs, which are in various stages of development, could also reduce blood glucose levels and the risk of diabetes, according to a new genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Brazilian researchers show that the protein galectin-1 has anti-inflammatory properties and protects the kidney against the effects of hypoxia (Galectin-1 three-dimensional arrangement as a homodimer [each monomer appears in a different color]/ Varki A. et al. Essentials of Glycobiology, 2nd edition. Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2009) A protein produced by […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Preventable cardiovascular events place a considerable health and economic burden on the United States, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Matthew D. Ritchey, D.P.T., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project […]Continue Reading ...
A blood clot in the brain. Credit: copyright American Heart Association A vaccine may one day be able to replace oral blood thinners to reduce the risk of secondary strokes caused by blood clots, without increasing the risk of serious bleeding or triggering an autoimmune response, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New tests can diagnose ‘hidden’ heart diseases caused by problems with the small blood vessels supplying the heart, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference today in San Diego. The new tests are not yet standard in the NHS […]Continue Reading ...
People with diabetes from deprived backgrounds in England are twice as likely to end up in hospital with a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke as those from more affluent communities, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in […]Continue Reading ...
Young women previously treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation therapy with a prior history of cardiotoxicity are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure (CHF) during and after pregnancy, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Implementation of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood pressure guideline would direct initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication treatment to adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to a study published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Lisandro D. Colantonio, […]Continue Reading ...
Figure 1. Schematic for the heart-targeting mechanism of TANNylated protein nanocomplexes: (1) size-dependent permeation, (2) phenolic (that is, TA), and (3) internalization by internalization by myoblasts. Credit: The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Typical methods of drug delivery to the heart require surgical procedures involving incisions in the chest wall and bones. […]Continue Reading ...
3D virtual heart. Credit: Johns Hopkins University In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3-D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart. […]Continue Reading ...
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