Scientists in Israel say they have produced the first 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a “major medical breakthrough” even though they are a long way off from creating the first hearts suitable for transplant Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and […]Continue Reading ...
Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely than younger patients to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries. But, older patients were more likely to survive heart attacks if they had the procedure, called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, according to a new research letter in […]Continue Reading ...
Preschoolers in an underserved community who took part in a health promotion educational program aimed at establishing health behaviors showed a 2.2-fold increase in knowledge, attitudes and habits compared to their classmates who did not take part in the program, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials involving more than 1,800 people to learn how different diets affected heart disease risk factors such […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A diet high in fats and sugars is known for its unhealthy effects on the heart. Scientists now have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers before and during pregnancy causes problems in the hearts of their offspring, and that such problems are passed down at least three generations, […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart muscle that often occurs after a heart attack. The patch, made from a water-based hydrogel material, was developed using computer simulations of heart function in order to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the world’s first perfectly functioning, immunologically, cellular, biochemically and anatomically matched 3D printed heart. The heart is vascularised and supplied by the blood vessels of the patient and is created from the patient’s own cells. The results of this medical breakthrough study titled, “3D Printing of Personalized Thick […]Continue Reading ...
The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the nation’s longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has been renewed for an additional six years and $38 million dollars from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The contract will support examining the elderly groups of the cohort study starting later this year in […]Continue Reading ...
Once the heart is fully formed, the cells that make up heart muscle, known as cardiomyocytes, have very limited ability to reproduce themselves. After a heart attack, cardiomyocytes die off; unable to make new ones, the heart instead forms scar tissue. Over time, this can set people up for heart failure. New work published April […]Continue Reading ...
Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at the association between […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for women, new research shows. Higher cardiorespiratory fitness translated to lower heart attack risk, with women appearing […]Continue Reading ...
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to a study at the University of Dundee. Scientists led by Professor Chim Lang, Head of the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Dundee, discovered that metformin has the potential to be repurposed as […]Continue Reading ...
Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), act in concert to help support heart health. When the signaling between […]Continue Reading ...
When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart. The study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two […]Continue Reading ...
In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. Their findings were published on April 15 in a study in Advanced Science. Until now, scientists in regenerative medicine — a field positioned at the crossroads of biology and […]Continue Reading ...
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