To understand cardiovascular failures, the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants, UH professor of biomedical engineering Kirill Larin is teaming up with Baylor College of Medicine professor of cellular and molecular physiology Irina Larina on a chicken and egg hunt. “When the heart develops, it becomes stiffer as required for ability to contract […]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 ...
Diets rich in fiber have long been associated with an array of positive outcomes, chief among them healthy hearts and arteries protected from the ravages of atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fatty plaques linked to heart attacks and strokes. Figuring out just how the fiber we eat manages to protect our heart, however, has been challenging. […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Children who grow up in distressing or traumatic environments are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke by the time they reach middle age, according to a new study. While previous research has found links between adverse childhood experiences and cardiovascular disease risk factors in […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Dr. Kevin Costa, discussing the miniaturized heart-in-a-jar model developed by Novoheart, and its applications in personalized medicine. What is the mini heart-in-a-jar? The mini-heart is a 3D engineered, living miniature human heart chamber designed to mimic the pumping function of the human heart. It’s a single-chamber organoid model that’s about a centimeter […]Continue Reading ...
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released their latest 121 page guidelines on risk assessment and management of high cholesterol for people who are at a greater risk of heart attacks or strokes. The recommendations titled, “AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol: a report of the American College […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep disturbances have a strong negative impact on the immune system of people who have recently lost a spouse, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Rice University. The overactivated immune system of the bereaved triggered by sleep disturbances — and resulting chronic inflammation — may make them more susceptible to heart disease or […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease — a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The […]Continue Reading ...
The leading cause of death in the United States is shifting from heart disease to cancer, but the transition is happening at varying paces across the country and affecting racial and ethnic groups differently, according to new Stanford research. Overall, the news is good: cancer death rates dropped by 16 percent between 2003 and 2015, […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of getting heart attacks significantly. Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oils have been known to benefit both people with a healthy heart as well as those with heart disease who […]Continue Reading ...
A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals who are hospitalized with acute heart failure, new Yale-led research shows. The findings suggest that the drug can improve outcomes for acutely ill heart patients and potentially become the new standard of care for treating this serious […]Continue Reading ...
In the largest trial to date to assess cardiovascular outcomes for an important class of diabetes medications, researchers have found that dapagliflozin markedly reduced the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in a broad population of patients with diabetes. This benefit was seen across the study population, including in patients who did not have a […]Continue Reading ...
A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Researchers defined serious heart problems as the combined rate of heart attacks, stroke and heart-related deaths. Although hundreds of […]Continue Reading ...
According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal British Medical Journal. Image Credit: PHILIPIMAGE / Shutterstock […]Continue Reading ...
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