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May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 — Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed ... read more

Blood Markers Could Help Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 6, 2015 — New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant's progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analysing a number of important small molecules in the ... read more

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 4, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel method uses a combination of nuclear medicine, ... read more

Hot Under the Collar: The Untold Dangers Firefighters Face in the Line of Duty

May 4, 2015 — What do you think is the biggest cause of death for firefighters on duty? Well if your first thought was burns or smoke inhalation you'd be wrong. According to research, since 1977, sudden ... read more

New Test Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients

May 3, 2015 — A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive ... read more

Engineering New Blood Vessels in People Is One Step Closer to Reality

Apr. 30, 2015 — Scientists moved a step closer toward coaxing the body into producing its own replacement blood vessels after discovering that suppressing parts of the innate immune system may raise the chances of a ... read more

Researchers Use 'Knockout Humans' to Connect Genes to Disease Risk

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers are helping to make precision medicine a reality by sequencing entire exomes of people to assess chronic disease risk and drug efficacy. For years, scientists have been using a method ... read more

Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

Apr. 30, 2015 — Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients, new research ... read more

Traumatic Events, Financial Struggles May Threaten Women's Heart Health

Apr. 29, 2015 — Traumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increased the chances of a heart attack by more than 65 percent among middle-aged and older women regardless of heart disease risk factors or ... read more

Low Health Literacy Linked to Heart Failure Deaths After Hospitalization

Apr. 29, 2015 — Acute heart failure patients are more likely to die within two years of hospitalization if they have trouble understanding and using health information. Living with heart failure can be complex, so ... read more

Calling 911 in Rural Areas Leads to Faster Heart Attack Care

Apr. 29, 2015 — Fifty-two percent of patients in rural areas with severe heart attacks drove themselves to the hospital or were driven in instead of calling 911. However, patients who called 911 got to the hospital ... read more

Left Ventricular Assist Devices May Lead to Declines in Health, Cognitive Thinking in Some Heart Failure Patients

Apr. 29, 2015 — Left ventricular assist devices are life-prolonging devices for patients with advanced heart failure but they also may leave some patients in poor health with declines in brain function. Risk factors ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Cardiomyopathies are diseases of weakened heart muscle, which can lead to heart enlargement and heart failure. The conditions are often genetically inherited. Gene therapy can clip out genetic ... read more

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increases the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Apr. 29, 2015 — People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to new research. The large study of 15,000 ... read more

Uk Coalition Government Derailed Efforts to Reduce Salt in Food

Apr. 28, 2015 — A poor diet is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Large amounts of salt, for example, are added to food by industry and eating too much can raise blood pressure, a major factor ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals new research. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of ... read more

First Six Months Best for Stimulating Heart Growth, Study Reveals

Apr. 28, 2015 — The optimal window of time to stimulate heart muscle cell regeneration -- cardiomyocyte proliferation -- in humans is the first six months of life, researchers have discovered. The drug neuregulin is ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Resolvin D1 Reduces Post-Heart-Attack Heart Failure

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mice that are given the lipid Resolvin D1 after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure. Resolvin D1 is naturally produced in the body as a ... read more

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