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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Major New Study Provides Important Insights for Effective Treatment of Heart Failure With pEF

July 26, 2016 — The number of patients hospitalized with HFpEF is now comparable to those with traditional heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and is projected to exceed that of HFrEF within the ... read more

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospital Stay for Stroke, Heart Failure for Diabetes Patients

July 25, 2016 — People with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with ... read more

Anti-Tumor Antibodies Could Counter Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Investigators have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, the ... read more

How Do Cells Recover Their Shape After Being Subjected to External Forces?

July 20, 2016 — Human cells show deformation under the influence of external forces. But how do they recover their original shape afterwards? This mechanism, which is important in medicine and biology, has been ... read more

World First Discovery Gets to the Heart of Birth Defects

July 20, 2016 — For the first time, scientists believe they've discovered a cause of multiple types of birth defects triggered by environmental stresses. The breakthrough shows that cellular stress could be the ... read more

Diseases That Run in Families Not All Down to Genes, Study Shows

July 20, 2016 — Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. Factors that are common to the family environment -- such as shared ... read more

Higher Education Associated With Reduced Heart Failure Risk After Myocardial Infarction

July 19, 2016 — Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 ... read more

Hard to Treat Chest Pain May Be Improved With a Patient's Own Stem Cells

July 18, 2016 — A patient’s own stem cells may treat chest pain that cannot be treated with current therapies, say researchers. Patients in their study experienced significantly fewer angina-related symptoms and ... read more

New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair Shows Success in First Human Clinical Study

July 18, 2016 — Researchers investigating a novel device to repair the mitral heart valve, report 100 percent procedural success in a safety and performance study, the first such study done in humans. The ... read more

New Link Between Periodontal and Cerebrovascular Diseases

July 18, 2016 — A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas ... read more

Stroke Largely Preventable, Global Study Shows

July 15, 2016 — Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide. This should ... read more

Early Echocardiography to Study Pulmonary Hypertension in Mouse Model of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

July 15, 2016 — Researchers who focus on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension, a common lung disease in premature infants, have shown that echocardiography can be used to detect the pulmonary ... read more

Pre-Stroke Risk Factors Influence Long-Term Future Stroke, Dementia Risk

July 14, 2016 — If you had heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, before your first stoke, your risk of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia long after your initial stroke may be higher. ... read more

Diabetic Patients Experience Superior Survival With Less Conventional CABG Surgery

July 14, 2016 — Diabetic patients who undergo heart bypass surgery are living longer and have much better long-term outcomes when cardiothoracic surgeons use arteries rather than veins for the bypasses, new research ... read more

Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health Outlined

July 13, 2016 — An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A receptor protein that is the target of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) is needed for proper heart blood-vessel development, report scientists. These discoveries have implications for ... read more

Heart Failure After First Heart Attack May Increase Cancer Risk

July 11, 2016 — People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a greater risk of developing cancer when compared to first-time heart attack survivors without heart failure, according to a ... read more

Association Discovered Between Atrial Fibrillation, Reduced Frontal Lobe Brain Volumes

July 11, 2016 — People who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume, according to a recent Framingham Heart ... read more

Immunotherapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10, 2016 — Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

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