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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Functional Effects of Human Stem Cell Delivery to Heart Muscle After Heart Attack

Oct. 19, 2016 — Researchers delivered human stem cells seeded in biological sutures to the damaged heart muscles of rats following induced acute myocardial infarction and assessed the effects on cardiac function one ... read more

Patients With Septic Shock Experience Better Outcomes When Their Heart Rates Were Lower, New Study Finds

Oct. 4, 2016 — Patients with a lower heart rate who are in septic shock have a better chance of survival than those with an abnormally rapid heart rate, researchers ... read more

Giant Thai Insect Reveals Clues to Human Heart Disease

Sep. 30, 2016 — An electron microscope has been used to capture the first three-dimensional image of a tiny filament, or strand, of an essential muscle that the palm-sized water bug Lethocerus indicus uses to fly. ... read more

Pre-Screening for Young Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Sep. 29, 2016 — Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, ... read more

Cardiac Risk a Factor When Considering Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Sep. 28, 2016 — Men who received hormonal therapy for prostate cancer had a net harm if they had a prior history of a heart attack, new research ... read more

Early Onset Menopausal Symptoms Could Predict Heart Disease

Sep. 28, 2016 — Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later onset menopausal symptoms, according to ... read more

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked to Heart Chamber Damage, Atrial Fibrillation in New Study

Sep. 28, 2016 — Researchers have found that even moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial ... read more

Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Sep. 28, 2016 — A pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease has been conducted. In it, researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and ... read more

Randomized Trial Suggests Eating Bread Made With Ancient Grains Could Benefit Heart Health

Sep. 28, 2016 — Eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose, a recent randomized trial suggests. Compared with modern grain varieties which are often heavily refined, ancient ... read more

Heart Disease Exercise Program Could Work for Bowel Cancer Patients

Sep. 28, 2016 — Could rehabilitation programs for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? That’s the question cancer care experts have been ... read more

Study Compares CV Risk Reduction of Statin Vs Nonstatin Therapies Used for Lowering LDL-C

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists evaluated the association between lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and relative cardiovascular risk reduction across different statin and nonstatin ... read more

How Statins Aid the Immune System

Sep. 26, 2016 — Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a new study, researchers are able to show the immunological effects of statins, and present a new hypothesis on ... read more

How to Prevent Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 26, 2016 — Heart failure in people with coronary artery disease and simultaneous type 2 diabetes can be prevented with effective treatment. In a large registry study, researchers now show that patients with ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing stomach fat – especially the “hidden fat” in your abdomen – is associated with newly identified and worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. These adverse ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter ... read more

Closing the Gender Gap: Young Women With Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome Now Do as Well as Men

Sep. 26, 2016 — It has become commonly accepted that women do worse than men following a heart attack or other coronary event. Earlier studies have documented that young women are more likely to die from ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — A team of heart surgeons and cardiologists used new catheter technology to repair a leaky tricuspid valve for the very first time. The Cardioband serves as an innovative and low-impact method of ... read more

Biological 'Dark Matter' Molecule Plays Surprise Role in Heart Failure

Sep. 21, 2016 — A molecule that appears to play a key role in the development of heart failure has been discovered by researchers. The scientists found that blocking the molecule, known as chaer, in animal studies ... read more

Stem Cell 'Heart Patch' Moves Closer to Clinic

Sep. 21, 2016 — The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to clinical application as scientists seek to perfect and test three-dimensional “heart patches” in a large ... read more

New Genetic Tool Created to Identify People at Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Sep. 21, 2016 — A new genetic risk score that could help to identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) much earlier and potentially improve its prevention has been developed by ... read more

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