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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

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

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

Sep. 21, 2016 — In the moments after a heart attack, every second counts. Medical professionals need to act quickly to stabilize the patient and prevent further damage to the heart. Often, that means opening up the ... read more

Smartphone Communication Streamlines Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients

Sep. 19, 2016 — Smartphone communication among medical teams at different hospitals can significantly reduce the time it takes for heart attack patients to get lifesaving treatment after a hospital transfer, ... read more

Genes Tied to Sudden Thoracic Aortic Dissections Discovered

Sep. 19, 2016 — Out of the blue, Tina Wilkins suffered a dissection of her thoracic aorta. From first symptoms to emergency surgery, here is her story, as well as news on the latest genetic discoveries related to ... read more

Premature or Early-Onset Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease Mortality, All-Cause Mortality

Sep. 19, 2016 — Scientists have evaluated the effect of age at onset of menopause and duration since onset of menopause on certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes and all-cause mortality, and have concluded ... read more

Clot-Busting Medication Safe for Patients Who Wake Up With Stroke

Sep. 19, 2016 — Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise has few ... read more

Medication to Prevent Heart Attacks Linked With Reduced Heart Attack Severity

Sep. 19, 2016 — Medications prescribed to prevent heart attacks such as statins and aspirin are also associated with reduced heart attack severity, according to research. The observational study in nearly 15,000 ... read more

Mobile Device Detects Irregular Heartbeats, Helps to Prevent Cerebral Infarctions

Sep. 19, 2016 — A research team has developed a mobile app and thumb-size device that help to prevent cerebral infarctions at an early stage, during asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. The mobile device detects ... read more

Nuclear Threat to Heart Patients? Experts Show Impact from Shortage of Radioactive Stress Test Tracer

Sep. 16, 2016 — Nearly 15 million times a year, heart patients climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels. But a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived ... read more

Size Is Everything When It Comes to High Blood Pressure

Sep. 16, 2016 — The body’s smallest organ dictates your blood pressure. The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control ... read more

Lowering Systolic Blood Pressure Would Save More Than 100,000 Lives Per Year, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2016 — Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, say scientists. Two thirds of the lives saved would be ... read more

Smoking May Lead to Heart Failure by Thickening the Heart Wall

Sep. 13, 2016 — Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease were more likely than nonsmokers and former smokers to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability, report investigators at conclusion ... read more

Risk Factors, Clinical Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Sep. 13, 2016 — Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly ... read more

Low Statin Use in People With Diabetes Despite Cardioprotective Effects, Guidelines

Sep. 12, 2016 — Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and related death were not prescribed one, according to new research. ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Several large international groups of researchers report data that more than doubles the number of sites in the human genome tied to blood pressure regulation. One of the studies turned up unexpected ... read more

Historical Analysis Examines Sugar Industry Role in Heart Disease Research

Sep. 12, 2016 — Using archival documents, a new report examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to ... read more

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