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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

New Doppler Sound Database Could Help Those Suffering from Heart Conditions

Feb. 15, 2017 — Handheld devices can scan the lower limbs of a patient and 'listen' to the blood flow, providing vital early indication of problems that could lead to strokes or heart attacks.  But ... read more

Gene Variants Associated With Body Shape Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 14, 2017 — A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 ... read more

Cardiovascular Disease Costs Will Exceed $1 Trillion by 2035

Feb. 14, 2017 — By 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place a crushing economic and health burden on the nation's financial and health care systems, a ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — New research findings could provide new insight and understanding of congenital heart ... read more

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Feb. 13, 2017 — A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart ... read more

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

Feb. 13, 2017 — From the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many ... read more

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-aging' hormone, ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Novel technology has been used to monitor vulnerabilities for cardiovascular events, aid in diagnosis and ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Specific genetic errors that trigger congenital heart disease in humans can be reproduced reliably in Drosophila melanogaster -- the common fruit fly -- an initial step toward personalized therapies ... read more

Gene Variant Identified for Kawasaki Disease Susceptibility

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have conducted novel whole genome sequencing of a family in which two of four children were affected by Kawasaki disease. They have identified plausible gene variants that predispose some ... read more

Study Provides New Insight Into Different Forms of Heart Failure

Feb. 8, 2017 — Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers has been able to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this ... read more

Calcified Plaque Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

Feb. 8, 2017 — The mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 — even small amounts — was strongly ... read more

Function of Olfactory Receptor in the Human Heart Identified

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified the function of olfactory receptors in the human heart muscle, such as are also present in the nose. One of the receptors reacts to fatty acids that occur in the blood, in ... read more

Possible Link Between Early Menstruation, Stroke Risk

Feb. 7, 2017 — Women who start menstruating early in life could later face a higher risk of stroke, suggest researchers in a new ... read more

New Clues to Causes of Heart Failure

Feb. 7, 2017 — Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don’t fully understand how one condition leads to the other, but ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle -- an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in the ... read more

Number of Children Emerging as Cardiovascular Risk Factor for Both Parents

Feb. 3, 2017 — The number of children one has is emerging as a novel factor that influences the risk for some cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and in some societies in both parents, according to ... read more

Skin Sodium Content Linked to Heart Problems in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 3, 2017 — Elevated sodium content in the skin correlates closely with left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with chronic kidney disease, report ... read more

Preterm Delivery Linked to Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Later in Life

Feb. 2, 2017 — Women who have delivered prematurely before 37 weeks have a 40 percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease when compared to women who delivered their babies after 37 weeks, ... read more

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Revealed

Feb. 2, 2017 — A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients, report experts. When a lower heart rate is present, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal ... read more

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