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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 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

Registry Data Used to Examine Oral Anticoagulant Therapy, Appropriate Use

Sep. 30, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for research published throughout 2016, including a study examining if atrial fibrillation ... 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

Time Window to Help People Who Have Had a Stroke Longer Than Previously Shown

Sep. 28, 2016 — Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke ... read more

Interruptions to Rehab Are Common After Stroke or Brain Injury, but Many Are Preventable

Sep. 27, 2016 — Patients in inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury have significant rates of interruptions of their rehab program—often including being transferred back to the ... 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

Earlier Treatment With Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Linked With Less Disability Following Stroke

Sep. 27, 2016 — In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to ... read more

Help Needed to Identify Post-Stroke Visual Impairments

Sep. 27, 2016 — A review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a ... 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

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

Brain to Robot: 'Move, Please'

Sep. 21, 2016 — Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and ... 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 Influence Response to Glycemic Control as a Preventive Therapy for Cardiovascular Complications in Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 19, 2016 — Genes play a role in how people with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular disease risk respond to intensive glycemic control as an intervention to prevent the ... 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

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

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