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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

Feb. 21, 2017 — Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to ... read more

A New Way to Inhibit Inflammation

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have identified an enzyme as a kind of biological gauge regulating inflammation in the human body. Now a research team says the enzyme – Bruton’s tyrosine kinase or BTK – is ... read more

New Technique Yields Healthier Blood Vessels After Heart Surgery

Feb. 16, 2017 — Surgeons often take a blood vessel from your leg to graft onto your heart during a coronary bypass surgery. The practice can lead to scarring in many patients, which in turn can cause another heart ... read more

Chest Pain: New Tool Helps Doctors Decide When Tests Are Needed

Feb. 15, 2017 — Stress testing may not always be necessary for those with non-urgent chest pain, suggest researchers in a new ... read more

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

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

Heavy Snowfall, Longer Duration, Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Feb. 13, 2017 — People living in areas with winter snow may need to think twice before shoveling after a heavy snowstorm. According to a new study, snowfall is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission for ... 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 — Using a printed 3-D model as a guide, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles cardiologist specially modified a stent to repair an 18-month-old’s narrowed pulmonary ... 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

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

With Mini-Vessels, Mini-Brains Expand Research Potential

Feb. 2, 2017 — Mini-brains produce networks of capillaries, an important anatomical feature for lab studies of stroke and other circulation-related brain diseases, report ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — A cell biologist shows that blocking a critical enzyme helps to mitigate diseases associated with protein folding and lipid ... read more

Over 100 New Blood Pressure Genes Could Provide New Targets for Treating Hypertension

Jan. 30, 2017 — Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target ... read more

Research Suggests Way to Improve Stroke Treatments

Jan. 27, 2017 — Working with animal models, researchers now have demonstrated the potential of giving a drug in combination with tPA that might improve stroke outcomes and increase the window of opportunity for the ... read more

Low-Cost Therapy Produces Long-Lasting Improvements for Stroke Survivors

Jan. 23, 2017 — A low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems, investigators have ... read more

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