Heart disease

Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ...

IU Health and Vitality: Iron and heart disease, animal memory, and yoga tips

Study: Iron consumption can increase risk for heart disease ...

Irrational Health Beliefs Linked to Skipping Cardiac Rehab Sessions

Education about medical evidence could help patients stick to the program ... Full story

Two New Miller School Studies Show How Stem Cell Injections Improve Heart Structure

Circulation Research Features UM Team's Cellular Therapy Findings ... Full story

Research Finds Link Between Aortic Valve Replacement and Atrial Fibrillation

A team of Miller School researchers has found a strong correlation between the type of aortic valve replacement procedure a patient undergoes and the development of post-operative atrial fibrillation. Their findings are reported in an article, “New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement,” that appears in the April 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ... Full story

Protein expression gets the heart pumping

Most people think the development of the heart only happens in the womb, however the days and weeks following birth are full of cellular changes that play a role in the structure and function of the heart. Using mouse models, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now been able to categorize the alternative splicing (the process in which genes code proteins, determining their role) that takes place during these changes and what mechanisms they affect. ... Full story

Children with Down syndrome have better heart surgery outcomes

Mortality rates for congenital heart disease repairs are lower in children with Down syndrome ... Full story

Johns Hopkins Scientists Alter Fat Metabolism in Animals to Prevent Most Common Type of Heart Disease

Molecular inhibitor represents new treatment target for drugs to halt atherosclerosis ... Full story

The world’s largest heart failure congress

First World Congress on Acute Heart Failure / More late breaking clinical trials ... Full story

Potential benefits of polypill for heart health

Polypills increase adherence but improvement in outcomes for preventing cardiovascular disease may be similar to usual care. ... Full story

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