Heart disease

After the storm: Whether shoveling or snow blowing, heart patients must exercise caution, advises UB cardiologist

By Ellen Goldbaum - BUFFALO, N.Y. — After the blizzard has its way with the Northeast and moves on, what is the ...

Researchers Find Association between Inflammatory States and Early Development of Atherosclerosis

A multidisciplinary group of Miller School of Medicine researchers has identified an important association between baseline inflammatory states in asymptomatic patients and ...

3D copy of patient's heart

A 3D printed model of a patient’s heart has been used by surgeons to help plan how to fix the heart. Researchers at King’s College London have pioneered a ground-breaking technique whereby a 3D printer working from scans on the patient, creates a physical replica of a patient’s organ. Surgeons can then use the plastic replica to see, measure – and hold - the organ in all its detail, and tailor the surgery before they operate. This is particularly useful for operating on small children, whose organs are very small. ... Full story

Poor psychosocial work environments may contribute to heart problems

A psychosocially poor work environment means that employees experience highly demanding requirements but have little ability to control their work or not feel sufficiently appreciated for the contributions they make. ... Full story

Heart Drugs Offer New Hope to Slow Cardiac Damage in Muscular Dystrophy

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Early use of available heart failure drugs slows the progressive decline in heart function before symptoms are apparent in boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a new study published online by The Lancet Neurology. ... Full story

Unique option for aortic aneurysm repair offers less invasive approach

Designed for hard-to-treat thoracic aortic aneurysms, device shows promise as alternative to open surgery ... Full story

Blood transfusions during heart surgery increase risk of pneumonia

Higher volume of transfused blood further increases pneumonia risk ... Full story

High cholesterol during young adulthood raises heart disease risk

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Chronic insomniacs may face increased risk of hypertension

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Most young adults might assume they have years before needing to worry about their cholesterol. ... Full story

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