Heart disease

Heart Attack Treatment Might be in Your Face

CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have received $2.4 million in federal funding to pursue research on a novel cell therapy ...

Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies

•Women with high-risk congenital heart disease can have successful pregnancies but should seek counseling before conception to understand how their conditions could ...

Heart surgery goes high-tech with Victoria’s first dissolvable metallic stent

Cardiologists at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne are using the latest in stent technology designed to reduce complications from a common cardiac ... Full story

Controlling Congestive Heart Failure

Stem cell studies of the heart-valve disease in dogs could benefit humans, too ... Full story

Alcohol Abuse Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

Despite Myths, Reducing Alcohol Intake Could Reduce Cardiovascular Disease ... Full story

High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

•People who have a high pain tolerance may experience “silent” heart attacks, which also puts them at risk for poor prognosis. •Silent heart attack patients endured a pain test (cold pressor test) significantly longer than those who recognized heart attack pain. •In a Norwegian study, more heart attacks were silent in women than in men. ... Full story

Heart valves strive to get oxygen one way or another

Rice University researchers find different types of valves employ different strategies to stay alive ... Full story

High-fat diet before imaging improves diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis

Sharon Parmet Top: PET scans of the heart. Bottom: combined PET/CT images of the heart. Left: 24 hours high-fat, low-sugar diet. Right: 72 hours high-fat, low ... Full story

Ultrasound detects heart dysfunction after successful repair of aortic narrowing

New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. Surgical intervention in infants is a worldwide and often vital procedure, but new research from Umeå University reveals that echocardiography post-surgery can and should be used to detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction. ... Full story

Obesity in adolescents increases risk of heart disease

Obesity in adolescents significantly increases their risk of heart disease regardless of ethnicity ... Full story

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