Heart disease

Gene Therapy Targeting Liver Corrects Cardiovascular Symptoms in Animal Model of Rare Enzyme Deficiency Disease

PHILADELPHIA — In the second of two papers outlining new gene-therapy approaches to treat a rare disease called MPS I, researchers from ...

Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to smaller risk of coronary heart disease

A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland shows that dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary ...

A Heartbeat Away? Hybrid "Patch" Could Replace Transplants

TAU researcher harnesses gold nanoparticles to engineer novel biocompatible cardiac patch ... Full story

What’s more Effective: Generic or Brand-Name Statins?

Boston, MA—Statins are the most frequently prescribed drugs in the United States and are effective in reducing cardiovascular events. ... Full story

Societies Release First Appropriate Use Criteria for Pediatric Heart Disease

Document Aims to Reduce ‘Rarely Appropriate’ Echocardiograms ... Full story

Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process and use fuel

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure. ... Full story

Scientists use stem cells to learn how common mutation in Asians affects heart health

Researchers studied heart muscle cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to find out why a genetic mutation common in East Asians leads to an increased risk of heart disease. ... Full story

Cardiology Leaders Call for Global Prevention of Heart Disease, Stroke

WASHINGTON — Heart disease and stroke contribute to 30 percent of global deaths, more than all infectious and parasitic diseases combined, and 11 cardiovascular organizations are calling for the United Nations to address prevention of heart disease and other non-communicable diseases. ... Full story

Guideline Aims to Improve Outcomes of Patients with NSTE-ACS

Revised guideline incorporates new research findings ... Full story

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