Heart disease

All-Ireland research reveals stark differences in rates of heart disease and disability among over 50s

Older people in Northern Ireland are more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than those in the Republic of Ireland. They ...

Medications used to treat diabetes may trigger heart failure, study finds

Paper in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology shows glucose-lowering therapies pose increased cardiac risk ...

New concept: Can Resuscitation be delayed?

Team of researchers lay the foundation for new resuscitation guidelines for severely hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest ... Full story

Particulate Air Pollution: Exposure to Ultrafine Particles Influences Cardiac Function

Neuherberg - The adverse health effects caused by fine particles have been known for some time. In addition, ultrafine particles appear to play a significant role in cardiac function – even if an individual is exposed to these for only a few minutes, as scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München have now been able to show. The results of the study have been published in the journal Particle & Fibre Toxicology. ... Full story

To Statin or Not to Statin?

Johns Hopkins report offers physicians tips to help patients make the right call ... Full story

Heart patch fashioned from stem cells and polymers holds promise

Technology developed at The University of Akron for re-growing the cardiac muscle tissue that dies as the result of a heart attack is ready for testing in laboratory rodents. ... Full story

First Fully-Implantable Micropacemaker Designed for Fetal Use

Novel device has received Humanitarian Use Device designation from FDA ... Full story

Understanding Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

WASHINGTON – It’s a little known fact: heart attack is the leading cause of death for people younger than 40 who have type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is a risk factor for both heart attacks and strokes; more than a third of those with type 1 diabetes die before age 55 from some form of cardiovascular disease.* To understand more about risk factors in young patients, Georgetown University Medical Center is looking for both children with type 1 diabetes and healthy children, ages 12 to 18, to help with an important new study. ... Full story

Pitt Team Identifies Genes that Play Critical Role in the Development of Congenital Heart Disease

PITTSBURGH – Fetal ultrasound exams on more than 87,000 mice that were exposed to chemicals that can induce random gene mutations enabled developmental biologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to identify mutations associated with congenital heart disease in 61 genes, many not previously known to cause the disease. The study, published online today in Nature, indicates that the antenna-like cellular structures called cilia play a critical role in the development of these heart defects. ... Full story

Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

Reg3beta controls wound-healing process in the myocardium by attracting immune cells to the infarct tissue ... Full story

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