Heart disease

Clues to genetics of congenital heart defects emerge from Down syndrome study

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality in humans, involving a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21. In ...

A New Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Neuroimaging tests can reveal brain changes resulting from vascular disease risk factors before the appearance of any signs or symptoms of cardiovascular ...

Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, Kansas State University research finds

MANHATTAN — Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot. ... Full story

UHealth Becomes First in Southeast U.S. to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth. ... Full story

1 in 5 physicians unaware their patients have central venous catheters

Doctors frequently did not know which of their patients had central venous catheters, raising concerns about patient safety ... Full story

UHealth Becomes First in Florida to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in Florida to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth. ... Full story

High blood-sugar levels may harden heart valves

Rice, UT researchers manipulate valve cells, find diabetes a risk factor for heart-valve disease ... Full story

Three ways to prevent sudden heart death in fit, young athletes

Fifteen year-old Marshall Hastings is living proof of the value of having life-saving cardiac defibrillators and trained personnel at sporting events. ... Full story

Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

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

Heart rate may predict survival and brain function in comatose cardiac arrest survivors

Study finds patients with sinus bradycardia during therapeutic hypothermia had a 50-60% lower mortality rate at 180 days than those with no sinus bradycardia. They also found that sinus bradycardia was directly associated with a better neurological status 180 days after the arrest ... Full story

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