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Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Affected by PCSK9 and HMGCR Genetic Variations

In a new study published in the December 1, 2016 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers at Brigham ...

Study seeks answer to whether mechanical pump can regenerate heart muscle

DALLAS – Could heart muscle that’s been damaged by a heart attack be prompted to repair itself? ...

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. ... Full story

Adult stem cell types’ heart repair potential probed

New University of Otago research is providing fresh insights into how a patient’s adult stem cells could best be used to regenerate their diseased hearts. ... Full story

Drinking beer may be good for heart health

Previous research suggests that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, but new research indicates that drinking beer may also have health benefits. ... Full story

Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol

By Ziba Kashef Cells expressing the newly described LDL binding protein ALK1 (green). A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the ... Full story

Viagra linked with reduced heart attack risk and improved heart attack survival

Men with type 2 diabetes taking treatments for erectile dysfunction could be reducing their risk of a heart attack and improving their chances of surviving a heart attack, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). ... Full story

New tech to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid have partnered to develop a more efficient system for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation that will be in hospitals soon. ... Full story

Researchers discover how to prevent calcification of heart tissue

Sarah C.P. Williams FINDINGS Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that calcification of heart muscle ... Full story

Prices for generic heart failure drugs vary widely

•Prices for generic heart failure drugs can vary so widely that uninsured patients may not be able to afford them. •The combined cost of three generic drugs ranged from $12 to $400. •Neither pharmacy type nor location explained the price differences. ... Full story

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