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Elderly benefit from using implantable defibrillators

DALLAS - The elderly may benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators as much as younger people, according to new research in the American ...

Study Identifies Protein Essential for Normal Heart Function

Protein being studied to fight cancer; may cause toxicity in cardiac cells ...

International team to combat heart disease

An international consortium of cardiac stem cell experts, including Professors Richard Harvey and Nadia Rosenthal, has been awarded a prestigious grant to better understand the role of these cells in heart function and repair. ... Full story

2013 ESH/ESC Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension

Landmark clinical Guidelines introduced at Europe’s biggest blood pressure conference in Milan ... Full story

Sugar overload can damage heart according to UTHealth research

HOUSTON – Too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). ... Full story

Volunteering Reduces Risk of Hypertension In Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Research Shows

PITTSBURGH-It turns out that helping others can also help you protect yourself from high blood pressure. ... Full story

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — People who have obstructive sleep apnea — when a person stops breathing for periods during sleep — have a greater risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ... Full story

Long-distance cross-country skiers at increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances

Cross-country skiers who take part in one of the world’s most challenging ski races, the 90 km Vasaloppet in Sweden, are at increased risk of developing arrhythmia, according to a study by researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet published online today in the European Heart Journal. ... Full story

Mayo Clinic First in US to Test Stem Cells in Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has announced the first U.S. stem cell clinical trial for pediatric congenital heart disease. The trial aims to determine how stem cells from autologous umbilical cord blood can help children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare defect in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped. ... Full story

Understanding the Heart's Rhythm

TAU research discovers an unknown channel in the heart could illuminate unsolved cases of arrhythmia ... Full story

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