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New implanted defibrillator works well without touching heart

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ...

Gladstone Scientists Transform Non-Beating Human Cells into Heart-Muscle Cells

Research findings lay foundation for one day regenerating damaged heart muscle ...

Enzyme 'Lyn' linked to anaemia

New research by a team including experts from the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has proved a link between an enzyme known as "Lyn" and the blood disorder anaemia. ... Full story

“Risk calculator” developed for venous thromboses

Vienna - In Austria, around 15,000 people a year develop a venous thrombosis, the occlusion of a vein that can result in a pulmonary embolism. A clot breaks free from a vein and travels via the bloodstream to the lungs, where it blocks vessels. ... Full story

Northwestern Medicine Researchers Investigate New Stent Technology to Treat Coronary Artery Disease

Chicago - Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute enrolls first patient in ABSORB III trial studying “disappearing” heart device ... Full story

Drug Dosing for Older Heart Patients Should Differ

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study from researchers at Duke Medicine offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients with heart attacks. ... Full story

Decellularized Mouse Heart Beats Again after Regeneration with Human Heart Precursor Cells in Pitt Project

PITTSBURGH – For the first time, a mouse heart was able to contract and beat again after its own cells were stripped and replaced with human heart precursor cells, said scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... Full story

If you were a preemie, take heed for your heart

DALLAS, Aug - Being born prematurely may be linked to important changes in how your heart forms and works as an adult, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. ... Full story

New type of blood stem cell could help solve platelet shortage

Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have identified a new type of bone marrow stem cell in mice that is primed to produce large numbers of vital blood-clotting platelets. ... Full story

PS: It’s not cholesterol

Disease-related proteins carry surprising cargo ... Full story

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