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UHealth Launches Clinic to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Athletes

A serious road biker, Michael Gale was in a Broward County cafe discussing his upcoming 100-mile ride in hilly Mount Dora when ...

New study finds potential genetic drivers behind male heart disease risk

University of Leicester scientists makes further important step forward in their research into the association between the Y chromosome and risk of ...

Brandeis inventor patents anti-cholesterol formula

Daniel Perlman '68 solves phytosterol dispersability problem ... Full story

Atherosclerosis in Abdominal Aorta May Signal Future Heart Attack, Stroke

OAK BROOK, Ill. — In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta — the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall — are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. ... Full story

Medications to prevent clots not reaching some patients

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that hospitalized patients do not receive more than one in 10 doses of doctor-ordered blood thinners prescribed to prevent potentially lethal or disabling blood clots, a decision they say may be fueled by misguided concern by patients and their caregivers. ... Full story

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 Heart Association journal Circulation. ... Full story

Study Identifies Protein Essential for Normal Heart Function

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

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

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