(SOURCE: TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH) – Supervised Exercise Training Helps Patients with Heart Failure – Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU) have disproved this earlier hypothesis and issued recommendations […]
(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with an “apple-shaped” body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as […]
(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH SCIENCES) – After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine finds that individuals with […]
(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK) – Scientists from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, have developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy. Their findings, “Sinoatrial node cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent cells function as a biological pacemaker,” published online in Nature Biotechnology on Dec. […]
(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small lipid droplets that our heart cells burn for energy can cause heart failure, said Dr. Weiqin Chen, molecular biologist in the Department of Physiology at […]
(UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) According to a recent press release, a strong association between a genetic mutation and a rare kind of heart muscle disease has been discovered by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The finding, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, could improve understanding of […]
(OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY) According to a recent press release, cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, but have not yet had a heart attack or stroke, according to a large-scale analysis of clinical trial data led […]
(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION) According to a recent press release, patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to research from Taiwan researchers presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.
(GLADSTONE INSTITUTES) According to a recent press release, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified two chemicals that improve their ability to transform scar tissue in a heart into healthy, beating heart muscle. The new discovery advances efforts to find new and effective treatments for heart failure.
(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION) According to a recent press release, the age at which cancer survivors were diagnosed for cancer may help determine their risk of death from heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
(Mayo Clinic) According to a recent Mayo Clinic press release, atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow due to plaques. That narrowing can lead to heart attacks and strokes — both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S. Now, in a paper published in Science, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues show […]
(BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL) According to a recent press release from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers have found two new potential drug targets for treating arterial diseases such as atherosclerosis. By using proteomics to screen a vast number of molecules, the researchers identified PARP9 and PARP14 – two members of the PARP family of proteins – […]
(PRNewswire) According to a recent press release, Stealth BioTherapeutics (Stealth), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing investigational drugs to treat mitochondrial dysfunction associated with common diseases of aging and genetic mitochondrial diseases, announced the initiation of IDDEA-HF, a Phase 2 study evaluating elamipretide in patients hospitalized due to congestive heart failure. Heart failure causes more than two million […]
(EurekAlert) According to an article recently published in EurekAlert, a team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic, working in collaboration with Nestlé Research Center, conducted one of the largest controlled studies of its kind on whole grains and concluded that a diet rich in whole grains may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight […]
(CBS News) According to a recent article published in CBS News, a large, international study led by the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.
(China Daily) According to a recent report in China Daily, Chinese doctors have, for the first time, successfully performed minimally invasive surgery on live hearts, saving two patients suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
According to a recent study and article published in HealthDay News, belly fat may lead to an increased risk for heart disease. The six-year study led by Dr. Caroline Fox, a former senior investigator for the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute looked at abdominal fat quantity and quality and found people with excess […]