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3,000 Steps in 30 Minutes Improves the Prognosis for Heart Failure

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(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 […]

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Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

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(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 […]

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Heart Disease Research: Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

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(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 […]

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MCEWEN CENTRE SCIENTISTS PRODUCE FUNCTIONAL HEART PACEMAKER CELLS

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(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. […]

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Heart Disease News: Research Finds Strong Correlation Between Genetic Mutation Rare Heart Muscle Disease Called Left Ventricular Noncompaction

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(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 […]

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Statins Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk According to Trial Study

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(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 […]

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Patients Taking Statins May Survive Longer Following Cardiac Arrest

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(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.

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Researchers Identified Two PARP Proteins as Regulators of Macrophage Activation in Development of Atherosclerosis

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(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 – […]

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Stealth BioTherapeutics Announces Phase 2 Study to Evaluate Elamipretide in Congestive Heart Failure Patients

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(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 […]

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Study Finds Diet Rich in Whole Grains May Significantly Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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(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 […]

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Excess Belly Fat Not So Good for the Heart

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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 […]