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

(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 for designing a training program ...
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Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

(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 the incidence of several cardiovascular ...
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Heart Disease Research: Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

(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 symptoms that put them at ...
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MCEWEN CENTRE SCIENTISTS PRODUCE FUNCTIONAL HEART PACEMAKER CELLS

(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. 12, detail how human pluripotent ...
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Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

(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 the Medical College of Georgia ...
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Heart Disease News: Research Finds Strong Correlation Between Genetic Mutation Rare Heart Muscle Disease Called Left Ventricular Noncompaction

(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 the disease and lead to ...
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Statins Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk According to Trial Study

(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 by the OHSU Pacific Northwest ...
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Patients Taking Statins May Survive Longer Following Cardiac Arrest

(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 Identify 2 Chemicals Which Help Transform Scar Tissue into Active Heart Muscle

(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 ...
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Age at Time of Cancer Diagnosis May be a Determining Factor for Heart Disease Risk

(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 ...
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