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Rare Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

November 22, 2019

Sudden cardiac death affects 220,000 U.S. adults annually, most of whom have no prior symptoms of a heart issue. By…
Startup Sees Future for Heart Imaging Technology

November 20, 2019

Acoustoelectric cardiac imaging, a new, noninvasive cardiac imaging technology developed at the University of Arizona, has been licensed…
Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps

November 19, 2019

A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump…
New model of irregular heartbeat could boost drug efficacy

October 31, 2019

Patients with irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmia, have few effective treatment options — available drugs are not always effective,…
New MRI computing technique can spot scar muscles of heart without damaging Kidneys

August 28, 2019

3D MRI computing can measure strain in the heart using image registration method. Traditional method involves giving the…
UW Medicine, VA partner on 3D-print models for heart care

August 21, 2019

The University of Washington School of Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System today announced a two-year…
Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

August 14, 2019

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical…
Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

August 7, 2019

Stress is much more harmful for young and middle-aged women with cardiovascular disease than for other patients, new…
Redesign of Cardiod’s heartbeat simulation brings code one step closer to clinical use

June 12, 2019

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has successfully optimized a code that models the human…
Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement

May 21, 2019

Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have…
Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW-Madison spinoff

March 22, 2019

The mother of invention visited Nicholas Von Bergen while he was caring for a newborn in the pediatric…
3 Heart Health Risks All Men Should Know

March 5, 2019

When it comes to cardiovascular health, men and women have many of the same risks. After all, everyone…
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Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain

February 26, 2019

A five-minute workout called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) has been shown to lower blood pressure as much…
Growth of Cardio-Obstetrics Care Presents Challenges, Opportunity

February 20, 2019

For several years, congenital heart specialists have been counseling their female patients who hoped to give birth despite…
On the Beat

February 18, 2019

New tool lets researchers quantify contraction, relaxation in human heart cells in a dish. The human heart beats…
Bad Brakes of the Heart

February 1, 2019

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the heart and a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people…
Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

January 3, 2019

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of…
3-D Printed Heart Valve Models Honored in International Competition

December 27, 2018

A Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont Heart Institute project to create tissue-mimicking heart valve models using advanced…
Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

November 15, 2018

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or…
Heart failure therapy improves outcomes for patients with acute illness

November 14, 2018

A drug therapy used for patients with chronic heart failure also improves markers of poor prognosis in individuals…
Diet fails? Try again. Your heart will thank you

November 14, 2018

Diet fluctuations lead to a rollercoaster of risk for heart disease and diabetes During the holiday season, it…
Common heart condition linked to sudden death

September 28, 2018

A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart…
New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks, Limits Cardiac Damage

August 10, 2018

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a…
A novel approach to cardiac surgery

August 3, 2018

Second-year medical student Kevin Cyr is part of a team of Stanford researchers investigating new ways to survey…
Genetics of heart rhythms explored in large population study

August 1, 2018

New knowledge about biological processes related to the heart’s electrical activity has been gained through a major genome…
Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests: 1% survival rate improvement and double risk of brain damage

July 19, 2018

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in…
Saved by a fall – and a first-anywhere heart procedure

July 19, 2018

Come September, when Debbie Davis returns to work as an aide at Morgan Middle School, she’ll have an…
Heart surgery can be safer, thank to UVA cardiologist’s new device

June 7, 2018

For many years, accessing the left side of the heart has been tricky business for cardiac surgeons. Until…
New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

May 17, 2018

UCLA research could help health care providers make better use of life-saving resources. A new algorithm developed by…
An ‘unprecedented look’ into the protein behind hypertension, epilepsy and other conditions

May 16, 2018

The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a…
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