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Antibody “road block” enables fine-tuning for cardiac recovery, decreases risk of heart failure

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More than one million Americans per year experience myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, as well…
Preventative artery repair provides major benefit after serious heart attack

4 days ago

A major international study has shown that opening all clogged arteries with stents after a serious heart attack…
For Patients with Diabetes, Ticagrelor Reduced Heart Attacks, Strokes

September 3, 2019

In late-breaking clinical trial results presented in a Hot Line Session today at the European Society of Cardiology…
Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

August 23, 2019

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive…
New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

July 23, 2019

During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller “micro” blood vessels…
Evolutionary Gene Loss May Help Explain Why Only Humans are Prone to Heart Attacks

July 23, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the loss of a single gene two…
More Harm Than Good?

July 23, 2019

Studies: widespread aspirin use has few benefits, high risk. Medical consensus once supported daily use of low-dose aspirin…
Physicians can assess the risks of major coronary events in someone with diabetes reasonably well. Among those with diabetes, there are well-established indicators of risk such as weight, fasting levels of blood glucose and family history of the disease. Doctors also can consider more general measures of health such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and smoking history. Image credit: geralt via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain
Warm Up: Machine Learning with a Heart

June 28, 2019

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, so if you’re looking to use data science for…
Turtle study shows hearts can be programmed to survive without Oxygen

June 28, 2019

University of Manchester and University of North Texas scientists are the first to show that an embryonic living…
Younger women who suffer a heart attack are almost always smokers

June 12, 2019

Smoking is the overriding cause of heart attacks for people between the ages of 30 and 50, and…
Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease

June 11, 2019

People with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, according to a…
Should STEMI Patients Recover in the ICU?

June 7, 2019

Providers need clearer guidance on whether a patient who has suffered a STEMI heart attack should recover in…
African Americans more likely to use aspirin to prevent heart attacks if peers support it

May 22, 2019

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, recently published in  Journal of Community Health,…
A better way to classify young women’s heart attacks

May 6, 2019

Women age 55 and younger are less likely to exhibit the classic symptoms and underlying mechanisms of a…
$5.1 million to target silent cause of heart attacks, strokes

May 3, 2019

By age 40, almost everyone’s arteries have begun to harden as deposits of fat and cholesterol build up…
Heart attack and stroke screening times should be more individual

April 29, 2019

Certain lifestyle choices and conditions can increase your risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. Of…
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

April 25, 2019

Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital…
Healthy hearts need two proteins working together

April 18, 2019

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to…
Treating heart failure at home

March 18, 2019

Heart failure – a condition in which the heart muscle can no longer pump enough blood to meet…
Engineer to develop a drug-filled gel to repair heart after heart attack

February 25, 2019

After a heart attack, the cells in the heart muscle cannot get enough nutrients and oxygen to survive,…
Study Uncovers Why Heart Attack Triggers Arrhythmia in Some, Explores Potential Treatment

January 29, 2019

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that…
Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

January 25, 2019

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart…
Mothers of children with birth defects have an increased risk of heart attacks

January 18, 2019

Being the mother of a child with serious birth defects is so hard that it can have significance…
Infections may be linked to heart attack and stroke

December 19, 2018

High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and tobacco smoking are all known risk factors for stroke, and heart…
Tiny Mexican tetra fish may be holding secrets to successful heart regeneration

December 3, 2018

Heart disease kills millions every year. It is one of the leading causes of death, because of how…
Antibodies linked to heart attacks

October 26, 2018

Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a group of antibodies that target endogenous tissue, including the fat molecule cardiolipin and…
Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

October 19, 2018

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial…
Heart attack process. Image credit: Blausen Medical Communications, Inc.
Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

October 14, 2018

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack),…
Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics

October 12, 2018

The community of microorganisms that live in the human gut has been shown to confer all kinds of…
Convenient pocket card aims to ensure people have medicine on hand when heart attack strikes

October 8, 2018

A brand new pocket card designed to hold life-saving heart attack medications—the brainchild of a University of Alberta…
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