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New target identified for repairing the heart after heart attack

January 30, 2020

Billions of cardiac muscle cells are lost during a heart attack. The human heart cannot replenish these lost…
Engineers design bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices

January 30, 2020

As the geriatric population is expected to balloon in the coming decade, so too will rates of heart…
Heart: Revving the Engine

January 28, 2020

The heart’s ability to beat normally over a lifetime is predicated on the synchronized work of proteins embedded…
Study of cardiac muscles in flies might help you keep your heart young

January 8, 2020

Researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on aging heart muscles in fruit flies,…
Turning to genetics to treat little hearts

December 17, 2019

A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has discovered a new mechanism involved in…
Heart pump devices associated with serious complications in some patients shortly after heart stent procedure

November 19, 2019

In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures,…
Pumped up: These 3D printers create perfect models of life-sized human hearts, spines and other body parts

October 31, 2019

In a small, windowless room at Toronto General Hospital, a bank of seven 3D printers runs day and…
Ventricles in the embryonic mouse heart. Cardiac muscle cells are labeled in green; the muscle cells derived from neural crest cells are labeled in magenta. Image credit: Bronner laboratory
Mending Broken Hearts with Neural Crest Cells

October 23, 2019

Zebrafish—striped fish a few centimeters long—have the ability to regrow up to 20 percent of their hearts after…
Early menopause predictor of heart disease

October 7, 2019

Women who reach menopause before the age of 50 have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to…
Risk of Heart Valve Infections Rising in Hospitals

October 3, 2019

People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially…
AI identifies genes linked to heart failure

September 27, 2019

The Queen Mary University of London team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI…
First Hydrogel to Repair Heart Is Safe to Inject in Humans

September 17, 2019

Ventrix, a University of California San Diego spin-off company, has successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical…
Young transplant recipient gets 3-D models of his damaged heart

September 12, 2019

When Mason Thomas needed a heart transplant at age six, he asked to see his damaged heart so…
Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

September 11, 2019

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but…
Cyborg heart could help scientists better understand the human organ

August 23, 2019

In The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man famously sang, “If I only had a heart . . .…
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

August 16, 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed…
Heart - artistic interpretation. Image credit: geralt via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain
Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease

August 12, 2019

Most people with a medical condition called long QT syndrome have a mutation in a gene that causes…
Cell combo might unlock a heart repair strategy

August 7, 2019

A combination of two different kinds of heart cells, derived from stem cells, might be key to designing…
Paper trail leads to heart valve discoveries

August 6, 2019

Paper is at the heart of an experimental device developed by Rice University bioengineers to study heart disease.…
Catch the Rhythm

July 22, 2019

Marked by racing, irregular heartbeats, the inherited arrhythmia known as CPVT is typically silent until a child suddenly…
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…
Understanding and preventing heart disease

June 27, 2019

Thousands of people perish due to heart disease annually. Knowing what it is and ways to prevent it…
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…
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

April 18, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a…
Using Smartphones and Laptops to Simulate Deadly Heart Arrhythmias

March 29, 2019

Modeling the complex electrical waves that cause heart arrhythmias could provide the key to understanding and treating a…
Hormone Made Our Ancestors Warm-Blooded but Left Us Susceptible to Heart Damage

March 14, 2019

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably…
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…
Anatomy of a Human Heart

March 1, 2019

Each day, the average human heart beats about 100,000 times, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through the body.…
Study links Celebrex, heart valve calcification after earlier research declared drug safe

February 27, 2019

A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs…
Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

February 22, 2019

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats,…
On the Beat

February 18, 2019

New tool lets researchers quantify contraction, relaxation in human heart cells in a dish. The human heart beats…
Lightning’s Electromagnetic Fields May Have Protective Properties

February 15, 2019

Lightning was the main electromagnetic presence in the Earth’s atmosphere long before the invention of electricity. There are…
Taking Sleep to Heart

February 15, 2019

Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk…
Scientists catch heartbeat ‘molecular switch’ in action

February 15, 2019

Oxford University Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers have developed a new method that uses a protein originally found…
Discovery may bolster chemotherapy potency while protecting the heart from side-effects

February 12, 2019

Researchers from the University of Alberta may have found a way to make chemotherapy more effective at treating…
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…
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…
Region’s 1st hepatitis C heart-transplant recipient is cured

January 21, 2019

UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C…
At Consumer Electronics Show, UB cardiologist to discuss heart monitoring by smartphone

January 10, 2019

Heart monitor apps designed to detect cardiac arrhythmias are proving beneficial for heart patients, according to a University…
Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure

January 7, 2019

A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue…
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…
Don’t go breaking my heart

January 2, 2019

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor beating heart cells without affecting…
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…
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…
Enlarged heart linked to a higher risk of dementia

November 30, 2018

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), also known as an enlarged heart, is associated with a nearly two times higher…
Fish genes hold key to repairing damaged hearts

November 23, 2018

The Mexican tetra fish can repair its heart after damage — something researchers have been striving to achieve in humans…
Immunotherapies linked to specific heart complications

November 22, 2018

In the first large-scale analysis of cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Vanderbilt researchers have shown that…
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…
Beneficial gut bacteria metabolize fiber to improve heart health in mice

November 14, 2018

Diets rich in fiber have long been associated with an array of positive outcomes, chief among them healthy…
New drug formulation could help people undergoing heart surgery

November 8, 2018

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect…
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