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First Hydrogel to Repair Heart Is Safe to Inject in Humans

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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…
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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…
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