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Tags results for 'heart'

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013 04:12 AM
by PlanetTech
Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.

Brushing Your Teeth Could Prevent Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay.

Pacemaker Okayed In Europe Is One Tenth The Size Of Those Used Now

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2013 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Many illnesses were first treated with dangerous, sometimes barbaric, methods that initially seemed almost as bad as the sickness.

Heart attack risk identified by new scan

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way of scanning the heart can identify those who may be at high risk of a heart attack, early tests suggest.

Study: 'Healthy Obese' Still at Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2013 06:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Even metabolically “healthy” overweight and obese people are at an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a new study.

Testing shows gene therapy shrinks an enlarged heart, improves heart function, human trials to start

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 07:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in large animal models.

Bioengineer: the heart is one of the easiest organs to bioprint, we'll do it in a decade

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade.

Caffeine energy drinks 'intensify heart contractions'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 02:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
A stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease.

Carmat’s groundbreaking five-year artificial heart gets its first patient in France

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Artificial hearts are taking a big step forward, thanks to France.

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Posted in Software on 25th Dec, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting closer to letting you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.

First human implant of world’s smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
No leads, no incision, minimally invasive.

Physical Inactivity After Cardiac Surgery Linked With Substantially Higher Risk of Depression

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%.

Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates.

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jan, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The glue, which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts, could be a gentler alternative to stitches.

Heart attack 'leaves cellular trace'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2014 05:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

Injected microparticles shown to greatly reduce heart attack damage

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
An injection of polymer nanoparticles could save the lives of heart attack victims.

Good cholesterol 'can turn nasty and clog arteries'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2014 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Good cholesterol also has a nasty side that can increase the risk of heart attacks, according to US doctors.

Nanoparticle pinpoints blood-vessel plaques

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture that causes heart attack and stroke.

Guidelines call for more people to be put on statins

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against heart attacks and strokes.

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study should show if treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue.

3D Printing Helps Fix Child’s Heart, Saves Life

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
3D printing has been creeping its way into the healthcare industry, slowly but surely, over the last few years.

Single-chip device to provide real-time ultrasonic 3D images from inside the heart and blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Real-time 3D imaging from inside the heart.

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments.

3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2014 04:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology could radically transform measurement, treatment, and prediction of cardiac disorders.

Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previsously believed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s Kills Six times more than previously believed which is as Many People as Cancer and Heart Disease.

3D Printed Human Heart By 2023, Says Top Scientist

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A scientist named Stuart K. Williams is leading a team responsible for an extremely ambitious project; to print the human heart.

Tiny Ultrasonic Device to Travel Arteries and Image Coronary Blockages

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Less invasive procedures reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection.

Fears over statins use are 'misleading'

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A leading researcher on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has accused critics of misleading the public about the dangers of taking them.

3D printing a human heart using a patients own cells:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2014 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists could soon build replacement organs using a patient’s own cells.

Heart Risk? Marathoners Have Increased Artery Plaque

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2014 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
New study looks at coronary artery deposits in men who have run at least one marathon a year for 25 years:

NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The Heartbleed bug was used by the NSA regularly to gather critical intelligence.

Innovative Pacemaker Powered By Your Own Heartbeat

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's battery-powered pacemakers have to be removed every 5 to 7 years when their batteries run out, a costly and inconvenient exercise.

Genome regions once mislabeled 'junk' linked to heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
So-called junk DNA was long thought to have no important role in heredity or disease because it doesn’t code for proteins.

High-fibre diet 'benefits heart attack patients'

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
If you have had a heart attack, eat plenty of fibre because it may improve your long-term chances of recovery, say US researchers.

"Heart disease-on-a-chip" could usher in an age of personalized medicine

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard scientists have created the world's first lab-grown sample of functioning human heart tissue that has a cardiovascular disease.

Genetic test for heart disease risk rolled out in UK

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A test for a preventable form of heart disease is being rolled out in the UK.

Blood pressure: 'Extraordinary' number of lives saved

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.

Pollution link to irregular heartbeat and lung clotting

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung, research suggests.

Centenarians 'outliving diseases of old age'

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, research suggests.

Bacteria help explain why stress and fear trigger heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people.

A shot against heart attacks?

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say simple 'genome editing' may dramatically lower risk of such crises in future.

How stress damages the heart

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time scientists have found a direct biological link between stress and inflammation of blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks.

Mini lab grown human hearts could hold cure for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Tiny hearts that are only one millimeter in diameter could hold the key to curing heart disease.

A self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jun, 2014 03:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A research team from Korea has developed a self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Running 7 minutes a day 'halves heart death risk'

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The research reported on today found people who ran had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, as well as death from any cause, compared with non-runners.

The Fishy Origins of the Fish Oil Craze

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A widely cited, foundational study does not say what people say it does.

Machine predicts heart attacks 4 hours before doctors

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Code Blue events, which include cardiac or respiratory arrest, can be difficult to anticipate.

Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
An upcoming study in the U.K. will inject dying patients with placebo instead, which raises some obvious ethical concerns.

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A study reports one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. A drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

A batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on self-winding wristwatch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker controlled by a self-winding wristwatch mechanism that is powered by heart motion has been developed by researchers.

Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Sep, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Which New Technology Will Win the Race to Repair and Replace Our Organs?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
An extraordinary competition is underway, one that could be more impactful to the human species than any other technological rivalry.

One Gene Mutation Cuts Heart Attack Risk by Half

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2014 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) gene is linked to high cholesterol levels. Ezetimibe, a commonly prescribed drug to lower blood cholesterol, targets this same gene.

Protein structure 'holds key to heart muscle disease'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2014 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The structure of a key protein implicated in diseases affecting the heart muscle has been uncovered, scientists say.

The strange case of the man with two hearts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies.

Sugar worse than salt row erupts

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.

Gene therapy boosts mice survival from heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The enzyme telomerase repairs cells damaged by aging, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice. It could be used to cure aging related illnesses.

MOCAheart keeps an eye on your cardiovascular health

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Your heart rate, blood oxygen level and blood pressure are all key indicators of your cardiovascular state of health.

Doctors Revive and Transplant Hearts That Have Already Stopped Beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2014 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A dead heart beats again in medical breakthrough.

Lack of daily physical activity linked to vascular dysfunction as well as other health problems

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Inactivity can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health.

Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors rely on blood tests to help them judge if a patient with chest pain might be having an attack, but a normal result can mean the diagnosis is overlooked.

The 7 Most Important Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Past 25 Years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiovascular medicine has seen monumental leaps in the past 25 years.

Slightly high cholesterol in mid-life can be 'risky for the heart'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in mid-life significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.

3D Printed Heart Model Makes Surgery Faster, Safer For Children

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Using a life-sized 3D model created from the patient’s MRI data, the team was able to shorten the length of the surgery, while eliminating the need for multiple surgeries.

Promising peptide for traumatic brain injury, heart attack and stroke

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Strokes, heart attacks, and traumatic brain injuries have a common end: cell death and human injury due to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen.

Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study

Posted in Software on 15th Feb, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Never before has so much information been collected and storied on so many human hearts.

Nanoparticles could stop blood-clot-caused strokes and heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 26th Feb, 2015 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
This new technology could destroy blood clots 1000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.

Drug-delivering nano 'drones' to help prevent heart attacks

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver drugs to heal and stabilize fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries, a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe.

Treating depression helps reduce cardiovascular risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that treating moderate to severe depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing cardiovascular risks.

Child heart surgery deaths in UK have 'halved'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Children's heart surgery in the UK, often the source of bitter controversy, has improved significantly, a report has concluded.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
NSF announced that it would be funneling millions of pounds into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes.

People With Dementia At Greater Heart Attack Risk

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
People with cognitive impairment had around an 8x greater risk of heart failure readmission compared with those who were not suffering from neurodegenerative conditions.

Miniature heart sensor keeps heart failure patients out of the hospital

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Implanting microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital.

Successful heart transplant after using experimental artificial heart

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

A drug that dramatically lowers cholesterol approved by the FDA

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug is controversial because it is expected to cost about $14,000 a year.

Harnessing the survival powers of cancer cells could wipe out heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Genes that cancers use to proliferate could be repurposed. Researchers believe this could lead to a new treatment for people with heart disease.

Trans fats, but not saturated fats, have been linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats, but there are different kinds of fats.'

Timing Your Blood Pressure Meds Right Might Prevent Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than waiting until morning may cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.

UV light and balloons can plug holes in the heart and other organs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A new device uses a catheter and two balloons to deliver a UV light-activated patch to a perforated organ wall.

New Tech Doubles Transplant Hearts' Viability Time

Posted in Medicine on 6th Oct, 2015 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
With the new “heart in a box,” developed by Transmedics, heart transplant success rates may climb substantially.

Heart attack blood test 'could cut hospital stays'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2015 11:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

How to 3D print a heart

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2015 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Carnegie Mellon scientists are creating technology that could one day solve the shortage of heart transplants, which are currently needed to repair damaged organs.

Google Life Sciences and American Heart Association commit $50M to study heart disease

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced that they’re teaming together to fight heart disease.

Balloon 'last chance treatment' for heart failure

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have used a pioneering balloon technique as a "last chance" treatment to help a patient with severe heart failure.

Pioneering discovery leads to potential preventive treatment for sudden cardiac death

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2016 03:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A possible treatment for a disease that causes the heart to thicken and stop pumping blood effectively, leading to heart failure.

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that by looking at a specific group of genes they were able to reliably detect underlying problems.

Mutated gene safeguards against heart attacks

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016 11:34 AM
by AlexMuller
If this gene were switched off with medications it could reduce the risk of coronary disease significantly.

Major steps toward a bioengineered heart for transplantation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a patient’s own cells may overcome problems associated with receiving a heart donated by another person.

How microbes contribute to heart disease

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The TMAO chemical sparks an even greater cascade of problems inside the body leading to cardiovascular disease and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Signs of a silent heart attack can include unexplained fatigue and discomfort in the jaw, upper back or arms. Pain can even be mistaken for indigestion.

Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.

Apollo Astronauts are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The likely culprit of this higher rate of heart problems is their unprecedented exposure to deep space radiation.

New catheter lets doctors see inside arteries for first time and clear plaque

Posted in Hardware on 6th Oct, 2016 09:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A new safer catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside arteries and remove plaque from only diseased tissue has been used.

Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain Damage

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before.

Blood test for hidden heart disease and risk of heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.

Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2017 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire unit.

'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2017 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors.

3D printed guides used to make customized blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2017 08:55 AM
by Alex Muller
The 'Ring Stacking Method' could lead to new and improved ways of treating coronary artery disease.

Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Heart attacks in particular are hard to anticipate.

Heart-healing patch has got the beat

Posted in Medicine on 18th Apr, 2017 10:37 AM
by Alex Muller
One of the problems with heart attacks is that when the heart heals afterwards, it grows scar tissue over the part of the heart that was damaged.

Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest.

Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2017 05:52 PM
by Alex Muller
People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests.

'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers

Posted in Medicine on 11th May, 2017 05:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.

UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2017 02:31 PM
by Alex Muller
The UK's first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said.

Depression is the single biggest predictor of death for heart patients

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2017 04:43 PM
by Alex Muller
A major new study from the Intermountain Medical Center has shown how the death rate for depressed heart patients is double that of non-depressed heart patients

A protein called cardiotrophin 1 can make your heart think you exercise

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2017 12:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) has been shown to improve heart health in the same way that exercise normally does.

3D Printed Blood Vessels Offer New Possibilities for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Bioprinting enthusiasts envision a future where we’ll be able to print functional human organs on demand, putting an end to transplant waiting lists.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.

Cholesterol Crystals Are Sign That A Heart Attack May Be Coming

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2017 05:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may lower heart attack risk, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2017 04:21 AM
by Alex Muller
US scientists find heart attack survivors given canakinumab injections have fewer future heart attacks and lower cancer risk.

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2017 03:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers.

Towards the Transformation of Scar Tissue to Muscle in the Aged Heart

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2017 06:55 AM
by Alex Muller
The ability to transform one cell type directly into another has been demonstrated for many combinations of types in the laboratory.

Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2017 08:48 AM
by Alex Muller
A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Injectable gel helps heart muscle regenerate after heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2017 04:30 PM
by Alex Muller
A new approach to restart cardiomyocyte replication after a heart attack: an injectable gel that slowly releases short gene sequences known as microRNAs into the heart muscle.

Artificial intelligence enabled early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Posted in Software on 4th Jan, 2018 12:16 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed AI that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.

Platelet coated stem cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2018 12:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury and getting them to stay there remains challenging.

A CRISPR edit for heart disease

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2018 01:05 AM
by Alex Muller
According to World Health Organization statistics published in 2015, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide.

A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human one

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2018 07:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have been trying for decades to make an artificial heart that can be permanently implanted.

Study: Apple Watch Cardiogram app bested EKG band in spotting errant heartbeat

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Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

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by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.

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by Alex Muller
Models help surgeons and patients' family members understand congenital heart defects.

Heart Attacks Ruled Out Three Times Faster with New Blood Test

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Developing improved diagnostics that can quickly discern whether a patient has had a myocardial infarction or heart attack, is imperative.

Radar could make for less-biased heart checks

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2018 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
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