heart failure

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

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.

How microbes contribute to heart disease

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

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.

Mutated gene safeguards against heart attacks

Posted in Science on 8th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

If this gene were switched off with medications it could reduce the risk of coronary disease significantly.

New blood test to detect inherited heart conditions

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers found that by looking at a specific group of genes they were able to reliably detect underlying problems.

Pioneering discovery leads to potential preventive treatment for sudden cardiac death

Posted in Medicine on 8th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

A possible treatment for a disease that causes the heart to thicken and stop pumping blood effectively, leading to heart failure.