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First-Ever Blood Test For Myocarditis Detects Heart Inflammation

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

"When viewed in combination with symptoms, the results could allow GPs to easily determine whether their patients have myocarditis. While we still need to confirm these findings in a larger study, we're hopeful that it won't be long until this blood test is in regular use."

NIH Study Casts Doubts On Heart Benefits Of So Called "Good" Cholesterol

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cholesterol was divided into good and bad categories. Low-density lipoprotein is considered the "Bad" cholesterol as it's responsible for blocking arteries and causing stroke or heart attacks, while high-density lipoprotein has been seen as the "Good" form of cholesterol as it catches LDL in the bloodstream and takes it back to the liver.

COVID-19 infection waves linked to spikes in heart attack deaths

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

The findings cannot causally link the increases in heart attacks to COVID, however, the research is far from the first to suggest SARS-CoV-2 infections can harm heart health.

AI Uses a Scan of Your Retina to Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

"AI-enabled vasculometry risk prediction is fully automated, low cost, non-invasive, and has the potential for reaching a higher proportion of the population in the community because of 'high street' availability and because blood sampling or are not needed."

Lasers And Ultrasound Combine To Pulverize Arterial Plaque

Posted in Medicine, Science on 31st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

"Overall, the combination of ultrasound and laser reduces the need for laser power and improves the efficiency of atherosclerotic plaque removal."