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Reviving the heart's regenerative capacities using microRNAs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Once the heart is fully formed, the cells that make up heart muscle, known as cardiomyocytes, have very limited ability to reproduce themselves. After a heart attack, cardiomyocytes die off; unable to make new... more
Heart patch could limit muscle damage in heart attack aftermath  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of heart... more
New drug minimizes damage after a heart attack by 60 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Scientists have found a potential new drug for treating the heart damage caused by a heart attack by targeting the way the heart reacts to stress. more
Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The days immediately following a heart attack are critical for survivors' longevity and long-term healing of tissue. Now researchers have... more
Protecting damaged hearts with microRNAs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Once the heart is formed, its muscle cells have very limited ability to regenerate. After a heart attack, these cells die off and scar tissue forms, potentially setting people up for heart failure. A new study advances the... more
Exploring novel strategies to heal damage after a heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For people who survive a heart attack, the days immediately following the event are critical for their longevity and long-term healing of the heart's tissue. more
New adhesive patch could help reduce post-heart attack muscle damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart... more
Medical News Today: Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue  MNT · 2 days
New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack. more
Medical News Today: Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent  MNT · 3 days
New research examines how five major dietary patterns may affect the risk of developing heart failure among people without heart disease. more
Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks... more
Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart... more
Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more... more
Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of... more
New pediatric blood pressure guidelines can better predict kids at higher risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are... more
Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Framingham Heart Study, the nation's longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has been renewed for an additional six years and $38... more
Real cost of heart attacks and strokes: Double the direct medical expense  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The full financial cost of a heart attack or stroke is twice as much as the medical costs when lost work time for patients... more
Treatment at low-scoring hospitals may increase risk for repeat heart attack and death  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to... more
Healthy hearts need two proteins working together  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR),... more
Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many studies have shown that shift work is associated with heart and metabolic diseases, but new research has clarified how shift work can have a long-term effect on the risk of heart... more
Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials  nanowerk · 1 week
Engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient. more
Half-hearted: New insight into why the heart doesn't develop properly in some children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Investigators have found evidence that the gene Ccdc117 supports the rapid growth of precursor cells needed for proper development of right-sided heart... more
Heart attacks are more common in diabetics who are diagnosed before 40  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has shown that the age at which a person is diagnosed with diabetes could significantly impact the risk of heart attack... more
New study explains why heart failure patients have trouble with thinking and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression. A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points... more
Simple mobility test helps predict hospital readmission in elderly heart attack patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a... more
Medical News Today: Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?  MNT · 2 days
Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and... more
Engineers grow prevascularized tissue for cardiac patches  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Patching up a heart needs the help of tiny blood vessels. Aligning dense vascular structures in engineered cardiac patches can help patients recover from a heart attack. more
Pharmacy closures contribute to medication non-adherence among heart patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications -- like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants -- that... more
Medical News Today: Scientists 'print' 3D heart using patient's tissue  MNT · 1 week
Researchers have created an anatomically correct heart replete with blood vessels and cells. Medical science inches closer to creating a human organ. more
Melatonin's heart protective effects not related to its antioxidant properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. more
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