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In Acute Heart Failure Serelaxin Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Death

In Acute Heart Failure Serelaxin Does Not Lower Cardiovascular Death

An infusion of serelaxin does not result in a lower incidence of death from cardiovascular causes or worsening of heart failure among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure; according to a study publish in the Aug issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Marco Metra, M.D., from the University of Brescia in Italy, and…

The Leaky Mitral Valves Increases Pressure In The Veins

The Leaky Mitral Valves Increases Pressure In The Veins

Left ventricular assist devices, or LVADs, have been shown to help leaky mitral valves that create significant regurgitation, but a new study questions the presumption that all’s well with the mitral valve after a patient receives a LVAD. The study, published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, finds that when people with advanced heart…

Atrial Fibrillation Prevents The Heart From Heart Failure

Atrial Fibrillation Prevents The Heart From Heart Failure

In the confines of the thoracic chamber, a heart has lost its rhythm. Its two upper chambers, the atria, are beating out of sync with the two lower chambers, the ventricles. The resulting chaos is called atrial fibrillation and is a major concern because it prevents the heart from pumping effectively and is with serious…

Drug That Reduce Damage Of Healthy Heart Muscle Tissue

Drug That Reduce Damage Of Healthy Heart Muscle Tissue

Reparative medicine scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute discover a new compound that could shield heart tissue before a heart attack, as well as preserve healthy cells when administered after a heart attack. The findings are in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Imagine there were a drug that you could take soon after…

Blood Pressure Control Helped To Reduce Damage White Matter Of Brain

Blood Pressure Reduce Damage Of White Matter In The Brain

Tighter blood pressure control is standard practice in hypertension therapy. Researchers have find that in addition to the benefits this provides to the heart and the vascular system, it also helps lower the risk of cognitive decline and dementia with age. The study titled, “Association of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control With Cerebral White…

Novel Dual Stem Cell Therapy Improving Cardiac Regeneration

Novel Dual Stem Cell Therapy Improving Cardiac Regeneration

Cardiac Regeneration; As a medical emergency caused by severe cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction (MI) can inflict permanent and life-threatening damage to the heart. A joint research team comprising scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a multipronged approach for concurrently rejuvenating both the muscle cells and vascular systems of the heart…

Cardiac Arrest Cause Disruption To Heart's Electrical System

Cardiac Arrest Cause Disruption To Heart’s Electrical System

One time, Amy Dahart an intensive care unit nurse at Mary Washington Hospital in Virginia was part of a cardiac arrest team in a freight elevator, moving a patient from a general ward to the ICU, when the man’s heart stopped. Dahart recounts how another nurse “just launched right up onto that bed, straddled the…

Every Additional Fast Food Outlet Have More Heart Attacks

Every Additional Fast Food Outlet Have More Heart Attacks

Areas with a higher number of fast food restaurants have more heart attacks; according to research presented at CSANZ 2019. The study also found that for every additional fast food outlet, there were four additional heart attacks per 100,000 people each year. The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New…

Stem Cells Combination Could Help To Repair Damaged Hearts

Stem Cells Combination Could Help To Repair Damaged Hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nature Biotechnology. Researchers have found that, by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of both heart muscle…

Heart-on-a-chip system

Heart Chip System Replicated Drug Responses Found In Adult Humans

Researchers from TARA Biosystems, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today published data demonstrating that TARA’s engineered heart-on-a-chip system replicated drug responses found in adult humans. The findings, published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, show TARA’s 3-D-cardiac tissue platform can predict how human hearts will respond to a wide range of drugs, something that has been a challenge…

Improved Heart Attack Repair By Stem Cell Derived Heart Muscles

Improved Heart Attack Repair By Stem Cell Derived Heart Muscles

The heart cannot regenerate muscle tissue after a heart attack has killed part of the muscle wall. That dead tissue can strain surrounding muscle, leading to a lethal heart enlargement. Biomedical engineers believe they can aid the failing heart by using pluripotent stem cells to grow heart muscle cells outside of the body, and then injecting those muscle cells or adding…

Delays In Heart Failure Diagnosis Leads To Worse Outcomes

Delays In Heart Failure Diagnosis Leads To Worse Outcomes

More people are being diagnosed in hospital with heart failures than in the community because vital heart failure symptoms are being missed. A major Leicester Diabetes Centre study, which has look at data collected across a 20-year period; which has find that over 70% of people are not being diagnosed with major heart problems until…