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Heart Valve

Novel Technique Reduces Obstruction Risk In Heart Valve Replacement

Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents the obstruction of blood flow, a common fatal complication of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). The new method, called LAMPOON, may increase treatment options for high-risk patients previously ineligible for heart…

Heart Failure

Adherence To DASH Diet Can Lower Heart Failure Risk In People

Diet prove to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine; so part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. The observational study of more than 4,500 people; they show that those…

Bypass

Heart’s Natural Electrical Pathways Instead Of Bypass

A new therapy to re-engage the heart’s natural electrical pathways instead of bypassing them could mean more treatment options for heart failure patients who also suffer from electrical disturbances, such as arrhythmias, according to research led by the University of Chicago Medicine. In a first-ever pilot study, called the His SYNC trial, researchers compare the…

Heart Attack

Genetic Therapy Heals Damage Caused By Heart Attack

Researchers from King’s College London have find that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, cause by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure, a condition that now affects over 23…

Drinking Water

Adding Minerals To Drinking Water Will Fight High Blood Pressure

Are you having high blood pressure, there you’ve told to cut back on salt. You might even be taking medication. These are good strategies, as nearly half of all adults in the United States work to keep hypertension at bay. What if there were an easier way to make sure nearly everyone took at least…

Women's Heart

A Better Way To Classify Young Women's Heart Attacks

Women age 55 and younger are less likely to exhibit the classic symptoms and underlying mechanisms of a heart attack commonly observed in men. This can leave women undiagnosed and at great risk. But a new study, sponsor by Women’s Health Research at Yale; so shows how a sex-specific classification system can define and group…

Mortality

Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents In Patients With Multivessel Disease

Our data demonstrate a significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and this benefit is consistent across virtually all major patient groups; so suggesting that CABG should be consider in broader patient populations, not just in cases of patients with diabetes and left ventricular dysfunction; which is what is commonly practice. Those…

Blood Pressure

Walnuts May Help Lower Blood Pressure For Those At Risk Of Heart Disease

Combine with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when participants…

Artery Wall Thickness

Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness At Risk Or Heart Disease

The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by MRI is an independent marker for heart disease in women. Previous research has found limitations in cardiovascular risk assessment for women. For instance, there is evidence that the commonly use Framingham Risk Score, which provides estimates of cardiovascular disease risk base on age, sex and…

Trans Fats

EU Curbs Trans Fats From 2021 To Boost Heart Health

The EU adopted a regulation on Wednesday to curb trans fat amounts in products like snack food as part of efforts to fight heart disease and strokes in Europe. Trans fat, also called trans unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, is a type of unsaturated fat that occurs in small amounts in nature, but became…