Latest News for Heart

Death risk may be higher for participants of U.S. food assistance program

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new study finds that subjects who are a part of the federal food assistance program SNAP may be at a much higher risk of death than nonparticipants.
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'Soft robot' designed to pump failing hearts

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Heart failure affects millions of Americans. A new wave of 'soft robots' capable of mimicking heart muscles may save lives on the transplant waiting list.
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Could statins help to reduce blood clots in veins?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST
A research review suggests that statins - commonly used for reducing cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease - may also prevent blood clots in veins.
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Protein released by injured neurons predicts brain recovery following out-of-hospital heart attack

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
The biomarker neuron-specific enolase is a strong predictor of brain recovery in heart attack patients who are unconscious for three or more days, according to a study published in the journal PLOS...
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Acute Coronary Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Learn about different types of acute coronary syndrome and associated risk factors. How is it diagnosed and are there lifestyle changes that can help?
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More than half of atrial fibrillation patients become asymptomatic after catheter ablation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published in European Heart Journal.
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Epigenetic factors linked to obesity-related disease

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Obesity has been linked to "letter" changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people's body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight...
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Blacks, Hispanics less likely to achieve blood pressure control

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Blacks and Hispanics with high blood pressure are less likely than whites to get their condition under control, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an...
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Biomarker could identify patients with potential for recovery from advanced heart failure

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease.
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