How Stem Cells Drive Cardiac Development and Growth Revealed

Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the Université Libre de Bruxelles have used cutting-edge technology to show for the first time how embryonic stem cells diversify to generate the progenitor cells required for the development of the heart. The researchers hope that this new understanding will pave the way for future therapeutic opportunities for [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:40:10+00:00February 9th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

Potential Treatment for Diastolic Dysfunction in Heart Failure Identified

Researchers at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine have identified a potential treatment target for patients with a common type of heart failure. In a study published in a recent issue of the journal, Science Translational Medicine, the researchers tested the effect of an investigational drug called givinostat in treating diastolic dysfunction, which [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:38:17+00:00February 9th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

New Marker Could Help to Identify Heart Attack Patients Most at Risk

A new study from the University of Sheffield has shown that a new blood test could provide a clue as to why some patients are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. The research may help scientists to identify new targets for reducing the risk and eventually lead to more [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:37:25+00:00February 9th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

New Drug Protects Heart from Cardiac Rupture After Myocardial Infarction

There are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by American guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic heart failure. LCZ696 is better than conventional drugs at reducing cardiac death and hospitalization due to heart failure. Now, researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have revealed that [...]

By |2018-01-15T12:58:49+00:00January 15th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

New Light Shed on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

A new study on two specially-bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body. The authors of a report on the new study, [...]

By |2018-01-15T12:56:57+00:00January 15th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

Localised Cooling of the Heart Limits Heart Attack Damage

Cardiologists at the Catharina hospital in Eindhoven have succeeded in the localised cooling of the heart during a heart attack – a world-first. By cooling part of the heart prior to and following angioplasty, the cardiologists believe that the damage from a heart attack can be limited. Earlier this month, cardiologist, Luuk Otterspoor, received his [...]

By |2018-01-15T12:55:35+00:00January 15th, 2018|Cardiology|0 Comments

Diagnostic Test Helps Rule out Pathologic Heart Murmur in Kids

Although heart murmur in children is usually harmless (referred to as innocent murmur), in a small number of cases it is symptomatic of cardiac disease (referred to as pathologic murmur). A new study finds that disappearance of heart murmur while standing reliably rules out pathologic heart murmurs. Using an acoustic-based, non-electronic stethoscope, researchers at two [...]

By |2017-12-14T12:18:45+00:00December 14th, 2017|Cardiology|0 Comments

Risk of Dying Due to Heart Cell Damage Without Any Symptoms Exposed

Surgery that doesn’t involve the heart may cause damage to the heart in people with known or at high risk of developing heart disease and was associated with an increased risk of death, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. Heart cell damage during or after non-heart surgery, known as perioperative [...]

By |2017-12-14T12:17:37+00:00December 14th, 2017|Cardiology|0 Comments

Ultrasound Imaging Needle to Transform Heart Surgery

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The revolutionary technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving an unprecedented, high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5 cm in [...]

By |2017-12-14T12:16:37+00:00December 14th, 2017|Cardiology|0 Comments

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients who have suffered a heart attack. The advance takes a major step toward the end goal of repairing dead heart muscle in human patients. The study appears online in Nature Communications. [...]

By |2017-12-06T13:54:09+00:00December 7th, 2017|Cardiology|0 Comments