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Heart Disease News
September 29, 2020

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Mapping the Human Heart, Cell by Cell

Scientists have mapped and described the function of cells in six regions of the adult heart, providing a new foundation for studying heart ...

Generation of Three-Dimensional Heart Organoids

Researchers engineered three-dimensional functional heart organoids resembling the developing heart. By exposing mouse embryonic stem cells to two key proteins during heart development, the ...

Fatter Legs Linked to Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure

Adults with a higher percentage of fat tissue in their legs were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure. Research findings held true even after adjusting for age, ...

More Than One Drink a Day May Raise High Blood Pressure Risk in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

In a large study of adults with Type 2 diabetes, moderate drinking (defined as eight or more alcoholic beverages a week) was associated with a 60% or ...
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Study Provides Additional Support for Use of New Class of Diabetes Drugs

A new study has assessed the cardiovascular and renal outcomes for ertugliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes to help them control blood sugar ...

Smoking Linked to Bleeding in the Brain in Large, Long-Term Study of Twins

Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that ...

Authoritative New Analysis Links Increased Omega-3 Intake to Cardioprotection and Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

A new study provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides ...

To Repair a Damaged Heart, Three Cells Are Better Than One

CardioClusters use three types of cells to reduce scar tissue and improve function by integrating into and persisting within damaged heart ...

Identifying, Preventing and Managing Heart Rhythm Side Effects of Medicines

Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, heart disease, high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances. Many commonly used medications, ...

Research on the Impact of ACE-I and ARBs for Patients With COVID-19 Continues to Evolve

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, in COVID-19 patients with a history of hypertension appears to be a risk factor for kidney damage and death. Reducing hypertension medications if and when COVID-19 ...

Mindfulness With Paced Breathing and Lowering Blood Pressure

Now more than ever, Americans and people all over the world are under increased stress, which may adversely affect their health and well-being. Researchers explore the possibility that mindfulness ...

Post-COVID Syndrome Severely Damages Children's Hearts

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) appears even after asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, a case review confirms, and in some children damages the heart to the extent that the children ...

Uncovering the Genetics Behind Heart Attacks That Surprise Young, Healthy Women

New genetic research finds spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, heart attacks may be more similar to different diseases than to other heart ...

Red Hot Meat: The Wrong Recipe for Heart Disease

From MasterChef to MKR, the world's best chefs have taught us how to barbeque, grill and panfry a steak to perfection. But while the experts may be seeking that extra flavor, new research ...

Heart Disease Signs Improve When Using Arthritis Medication

Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to new ...

Blood Pressure-Lowering Is Even More Beneficial Than Previously Thought

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood ...

First Treatment Identified for Fainting

Fainting affects one in two people during their lifetime. Those with recurrent episodes are often afraid to socialize or go to work. Today researchers report the first effective ...

People With Less Body Response to Stress Task Had More PTSD Signs After COVID-19 Began

People who did not have a large heart rate response to a stress task surprised researchers later -- after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic -- when they showed more symptoms of post-traumatic stress ...

Early Rhythm Control Therapy Improves Outcomes in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm control therapy, according to new ...

Wearable Device Could Help EMTs, Surgeons Assess Hemorrhage Blood Loss

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), military medics, and emergency room physicians could one day be better able to treat victims of vehicular accidents, gunshot wounds, and battlefield injuries ...

For People With High Blood Pressure, Telemonitoring May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate by 50%

Adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure were about half as likely to have serious cardiovascular events in the five years after a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program compared to those ...

Body Mass Index Is a More Powerful Risk Factor for Diabetes Than Genetics

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to new ...

Reprogramming Cardiac Fibroblast Cells to Transform Into Beating Heart Muscle

Researchers have clarified the roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction as well as the signaling pathways in the transformation of cardiac fibroblasts into contractile cardiomyocytes and ...

What Happens When Babies With Heart Defects Become Adults?

More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults have a chronic, ...

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