During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. However, the damage doesn’t end after the crushing pain subsides. The heart’s … Continue Reading Injectable gel used to prevent heart failure in animal model after heart attack.
Heart failure is one of the main health problems worldwide, and the urgent medical needs relating to it have positioned cardiovascular research as one of the most actively evolving fields … Continue Reading Study links adult heart regeneration to telomere length in animal model.
Heart muscle is activated by ionized calcium, with the signaling pathway utilising allosteric mechanisms in the thin filament. Knowledge about the structure-function relationship among proteins in this filament is critical … Continue Reading Previously unknown protein critical to heart muscle contraction identified.
The heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood and supplying nutrients and oxygen to all organs and cells of the body. The cells charged with these functions are the … Continue Reading Researchers identify link between a mitochondrial defect and heart disease.
Cerebral blood flow is rigorously regulated by various mechanisms to safeguard the match between cerebral metabolic demand and supply. The question of how a change in heart health affects cerebral … Continue Reading Large-scale human study identifies link between early-stage heart and brain disease.
Caring for patients with heart failure costs the United States $40 billion a year. Despite the condition’s enormous impact, few new treatments have been developed, and those that exist produce … Continue Reading Human study identifies sleep gene linked to heart failure.
A petite 44-year-old woman has become the first patient in the world to be bridged to a successful heart transplant, that is, to go from needing a transplant to receiving … Continue Reading First patient in the world bridged to a successful heart transplant via a Total Artificial Heart.
The human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old. Now research conducted in fruit flies, rats and monkeys by … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein that protects heart function into old age.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
Researchers from the UC San Diego and the University of Iowa have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure, a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder affecting more … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for epigenetic change in heart failure.
Researchers at the University of Alberta’s have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure. The study is published in the in Proceedings … Continue Reading Researchers unlock 38-year-old mystery of the heart.