Thrombosis occurs when blood clots disrupt the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause severe health problems such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke. Current treatments … Continue Reading Smart patch successfully monitors blood to release blood thinners as needed in animal model.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide and represent a substantial economic burden on public health care systems. Now, a study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that … Continue Reading Large-scale study shows that memory, epigenetics of a heart attack are stored in person’s genes.
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.
Researchers have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems, including heart attack, … Continue Reading Researchers identify new contributor to heart disease, new scope of treatment.
Myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle. ST-elevation myocardial infarctions are the … Continue Reading Study shows cold weather can cause, predict higher risk of severe heart attack.
Dramatic health consequences of air pollution were first described in Belgium in 1930 after the Meuse Valley fog. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers air pollution as one of the … Continue Reading Air pollution linked to increased heart attack risk even at ‘safe’ levels.
A new non-invasive scan can be used to determine the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a 15-year period. … Continue Reading New non-invasive test predicts long-term death risk in humans even without heart disease symptoms.
In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study by researchers … Continue Reading Researchers map how calcium uptake in mitochondria during a heart attack causes large cell death.
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, … Continue Reading Nanotechnology successfully used to halt atherosclerotic plaque growth in animal model.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability to reactivate a cardiac muscle cell … Continue Reading Researchers induce microRNA-based cardiomyocyte proliferation after heart attack in animal model.
New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries … Continue Reading New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Researchers from New York University have been collaborating with the Peking University on a new nanotechnology test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart … Continue Reading Gold nanoparticles used to detect heart attacks early.
Understanding how nitrite can improve conditions such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke has been the object of worldwide research studies. New research from Wake Forest University has potentially moved … Continue Reading Scientists confirm controversial nitrite-blood flow and clotting hypothesis.