There has been much focus on how to prevent heart disease by regulating the secretion of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) by the liver. These lipoproteins are known to increase … Continue Reading Study shows damage to previously unknown liver protein leads to heart disease, fatty liver.
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.
The human heart is a remarkable muscle, beating more than 2 billion times over the average life span. However, the heart’s efficiency can decrease over time. One major contributor to … Continue Reading Study identifies protein with power to improve heart function.
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.
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.
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure. The new study links events at the single-cell level to a system-level … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new mechanism for the regulation of blood pressure.
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.
A study of hospitalized cardiac patients is the first to show that effective treatment with positive airway pressure therapy reduces 30-day hospital readmission rates and emergency department visits in patients … Continue Reading First ever study shows treating sleep apnea reduces cardiac patients hospital readmission.
Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. The findings, published in Cell Reports, … Continue Reading Heart-regenerating cells found in coronary arteries.
The antibiotic clarithromycin, widely used for treating common bacterial infections, is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths, finds an opensource study published in the BMJ. The team from … Continue Reading Common antibiotic linked with heart deaths in BMJ study.
Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation, research which adds to the medical community’s knowledge of how early … Continue Reading Scientists unlock key to blood vessel formation.
British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to … Continue Reading Five-a-day keeps the doctor away: Larger study proves fruit and veg advice is correct.
Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. … Continue Reading Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year … Continue Reading First broadscale study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems.
Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer to … Continue Reading Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.