Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease involving the build-up of plaque consisting of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other blood-based substances. Sequentially, the plaque hardens and narrows the arteries to limit the … Continue Reading Molecules alter the gut microbiota to reverse narrowing of arteries in an animal study.
More than one million artificial pacemakers are implanted in patients across the globe annually due to abnormal heart rhythms. The devices are placed in the chest or abdomen, using electrical … Continue Reading Biological pacemakers produced from human fat cells.
Atherosclerosis is a cardiac-based disease where plaque builds up inside the body’s arteries, the blood vessels responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood to the heart and other organs of the body. … Continue Reading Nanoparticle eats plaques responsible for heart attacks.
Welcome to your 2019 list This is the sixth year running in the popular Top 10 Healthinnovations series, a list of the most viewed articles for the year on the … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2019.
An all too familiar and frustrating sight for doctors and nurses the world over, patients who suffer a cardiac arrest under their care due to trauma involving car accidents, gunshot … Continue Reading First human placed in suspended animation.
There are a staggering estimated 785,000 new heart attack cases in the United States each year, with no gold standard treatment for repairing the resulting damage to cardiac tissue. There … Continue Reading A First-in-human trial shows hydrogel to repair heart is safe to inject.
The human heart has four valves, thin membranes known to open and close to control blood flow through the heart and the rest of the body. When the valves do … Continue Reading New type of immune cell discovered is crucial for heart valve formation.
Saturated fat in red meat has long been linked to a raised risk of heart disease, with TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), a gut microbiota-generated metabolite, also linked to the pathogenesis of … Continue Reading Chronic red meat consumption alters gut microbiota, raises heart disease risk.
Welcome to The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017, the fourth year in the highly successful series covering the best discoveries for the year, as decided by you, the reader. The … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2017.
Monitoring the vital signs of a patient is critical to managing their care, however, current approaches are limited in terms of sensing capabilities and sampling rates. The measurement process can … Continue Reading New non-invasive ‘tag’ system measures vital signs with radio waves.
Heart surgery may seem like a standard procedure in this modern age, however, there is always a danger that the patient’s blood may coagulate or clot too quickly, both of … Continue Reading Light beam replaces blood tests during human heart surgery.
Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss … Continue Reading Short-term sleep deprivation shown to affect heart function.
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.
Air pollution is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease and related deaths. In 2004, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement, updated in 2010, warning of the risk and … Continue Reading Study links air pollution to blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults.
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.
The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.