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June 29, 2023

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Taking Higher-Than-Recommended Doses of Vitamin D for Five Years Reduced the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new ...

Novel Study Deepens Knowledge of Treatment-Resistant Hypertension

Novel research found that apparent resistant hypertension (aRH) prevalence was lower in a real-world sample than previously reported, but still relatively frequent -- affecting nearly 1 in 10 hypertensive ...

Repurposed Drug Shows Promise for Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias

Researchers invented a new reporting technique to monitor activity of CaMKII while screening the effects of nearly 5,000 FDA approved drugs on human cells that expressed the enzyme. The screen identified five previously unknown CaMKII inhibitors; ruxolitinib, which is used to treat cancers of the ...

Heart Valves Made in Minutes Control Blood Flow Immediately After Being Implanted Into Sheep

Researchers have developed a method for cheaply producing heart valves in the span of minutes that are functional immediately after being implanted into sheep. The scientists call their method 'Focused Rotary Jet Spinning,' which they describe as 'a ...

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Non-Biological Factors and Social Determinants of Health Important in Women's CVD Risk Assessment

A new scientific statement reviews research about racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors among women in the U.S. In addition to traditional risk factors, women of ...

Is Artificial Intelligence Better at Assessing Heart Health?

Investigators found AI proved superior in assessing and diagnosing cardiac function when compared with echocardiogram assessments made by ...

A Miniature Heart in a Petri Dish: Organoid Emulates Development of the Human Heart

A team has induced stem cells to emulate the development of the human heart. The result is a sort of 'mini-heart' known as an organoid. It will permit the study of the earliest development ...

Detecting, Predicting, and Preventing Aortic Ruptures With Computational Modeling

According to some estimates, up to 80% of patients who experience a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm will die before they reach the hospital or during surgery. But early intervention can prevent ...

Smart Watches Could Predict Higher Risk of Heart Failure

A study looked at data from 83,000 people who had undergone a 15-second electrocardiogram (ECG) comparable to the kind carried out using smart watches and phone devices. The researchers identified ...

The Shape of Your Heart Matters

A new study found individuals with spherical hearts were 31% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation and 24% more likely to develop cardiomyopathy, a type of heart muscle ...

Novel Drug Offers Hope for Heart Failure Patients

A novel drug is showing promise for alleviating both heart failure and the sleep apnea associated with ...

Shedding Pounds May Benefit Your Heart -- Even If Some Weight Is Regained

Weight loss was associated with decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes for at least five years -- even if some weight was regained, according to a review of research on ...

Genetic Tests Unexpectedly Find Genes Linked to Heart Disease -- Now What?

As health care professionals, researchers and consumers increasingly use genetic testing, they are uncovering incidental genetic abnormalities, or variants, that are associated with cardiovascular ...

Positive Experiences in Close Relationships Are Associated With Better Physical Health, New Research Suggests

社会关系影响身体健康,布鲁里溃疡t questions remain about the nature of this connection. New research suggests that the way you feel about your close relationships may be affecting ...

A Readily Available Dietary Supplement May Reverse Organ Damage Caused by HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy

MitoQ, a mitochondrial antioxidant that is available to the public as a diet supplement, was found in a mouse study to reverse the detrimental effects that HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have ...


Being Fit Partially Offsets Negative Impact of High Blood Pressure

High fitness levels may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in men with high blood pressure, according to a 29-year ...

From Mutation to Arrhythmia: Desmosomal Protein Breakdown as an Underlying Mechanism of Cardiac Disease

Mutations in genes that form the desmosome are the most common cause of the cardiac disease arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), which affects one in 2000 to 5000 people worldwide. Researchers have ...

Study Shows 'Obesity Paradox' Does Not Exist: Waist-to-Height Ratio Is a Better Indicator of Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure Than BMI

New research has debunked the idea that there is an 'obesity paradox', whereby patients with heart failure who are overweight or obese are thought to be less likely to end up in hospital or ...

维持心脏功能在捐助者宣布的Dead by Circulatory Criteria' Could Improve Access to Heart Transplantation

More donated hearts could be suitable for transplantation if they are kept functioning within the body for a short time following the death of the donor, new research has ...

短的夜间睡眠与几乎翻了一番Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Sleeping less than five hours a night is associated with a 74% raised likelihood of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD) compared with seven to eight ...

Estrogen Possible Risk Factor in Disturbed Heart Rhythm

The sex hormone estrogen has a negative impact on heartbeat regulation, according to an experimental study. Estrogen impact seems to interact with hereditary changes causing a heart disease ...

Gene Essential to Making DNA Appears to Be a Good Target in Minimizing Pulmonary Hypertension

Scientists have found that inhibiting a gene essential to making DNA can significantly reduce the destructive cell proliferation and disease progression in pulmonary ...

Ozone Pollution Is Linked With Increased Hospitalizations for Cardiovascular Disease

New evidence shows that exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) ozone limit is associated with substantial increases in hospital admissions for heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Even ...

Study Examines Heart Inflammation After COVID Vaccine

Researchers found evidence of heart muscle inflammation in a small number of patients with acute myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, but not in patients without acute myocarditis, according to a ...

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