Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference
... for 22 years, most recently serving as chief of cardiology
and professor of cardiology, physiology and ... and stem cell discoveries.
The field of cardiology
is poised for a revolution in which cell-based ... President, California Chapter American College of cardiology
(ACC), ACC Governor for Southern California, and ...
Inhaling a heart attack: How air pollution can cause heart disease
... deaths. Research has begun in the relatively new field of environmental cardiology
-- a field that examines the relationship between air pollution and heart ... at lower levels. Avoid peak traffic times.
The work in environmental cardiology
goes on and these researchers, and others, will gather together at ...
Friend or foe? How the body's clot-busting system speeds up atherosclerosis
... Dr. David A. Dichek, the John Locke Jr. Family Endowed Professor of cardiology
and associate director for research in the Division of cardiology
at the University of Washington (UW), and his team generated mice that ...
Syntermed licenses Emory ERTb software for enhanced cardiac imaging
... designed to significantly improve the quality and accessibility of nuclear cardiology
images has been licensed by Emory University to Syntermed, an ... as ReconTools, which it will introduce at the American Society of Nuclear cardiology
(ASNC) 2008 annual meeting in Boston, Sept. 10-14. Chen will present ...
EHRA-AFNET summit on AF
... 2008, at the European Heart House, headquarters of the European Society of cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) affects several million people in the ... in Sophia Antipolis, France, headquarters for the European Society of cardiology
2 , on 26 October 2008. This will be the second joint conference organised ...
UCLA stem cell researchers create heart and blood cells from reprogrammed skin cells
... future of regenerative medicine, said MacLellan, an associate professor of cardiology
and physiology. Im hoping that these scientific findings are the first ... issues right now.
The study, which brought together stem cell and cardiology
researchers at UCLA, appears online May 1, 2008 in the journal Stem Cells. ...
Enzyme doesn't act alone in atrial fibrillation
... calcium is stored; when the heart contracts, it is released," said Dr Xander Wehrens, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and cardiology
at BCM. "In atrial fibrillation, the calcium is released too early. As it leaks out, the heart beats too fast and irregularly."
Researchers knew ...
MDC researchers prevent virus induced myocarditis
... by the virus. Inflammation of the heart muscle associated with this virus infection did not develop," Dr. Shi said. ( Journal of American College of cardiology
, 2009; 53:1219-1226, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2008.10.064).*
The receptor used by the Coxsackievirus to infect the heart is the ...
A missing enzyme conveys major heart protection in pre-clinical work
... grow new blood vessels in the absence of chronic ischemia (inadequate circulation)," said Howard Rockman, M.D., Duke professor of medicine, chief of cardiology
at Duke Heart Center and senior author of the study. Chronic ischemia usually occurs in people with severe coronary blockages, and who are at risk ...
Why 'lazy Susan' has a weak heart
... often remains undetected for a long time. The tragic cases of athletes who suddenly collapse during training or competition are well known. The cardiology
department at the Heidelberg University Hospital (Medical Director Prof. Hugo Katus) is one of the major centers in Germany for the treatment and ...
Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 -- a potential link between heart failure and diabetes
... a research associate, Mr. Christopher J. French, medical and graduate student, Dr. David J. Schneider, Professor of Medicine and Director of the cardiology
and Vascular Biology Units, and Dr. Burton E. Sobel, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, performed studies ...
Common gene variants increase risk of hypertension, may lead to new therapies
... levels is widely used to diagnose heart failure, a condition in which they are sharply elevated," says senior author Thomas Wang, MD, of the MGH cardiology
Division. "It's currently premature to advocate screening natriuretic peptide levels or gene variants to diagnose hypertension risk, but someday it ...
International study identifies gene variants associated with early heart attack
... in families and that some of this familial clustering is due to differences in DNA sequence," says Sekar Kathiresan, MD, director of Preventive cardiology
at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and corresponding author of the Nature Genetics report. "We set out to find specific, single-letter ...
Genetic variation may lead to early cardiovascular disease
... researchers evaluated 1,000 families for CAD or evidence of a true heart attack, as part of the GENECARD study put together by the Duke University cardiology
Consortium. An independent, nonfamilial study used a collection of samples of nearly everyone who had an angiogram at Duke since 2001. Co-authors ...
UT faculty members win American Heart Association awards for advancing research
... and therefore, prevention of this potentially deadly disease."
Lombardi received her medical degree and clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology
at Federico II University of Naples, Italy. She joined Marian's research group in the IMM three years ago and earned a doctorate in clinical ...
Reducing the damage of a heart attack
... explains Dr. Craig Basson, co-author of the study, the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Molecular cardiology
at Weill Cornell Medical College, and attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Sato and his team ...
Rare disease provides clues about enzyme role in arrhythmias
... this calcium channel mutation to arrhythmia and possibly other problems, such as autism," said Anderson, who also holds the Potter-Lambert Chair in cardiology
and is a member of the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center. "Our findings add more evidence that by acting on CaM kinase II, you could ...
Children's Hospital scientists achieve repair of injured heart muscle in lab tests of stem cells
... of rejection by introducing foreign cells."
Results of this study are published in the Dec. 2 issue of the Journal of the American College of cardiology
The myoendothelial cells used in this study were more effective at repairing the injured cardiac muscle and reducing scar tissue than previous ...
Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread, MSU researchers find
... previously thought.
George Abela, a physician in Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and chief of the Department of Medicine's cardiology
section, is leading innovative research into the role that the crystallization and expansion of cholesterol play in heart attacks, strokes and other ...
When the ill need protection from the cure
... health workers dealing with patient protection in different contexts, like diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, cardiology
and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning.
According to a report by the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of ...
Columbia to award 2008 Horwitz Prize to Arthur Horwich & Ulrich Hartl for cellular protein folding
... said Andrew R. Marks, M.D., chair of the Horwitz Prize Committee at Columbia University. Dr. Marks is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Molecular cardiology
and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
"We are delighted ...
12-month ATLANTA trial data show sustained benefit of Catania Stent
... as the economic impact of maintaining long-term dual antiplatelet therapy," said Corrado Tamburino, MD, PhD, FESC, FSCAI, FSICI-GISE, Professor of cardiology
and Chief of the Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy, and lead investigator in the ATLANTA Trial. "The 12-month ATLANTA ...
2 beta blockers found to also protect heart tissue
... future drug development and in particular help heart failure patients, says Howard Rockman, M.D., senior author of the study and chief of the Duke cardiology
"To our surprise, we found that these two beta blockers can actually stimulate the beta receptor to activate a pathway in the cell that ...
A home early warning system for cardiac patients
... concluded by Kaunas Medical University's Institute of Cardiology, the Lithuania Academy of Physical Education and the Research Institute of cardiology
at the University of Latvia, the next steps are to satisfy the EU's strict compliance requirements for medical devices and then source a company to ...
Protecting those who heal
... in Latin America, the IAEA is organizing a study to test the eyes of interventional cardiologists participating in a regional medical conference. The cardiology
Conference is organized by the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiologists (SOLACI) in Bogota, Colombia.
The study is being led by a ...
Eating fish may explain very low levels of heart disease in Japan
... a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health slated for the Aug. 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of cardiology
and available online at 5 p.m. ET, today. The study also found that third- and fourth-generation Japanese Americans had similar or even higher ...
The benefits of green tea in reducing an important risk factor for heart disease
... dysfunction is a key event in the progression of atherosclerosis.
The study, performed by Dr Nikolaos Alexopoulos and colleagues at the 1st cardiology
Department, Athens Medical School in Greece, was a randomised trial involving the diameter measurement (dilatation) of the brachial artery of healthy ...
Certain anticancer agents could be harmful to patients with heart disease
... to treat strokes. Lavine, who has just graduated from the Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program will begin an internal medicine cardiology
residency and cardiovascular diseases fellowship. He plans to investigate the contribution of hedgehog signaling in other forms of heart disease such ...
Natural compounds in cocoa tied to blood flow improvements for adults with type 2 diabetes
... blood vessel dysfunction associated with diabetes, suggests a first-of-its-kind study recently published in the Journal of the American College of cardiology
by an international group of scientists. Study participants who regularly consumed a cocoa flavanol-rich beverage made using the Mars, Incorporated ...
Mass. General study shows how exercise changes structure and function of heart
... athletes over several months to determine how the training process actually causes change to occur, says Aaron Baggish, MD, a fellow in the MGH cardiology
Division and lead author of the study.
To investigate how exercise affects the heart over time, the MGH researchers enrolled two groups of ...
LDL particle measurement by NMR recognized by ADA, ACC
... Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2008 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American College of cardiology
(ACC) issued a consensus statement today that states the measurement of LDL particle number by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the more ...
The Lancet publishes first clinical trial data of a fully bioabsorbable drug eluting stent
... clinical safety out to one year in patients with coronary artery disease," said Patrick W. Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Interventional cardiology
at the Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, and co-principal investigator in the ABSORB study. "The positive results from this ...
New study shows low-fat diets more likely to reduce risk of heart disease than low-carb diets
... of Cardiology, professor of medicine and physiology, and senior associate dean of research at the Medical College. Shane Phillips, M.D., a former cardiology
faculty member at the Medical College, and now assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Illinois - Chicago, was ...
New book gives a human face to children with congenital heart disease
... COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Despite the fact that congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect in the United States, pediatric cardiology
receives relatively little attention compared to adult cardiology. But a new photodocumentary volume entitled My Heart vs. the Real World gives a ...
Humana Press journals now available on SpringerLink
... Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, and NeuroMolecular Medicine.
The Cancer Drug Discovery and Development series and the Contemporary cardiology
series are two esteemed book series in its publishing program. Humana Press also publishes a number of successful major reference works, such as ...
Scientists associate 6 new genetic variants with heart disease risk factor
... to expanding our knowledge of cholesterol biology and opening doors to new treatments, said first author Sekar Kathiresan, director of preventive cardiology
at Massachusetts General Hospital and a genetics researcher in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute of Harvard and ...
Physician-scientist urges improved drug regulation to ensure heart safety of non-heart drugs
... this kind of analysis plan is not usually employed.
Dr. Borer's presentation was made at the recent annual meeting of the European Society of cardiology
in Vienna, and was drawn in part from his article in the Aug. 2007 issue of the European Heart Journal. This paper summarizes the conclusions of a ...
University of Pittsburgh cardiologists identify new cardiac arrest gene
... prevent all types of fatal arrhythmias.
Lead author Barry London, M.D., Ph.D., the Harry S. Tack professor of medicine and chief, division of cardiology
at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Cardiovascular Institute and ...
Columbia to award 2007 Horwitz Prize to three generations of teacher-student scientists
... and mortality, said Andrew R. Marks, M.D., chair of the Horwitz Prize Committee at Columbia University. Dr. Marks is the Wu Professor of Molecular cardiology
and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Pursuit of Basic ...
Device helps patients survive, regain function til transplant
His co-lead author on the paper is Leslie Miller, M.D., a noted cardiologist formerly at the University of Minnesota who is now the director of cardiology
programs at Washington Hospital Center.
Currently, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, adults who need a heart transplant wait an ...