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Taking the fight against cancer to heart

... insulin, are peptide hormones. Started with congestive heart failure research Vesely began his ... the role they can play in diagnosing and treating congestive heart failure. Following his wifes death from ... the treatment of acute myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure, acute renal failure and cancer, ...

RAND study finds evidence disease management programs

... help patients with conditions like diabetes and congestive heart failure by offering a system of coordinated ... control, and, in the case of patients with congestive heart failure, reduce hospital admission rates. ... and their effect on six chronic conditions: congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, ...

Pitt and University of Chicago researchers uncover process behind heart muscle contraction

... holds early potential as a treatment for various heart diseasesincluding congestive heart failurethat is possibly less taxing on the heart than current ... contraction. As a possible treatment for such conditions as congestive heart failure, this technique could present an alternative to current ...

Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... of heart attacks (ST elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Each will cover strategies using cell-based ... catheter-based injection of stem cells into the heart of a patient with congestive heart failure due to a previous heart attack. At Columbia University ...

Top scientists meet for global conference on stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases

... of heart attacks (ST elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Each will cover strategies using cell-based ... catheter-based injection of stem cells into the heart of a patient with congestive heart failure due to a previous heart attack. At Columbia University ...

Fourth Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... of heart attacks (ST elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Each will cover strategies using cell-based ... catheter-based injection of stem cells into the heart of a patient with congestive heart failure due to a previous heart attack. At Columbia University ...

Promising device snags young inventors coveted spot at IShow

... looks a lot like a standard bathroom scale connected to a bicycle-like handlebar, it is actually a heavy-duty piece of technology meant to offer congestive heart failure patients both peace of mind and significant health-care costs savings. "Nithan and Steve are developing a technology that is very ...

Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure

... A life-threatening condition that develops when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, heart failure (also known as congestive heart failure) is usually caused by existing cardiac conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. Heart failure is the ...

Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men

... knowing it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. In 2002, hypertension was listed as a primary or contributing cause of death for 277,000 Americans. The ...

Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells

... its role in the regulation of blood pressure, blood vessel growth, and inflammation. ACE inhibitors are already widely used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure, and the findings are, the researchers say, likely to hold promise for developing new treatments for heart diseases, anemias, leukemia ...

Vitamin D: New way to treat heart failure?

... normal daily activities. Many people with heart disease or poorly controlled high blood pressure go on to experience a form of heart failure called congestive heart failure, in which the heart's inability to pump blood around the body causes weakness and fluid build-up in lungs and limbs. Many people with ...

Study supports reason for concern in childhood and adolescent obesity

... disease (the buildup of fatty deposits on the inside walls of arteries) in adults and is associated with increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and congestive heart failure. Endothelial function can be measured non-invasively in children using venous occlusion plethysmography (VOP), a technique that ...

Herceptin and chemo improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer

... our results showed no increase in toxicity for the combination chemotherapy plus trastuzumab compared with chemotherapy alone. There were no cases of congestive heart failure or cardiac-related deaths, and other cardiac-related symptoms were not severe. The combination chemotherapy plus trastuzumab proved to ...

A surprise about our body clock

... drug therapy, and organ transplantation, more than half of patients with congestive heart failure die within five years of initial diagnosis. ... mild heart attacks and others develop progressive and potentially fatal congestive heart failure. "We know that the number of c-kit positive cells decreases ...

Healing the heart with bone marrow cells

... drug therapy, and organ transplantation, more than half of patients with congestive heart failure die within five years of initial diagnosis. ... mild heart attacks and others develop progressive and potentially fatal congestive heart failure. "We know that the number of c-kit positive cells decreases ...

Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease

... and death around the world. Atherosclerosis, for example, can lead to congestive heart failure and heart attacks. About 5 million people in the United ... 1 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 65 is diagnosed with congestive heart failure each year. Existing therapies include drugs, gene therapy, ...

Salk scientists hammer out a pathway that promotes muscle cell survival in mice

... shed light on the underlying mechanisms of many diseases that affect cell survival, such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative diseases, and congestive heart failure." Montminy’s team, led by postdoctoral researcher Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D., first became interested in the enzyme when they ...

Fat screen delivers plant-derived chemical with antidiabetic effects

... disease. Despite their efficacy, the development and clinical use of TZDs is limited by adverse effects such as fluid retention, weight gain, congestive heart failure, liver toxicity, and potential cancer risks, the researchers said. Therefore, alternative approaches to treating insulin resistance are ...

Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population

... for such management is expected to increase as the population ages and baby boomers acquire a growing number of ailments such as Type II diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prior studies by CECS, published in the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, have ...

Study in Science holds promise for a new approach to drug therapy

... on the other hand, plays a key role in several major diseases. As a result, GCPRs are targeted by 12 of the top 20 selling drugs, including Coreg for congestive heart failure, Cozaar for high blood pressure, Zoladex for breast cancer, Buspar for anxiety and Clozaril for schizophrenia, as well as by Zantac and ...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

... after their local veterinarian gave Mack only four months to live when he was first diagnosed with melanoma. Mack has since died, but he died of congestive heart failure, not cancer, and had gained two more years of quality life. ...

No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women

... is increasing, according to background information in the article. Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke, and congestive heart failure. Therefore, even small reductions in the prevalence of hypertension could have a potentially large public health and financial impact. ...

Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals

... a heart attack, including disturbances of heart rhythm that can lead to sudden cardiac death, and decreased muscle pumping function that can lead to congestive heart failure." The researchers are using a special kind of stem cell in an early stage of development, called adult mesenchymal stem cells, to ...

Single stem cells from bone heal a broken heart

... Myocardial infarction results in irreversible damage to the heart that can cause congestive heart failure. The lasting damage results from the limited ability of the myocardium to regenerate and self-repair. Douglas Losordo and colleagues ...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

... is a condition marked by the inability of the heart muscles to pump enough oxygen and nutrients in the blood to the body's tissues. Also known as congestive heart failure, its many causes include infections of the heart, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, previous heart attacks and valve ...
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