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Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... progenitor cells for acute myocardial infarction will be reviewed by Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher ... mesenchymal stem cells for acute myocardial infarction will be presented by Dr. Joshua M. Hare MAGIC ... marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial infarction Bone marrow-derived stem cells for patients ...

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

... progenitor cells for acute myocardial infarction will be reviewed by Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher ... mesenchymal stem cells for acute myocardial infarction will be presented by Dr. Joshua M. Hare ... marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial infarction Bone marrow-derived stem cells ...

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 -- a potential link between heart failure and diabetes

... contributing to the high incidence of heart failure after myocardial infarction in people with diabetes. The research team, Dr. A.K.M. Tarikuz Zaman, a ... increased incidence and severity of heart failure following myocardial infarction in patients with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes may reflect in ...

International study identifies gene variants associated with early heart attack

... for early-onset myocardial infarction. The report from the Myocardial infarction Genetics Consortium, based on information from a total of 26,000 inviduals ... Kathiresan soon joined the project, and in 2006 they formed the Myocardial infarction Genetics Consortium along with David Altshuler, MD, PhD, of the MGH Center ...

Findings released from 1 of the largest percutaneous coronary intervention trials ever

... with ST-segment (a specific electrocardiogram wave) elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe form of heart attack. The findings from the trial ... for stable angina, unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Dr. Stone emphasized the importance of reducing the risk ...

A stronger heart with flavonoids

... Campobasso. Then researchers studied the onset and evolution of myocardial infarction induced experimentally in both groups. We found Toufektsian adds ... association among these compounds and cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction and tumours. FLORA researchers are involved in the field of flavonoids ...

Fourth Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... of bone-marrow- or blood-derived progenitor cells for acute myocardial infarction will be reviewed by Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher Intravenous allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells for acute myocardial infarction will be presented by Dr. Joshua M. Hare MAGIC 5: combined approach ...

Geron Demonstrates hESC-derived cardiomyocytes improve heart function after myocardial infarction

... from heart failure, and approximately 865,000 people experience myocardial infarction each year. About 36% of this population progresses to heart failure within ... all animals received echocardiography at baseline (two days after infarction but two days prior to cell injection) and at four weeks post cardiomyocyte ...

Human derived stem cells can repair rat hearts damaged by heart attack

... because one of the major problems for people suffering a myocardial infarction is that the heart is damaged and doesn't pump blood nearly as well. This sort of treatment could help the heart rebound from an infarction and retain more of its function afterwards." The next step in studying ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... economics, radiation exposure, other procedures and animal studies. According to Spies, the collection includes an important article, "Leiomyoma infarction After Uterine Artery Embolization: A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Tris-acryl Gelatin Microspheres Versus Polyvinyl Alcohol Microspheres," a ...

Periodontitis and myocardial infarction: A shared genetic predisposition

... This release is available in German . A mutual epidemiological relationship between aggressive periodontitis and myocardial infarction has already been shown in the past. Scientists at the universities of Kiel, Dresden, Amsterdam and Bonn have now presented the first evidence of a ...

Georgia Stem Cell Initiative meets on MCG campus Feb. 10

... Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury." 11:15 a.m. - Dr. Anthony Ting, director of Regenerative Medicine, Athersys Inc., "Acute Myocardial infarction Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Allogenic Stem Cells." Noon - Faculty and students are encouraged to present posters on stem-cell related research ...

Inflammation worsens danger due to atherosclerosis

... plaque stability - impairment of collagen maturation by T cell-dependent inflammation." These studies help unraveling the cause of myocardial infarction and stroke, and provide "interesting new targets for plaque stabilization therapy." In future studies, Dr. Hansson's group will explore the role of ...

Reducing the damage of a heart attack

... fibrosis, causes the heart to become like steel, unable to contract and pump blood throughout the body. The result can be fatal." Myocardial infarction causes 13 percent of deaths worldwide and is the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. The researchers' promising findings were ...

Repair in the developing heart

... results will lead to new therapies in the future," Dr. Drenckhahn said. "With the right signals, a heart that has been damaged for example through infarction might be stimulated to heal itself." ( Developmental Cell, 15, 521-533, October 14, 2008)*. For the heart to be able to beat, it needs energy. ...

Dark chocolate: Half a bar per week to keep at bay the risk of heart attack

... of inflammation. It is known how a chronic inflammatory state represents a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, from myocardial infarction to stroke, just to mention the major diseases. Keeping the inflammation process un-der control has become a major issue for prevention programs and C ...

Human embryonic stem cell secretions minimized tissue injury after heart attack

... to improve the translation of preclinical experimental therapies for reperfusion injury to clinical applications. Heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI), occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocked, and the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. If allowed to persist, prolonged oxygen ...

Cortisol and fatty liver: Researchers find cause of severe metabolic disorders

... of fatty liver, obesity, diabetes and hypertension is regarded as the primary cause of life-threatening vascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke. It was still unknown which conditions cause the body to deposit fat in the liver. However, scientists knew that the body's own ...

Certain anticancer agents could be harmful to patients with heart disease

... to a worsening of their heart conditions. "We gave mice small amounts of antibodies against hedgehog, and in those that had a recent myocardial infarction (heart attack), this led to poorer heart function and some lethality," explains Lavine. "We've shown that small decreases in the hedgehog pathway in ...

New studies on schizophrenia, depression, trauma and autism highlight annual meeting

... heart attack, even when accounting for other heart attack risk factors, according to research which showed that among 360 depressed, post myocardial infarction patients followed for more than six years, those who did not recover from their depression in the first six months were more than twice as likely to ...

Proposal to step up cardiovascular disease research

... of the institutes main proposers Alain Tedgui, because this is the underlying cause of 80% of all cardiovascular related deaths including myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and strokes, as well as other conditions such as tissue death and organ failure. It occurs to varying degrees in all humans, being a ...

Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference

... The field of cardiology is poised for a revolution in which cell-based methods will be used to regrow healthy heart muscle after myocardial infarction or in chronic heart failure. Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) show great promise for regenerative therapy. Before 2003, when these resident stem cells ...

Story ideas from the Journal of Lipid Research

... fatal premature cardiovascular disease. One way to prevent this from happening is by taking fluvastatin, a drug that significantly reduces myocardial infarction and cardiac death. But patients genetic makeup has been reported to prevent similar cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as pravastatin, from working ...

An elephant tail

... the Vascular Interaction with Age in Myocardial infarction (VINTAGE MI) clinical trial to test whether ... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ... increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those ...

Little known DNA repair enzyme may be a tumor suppressor gene

... the Vascular Interaction with Age in Myocardial infarction (VINTAGE MI) clinical trial to test whether ... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ... increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those ...

Use of amino acid supplement following a heart attack provides no benefit, may be harmful

... the Vascular Interaction with Age in Myocardial infarction (VINTAGE MI) clinical trial to test whether ... following a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram ... increased risk of death in older patients after infarction while taking L-arginine compared with those ...

Internal body clock dictates timing of different types of stroke

... occurring during sleep. But closer analysis showed that cerebral infarction had a higher peak in the morning and a lower peak in the afternoon than ... than cerebral infarction. Around one in five cases of cerebral infarction occurred during sleep, with most cases concentrated in the period ...

Stem cell mobilization therapy appears to be ineffective in repairing damage caused by heart attack

... The 114 patients, diagnosed with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram indicating a heart attack), had ... not improve left ventricular recovery in patients with acute myocardial infarction after successful mechanical reperfusion," they write. ...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

... there is hope for this large amount of patients with previous myocardial infarction and non-treatable complaints," said Bodo E. Strauer, M.D. from the ... an improvement in global left ventricular function by 15 percent, infarction wall movement velocity rose 57 percent, and there was a significant ...

Survival of heart patients on beta-blockers varies greatly with genetic variation

... heart patients," Lanfear says. "Data from patients with acute myocardial infarction have shown that beta-blockers are generally effective. They are known to ... (Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Myocardial infarction Patients' Health Status) and funded in part by the National Institutes of ...

Single stem cells from bone heal a broken heart

... Myocardial infarction results in irreversible damage to the heart that can cause congestive ... after adult human stem cell transplantation. Myocardial infarction and heart failure are associated with major morbidity and mortality and ...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

... heart attack symptoms can be missed in patients suffering from flu and pneumonia." They found that 11,892 people died from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (47.8% men and 52.2% women), and 23,000 died from chronic ischaemic heart disease (IHD) (40.1% men and 59.9% women). The peaks in deaths from ...

Protein therapy may reduce infarct size in heart attack patients

... are searching for new methods and therapies to reduce infarct size and improve blood flow to the heart muscle in patients who experience myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack. In a study presented today at the American College of Cardiology’s Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit in New Orleans, ...

Man-made heart tissue improves cardiac performance

... heart muscle that can someday help patients with acute heart failure." Tissue-engineered heart muscle can be used to treat cases of myocardial infarction and to repair congenital heart defects, as well as in the use of drug development to provide insight into cardiac developmental biology. ...

Statins have neutral effect on risk of cancer

... trials for primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. In these trials, statins reduced the risk of a first myocardial infarction (heart attack) and overall mortality. With long-term follow-up and collection of cancer data in a majority of studies, insight into the risk of ...

Potential heart benefit found in stem cells

... younger and stronger stem cells." Effect of Stem Cells on Left Ventricle Wall Thickness and Capillary Density in Pigs Following Myocardial infarction (Abstract 829-3) Stem cell transplantation is a controversial, yet promising option for a number of areas of the body that need repair or ...

Morphine for Chest Pain Increases Death Risk

... restore blood flow to the heart. From this registry, the researchers identified 57,039 high-risk patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI), a categorization of heart attack based on electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. These patients typically arrive at emergency rooms with ...

Mouse gene shows new mechanism behind cardiac infarction in man

... of two patient groups revealed that a certain variant of the human homologue of the gene was more common in people who had a history of cardiac infarction than those without. “This is an example of how an unbiased genetic strategy based on a mice model can teach us more about common human ...
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