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Gene Mutation Is Linked to Heart Muscle Disease

... Findings shed light on understanding of dilated cardiomyopathy WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) ... failure in some children and adults with dilated cardiomyopathy have been identified by researchers. Dilated cardiomyopathy -- the most common cause of heart failure in ...

What Causes Mystery Heart Condition?

... Stress cardiomyopathy linked to common drugs, study finds ... News) -- The unusual heart syndrome called stress cardiomyopathy can be triggered by some commonly used heart ... pump blood. The report that they can cause stress cardiomyopathy might provide at least a partial solution to the ...

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes

... Dr. Barry Maron, director of the Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Center at the Minneapolis Heart Institute ... report. More information The Children's cardiomyopathy Foundation has more about cardiomyopathy . -- Kevin ...

Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers

... of medical care, said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center and associate chief of the UCLA Division of Cardiology at the ... Sciences Center, Denver; Gregg Fonarow, M.D., director, Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, and associate chief, division of cardiology, University of ...

Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome

... heart attacks, broken heart syndrome -- officially known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- occurs most often in spring and summer months. Symptoms typically mimic ... More information The American Heart Association has more about cardiomyopathy . -- Robert Preidt ...

Rapid Response Teams Don't Cut Hospital Heart Attacks, Death Rates

... tenuous at best," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Yet, based on ... Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., professor, cardiology, and director, Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Dec. 3, 2008, Journal of ...

U of U researchers to use patient's own stem cells to treat heart failure

... The one-year Cardiac Repair Cell Treatment of Patients with Dilated cardiomyopathy (IMPACT-DCM) study will look at the safety of injecting Cardiac Repair ... new cases diagnosed each year. A subset of these patients has dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a condition that leaves the heart weakened, enlarged and unable to ...

Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

... worldwide," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Elevations in ... Royal Infirmary, U.K.; Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., director, Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles; June 17, 2008, early online ...

Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack

... levels," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. This new study ... University, Philadelphia; Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., director, Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Byron Lee, M.D., associate ...

Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites

... mean "unhealthy," said Dr. Barry J. Maron, director of the Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Center of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, a member of the ... SOURCES: Barry J. Maron, M.D., director, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation; Abraham Friedman, M.D., ...

Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack

... disease," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, the director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "However, further ... SOURCES: Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., director, Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Byron Lee, M.D., associate ...

Metabolic Cardiologist Offers New Hope for Women With Heart Disease

... offers a solution to this rare and tragic disease. "Although peripartum cardiomyopathy is poorly understood, many similar cardiomyopathies are nutritional in ... treated a young woman who had been placed on the heart transplant list for cardiomyopathy secondary to pregnancy and childbirth. After just four weeks of being ...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

... cautiously, said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center. One reason is that a diagnosis of angina does not pinpoint the cause of the chest pain, he said. "Angina is a lot of challenges," Fonarow ...

Texas Health Dallas Receives Double Honor From American Heart Association

... working to make health care better for our patients." Dr. Gregg Fonarow, chairman of the program and director of the Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center, said as many as 80,000 lives could be saved annually if just the coronary artery disease module, for which Texas Health Dallas was recognized ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... mothers Additional Safety Information Cardiac function should be carefully monitored Congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy may occur after discontinuation of anthracycline therapy For patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, or if the results of ...

Twitter Boosts CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life

... when her brother's condition became life-threatening. Her brother, Eric De La Cruz, 27, is dying in Nevada. He is suffering from severe dilated cardiomyopathy and needs a heart transplant immediately. His heart, weakened and enlarged, is now incapable of pumping blood efficiently. The decreased organ ...

Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

... in the March 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . More information The American Heart Association has more about cardiomyopathy . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, March 24, ...

New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

... but potentially deadly heart condition that is a leading cause of sudden death in young people. The disease is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), in which a genetic flaw causes the muscle cells of one of the heart's main pumping centers to be replaced by fatty deposits. The end result ...

Study Shows Simple Measures May Help Prevent Sudden Death Event in Young Athletes

... participation. Twenty percent of reported sudden-death cases in young athletes are attributed to commotio cordis, second only to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or thickened heart muscles. This number may be considerably higher due to lack of recognition and underreporting. The authors' research suggests ...

Most heart attack patients' cholesterol levels did not indicate cardiac risk

... study gives us new insight and intervention ideas to help reduce the number of heart attacks," said Fonarow, who is also director of the AhmansonUCLA cardiomyopathy Center. "This is one of the first studies to address lipid levels in patients hospitalized for a heart attack at hospitals across the entire ...

Pulmonary Hypertension Treated with Stem Cells : International Medical Team Announces Patient Results in Adult Stem Cell Clinical Study for Pulmonary Hypertension

... clinical experience in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease using Autologous Adult Stem Cell therapy. "In treating diseases like cardiomyopathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease, we've had consistent success in generating viable heart tissue and growing new vessels; with the increased ...

Exercise improves quality of life for heart failure patients

... pump or to treat arrythmias. The average age of the patients was 59; 28 percent were women. Upon enrollment, patients filled out the Kansas City cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), a 23-item measure shown to be responsive to underlying clinical changes in patients with heart failure. The KCCQ generated an ...

Interferon Reduces, Eliminates Viral Infections in Heart Failure Patients

... of Subcutaneous Treatment with Interferon-Beta-1b over 24 weeks on Safety, Virus Elimination and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Chronic Viral cardiomyopathy study were presented as a late-breaking clinical trial. "These results from our randomized trial provide the first evidence that interferon beta-1b ...

University Hospitals Case Medical Center recognized by American Heart Association

... of cardiovascular disease patients," said Gregg C Fonarow, M.D., National Chairman of the GWTG Steering Committee and Director of Ahmanson-UCLA cardiomyopathy Center. "The goal of the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines program is to help hospitals like University Hospitals Case Medical ...

Alcohol consumption declining, according to results of new study

... of drinking, risk of alcohol dependence did not show a decrease. The proportion of people who developed alcohol-related disorders, such as alcoholic cardiomyopathy or alcoholic cirrhosis remained nearly constant across all age groups. Writing in the article, Yuqing Zhang, DSc, Boston University School of ...

Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda-Milano Adopts Latest Technology to Treat Patients with Heart Failure

... which the heart becomes weakened and cannot pump blood efficiently. Heart failure is caused by coronary artery disease, past myocardial infarctions, cardiomyopathy and other underlying cardiovascular disorders, and it is characterized by shortness of breath, functional impairment, and edema. About Orqis ...

Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

... online Thursday in the British Medical Journal . More information The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: British Medical Journal , news release, July 4, 2008 ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Chairman, Peter Savas, Reviews Company's Progress in its Annual Letter to Stockholders

... Rho potentially plays an important role in a wide range of indications, including acute spinal cord injury, stroke, bone regeneration, cardiomyopathy and oncology. Alseres has ongoing, sponsored-research for approaches to activate pro-regenerative pathways that stimulate axon regeneration ...

The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society Release Updated Cardiac Device-Based Therapy Guidelines

... Guidelines also address treatment for genetic disorders such as catecholaminergic polymorphic VT, Brugada syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and short QT syndrome. Revised ICD indications reflect the new developments and literature related to the efficacy of these devices in the ...

Recent developments at the Burnham Institute

... Flies with Heart Disease Fruit flies may hold the key to understanding heart disease in humans. A new model for the study of dilated cardiomyopathy has been developed by Dr. Rolf Bodmer by knocking out the Distrophin gene in the common fruit fly. The fruit fly model will allow for rapid ...

Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

... April 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine . More information The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has information about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Harvard Medical School, news release, April 9, 2008 ...

Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

... examinations, you should have 25. They found five. When you look at screening tools, you want to do a test if there is a high incidence. In kids, cardiomyopathy is pretty rare." The U.S. debate will go on, Bytomski said. "Every time one of these papers comes out, it kind of stirs it up again," he said. ...

Cardiovascular disease death rates decline, but risk factors still exact heavy toll

... diseases include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure and several other conditions including arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy and peripheral arterial disease. CVD has been the leading cause of death in the United States every year since 1900 except during the 1918 flu ...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007

... cardio-toxic side effects of the drug. TITLE: The CO/HO system reverses inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis and prevents murine doxorubicin cardiomyopathy AUTHOR CONTACT: Claude A. Piantadosi Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Phone: (919) 684-6143; Fax: (919) 684-6002; ...

The structural basis of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is revealed

... Familial Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (FHC), the leading cause of sudden death in athletes and young people, is a genetic disorder of the heart that is characterized by an increased ...

Blood-incompatible infant heart transplants safe, may save more lives

... in infants. Heart function deteriorates until the only option is transplantation. In the study, 11 percent of the incompatible recipients had cardiomyopathy versus 29 percent in the compatible group. One key reason incompatible transplantation works in infants is the role of antibodies known as ...

JCI table of contents: Sept. 4, 2007

... Medical Center, Dallas, have now shown that mice lacking two proteins, MuRF1 and MuRF3, develop skeletal muscle myopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy because degradation of their sarcomere proteins by the ubiquitin proteasome system was reduced. Inhibitors of MuRF proteins have been proposed as ...

Probing the Effect of Endurance Exercise on Athletes' Hearts

... enable a diagnosis of a condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) to be made, and no family history of ARVC. A family history is ... who led the team, explained: "Although arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a known cause of arrhythmias in athletes, we found that we could ...

Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?

... Last spring, they published results from the same group of ischemic cardiomyopathy patients, showing that the MTWA test was able to predict the risk of death ... study results. This research has focused on patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy – the most common form of heart-muscle damage that weakens the heart’s ...
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