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Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...n heart disease, that rapidly cooling people whose hearts have suddenly stopped, could provide a way to brin...gs of cardiac arrest victims to rapidly cool their hearts and brains. Types of this material, a liquid-solid mixture called "slurry," are already being used t...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

...t -- which triggers growth of new blood vessels in hearts with severe hardening of the arteries -- may provide a viable new option for thousands of patients suffering with heart disease.// Treatment options for people with heart disease range from drugs to surgical procedures that open blocked arteries an...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...ch people suffer shortness of breath because their hearts do not beat strongly enough. Overall, an estimated 5 million Americans have heart failure, and it is considered to be the only major form of heart trouble that is growing in prevalence. The new pacemakers deliver an electrical impulse that synchroni...

Defibrillators saving lives but price is an issue

...people without apparent rhythm problems, but whose hearts are so scarred from heart attacks that they pump half the normal amount of blood. Implantable defibrillators were designed to prevent sudden death in people with a severe, life-threatening ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart quivers and can'...

Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair

..., after analysis of cells in men with transplanted hearts from female donors, the proof is the piling up tha... men, researchers determined that the female donor hearts had recruited cells from the male recipients in an effort to repair the organ. The findings, from 18...

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

...ow confirm what has long been suspected - kidneys, hearts and livers from female donors are more likely to b...t it if it came from another woman. Female donated hearts were more likely to fail than those coming from men. Also, female heart recipients were more likely ...

Latest device for cardiac revival under test

...lt on pigs with cardiac arrest. These animals have hearts which are a similar size to the human heart, so act as a good model. The device is like an eight-inch wide seat belt and compresses more of the chest than is possible using the manual method. In this experiment, the belt was four times better at rest...

Folic Acid helps Kids with Diabetes

...research shows folic acid supplements can help the hearts of children with diabetes. Researchers from Australia and New Zealand presented their findings over the weekend at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes...

Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems

...uctions in heart function. It was found that their hearts were not operating efficiently during exercise, and this was matched with decreased heart function at rest as revealed by newer imaging methods....

Oxygen Consumption During Workouts Could Indicate Heart Problems

...uctions in heart function. It was found that their hearts were not operating efficiently during exercise, and this was matched with decreased heart function at rest as revealed by newer imaging methods. ...

The Benefits Of Soy

...eys shows a diet high in soy could be good for the hearts and bones of premenopausal women.// The results from two separate studies suggest the natural plant estrogens in soy may be most effective in conjunction with the body's own estrogen, therefore making soy especially beneficial for women who haven't...

Epilepsy Patients Could Benefit From Pacemakers

...ents received permanent pacemakers to ensure their hearts would be restarted when inactivity occurred during a seizure. Thus researchers believe that cardiac pacemakers may be indicated for many people with epilepsy ,however they say that additional studies should be done before their findings are applied ...

The Beneficial Effects Of Wine For Heart Disease

...chers suggest that women drink wine to keep their hearts healthy .Studies in the past // have reported drin...g wine, but not beer or spirits, was found to keep hearts the healthiest. Thus researchers say the favorable effects on HRV may be one of the reasons wine pro...

Damaged Heart Rejuvenated By Stem Cells

...gns of the death of heart tissue. In contrast, the hearts that were treated with a placebo showed a decline in the function and health of the heart. In conclusion, embryonic stem cells can contribute to a stable beneficial outcome on the function and remodeling of the heart after a heart attack. However, t...

Genes More Important Than Exercise for Bad Cholesterol

...ting all the sweets and butter laden food to their hearts content!! The July 8, 2005, issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reports a study looking at 28 pairs of identical twins in whom one was a vigorous exerciser and other a couch potato. They analysed the results on how "bad" cholester...

Treatment for heart damage in muscular dystrophy may be possible

...a chemical sealant called poloxamer 188 to protect hearts in mice with damage to the cardiac muscle cell membranes from the slow weakening of the heart muscles. The study is the first one to show what happens to the muscles in the heart called myocytes. The study also for the first time shows how the chem...

Secret Of Heartbeat Protein Unravelled

...ucture of a critical piece of protein used to keep hearts beating that they say will help treat cardiac or neurological diseases//. Biologist Dale Mierke and other researchers at Brown University have solved the structure of synapse-associated protein 97 (SAP97) found in abundance in the heart and head, rep...

Heart can repair itself after heart attack

... heart attack. Anversa's team examined the hearts of 13 people who died within a few days of having a heart attack and compared them with 10 normal hearts. The researchers screened the tissue for the expression of Ki-67, a protein that is present only in dividing cells. The major finding of the stud...

Gene treatment maintains normal Heart Beat

...s for calcium flow in heart cells can help failing hearts beat normally, suggesting that gene therapy might some day replace mechanical-assist devices or heart transplants as an effective treatment for congestive heart failure. Harvard heart researcher Dr. Roger Hajjar said many heart experts believe// that...

Heart grows new cells

...eart attack.// Anversa's team examined the hearts of 13 people who died within a few days of having a heart attack and compared them with 10 normal hearts. The researchers screened the tissue for the expression of Ki-67, a protein that is present only in dividing cells. The major finding of the stud...

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