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Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...atheterization laboratory, when the interventional cardiologist finds no blockage in the coronary arteries. To date, the registry has enrolled 40 patients diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at two major hospitals in Rhode Island over a period of nearly 2½ years. Ninety-five percent were women, and 60 per...

Stem cell therapy shows promise in regenerating damaged muscle in heart attack patients

...o received placebo. Rush principal investigator cardiologist Dr. Gary Schaer, head of the Rush Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, says one reason the study results are so promising is that these stem cells can be used without tissue typing and do not trigger an immune response, and are available for every pat...

Researchers show that veins stiffen as we age

...gy at the University of Missouri. Stillabower is a cardiologist and director of cardiovascular research at Christiana Care Health System, as well as a clinical associate professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. DiSabatino is the nurse manager at Christiana Care's cardiovascular research...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

... founded by University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Spencer Rosero, M.D., who specializes in heart rhythm disorders. The company is developing implantable biosensors ?integrating living cells with electronics ?to create a "biological chip." When implanted, this chip can detect physiologic and chemical...

UF scientists test improved gene therapy method for hereditary heart conditions

... muscle and it was inefficient," said UF pediatric cardiologist Barry J. Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., the paper's senior author and director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center. "The difference here is that we can deliver a much lower dose of the vector into a vein like any other drug, and the corrective gene collects in th...

Proteins spur diabetic mice models to grow blood vessels, nerves

...rowth in diabetic mice. Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist and associate professor of internal medicine at the University's School of Medicine, is the study's corresponding author. "We now have a (growth) factor that attracts both blood vessels and nerves--that's why it's unique for diabetes," Li said. "Thi...

Measuring artery repair cells could become new heart disease test

...rt disease than currently used methods," said Duke cardiologist Thomas Povsic, M.D. Povsic presented the results of the Duke research March 12, 2006, during the 55th annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta. "In order for the use of EPC to become practical in human patients, we...

Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently

...rael Medical Center, New York, under senior author cardiologist David Brown, M.D. "This is good news because many of the past studies of the effect of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular events looked only at men, so physicians were reluctant to prescribe aspirin for women because there was little data," Berger...

Stem cell study for patients with heart attack damage seeks to regenerate heart muscle

...o heart failure," said Rush principal investigator cardiologist Dr. Gary Schaer, head of the Rush Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Rush is the only center in Illinois participating in the trial. There are 15 other sites nationwide participating in the study. He explained that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are...

Heart-healthy compound in chocolate identified

...en Schroeter, who co-authored the paper along with cardiologist Christian Heiss of the Heinrich-Heine University. "The results of this study provide direct proof that epicatechin is, at least in part, responsible for the beneficial vascular effects that are observed after the consumption of certain flavanol-rich...

Fruit fly's beating heart helps identify human heart disease genes

...in the fruit fly." Senior author on the paper was cardiologist Howard Rockman, M.D. Other co-authors were fruit fly geneticist Hubert Amrein, Ph.D. in Duke Medical Center, and bioengineers Joseph Izatt, Ph.D. and Michael Choma, Ph.D. of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The research was supported by the Nation...

Implantable pumps extend lives of patients too sick for transplant

...ed to have an improved quality of life," said Duke cardiologist Joseph Rogers, M.D., who presented the results of the trial Nov. 14, 2005, at the annual scientific session of the American Heart Association meeting in Dallas. "We had patients who were doing the normal activities of life, such driving cars, fishing...

Newly Discovered Role for Heart Response Enzyme May Yield Better Heart Failure Therapy

...o meet the needs of the body's other organs," said cardiologist and geneticist Howard Rockman, M.D., of Duke. "If we could prevent this loss of heart receptors, we might improve heart function in patients with heart failure." The enzyme the researchers studied, called phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI(3)K), governs ...

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

...or of the Center for Cardiovascular Research and a cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The current study is the first set of findings from this collaboration. ...

Morphine for Chest Pain Increases Death Risk

...rphine in this group of heart patients," said Duke cardiologist Trip Meine, M.D., the study's lead author. "Since ...ased medicine, were more likely to be treated by a cardiologist and were more likely to receive an invasive cardiac procedure." Meine recommended that physicians w...

Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals

...or destroyed, after losing its blood supply," says cardiologist Joshua Hare, M.D., professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute, and senior author of the study and lead trial investigator. "There is reason for optimism about these findings, possibly leading to ...

New design : complete

...injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a loss in the body's sodium content that can result i...

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are now species of slime-mold beetles -- but strictly in homage

...injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a loss in the body's sodium content that can result i...

Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events

...injury if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a loss in the body's sodium content that can result i...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

.... The results of the study were presented by Duke cardiologist Roosevelt Gilliam, M.D., March 7, 2005, at the annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando. "When you talk to heart failure patients, many times their perceptions of how they feel do not match with their actual clinica...

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