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New high-sensitivity blood tests could aid faster diagnosis and treatment for heart attack

News Medical (Australia) - 16/01/2018
When diagnosing a heart attack, accuracy and timing are everything. A new test designed to better measure levels of troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle is damaged, could help emergency department physicians provide faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Girls who menstruate before 12 at heart attack risk

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
The findings came from a University of Oxford study. Earlier menstruation has been previously linked to reduced blood flow, lowering oxygen levels in the brain and causing tissue death.

Heart valve from cow tissue avoids lifetime on pills

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Dr Annie Elliott, 64, a former GP and acupuncturist from near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, had a new type of valve. She tells CAROL DAVIS her story.

Heart rates rocketed for Vikings and Saints fans

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
The Apple Watch monitors heart rates and tells its wearers when their pulses are abnormal. The exciting conclusion of Sunday's game got heart rates going, triggering warnings from the watches.

Parents lose third teenage child to rare heart condition

Daily Mail (UK) - 14/01/2018
Carrick Prentice-Underwood, 19, died in Thursday morning, four years after the Worcestershire family lost his brother Craig, 17, and seven years after the death of Charlotte, 16.

Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

MedicineNet (US) - 13/01/2018
Title: Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Localized cooling of the heart limits damage caused by a heart attack

Science Daily (US) - 12/01/2018
Researchers have succeeded in the localized cooling of the heart during a heart attack, a world first. By cooling part of the heart prior to and following angioplasty, the cardiologists believe that the damage from a heart attack can be limited.

Heart failure patients who have anorexia have worse prognosis

News Medical (Australia) - 12/01/2018
Researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered that patients with heart failure who have anorexia are also more affected in their physical functional capacity and have worse prognosis.

People with family history of heart attack may be more at risk

News Medical (Australia) - 12/01/2018
The president of the American Heart Association, Dr John Warner, had a minor heart attack recently during a scientific conference held in California.

New analysis highlights need for protective therapy to reduce risk of repeat heart attacks

News Medical (Australia) - 12/01/2018
AstraZeneca announced today the publication of a new analysis from an ongoing real-world quality registry that suggests the risk of experiencing a repeat heart attack (also known as a myocardial infarction or MI) from occlusions in non-stented arteries is twice as high as the risk stemming from the initially stented artery following a first heart attack.

Rochester man off heart meds by going on plant-based diet

Daily Mail (UK) - 11/01/2018
Doug Schmidt, 59, is a teacher in Rochester, New York, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack 10 years ago prompting him to become vegan. He has since lost 60 pounds and is off all heart medications.

Heartbreaking photograph of childhood cancer in Florida

Daily Mail (UK) - 11/01/2018
Florida mother Ally Parker, whose five-year-old daughter is fighting a losing battle against an aggressive form of brain cancer, uploaded a gut-wrenching photo to Facebook.

Heart-muscle patches made with human cells improve heart attack recovery

Science Daily (US) - 10/01/2018
Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle patches over an area of dead heart muscle in order to reduce the pathology that often leads to heart failure.

How Bob Harper suffered a heart attack due to genetics

Daily Mail (UK) - 10/01/2018
Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, 52, suffered a heart attack last year due to a genetic protein that caused his arteries to clog. Diet and exercise cannot lower the levels of this dangerous protein.

'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

Science Daily (US) - 10/01/2018
'Decorating' cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells' ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.

Jim Lynskey has been fitted with a battery-operated heart

Daily Mail (UK) - 10/01/2018
Jim Lynskey, from Redditch, Worcestershire, has an enlarged heart, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, after he and his twin sister, Grace, caught viral meningitis at just two weeks old.

Middle-Aged and Out of Shape? It's Not Too Late to Save Your Heart

MedicineNet (US) - 10/01/2018
Title: Middle-Aged and Out of Shape? It's Not Too Late to Save Your HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Life in Poor Neighborhoods Is Hard on the Heart

MedicineNet (US) - 10/01/2018
Title: Life in Poor Neighborhoods Is Hard on the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

New stem cell method sheds light on a tell-tale sign of heart disease

Science Daily (US) - 09/01/2018
While refining ways to grow arterial endothelial cells in the lab, a regenerative biology team unexpectedly unearthed a powerful new model for studying a hallmark of vascular disease.

Heart health at risk for Latinas over worries about deportation

Science Daily (US) - 09/01/2018
A recent study has found that worry about deportations was associated with multiple cardiovascular health risk factors in Latinas from California's Salinas Valley, an area with a large immigrant community.