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Mayo clinic spearheads research to discover unsuspected gene for atrial fibrillation

21 Jul 2008 – Hot Cardiology Topics
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a gene mutation linked to one family’s hereditary form of atrial fibrillation. Researchers hope this discovery will lead to better understanding of the disease and, … – more

Bosentan improves quality of life for patients with pulmonary hypertension

20 Jul 2008 – Effective Cardiology Treatments
Recent studies have shown that bosentan therapy greatly improves the quality of life for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). According to a study in Respirology published by … – more

UniSA research looks at exercise and the healthy heart

19 Jul 2008 – General Cardiology News
UniSA researchers at the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre are about to embark on a new research project to look at heart health and risk factors involved in exercise. – more

Fish oil and red yeast rice studied for lowering blood cholesterol

16 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Cardiology Therapies
A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease. Although the safety of these medications has been well … – more

Research provides insight into development of common congenital circulatory defects

16 Jul 2008 – Hot Cardiology Topics
University of Pittsburgh-led researchers could provide new insight into how two common congenital circulatory problems—aortic arch deformity and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)—develop … – more

Scientists use stem cells from the umbilical cord to treat hepatic diseases

15 Jul 2008 – Effective Cardiology Treatments
UGR News Scientists from the University of Granada (Spain), in collaboration with the University of León, have confirmed that stem cells from human umbilical cord blood can be an appropriate … – more

Can children have strokes?

13 Jul 2008 – General Cardiology News
Childhood stroke is at least as common as brain tumours in children and may be as common as all childhood cancer but the condition is under-recognised by both the public and the medical … – more

Disruption of blood sugar levels after heart surgery is common

12 Jul 2008 – General Cardiology News
A study reveals today that inadequate blood sugar control in patients having heart surgery is associated with a fourfold increase in post-surgery death and major complications – and that the blood … – more

Complex aneurysm treated using new fenestrated endograft stent

12 Jul 2008 – General Cardiology News
In a New York City metro-area first, a 93-year-old Bronx man underwent implantation of a new stent graft at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the only centre on the Eastern Seaboard with access to this … – more

Gender differences and heart disease

12 Jul 2008 – Hot Cardiology Topics
Women may respond less favourably than men to cardiovascular disease (CV) drug-treatments for enlarged heart, according to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center … – more

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