cardiomyopathy

‘Broken heart syndrome’ actually protects organ


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A condition that temporarily causes heart failure among those who experience severe stress might actually protect the organ from very high adrenaline levels, says a research.The ... Read more...

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Delhi heart transplant patient leading normal life: Doctors


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 44-year-old woman, who was Delhi's first heart transplant recipient an year ago, has recovered and is leading a normal life, said doctors at the ... Read more...

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Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 ... Read more...

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Hypothermia therapy can benefit younger cardiac patients too


April 4th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), could substantially benefit from hypothermia therapy."Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective ... Read more...

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US high school basketball player dies after making game-winning shot


March 5th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5(ANI): A 16-year-old American basketball player in Michigan collapsed on the court shortly after hitting the game-winning basket and died hours later.According to the New York Daily News, Wes ... Read more...

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Scientists find gene critical in protection against some heart diseases


February 5th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a gene which is critical to heart function.In mice that were predisposed to dilated ... Read more...

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New technique uses alcohol to save heart


February 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Who says alcohol is always bad for health? Ask doctors and they will tell you how a few drops of alcohol can cure you of ... Read more...

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Stem cells from diseased hearts can treat cardiac failure


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Cardiac stem cells, even those derived from ageing or diseased hearts, could yield new muscle and tissues to treat heart failure. Scientists surgically removed tissue from the ... Read more...

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Stem cells from aged, damaged hearts could be used to treat heart failure


November 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that cardiac stem cells - even in elderly and sick patients - could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue and be used ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study sheds light on core elements of obesity


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Scientists say that fruit flies that grow obese after eating a diet loaded with fat could lead the way to the core elements of obesity.The demonstration that flies ... Read more...

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Genetic code of sudden death cardiac killer cracked


October 26th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer.As a result, researchers in Newfoundland have developed a unique prevention program in which people with ... Read more...

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Scientists discover risk gene for severe heart disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy by almost 50pc.Klaus Stark ... Read more...

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Garlic oil ‘may prevent heart disease in diabetics’


September 30th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that garlic has enormous potential to prevent cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with ... Read more...

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Possible risk gene for schizophrenia identified


September 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications.Although scientists have earlier used genome-wide association studies ... Read more...

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1 in 25 people from India carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure


June 9th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In India and other south Asian countries, one in 25 people carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure, a new research has found.Loyola University Health System researcher ... Read more...

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New gene therapy to effectively treat severe heart failure


June 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): American researches have unveiled a new gene therapy that effectively treats severe heart failure.The SERCA2a (produced as MYDICAR), developed by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is ... Read more...

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Bionic heart keeps a 22-year-old bride Ally Smith alive


May 27th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ally Smith might live to see her wedding day. The 22-year-old college student suffered from a deadly heart disease that threatened to end her life, in ... Read more...

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Bionic Heart Ensures That A Bride Is Alive


May 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): ‘Love conquers it all!’ is a phrase in which bride, Ally Smith, and beau, Mike Babineaux, have faith in entirely!Ally Smith, an athletic college freshman, ... Read more...

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From Funeral To Wedding, The Bionic Bride Comes A Long Way


May 27th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 'Bionic Bride' is the name by which Ally Smith is known right now. The 'bride' bit is the important one ion the phrase, because, she ... Read more...

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Mechanism underlying ‘broken-heart syndrome’


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified the mechanism underlying the so-called 'broken-heart syndrome'.Called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, it is a rare disease, which at first used to be confused with ... Read more...

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Black women more likely to develop weakened heart muscle at childbirth


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study suggests that black women are at an increased risk of developing weakened heart muscle at childbirth.The study looking into the incidence of peripartum cardiomyopathy in ... Read more...

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Heart-assist device keeps teenager alive until transplantation


February 13th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A 16-year-old made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump, or ventricular assist device (VAD). ... Read more...

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When science found out about broken hearts


February 13th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): If you're nursing a broken heart this Valentine's day, then please take note: "broken heart syndrome" is a recognized medical condition.The Wall Street Journal says the syndrome arises ... Read more...

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Heart pump keeps child alive until transplantation


February 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Teenager Francesco De Santiago made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump. Then he recently ... Read more...

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Charles Tillman speaks about the Berlin Heart in Washington


October 27th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The star cornerback for Chicago Bears Charles was invited to Washington DC to speak about the Berlin Heart on October 26th. His pretty baby daughter Tiana ... Read more...

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Sperm donor passes heart defect to offspring


October 21st, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) An American sperm donor, who has an undetected genetic mutation linked to a heart disease, passed on a potentially deadly condition to nine of his 24 offspring, one ... Read more...

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World’s longest surviving heart transplant recipient dies of cancer


August 13th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Tony Huesman, the world's longest surviving heart transplant recipient, has passed away after being given a new heart at Stanford University in California in 1978.Huesman's family said he ... Read more...

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Scientists try to mend ‘broken heart syndrome’


March 27th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Love surely hurts - in fact you really can die from a broken heart, say a new research, which has shed light on "broken heart syndrome".The condition, known ... Read more...

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Nick Carter reveals how he got into excessive drug, alcohol use


February 20th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has finally opened up about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction, and revealed that he is now working towards becoming a better ... Read more...

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Nick Carter says booze and drugs almost killed him


February 6th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has revealed that his addiction to drugs and alcohol got so much out of control that it almost killed him.Talking of his drug ... Read more...

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India will account for 60 percent of world’s heart diseases by 2010


January 19th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Muscle protein mutation in heart disease, carried by one in a 100 people, is the world's leading killer. By 2010 India alone will account for 60 percent ... Read more...

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Hypertension drug may reduce symptoms of genetic heart disease


December 30th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug used to treat hypertension might also help in reducing symptoms of genetic heart disease.The research team led by Dr. ... Read more...

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Meet the 14-yr-old girl who lived without a heart for 4 months


November 20th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): The heart is an organ one cannot do without, but a 14-year-old girl has proved otherwise by surviving for four months without one. D''Zhana Simmons, 14, from ... Read more...

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Regular exercise improves quality of life in heart failure patients


November 13th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A regular exercise regime can significantly improve quality of life in heart failure patients, says new study.The study led by Duke University Medical Center showed that exercise ... Read more...

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Brit woman visits exhibition displaying her own heart


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): Visiting an exhibition in London, called The Heart today, was certainly a heartfelt experience for Briton Jennifer Sutton, for one of the items on display was her ... Read more...

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