heart function

Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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Stress could tell harder on women’s hearts


April 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Emotional upheaval is more likely to impose a heavier burden on women's hearts than men's, says a study.These findings show that coronary (heart related) blood flow ... Read more...

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Invasive heart test grossly overused


April 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) An invasive test for routine heart function is being grossly overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more effective tests. "This adds both risk to ... Read more...

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Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

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Synthetic fat limits damage to heart attack victims


August 7th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A synthetic fat used in treating overdoses of local anaesthetics could also protect heart attack victims. A University of California, Los Angeles study, led by anaesthesiologist ... Read more...

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New hope for heart patients


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A gene injection that can make hearts beat stronger and to even overcome the damage caused by previous heart attacks provides new hope of effectively curing ... Read more...

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Cancer drug can reverse heart failure


May 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP).The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ... Read more...

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Presence of fat improves heart’s ability to pump


May 5th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Stripping diets of fat may impair the heart's ability to pump optimally, especially among patients suffering from cardiac failure.Results from studies conducted by assistant professor of ... Read more...

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Heart needs exercise not rest after heart attack, claims study


April 15th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has found that early exercise as well as prolonged exercise is the best remedy for patients who have suffered a heart attack.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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After heart attack, some exercise helps


April 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Early and prolonged exercise and not rest seems to be the best option after a heart attack.A new study shows that the heart tends to become ... Read more...

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New technique to identify potential atherosclerosis risk found


April 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new technique, which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, has been discovered.The movement of the carotid artery can reveal the risk ... Read more...

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Moms-to-be who exercise help strengthen child’s heart health after birth


April 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study on the benefits of exercising while pregnant has found that moms-to-be, who do so, help their children to have healthy hearts after birth.When it was ... Read more...

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Gulf spill air pollution could shed light on urban air quality


March 11th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): NOAA researchers discovered an important new mechanism by which air pollution particles form, which could change the way urban air quality is understood and predicted.The NOAA-led team showed ... Read more...

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New CPR method increases survival rate by 50pc


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A five-year clinical trial has led to a new method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that improves long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50 percent.Developed by the ... 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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How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

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Potential genetic target for heart disease discovered


November 18th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A potential genetic target for heart disease has been identified by researchers at UC.The study, led by WenFeng Cai, shows that a micro-RNA, known as miR765, which regulates ... Read more...

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Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack


November 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack.University of Cincinnati researchers also found that function improved ... 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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Rice grain sized chip could keep your heart ticking


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A tiny microchip not much bigger than a grain of rice could monitor the heart round the clock and save lives.The chip has been designed to pick ... Read more...

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Less fit marathoners prone to heart damage for 3 months after race


October 25th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A team of researchers and runners from the Heart and Stroke Foundation has found that the magnitude of abnormal heart segments was more widespread and significant in a ... Read more...

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How sex hormones influence right heart function


October 20th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed human sex hormones influence the structure and function of the right ventricle (RV) of the heart.The researchers found that in women receiving hormone ... Read more...

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New hope for heart attack patients


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A major drug trial has brought scientists closer to making a drug that could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attacks.From the past six years, international clinical ... Read more...

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Muscle wasting in cancer also damages the heart: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research in mice suggests that the wasting disease associated with some cancers that is typically seen affecting skeletal muscles can also cause significant damage to the heart.Before ... Read more...

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New drug could reduce heart failure risk by 25pct


August 30th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 30 (ANI): A new drug that can lower the chance of a heart failure by 25 percent could bring substantial changes to standard treatment, according to a new research.The drug, ... Read more...

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Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect patient’s heart


August 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) along with skeletal muscles.The study, conducted by Nationwide ... Read more...

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Ex-US Vice-President Dick Cheney has pump placed in heart


July 15th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15(ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump in his heart to combat coronary artery disease.Former President George ... Read more...

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US ex-vice president gets heart device implant


July 15th, 2010 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (DPA) Former US vice president Dick Cheney, who suffered his first heart attack at age 37, said Wednesday he underwent heart surgery for installation of a pump device ... Read more...

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Mechanical heart pumps may save lives


June 15th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have suggested that some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps.As part of their thesis, a ... Read more...

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Ultrasound technique better alternative to invasive angiography for diagnosing heart disease


June 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A simple, non-invasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck is an effective alternative to expensive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new American ... Read more...

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One in 25 Indians carries gene that triggers heart failure


June 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) One in 25 people from India and other South Asian countries carries a mutated gene that causes heart failure, according to a new study. Studying this gene, and the ... 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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Odds of heart attack depend on where you live


June 1st, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you live and whether anyone in the vicinity attempts to give you cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The ... Read more...

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Grapes cut risk factors for heart disease and diabetes


April 27th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Grape consumption can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.The effect is thought ... Read more...

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