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‘Grafting helps normalise heartbeats’


August 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have made a major advance in their bid to regenerate damaged heart by grafting human cardiac muscle cells into guinea pig hearts.The grafts also reduced ... Read more...

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Rest can undo damage to heart cells


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) The damage to cardiac cells after a heart failure can be undone by allowing the heart to rest, according to new study.Findings from an Imperial College ... Read more...

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Device boosts libido of men with heart failure


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A type of pacemaker has been found to improve the libido and sexual performance of men with chronic heart failure, researchers said. Chronic heart failure (HF) ... Read more...

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Protein that could be new target to reduce damage after heart attack identified


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in debilitating changes that occur in the heart after a heart attack.These changes, or 'remodelling' of the heart, ... Read more...

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Heart’s response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive ... Read more...

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Change in heart rate keeps bears healthy while hibernating: Study


February 8th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): It seems hibernating is much more complicated than one might think.A new study has provided crucial insight into the mysteries of the hibernating heart of a bear.It found ... Read more...

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Poor education ‘leads to heart failure’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Poorly educated people are more likely to be admitted to hospital with chronic heart failure than the better educated, even after differences in lifestyle have been taken into ... Read more...

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Ground-Breaking Dutch Research Finds That ‘Spare Tyre’ Could Save Lives


November 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A ground-breaking ‘pilot research’ named Apollo from the Netherlands has detected that stem cells, captured from waistline fat, can be utilized to mitigate cardiological attacks ... 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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Exposure to chemical warfare agent linked to long-term heart damage


October 14th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to the chemical warfare agent sarin can lead to heart dysfunction.Sarin is a chemical warfare agent belonging to class of compounds called organophosphates ... Read more...

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15-year boy first to get robot heart transplant


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) A 15-year-old boy has become the world's first child to be implanted with an artificial heart.The unnamed Italian boy had the 10-hour operation last week and was said ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... 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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Beware! Impotence could wreck your heart


May 20th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A significant proportion of men who suffer from impotence show early signs of coronary artery disease (CAD), warn experts. A new study shows that such men will often develop ... Read more...

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Study links impotence to heart risk


May 20th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): International experts have urged all men experiencing impotence to undergo thorough medical assessments, after it was shown that a significant proportion of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) exhibit ... Read more...

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Transplanted adult stem cells could heal injured hearts


May 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a study on mouse model, scientists found that human adult stem cells injected around the damage caused by a heart attack survived in the heart and improved ... Read more...

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Steroid use may increase heart failure risk


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Long-term use of steroids may weaken the heart and increase the risk of heart failure, a new study says. Anabolic-androgenic steroids mimic the naturally occurring testosterone, a muscle-building hormone ... 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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Diet combined with exercise more effective in lowering BP


February 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Combining blood pressure (BP) lowering diet with exercise and weight loss counselling seems to reverse high BP along with other benefits. James A. Blumenthal of Duke University Medical ... Read more...

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Clot-causing heart pocket may raise stroke risk


January 20th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A pouch-like structure inside the heart may be a potent source of stroke-causing blood clots, according to cardiologists. The structure lies in the left atrium, which is one of ... Read more...

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New imaging technique shows different heart motions in men, women


December 9th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Researchers from University Hospital Freiburg in Germany have developed a novel imaging technique that has shown fundamental differences in heart motion by age and gender.The new imaging technique, ... Read more...

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Clue to foetal blood vessel failure found


December 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Making a big breakthrough, researchers have uncovered why a foetal blood vessel can fail to close shortly after birth, causing serious health problems.A German team showed that if ... Read more...

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How birds and mammals evolved to have 4-chambered hearts


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first genetic link that can explain how the heart evolved from being a three-chambered to four-chambered organ.The discovery has shed light on how cold-blooded ... Read more...

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‘Resynchronisation’ cuts down risk of heart failures


September 1st, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A therapy called cardiac 'resynchronisation' reduced risk of heart failures by 41 percent, says an international study. "This shows, for the first time, that the onset of heart ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise for heart failure patients


September 1st, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI) A major international study has found that a therapy called cardiac resynchronization can significantly delay the progression of heart failure.In the study, researchers found that the treatment reduced ... Read more...

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World’s first new DeBakey heart assist device implanted successfully


August 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In a revolutionary surgery, cardiac surgeons at Heidelberg University Hospital for the first time implanted the HeartAssist 5 ventricular assist device, the modern version of the DeBakey VAD ... Read more...

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Freshly crushed garlic serves heart better than processed


July 30th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic, scientists have claimed.In the study, which will be published in the Aug. 12 issue of the ... Read more...

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Crushed garlic better than dried for heart, finds Indian American


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A team of researchers led by an Indian American has unearthed new evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more benefits for the heart than dried garlic. The evidence ... Read more...

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Man comes back to life half an hour after dying


June 12th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): In a rare example of a phenomenon known as Lazarus Syndrome, a 23-year-old man came back to life 30 minutes after doctors pronounced him dead.Doctors at the Royal ... Read more...

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First 3 patients fitted with next-generation mechanical heart pumps in US


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Three patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Centre have become the first to be implanted with a next-generation artificial heart pump called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System in ... Read more...

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Non-invasive stem cell procedure shows promise to repair heart tissue


May 29th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that it is possible to repair cardiac tissue and, in turn, reverse heart failure by injecting ... Read more...

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Long-necked dinos needed far too much energy to browse tall trees


April 1st, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 1 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that long-necked sauropod dinosaurs would had to have used far too much energy to hold their neck upright and browse ... Read more...

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Abnormal heart function reduces exercise capacity


January 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Abnormal heart function greatly reduces a person''s ability to exercise, according to a new study.The researchers conducted a study to examine the relationship between left ventricular diastolic ... Read more...

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Heart valves implanted sans surgery


January 8th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) An innovative approach for implanting a new aortic heart valve sans open-heart surgery is being offered to patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Centre or CUMC.Known ... Read more...

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New York docs implant heart valves without open-heart surgery


January 8th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center are offering their patients to undergo an innovative procedure to implant a new aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery. The ... Read more...

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