AHA News: The Mummies’ Message: Take Steps Against Heart Disease

By Michael Precker American Heart Association News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. How do we know this? Mummies told us. No, not the groaning, wrapped-in-gauze, walking-with-arms-straight-out mummies that come to life in scary movies we’ll be […]

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AHA News: People in Poor Heart Health More Likely to Give Their Doctors Low Marks

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with poor heart health have worse perceptions of their patient-doctor relationship, according to a new study that also found overall cardiovascular health is worsening in the U.S. The research, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to shed light on cardiovascular health and how it squares […]

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Cluster of risky conditions that can lead to heart disease is rising in Hispanic adults

A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research and more work in prevention. Overall, metabolic syndrome affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States and puts them at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Heart transplants from severely obese donors show comparable outcomes for patients

Heart transplant patients who received hearts from severely obese donors had similar short-term outcomes and long-term survival as patients who received hearts from non-obese donors, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. The waiting list for a heart transplant in the U.S. is continuously about 3,000 people, and only half of those […]

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Medical trial meets one primary endpoint in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Sacubitril/valsartan reduces NT-proBNP, a biomarker predictive of long-term clinical outcomes in heart failure, but does not improve functional capacity compared to individualized background therapy in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. That’s the main finding of the PARALLAX trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) affects […]

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A teen unknowingly swallowed a sewing pin. It pierced his heart.

When a teen swallowed a small sewing pin while tailoring his clothes, he didn’t even notice. So it was a surprise to everyone when, some days later, doctors found it in a very unusual place — his heart. The 17-year-old went to the emergency room after experiencing chest pain for three days, according to a report of the case, published […]

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Kristin Cavallari Says Jay Has a 'Heart of Gold' in Father's Day Post

Still a family. Kristin Cavallari gushed over her ex-husband, Jay Cutler, with a belated Father’s Day message after celebrating together with their children. “Saved the best for last….happy (late) Father’s Day to Jay,” the Uncommon James founder, 33, wrote via Instagram on Monday, June 22, alongside a throwback photo of her three kids sitting on the sidelines of a football […]

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Brother’s death from heart failure inspires his own fight for health

Yonas Michael didn’t know what to think when his younger brother, Daniel, kept saying he felt “funny.” “It’s like I can really feel my heartbeat,” Daniel told him. The brothers didn’t think much of it at first. Yonas was studying for a master’s degree in education at Iowa State University and Daniel had joined him from their childhood home in […]

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Mapping the neurons of the rat heart in 3-D

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a virtual 3-D heart, digitally showcasing the heart’s unique network of neurons for the first time. Using the rat heart as a model, the investigators in this study—appearing May 26 in the journal iScience—created a comprehensive map of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system (ICN) at a cellular scale. This map allows for gene […]

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