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Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts

Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results were discovered with the aid of a new mouse model that can now be used to develop and test new therapies.

For adults younger than 78, risk for heart disease linked to risk for problems walking

A team of researchers examined the factors that put older adults at higher risk for developing physical limitations as they age. Findings suggest that reducing heart disease risk factors with appropriate treatments might help 'younger' older adults maintain their physical function.

Could this protein protect people against coronary artery disease?

The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

Naturally occurring molecule may help prevent, treat atherosclerosis and gum disease

Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, topically applied on gum tissues not only prevents and treats gum disease, but also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot, report investigators.

Smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis

A soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor has been developed for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The novel sensor is highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair. It is also simple and cost-effective to mass produce.

Screening programs unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes

Screening programs for cardiac conditions are not an effective way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport, and may prevent healthy athletes from participating, a new study suggests.

First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful

A new device, proven safe and effective, has been developed to treat diastolic heart failure.

Diagnostic test helps primary care docs rule out pathologic heart murmur in kids

Although heart murmur in children is usually harmless (referred to as innocent murmur), in a small number of cases it is symptomatic of cardiac disease (referred to as pathologic murmur). A new study finds that disappearance of heart murmur while standing reliably rules out pathologic heart murmurs.

Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure

Microbes living in your gut can help protect against the effects of a high-salt diet, according to a new study.

Gobbling your food may harm your waistline and heart

People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research.

An atlas of the heart: Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time

A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime - thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researchers have now determined which and how many proteins are present in each type of cardiac cell. In doing so, they compiled the first atlas of the healthy human heart, known as the cardiac proteome.

Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI

A new study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. The study found...Show More Summary

PCSK9 Inhibitor improves outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease

LDL-cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab reduced risk of major cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events among peripheral artery disease sub-population from the FOURIER trial. A new sub-analysis of the FOURIER clinical trial,...Show More Summary

Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease

People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a new study. The study is the largest to date looking at frequency of nut consumption in relation to incident cardiovascular disease.

Risks for blood clot in a vein may rise with increased TV viewing

Risk for blood clot in a vein was higher in those who reported watching TV 'very often' compared with those who reported watching TV 'never or seldom.'

E-cigarette vapor slows heart rate in mice

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, affect heart rhythm and cardiovascular function in mice, according to preliminary research.

Low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex

A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a new research. Despite these sexual activity related SCA events being witnessed by a partner, 'bystander' CPR was performed in only one-third of cases.

Breakthrough in fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure

Scientists make a breakthrough discovery and show that the critical protein interleukin 11 (IL11) causes fibrosis and widespread organ damage.

Sixth-graders can learn, perform hands-only CPR

Students as young as sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively and should be targeted for training, according to preliminary research.

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