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Clinical Trial of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Repair: Positive Initial Data

The global health and economic impact of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attacks, is tremendous. Patient prognosis following a major heart attack, including progressive heart failure, repeat heart attacks, arrhythmias, and mortality, depends on the damage sustained to the heart. Show More Summary

For obese people, an increased risk of ‘silent’ heart damage, study says

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have identified a new risk for obese people: silent heart damage. In a study published in the October edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, the investigators found evidence that obesity is an "independent driver of heart muscle damage." Read full article >>

Heart failure performance and outcomes

Here's a recent paper in JACC with some interesting findings: Methods We assessed rates of compliance with care measures for patients hospitalized with acute or chronic heart failure in the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study surveillance catchment area from 2005 to 2009. Show More Summary

Herbies of the Week: Sara & Jeff (They've Lost 35lbs & Run Half Marathons Together!)

Meet our Herbies of the Week: Sara & Jeff! After losing his dad to congestive heart failure, Jeff started researching different diets when he came across a plant-based diet. Following a long discussion with his wife, Sara, they both agreed to adopt a plant-based diet as an experiment for 3 months. Show More Summary

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Recognized with Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure Care

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines(r)-Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation guidelines for heart failure patients.

'The Voice' live playoffs: All of the wrong people went home

Well, America, that was an utter failure. On Wednesday night's (Nov. 12) elimination episode of "The Voice," hearts were broken all around the country as Carson Daly read the results. Why? Because so many A-plus singers were sent packing. Show More Summary

HIV-infected adults diagnosed with age-related diseases at similar ages as uninfected adults

HIV-infected adults are at a higher risk for developing heart attacks, kidney failure and cancer. But, contrary to what many had believed, the researchers say these illnesses are occurring at similar ages as adults who are not infected with HIV.

HIV-infected adults diagnosed with age-related diseases at similar ages as uninfected

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that HIV-infected adults are at a higher risk for developing heart attacks, kidney failure and cancer. But, contrary to what many had believed, the researchers...Show More Summary

HIV-Infected Adults Diagnosed with Age-Related Diseases at Similar Ages as Uninfected Adults

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that HIV-infected adults are at a higher risk for developing heart attacks, kidney failure and cancer. But, contrary to what many had believed, the researchers say these illnesses are occurring at similar ages as adults who are not infected with HIV.

Successful implant of next-generation heart device marks Canadian first

A surgical team in Toronto has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure. This is the first time this procedure has been conducted on Canadian soil.

Heart Disease Prevention - Why And How You Should Care For Your Heart?

World Health Organization (WHO) ranks cardiovascular disease as the top cause of death globally. Cardiovascular diseases refer to all diseases of the heart and circulation, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease and stroke. Show More Summary

Diagnostic exhalations could inform treatments

By analyzing carbon dioxide in the breath, an algorithm could help determine how to treat patients. The algorithm determines whether a patient is suffering from emphysema or heart failure based on readings from a capnograph -- a machine that measures the concentration of carbon dioxide in a patient's exhalations.

Former WCTI Anchor Virginia Foye Dies

Virginia Foye, a former news anchor at Greenville-New Bern ABC affiliate WCTI, died early Tuesday morning. WCTI reports Foye died of heart failure just after midnight. She was 62: Virginia was NewsChannel 12?s morning anchor for 26 years, and the first African-American anchor in Eastern North Carolina. Show More Summary

Revealed U.S. Strategy to Battle ISIS Is Wanting

American and Iraqi officials are leaking a plan to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). On the surface, the roadmap to victory seems plausible, but as I note in my book, The Failure of Counterinsurgency: Why Hearts andShow More Summary

Revealed U.S. Strategy to Battle ISIS Is Wanting

American and Iraqi officials are leaking a plan to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). On the surface, the roadmap to victory seems plausible, but as I note in my book, The Failure of Counterinsurgency: Why Hearts andShow More Summary

Removal of heart medications by dialysis may increase kidney failure patients' risk of dying prematurely

Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis, researchers report.

Heart's own immune cells can help it heal

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research. In a mouse model of heart failure, the researchers showed that blocking the bone marrow's macrophages from entering theShow More Summary

Removal of heart medications by dialysis may increase risk of premature death

Highlights Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis. Beta blockers are the most commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications among dialysis patients. read more

Removal of Heart Medications by Dialysis May Increase Kidney Failure Patients' Risk of Dying Prematurely

Among kidney failure patients on dialysis, beta blockers that are easily removed from the circulation through dialysis were linked with a higher risk of premature death than beta blockers that are not easily removed through dialysis...

Sitagliptin and heart failure exacerbation

This is from a large insurance claims database: Patients with incident HF were identified from individuals with T2D initially treated with metformin or sulfonylurea and followed over time. Subjects subsequently using sitagliptin were...Show More Summary

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