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Syrian Conjoined Twins Die While Waiting For Life-Saving Surgery

12 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The newborns were evacuated from a rebel stronghold to the capital Damascus after lengthy negotiations earlier this month. Today, they died of heart failure as they awaited surgery.

Amyloid-Related Heart Failure Now Detectable with Imaging Test

A type of heart failure caused by a build-up of amyloid can be accurately diagnosed and prognosticated with an imaging technique, eliminating the need for a biopsy, according to a multicenter study.

After the heart attack: Injectable gels could prevent future heart failure

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells in the heart. But damage doesn't end after the crushing pain subsides. Instead, the heart's walls thin out, the organ becomes enlarged, and scar tissue forms. These changes can cause heart failure. Scientists now report they have developed injectable gels to prevent this damage.

After the heart attack: Injectable gels could prevent future heart failure (video)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22, 2016 -- During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. But the damage doesn't end after the crushing pain subsides. Instead, the heart's walls thin out, the organ becomes enlarged, and scar tissue forms. Show More Summary

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.

George Curry, Legendary Political And Civil Rights Journalist, Dies At 69

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Curry was the longtime editor of the magazine Emerge, a syndicated columnist and winner of numerous awards for his reporting and commentary. He died Saturday of sudden heart failure.

Omran Daqneesh and the world’s pathetic failures on Syrian refugees

Almost a year ago, photos of a dead 3-year-old boy flashed around the world. The pictures of Aylan Kurdi, who drowned in the Mediterranean while his family tried to flee Syria’s civil war, broke hearts everywhere. This week another little boy has become a symbol of Syria’s horrific toll on civilians. His name is Omran Daqneesh. […]

Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2016 -- When plaque, fatty deposits that build up on the inside of arteries, rupture and block blood flow, the results can be deadly. Such hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, typically leads to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Show More Summary

Studying Blood Flow Dynamics to Identify the Heart of Vessel Failure

New research from a fluid mechanics team in Greece reveals how blood flow dynamics within blood vessels may influence where plaques develop or rupture this week in Physics of Fluids. The findings could one day help doctors identify weak spots on a vessel wall that are likeliest to fail, and lead to early interventions in treating heart disease.

‘Toxic gases’ as targets for new medicines

Gases once thought of only as environmental pollutants are now known to be produced by the body. They could potentially be used to develop drugs to treat diseases including heart failure and cancer, suggest investigators.

Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology:: study

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Delivering a quantum leap in safety may be the key to winning hearts, but it will be psychology that determines the success or failure of autonomous driving technology, a new report claims. The development of autonomous and fully driverless systems has become a hot topic in recent years, with more than a few car makers […]

The 84-year-old grandmother of Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong collapsed while watching on TV a

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The 84-year-old grandmother of Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong collapsed while watching on TV as her grandson won bronze in the 56kg, and later died. Police suspect heart failure as the cause. Read more...

New Orleans Clarinetist Pete Fountain, a Frequent Guest on TV Shows From the Late 1950s Through the 1980s, Dies at 86

Pete Fountain, 86, a clarinetist who became a staple on various TV shows in the late 1950s and 1960s, has died of heart failure, according to “Benny Harrell, Mr. Fountain’s son-in-law and manager,” reports The New York Times. The Times...

Pete Fountain Death: NOLA Clarinetist Dead At 86

Famed New Orleans, Louisiana, jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain has died at age 86. After battling numerous health problems over the years, the NOLA music legend passed away of heart failure early Saturday morning. “It’s a sad day for his family. Show More Summary

New Orleans jazz clarinet great Pete Fountain dies at 86

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Pete Fountain, the goateed clarinetist who became a global ambassador of New Orleans jazz with his flawlessly slippery technique and joyful sound, died Saturday of heart failure while in hospice care in New Orleans, according to news reports. He was 86. Fountain's son-in-law and manager, Benny...

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Death Rate, Risk of Hospital Stays in Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who receive the flu vaccine may have a reduced risk of death and be less likely to be hospitalized for stroke and heart failure... The post Flu Vaccine May Reduce Death Rate, Risk of Hospital Stays in Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

20 Foods That Reduce Inflammation

Signs of chronic or acute inflammation have been demonstrated in most cardiovascular diseases of multifactorial pathogenesis, including atherosclerosis and chronic heart failure, according to studies. Chronic inflammation may be a causative...Show More Summary

Hospitals That Send the Most Heart Patients to the ICU Get the Worst Results, U-M Study Finds

Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they'll fare worse in hospitals that rely heavily on their intensive care units to care for patients like them.

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