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A PET scan detects clumping proteins in rat hearts (top). The enlarged heart (right) is one with heart failure. Other PET scans showing blood flow in the rat hearts (bottom) show that the protein clumps aren't due to circulation problems.

Heart failure: the Alzheimer’s disease of the heart?

Desmin is a protein found in the cell’s “skeleton,” or supporting structure, and is known as intermediate filaments. New Johns Hopkins-led... Read more

Walk test for predicting cognitive dysfunction after heart surgery

Cognitive deterioration is a common occurrence after major surgery, especially among older patients. New research shows the distance a patient... Read more

Athlete’s heart and the Morganroth hypothesis

The four-decade-old "Morganroth hypothesis" that resistance exercise performed with a brief Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) is primarily a "pressure"... Read more

Practical hints on dealing with statin intolerance

Statin intolerance is a worldwide problem concerning the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce cardiovascular... Read more

Exercise is safe, beneficial for heart failure

Amongst patients with heart failure (HF), exercise therapy is positively associated with lower mortality and higher survival rates, along with... Read more

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines telemedicine  as the delivery of health care services by healthcare professionals in areas where distance is a critical factor and where information and communication technologies need to be used for the exchange of information regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The goal of telemedicine was... Read more

Prof. Mamas A Mamas is a structural interventional cardiologist, treating patients with underlying coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in both the elective and emergency setting and undertaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions (TAVI). He is also the Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions and leads... Read more

Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. She led the launch of STEM Goes Red in New York City and received the Innovator of the Year Award in 2018 for this initiative. STEM Goes Red aims to empower young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)... Read more

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