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Cardiology Management

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

2018 15 May

Desmin is a protein found in the cell’s “skeleton,” or supporting structure, and is known as intermediate filaments. New Johns Hopkins-led research shows desmin protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure. The mechanism is similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some... Read more

Cardiology Management

Healthy Heart Could Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

2015 05 Mar

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study associating heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period. "Heart function could... Read more