Search Tag: cardiac injury

New Drug May Help Repair Failing Hearts

2017 02 Jan

Researchers in the U.S. say a new experimental drug, cimaglermin, shows promise in restoring a patient's cardiac function after heart failure. A first-in-man study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science showed a sustained improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, or pumping capacity, in patients who received a high dose of cimaglermin... Read more

Bacterial Cause behind Fatal Heart Complications

2015 21 May

A research team led by Professor Aras Kadioglu and Professor Cheng-Hock Toh at the University of Liverpool has shown that the cause of cardiac injury is a toxin called pneumolysin, which is released by the bacteria during infection. The researchers have discovered that this toxin could directly attack heart muscle cells, causing injury, damage and death.... Read more