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Cardiology Management

Turning fibroblasts into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells

2018 22 Feb

A new study led by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers demonstrates a technique for transforming ordinary cells (fibroblasts) into new and healthy heart muscle cells. This kind of cell reprogramming is part of efforts to develop a new approach to treating heart disease – i.e. creating new healthy heart muscle cells within a patient’s own ailing heart. The study,... Read more

Cardiology Management

How Diabetes Increases Heart Attack Risk

2017 27 Mar

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have identified one of the reasons why diabetics have greater risk of suffering a heart attack: Diabetes is associated with the loss of small blood vessels around the heart. This in turn affects the entire cardiac muscle. Their findings are published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... Read more