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Link between short telomeres and cardiomyopathy

2018 13 Sep

Stanford-led research has found that people with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the muscles that contract the heart. The finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new pathways for drug discovery.  A telomere is a DNA sequence that serves as a protective cap on the ends of chromosomes.... Read more

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Leaky Channels Might Lead to Atypical Arrhythmias

2015 27 Jan

Canadian researchers have found that leaky transmembrane channels may disrupt normal heart function. According to a new study published in The Journal of General Physiology , voltage-gated sodium (Na v ) channels mediate a reaction potential in muscle cells that leads to contraction. The findings suggest that ion leaks in mutant sodium channels could... Read more

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Heart Attack: Stem Cells May Enhance Cardiac Repair

2014 03 Dec

Stem cell factor (SCF) delivered directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Researchers administered SCF by gene transfer shortly after inducing heart attacks in pre-clinical models, delivering SCF directly into damaged... Read more

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New Cardio-Oncology Programme Launched

2014 17 Aug

A new Cardio-Oncology Programme to protect hearts and keep them beating strong during breast cancer treatments has been developed by Orlando Health Heart Institute and UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. The programme comprises a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners and other clinicians. When patients... Read more

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New Guidelines Issued to Manage Heart Failure in Children

2013 12 Dec

With heart failure being a significant cause of childhood health conditions and death, new guidelines have been issued in order to assist healthcare providers both in the emergency departments and primary care to identify and treat heart failure in children with undiagnosed heart disease and symptoms of possible heart failure. Developed by... Read more