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Scientists reverse advanced heart failure in mouse model

2017 10 Oct

Researchers at Texas Heart Institute's Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab have found a new way to help improve heart function following heart failure. Using a mouse model, the researchers were able to reverse severe heart failure by silencing the activity of Hippo, a signalling pathway that can prevent the regeneration of heart muscle. Their work is published... Read more

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Statins Improve Heart Structure and Function

2017 29 May

According to research presented at EuroCMR 2017, statins improve heart structure and function. The benefits of the drugs are thus above and beyond cholesterol management. Lead author Dr Nay Aung, a cardiologist and Wellcome Trust research fellow, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK explains that while statins are primarily... Read more

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Engineered Tissue Improves Heart Function after Heart Attack

2017 02 Feb

A proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Circulation Research, describes a novel technique for growing heart cells in a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made using a 3D printer. The mix of human cells organised themselves in the scaffold to create engineered heart tissue that beats synchronously in culture. When the human-derived heart muscle... Read more

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New Target to Treat Arrhythmia

2015 14 Sep

Scientists at The Ohio State University Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have identified a new target that could make drug discovery for treatment of heart arrhythmias happen sooner. The results of the research are published in Circulation. The research team led by Thomas Hund believes that the key resides in voltage-gated sodium channels, nanoscopic... Read more

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Johns Hopkins Study Reveals Defibrillators Boost Heart Function

2015 03 Aug

According to a new study led by Johns-Hopkins, one in four patients with implanted defibrillators experienced improvements in heart function substantial enough to put them over the clinical threshold that qualified them to get a defibrillator in the first place. The results are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study... Read more