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Cardiology Management

Heart Tissue Cultured on Spinach Leaves

2017 27 Mar

Researchers have turned to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem blocking the regeneration of human tissues and organs. In a series of experiments, the researchers cultured beating human heart cells on spinach leaves that were stripped of plant cells. Their work is described in the paper "Crossing kingdoms: Using decelluralised... Read more

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Heart Muscle Inflammation Peaks Twice after MI

2014 21 Nov

A new study provides evidence challenging the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial oedema (heart muscle swelling) only occurs immediately after a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack. In the study, researchers discovered a second wave of swelling and inflammation which occurs within a week of a heart attack. The discovery of this... Read more

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Cardiac Hypertrophy: Preventable via Protein

2014 13 May

As cardiovascular disease remains the Western world’s leading cause of death, heart failure is the category registering the fastest incidence increase over the past ten years. Pathological hypertrophy, defined as the heart muscle’s growth as its attempt to increase its output, is the stage that precedes heart failure, yet not all hypertrophy... Read more

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New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Device

2014 12 Mar

As the first hospital in Illinois, the Loyola University Medical Center offers a new high-tech catheter device able to improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat. The treatment, entitled catheter ablation, involves burning selected spots of tissue inside the heart with the tip of a catheter,... Read more

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Ever Wondered What The Human Heart is Made Of?

2013 22 Nov

For the first time ever, the optimal structure and cell ratio associated with heart function have been identified. This remarkable discovery was made by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and published as a foundational... Read more