A team of researchers led by a mechanical engineer at the University of Houston reported a cardiac patch made up of rubbery electronic material that can be easily implanted on the heart for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is different from conventional cardiac devices that are made of hard electronic materials.
New research on animals has found that a specific protein found in the human platelets could help improve and speed up recovery of scar tissue after a heart attack. The protein was found to help form new blood vessels, decrease abnormal heart rhythm, and boost overall heart function.
A new study has found that high blood cholesterol levels in younger adults could help predict a potential cardiovascular risk. The study found that high LDL (bad) cholesterol in young adults under 45 could help in predicting their long-term risk of heart disease and stroke.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe that they could help failing heart by using stem cell cardiomyocytes to grow heart muscles cells and repair the damaged tissues. A study conducted on the mouse has found that replacing stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes with damaged improved the heart’s pumping ability.
Although rare, athletes are more vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest. According to the new guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), physicians are advised to ask athletes if they feel dizzy, breathless, or experience chest pain during or after exercise. The journal also reviewed that using automated external defibrillators can improve survival rates.
According to a large population-based, observation study, glucosamine supplements can help prevent the risk of cardiovascular events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and even death. However, there is no conclusive evidence suggesting that glucosamine use reduces cardiovascular risk. Researchers demand further clinical trials to find a strong association.
A startling new study has found that almost half of Americans have heart and blood vessels disease, making them prone to heart attacks and strokes. More than 120 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. The numbers are largely due to changes in the guidelines of blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.