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Cancer-related pathways reveal potential treatment target for congenital heart disease

Cross-disciplinary teams of scientists studying genetic pathways that are mutated in many forms of cancer, but which also cause certain forms of congenital heart disease -- including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a thickening of the heart musc...

1 person of 1,900 met AHA’s definition of ideal heart health,...

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18 -- Only one out of more than 1,900 people evaluated met the American Heart Association (AHA) definition of ideal cardiovascular health, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medi...

Study reinforces link between obesity, high-fat meals and heart disease

The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels, suggests new research at UC Davis. The new research reinforces the link between belly fat, inflam...

Researchers link gene mutations to Ebstein’s anomaly

Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease. Now, in patients with this disease, researchers of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the University of Newcastle, UK and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Me...

Updated heart disease prevention guidelines for women focus more on ‘real-world’...

Practical medical advice that works in the "real world" may more effectively prevent cardiovascular disease in women than recommendations based only on findings in clinical research settings, according to the 2011 update to the American Heart Associ...

Heart patients should be referred to Cardiac Rehabilitation before leaving hospital

Healthcare practitioners can increase the number of patients with heart disease referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program by 40 per cent, helping them to reduce their risk of dying and improve their quality of life, say researchers at the Peter M...

Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Its name comes from the fibrillating (i.e., quivering) of the heart muscles of the atria, instead of a coordinated contraction. The result is an irregular hea...

New online tool predicts probability of death from stroke

TORONTO, On -- February 10, 2010 -- Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after ...

Cancer breakthrough to prevent heart failure and increase survival rates

A breakthrough by scientists at Queen's University Belfast could help reduce heart failure in cancer patients around the world, and ultimately increase survival rates. Scientists at Queen's Centre for Vision and Vascular Science have discovered ...

Rice University technology in human trials to spot cardiac disease, cancer,...

Heart disease is a silent killer, but new microchip technology from Rice University is expected to advance the art of diagnosis. During National Heart Health Month, Rice Professor John McDevitt will discuss the potential of this technology to dete...

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