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New Imaging Catheter for Treatment of Heart Disease Could Reduce Cardiac Intervention Complications

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An emerging 3-D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations. Developed by RTI International, the catheter contains an ultrasound microarray made using semiconductor circuit fabrication that can provide unprecedented volumetric field-of-view, in real time.

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New Website Aims to Support Patients Born with Heart Disease

Peter Munk Cardiac Centre unveils platform that targets youth transitioning to adult medical setting

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Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Researchers Say

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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology.

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Common Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute Study Finds

Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

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Common Blood Pressure Medication Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, New Study Finds

Women who take a common type of medication to control their blood pressure are not at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to the drug, according to new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah.

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New Study Finds Testosterone Replacement Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risks in Men with Low Testosterone Levels

An important new study of men who have undergone testosterone replacement therapy has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke.

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Heart Muscle Inflammation and Swelling Peak Twice After Heart Attack

Results of a new study challenge the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial edema, or heart muscle swelling, only occurs just after a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.

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Big Data Study Identifies New Potential Target Coating for Drug-Eluting Stents

A new study has identified an FDA approved cancer drug, crizotinib, as a possible new coating for drug-eluting stents. Researchers found that crizotinib in mice helped prevent the narrowing of blood vessels after stenting without affecting the blood vessel lining. Results of this study were published today in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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New Study Finds Routine Imaging Screening of Diabetic Patients for Heart Disease Is Not Effective

Routine heart imaging screenings for people with diabetes at high risk to experience a cardiac event, but who have no symptoms of heart disease, does not help them avoid heart attacks, hospitalization for unstable angina or cardiac death, according to a major new study.

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Fatigue, Irritability, and Demoralization Can Affect Your Heart Health

Fatigue, increased irritability, and feeling demoralized, may raise a healthy man or woman’s risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent, according to a study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals presented on Nov. 17 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, IL.

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