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Immune System’s “Workaround” May Explain Heart Disease in Psoriasis Patients

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Two new studies out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine describe how the inflammatory response to psoriasis can alter levels of several immune system molecules, ultimately increasing a person’s risk of thrombosis, which can include fatal blood clots

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cardiac stem cell research, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Heart Institute, cardiosphere-derived cells , CDCs, Eduardo Marban

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to Expand Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation of Cardiac Cell Therapy After Winning $7.3 Million California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Grant

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This work will be supported by a recently-awarded $7.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Case Western Reserve University, case school of engineering, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Filling Need for Fast and Accurate Assessment of Blood’s Ability to Clot

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Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of blood.

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annual meeting 2017, Tech-Con, Dr. Samer Nashef, Press Conference, Scientific Sessions, Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections, Scientific Research, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Media Advisory: Save the Date for STS Annual Meeting

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, vascular surgeons, Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, endovascular surgery, UAB Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Surgery or Not – UAB Physician Says the Health Care System and Reimbursement Model Decide in Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

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Adrenaline Rush: Delaying Epinephrine Shots After Cardiac Arrest Cuts Survival Rates

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Hospitals in which the administration of epinephrine to patients whose hearts have stopped is delayed beyond five minutes have significantly lower survival rates of those patients, a new study led by a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center finds.

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Mitral Valve Prolapse, Mitral Valve, PinnacleHealth, chordae, mitral valve surgery, Degenerative mitral valve disease, Degenerative mitral valve regurgitation, Moderate mitral valve regurgitation, Severe mitral valve regurgitation, Leaky mitral valve

PinnacleHealth Announces New, CHESTBONE-Sparing INVESTIGATIONAL Treatment Option for Patients with Leaky Mitral Valves

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The RECHORD trial allows cardiovascular surgeons to replace damaged string-like tendons, called chordae, through a small incision while the heart is beating. PinnacleHealth is one of only 20 sites in the nation and the only hospital in Pennsylvania selected to participate in the trial. Up to 450 patients will be enrolled into the randomized trial.

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Physiology, Kidney Damage, Heart Disease, Fibrosis, Renal Function, Cigarette Smoke, Smoking, Genetics

Cigarette Smoke Exposure Increases Scar Tissue in the Kidney and Heart, Study Finds

Smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys and can worsen existing kidney disease, according to a new study. The research team suggests that exposure to cigarette smoke negatively affects genetic messaging that controls tissue scarring.

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acute heart attack, Cancer, Dr. Joerg Herrmann, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, news releases, STEMI

Research Says: Patients with Cancer History Experiencing Severe Heart Attacks Benefit From Cardiac Treatment

One in 10 patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history of cancer, showing that this is an emerging subgroup of heart patients, according to Mayo Clinic research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In addition, the study found that these patients have a three times higher risk of noncardiac death. Meanwhile, their risk of cardiac death is not higher ― both at the time of their acute heart attack and over long-term follow-up.

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Ut Southwestern, LVAD, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) , Heart Attack, Heart Regeneration

Study Seeks Answer to Whether Mechanical Pump Can Regenerate Heart Muscle

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Researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine are launching clinical trials to find out whether heart muscle that’s been damaged by a heart attack be prompted to repair itself.

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Transplantation, Surgery, Heart and liver transplant, Cardiovascular, Hepatology, Donor

UC San Diego Health Performs Region’s First Heart-Liver Transplant

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On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healthy heart and liver. This is the first successful heart-liver transplant for San Diego; less than 10 of these surgeries are performed each year in the U.S.

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shear accumulation, Blood Thinners, Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling, Blood Clots, stent grafts, thoracoabdominal aneurysm, Food And Drug Administration, Sanford Health, South Dakota State University

Fluid Flow Model Evaluates Clotting Risk in New Stent Graft Design

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Whether patients with mechanical heart valves or left ventricular assist devices must take blood thinners depends on how effectively blood flows through these implantable devices. Researchers have modeled the flow of blood through these devices to estimate clotting risk, but this type of work has not been done on stent grafts—until now. The results showed that shear accumulation in a new endovascular stent graft design was comparable to that of an idealized aorta.

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Myocarditis, Infection, Cardiology

Mayo Clinic Finds Myocarditis Caused by Infection on Rise Globally

— Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And the risk of sudden cardiovascular death in the young is relatively high.

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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nocturnal Product Development, NIH, STTR, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Cardiac Ablation, Electrophysiology

NIH Awards Nocturnal Product Development and GW a $2.27M Phase II STTR Grant for Preclinical Development of Cardiac Imaging System

The NIH awarded a $2.27 million Phase II STTR grant to Nocturnal Product Development, LLC, and George Washington University researcher Narine Sarvazyan, Ph.D.

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Mechanical Heart Program Receives $200,000 Donation From Canadian Pacific

Touchdowns scored during CFL post-season and Grey Cup raise money to support advanced heart failure patients

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Ischemic Stroke, Stroke, Generation X, Baby Boomers, Rutgers, Cardiovascular, Robert Wood Johnson, Midas, Myocardial Infarction Data Aquistion System

Rutgers Study Finds That Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—are the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. In contrast, the rate of stroke more than doubled in Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1974, during the same time period.

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Congenital Heart Disease, 22q.11.2 deletion syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, 22q11.2DS, congenital heart abnormalities, Cardiology

Einstein Scientist Receives $7.5 Million Grant for Congenital Heart Disease Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Bernice Morrow, Ph.D., at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and collaborators at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) a five-year, $7.5 million grant to study the genetics of congenital heart abnormalities.

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LVAD, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) , Heart, Cardiac, mechanical heart, Advanced Heart Failure, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Canada’s Leading Mechanical Heart Program Marks Major Milestone

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre has reached a major milestone within its Mechanical Circulatory Support Program - the largest mechanical heart program in Canada - implanting a 200th patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

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Pediatrics, Hypertension, Prehypertension, High Blood Pressure, Cardiology, pediatric hypertension

Hypertension and Prehypertension Underdiagnosed and Undertreated in U.S. Children

Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published today in Pediatrics. The study focused on children with abnormal blood pressures across the United States, and is the first to show a widespread underdiagnosis of these conditions by pediatricians in children ages 3 to 18.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cardiology, Echo Cardiography, HCM, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), Mount Sinai Heart, Computer Algorithms, Innovation

Mount Sinai Researchers Demonstrate Ability of Machine-Learning Algorithms in Echocardiographic Interpretation and Diagnosis of HCM

Computer algorithms can automatically interpret echocardiographic images and distinguish between pathological hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and physiological changes in athletes’ hearts, according to research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), published online yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.







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