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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, uniformed services univer, galectin-3, Tuberous Sclerosis, Nhlbi, eLife, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, TSC1, TSC2, Dr. Peter Klover, Dr. Thomas Darling, Dr. Joel Moss, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Institute Of Arth

Heart Failure Biomarker Linked to Rare Genetic Tumor-Causing Diseases

Galectin-3, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth and is used as a biomarker for heart failure, has been linked to tumors observed in two rare genetic diseases, according to a study published July 11, 2017, in eLife

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Cardiology, Atheroclerosis, Imaging, Cardiovascular Risks

Mount Sinai Researchers Find The Significance of Plaque Burden Using 3D Vascular Ultrasound in Estimating Cardiovascular Risk

Inexpensive and Radiation-Free Technology Has Potential to Become a Key Screening tool for Identifying at Risk Individuals

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STEMI, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Catheterization, heart catheterization, Stents, American Heart Association, Heart Attack, Door To Balloon, Cardiovascular

Ben Taub Hospital Is Three-Time ‘Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus’ Heart Care Recipient

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For three years in a row, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital cardiac service has been recognized with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association. Additionally, the hospital also received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI-Silver Achievement Award.

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nanotechnnology, smooth muscle cell, Cardiovacular Disease, Virginia Tech, University Of Pittsburgh, American Society For Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Microscopy

Nanoscale Forces Measured in Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Tell Story of Disease

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Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision. The team hopes that this platform, which investigators call nanonet force microscopy (NFM), will provide new knowledge about smooth muscle cell biology that could have implications for treating cardiovascular disease, which is still a leading cause of death in the United States.

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TAVR, Metamaterial, 3-D Print, Aortic Stent

3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

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Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using new 3-D printing technologies to create heart valve models that mimic the look and feel of the real valves. Their aim is to improve the success rate of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) by picking the right prosthetic and avoiding a common complication known as paravalvular leakage.

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Stroke, American Stroke Association, Ischemic Stroke, tPA, Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Catheter, Neurology

Third Straight ‘Gold Plus’ Keeps Boosting Ben Taub Hospital’s Stroke Program

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Ben Taub Hospital is quickly building its reputation for outstanding stroke care, evident by the AHA/ASA’s recent recognition of the Harris Health System hospital awarding its highest commendation for stroke care. The national award marks the third for the hospital in successive years.

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Clean Air, Clean Air Act, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Cardiopulmonary Diseases, Pollution, WHO Air Quality Guidelines, ATS, New England Journal Of Medicine, National Ambient Air Quality Standard

Air Pollution a Concern at Levels Currently Accepted as “Safe”

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) warns today that government agencies must not become complacent in the effort to provide clean air to all citizens.

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pediatric cardiology, lymphatic disorders, protein-losing enteropathy, CHD, single-ventricle disease, lymphatic interventions, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Treating Lymphatic Fluid Leaks Improves Severe Protein Loss in Patients with Single-ventricle Heart Disease

Focusing on a rare but devastating complication in patients with single-ventricle heart disease, a research team has revealed the role of leakage from the liver’s lymphatic system, and used a novel procedure to seal off those leaks and improve symptoms in patients.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Uninsured, Chugh, Eric Stecker, OHSU, Heart Institute, Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Heart Rhythm Center

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.







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