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pediatric cardiology, Fontan surgery, Liver Fibrosis, Pediatrics, single-ventricle disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Surgery

All Heart Patients Have Some Liver Disease After Fontan Surgery

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Patients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the surgery. A research team says their findings underscore the importance of improving ongoing medical surveillance, so that physicians can develop the most appropriate care for their patients.

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Study Suggests Lower Targets for Systolic Blood Pressure

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A new study conducted by researchers from Tulane University finds reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death.

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electrophysiologist, cardiac electrophysiology, UTHealth , Physician, Patient, Heart, Cardiology, Ablation

Rhythms of the Heart: How a Cardiac Electrophysiologist Saved a Woman’s Life

For more than two months, Kim O’Neill, 61, spent nearly every night lying in bed, staring at the ceiling and wondering if she was going to die in her sleep. Her heart was beating so loudly in her chest she thought it might explode. During the day, she would struggle to walk up a flight of stairs to the second floor of her home and would run out of breath in the middle of a conversation with her husband. A typically active and positive person, O’Neill was terrified that this was her new normal. Everything changed in December 2016 when she met Ramesh Hariharan, M.D., a cardiac electrophysiologist with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Blood Clot, Stroke, Heart Attack, Thromboses

Small Molecule Prevents Blood Clots Without Increasing Bleeding Risk

It may be possible to disrupt harmful blood clots in people at risk for heart attack or stroke without increasing their risk of bleeding, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

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Temple, Temple University, Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Lifetime Achievement Award, Award, Award Announcement, Health, Medical, American Heart Association, American Heart Ass

Temple University Hospital Honored by the American Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

Temple University Hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Regenerative Medicine, Heart, Cardiac, Cancer

Regenerative Medicine Researcher’s Startup Companies Give Hope to Patients

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist works to develop new treatments for wound healing and cancer.

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Parasite Infections, Big Data Power, Hospital Comfort Care, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

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Problems with Bariatric Surgery, Burning Bone Fat, Food Insecurity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Mind-Controlled Device Helps Stroke Patients Retrain Brains to Move Paralyzed Hands

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Stroke patients who used their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hand gained some control over that hand, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The participants showed significant improvement in grasping objects.

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Heart Failure, G protein-coupled receptor , Drug Target, Cardiology, Chronic Heart Failure

Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Chronic Heart Failure

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Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, “Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction,” which will be published May 26 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that inhibiting this protein could help treat a disease that affects more than 20 million people worldwide.







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