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Blood Flow in the Developing Heart Guides Maturation of Heart Valves

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Congenital heart valve defects are the most common type of birth defect, the majority of which have no clear genetic cause, suggesting that epigenetic factors play an important role. Now, researchers have found that the shear force of blood flow against the cells lining the early heart valve sends signals for heart “cushion” cells to become fully formed valves.

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Cardiology, TAVR, TAVR procedure, TCT, tct 2017, Interventional Cardiology, absorb, Absorb BVS, absorb stent

TCT 2017 — NewYork-Presbyterian’s World-Renowned Interventional Cardiology Experts Available for Comment

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Cardiology, Heart Research, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Regenerative Medicine

How to Turn Damaged Heart Tissue Back into Healthy Heart Muscle: New Details Emerge

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UNC researchers use their new research platform to discover new cell subpopulations and crucial cellular players in the process of turning damaged heart tissue back into healthy heart muscle. The research platform could be used to study other biological processes and create tailored therapies.

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Citizen Science, APP, Apple, Translational Science, Health, Medicine, Exercise

New ResearchKit App Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions

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The MyGeneRank app allows individuals with genetic data from 23andMe to obtain an estimated genetic risk score for coronary artery disease.

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Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Heart, Ut Southwestern, Molecular Biology

Risk Factors for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Identified

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A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

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Death, Overworked, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiovacular Disease

Death From Overworking? UAB Doctor Says It Is Real

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Cardiology, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, pediatric cardiology

The Medical Minute: Blood Pressure Screening in Children

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High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA), Affordable Care Act , Lamar Alexander, patty murray, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Access, Insurance Coverage, insurance subsidies, pre-existing conditions, essential health benefit, essential benefits, Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology Praises Senators Alexander and Murray for Bipartisan ACA Stabilization Deal

The American College of Rheumatology praises Sens. Alexander and Murray for reaching a bipartisan compromise on legislation that would help stabilize the ACA insurance marketplace.

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Palliative, Palliative Care, Heart Failure, Palliative Care Heart Failure, University Of Pittsburgh, UPMC

Research Examines Benefits of Palliative Care in Heart Failure Treatment

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC analyzed existing evidence and found that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.







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