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Newswise: FDA Phase 1 Trial Shows Hydrogel to Repair Heart Is Safe to Inject in Humans—a First
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Article ID: 718618

FDA Phase 1 Trial Shows Hydrogel to Repair Heart Is Safe to Inject in Humans—a First

University of California San Diego

Ventrix, a University of California San Diego spin-off company, has successfully conducted a first-in-human, FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that aims to repair damage and restore cardiac function in heart failure patients who previously suffered a heart attack.

9-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718573

CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be Harnessed to Treat Heart Disease

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new Penn Medicine study, published in Nature, revealed, in mice, that CART T-cell therapy may now be harnessed to treat heart disease. Researchers used genetically modified T cells to target and remove activated fibroblasts that contribute to the development of cardiac fibrosis.

6-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 718741

Peripheral Artery Disease Risk Hinges on Health Factors and Demographics, Including Race

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The lifetime risk of lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD), in which leg arteries narrow abnormally, is about 30 percent for black men and 28 percent for black women, with lower but still-substantial risks for Hispanics and whites, according to a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

10-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 718715

Ablacon Announces Release of New and Improved Ablamap Technology Under Existing CE Mark

Ablacon, Inc.

Ablacon, Inc. (www.ablacon.com), an Ajax Health-funded company, announced today the release of an updated version of its Ablamap technology under the company's existing CE Mark.

10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718679

Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

Ohio State University

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic mutation, flu and heart irregularities that researchers say might one day improve the care of flu patients.

10-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Smidt Heart Institute Names Joanna Chikwe, MD, Founding Chair of Cardiac Surgery

Article ID: 718681

Smidt Heart Institute Names Joanna Chikwe, MD, Founding Chair of Cardiac Surgery


Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe comes to Cedars-Sinai from the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where she was a professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and where she served as the founding Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's. At Cedars-Sinai, she will hold responsibility for leading the strategic direction of clinical, research and academic programs within the department and affiliate cardiac surgery programs, as well as expanding her clinical practice in advanced heart valve repair and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718508

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mount Sinai Researchers Conclude Patients with Type B Aortic Dissection Need Early Intervention

Mount Sinai Health System

The new research shows that in patients who suffers from acute type B aortic dissection (tear in the aorta), certain features should prompt early intervention with a stent graft to repair the torn aorta.

5-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718675

Number of pregnant women with high blood pressure spiked over last four decades

American Heart Association (AHA)

The number of women with high blood pressure (HBP) when they become pregnant or who have it diagnosed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the United States over the last four decades, especially among black women, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.

9-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Periodontitis Bacteria Love Colon and Dirt Microbes

Article ID: 718671

Periodontitis Bacteria Love Colon and Dirt Microbes

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mythbuster: The idea that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive very much appears to be wrong. In an extensive experiment, they were possible between random microbes, and members of the same microbiome were stingy with each other.

9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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