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Article ID: 700715

Distance Helps Re-fuel the Heart

Thomas Jefferson University

Separated entry and exit doors for calcium keep energy production smooth in the powerhouses of heart cells.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700624

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Receives NIH Funding to Investigate New Imaging Approach for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $1,118,556 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new imaging approach for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, a common and potentially serious circulatory problem. More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from the condition.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700425

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) associated with shorter hospital stay, more frequent discharge to home, compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study finds that patients who underwent TAVR had a significantly shorter length of stay and were significantly less likely to be transferred to a skilling nursing facility compared to patients who underwent SAVR.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700435

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

University of California San Diego

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure. Applications include real-time, continuous monitoring of blood pressure changes in patients with heart or lung disease, as well as patients who are critically ill or undergoing surgery.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 700424

Program will educate, empower ER visitors with uncontrolled high blood pressure

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new $3 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will allow researchers to determine whether a unique program designed to educate people with uncontrolled hypertension — also known as high blood pressure — about the importance of getting their blood pressure under control can help reduce the risk of developing chronic and expensive-to-treat secondary cardiovascular conditions among this high-risk group.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700365

3D Virtual Simulation Gets to the ‘Heart’ of Irregular Heartbeats

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart. The retrospective analysis of 21 patients and prospective study of five patients with ventricular tachycardia, the researchers say, demonstrate that 3D simulation-guided procedures are worthy of expanded clinical trials.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700342

Changes in Mitochondrial DNA Control how Nuclear DNA Mutations Are Expressed in Cardiomyopathy

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Differences in the DNA within the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells, can determine the severity and progression of heart disease caused by a nuclear DNA mutation. When combined with a nuclear DNA mutation in mice, one mitochondrial variant made heart disease worse, while another variant conferred protection.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700332

Collaboration with Almoosa Specialist Hospital to bring UChicago Medicine’s clinical expertise to patients in Saudi Arabia

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine and Almoosa Specialist Hospital, a private hospital in the Al-Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia offering comprehensive medical care, have signed a collaboration agreement.

Released:
11-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

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