Metabolic syndrome may directly affect the heart itself as well as boosting the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries.
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This model could easily be used by any hospital's blood bank to allocate blood in a more safe and cost effective manner.
While pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are among the most clinically important medical devices several device malfunctions have called into question their safety and reliability.
This is less invasive than open heart surgery and patients can heal quicker.
Being able to witness the precise events that form the heart's orchestral rhythm could enable researchers to better understand the underlying causes of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.
Long QT syndrome is an uncommon, and sometimes fatal, heart rhythm disorder that is often present from birth.
Physicians with more experience are better able to detect a third heart sound that is an indicator of heart disease.
A remotely controlled catheter device guided by magnetic fields provides a safe and practical method for delivering radio frequency ablation treatment in the hearts of patients with atrial fibrillation.
In a study, based on cardiac examination of actual patients, physicians with more clinical experience were more likely to accurately detect a third heart sound.
Cardiologists have been at odds about using catheterization to treat heart failure patients.
A blood test previously found useful in diagnosing or ruling out heart failure in emergency room patients remains effective in patients with chronic kidney disease.
A blood test found useful for diagnosing heart failure can also predict the risk of death among patients coming to hospital emergency departments with shortness of breath.
A Johns Hopkins study has raised doubts about a long accepted notion of what's going on in many cases of heart failure, suggesting that nearly half of patients with the disorder may be getting the wrong treatment.
Noninvasive injections of the stem cell mobilization factor granulocyte colony stimulating factor is no better than placebo at repairing heart muscle damaged by a heart attack.
Researchers used a nerve protection and growth factor on the heart to mimic the activity of the brain hormone leptin, dramatically reducing the size of the heart muscle.
Researchers found that impaired functional capacity and abnormal heart rate recovery correlated strongly with lower socioeconomic status.
Physicians should strongly consider looking at VO2max for heart patients, not just those with heart failure, and help them preserve their exercise capacity.
Gender referral bias needs to be addressed by further studies, since women with congestive heart failure who qualify for CRT may have equal or greater benefit than men.
The researchers found that heart patients taking antidepressant medications had a 55 percent higher risk of dying.
Higher rates of infection may explain why women have higher risk of death after coronary aftery bypass surgery.