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Complex Proteins and Cardiac Death

Getting to the Heart of the Heart

For years, a multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death.

Monitoring Heart Failure

Monitoring Heart Failure

A new miniaturized, wireless monitoring system, implanted in the pulmonary artery, is helping keep patients with severe heart failure out of the hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is the first institution in Houston to offer this to heart failure patients.

Thyroid Hormones

Restoring Thyroid Hormones in the Heart May Prevent Heart Disease From Diabetes

Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology, according to a new study by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Professor and Biomedical Sciences Chair A. Martin Gerdes.

Sudden Unexpected Deaths (SUD)

Researchers Identify 5 Medical Conditions That May Contribute to Sudden Unexpected Death in NC

Sudden unexpected death (SUD) results from a malfunction of the heart and causes a rapid loss of blood flow through the body, leading to death. It is a very rapid process and may have few or no known warning signs. The overall survival rate for out-of-hospital arrest is only 5% to 10%. SUD is responsible for the deaths of upwards of 450,000 people in the US each year, with North Carolina experiencing an average of 32 SUD-related deaths each day.

Oxygen Dimishes Heart Regeneration

Oxygen Diminishes the Heart’s Ability to Regenerate, Researchers Discover

Scientific research at UT Southwestern Medical Center previously discovered that the newborn animal heart can heal itself completely, whereas the adult heart lacks this ability. New research by the same team today has revealed why the heart loses its incredible regenerative capability in adulthood, and the answer is quite simpleoxygen.

Sports Cardiology

Basic Elements of Sports Cardiology

Sports cardiology is becoming an autonomous subspecialty medical field in the US. Cardiologists are leading the way and defining their role within the space that treats the unique physiology of athletes and the needs of individuals who exercise. The American College of Cardiology has developed a Sports and Exercise Cardiology discipline within their guidelines to address the growing population of these cardiac patients.

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