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New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
..., as well as some neuromuscular disorders and some cardiac
arrythmias. Now, biophysicists at the University at Buffalo have developed software programs that can perform ion-channel analysis with remarkable efficiency and speed. The researchers have received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National I...
Purdue Study Aims To Boost MRI Capabilities
...the liver, and to view transient phenomena such as cardiac
activity and blood flow in a noninvasive way," say...nt precludes some patients, such as those who have cardiac
pacemakers or metal implants in their body," he says. "Otherwise, there are no known long-term effec...
Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs
...topcellular suicide, they may be able to keep some cardiac
cellsfrom killingthemselves after a heart attack. They may also be able to extendthe life ofartificial organs made from animal tissue. The key is to halt apoptosis, which is often triggered by changesin acell's environment. "It may be a viral infecti...
Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts
...le to show no changes in patients' heart rates, or cardiac
cycles. Thatrevealed no impairment of the body's control of heart rate, which could bedangerous. The team will present some of its findings next month at an AmericanClinical Neurophysiology Society meeting in Los Angeles. A report on theresea...
Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass
...es that chlamydia also may be responsible for some cardiac
and joint disorders. The vaccine has been tested on mice; Stuart cautions that it will be several years perhaps as long as a decade before clinical trials are completed that could bring governmental approval for the vaccine. Current work is...
Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge
.... --- Researchers recently found that hospitalized cardiac
patientsexperience a great deal of fluctuation in ...ome. Readmission rates among hospitalized cardiac
patients are among thehighest for any group of health care users. When elderly cardiac
Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
DALLAS, Jan. 20 -- Sudden cardiac
arrest risk goes up 50 percent forindividuals whos...at an individual's geneticsusceptibility to sudden cardiac
arrest is not explained just by suchtraditional heart disease risk factors as diabetes, high blood p...
New Heart-Attack Indicator Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Accuracy Of ER Doctors: TnT/Echocardiogram Combination Could Reduce Needless Admissions
...iogramswas a more powerful predictor of subsequent cardiac
events in these patientsthan using either test alo...ata. This work represents aunique marriage between cardiac
cell biology, medical imaging, and clinical ERtriage." The University of Pennsylvania Medica...
Towards A Local Stimulation Of Natural Bypass Growth - Max Planck Scientists Developed New Treatment For Ischemic Heart Disease
...the heart have therefore mainly been limited to cardiac
surgery where the gene of a growth factor was given as adjunct to bypass surgery. The new method developed by Arras and collegues on the contrary requires only a routine catheterization procedure. Microscopic beads are injected into th...
Study Is First Ever To Document Protein Therapy Induces Creation Of New Blood Vessels To The Human Heart
... old --who had no prior history of heart attack or cardiac
surgery had an operation toclear blockages in more than one vessel. All of them had stenosis -- narrowedblood flow due to atherosclerosis -- in their internal mammary artery/leftanterior descending coronary artery. During the operative procedure, t...
One Year Follow-Up Of Non-Invasive Angina Treatment Suggests A Lasting Benefit
...essor of medicine and acting director of the adult cardiac
catheterizationlaboratories. UCSF Stanford Health Care is the first Bay Area medical center tooffer EECP. "Among patients who complete EECP therapy, episodes of angina werehalved, and patients in the study also tended to use less of their ni...
Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies
...rtment ofpediatrics. "Production of TNF by cardiac
myocytes is sufficient to causemyocarditis, myocardial dysfunction, cardiac
failure and premature death, andtherefore supports a causal role for TNF in the development of diver...
Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value
pacemakers have been used to treat people with slo...ysicalability, emotional mental health and energy, cardiac
functional status andlong-term cardiac
function. The researchers did see better long-term cardiac
Researchers Discover Existing Drugs May Prevent Enlarged Hearts
...ue of Cell, was done in mice whoseprogression from cardiac
hypertrophy to heart failure to death mirroredhuma...at damage byincreasing its size to achieve greater cardiac
output," said Olson. Initially this is beneficial, but ultimately the heart mayenlarge too m...
New Clue To apoE Function
...disease and bodes apoor neurological outcome after cardiac
bypass or cerebral hemorrhage. "Our thinking is that apoE3 is much more effective at promoting regrowthof nerve cell extensions after injury," says David M. Holtzman, M.D., assistantprofessor of neurology and molecular biology & pharmacology....
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Also May Be Associated With Heart Disease
...tions would mean a huge number of heartattacks and cardiac
deaths. Prevention and treatment of these infections may bea new strategy for the prevention of ischemic heart disease."H. pylori is one of four organisms often investigated for an association withheart disease. The other three -- including Chlamyd...
New Airway's 'Smarts' Ensure That Patients Get Plenty Of Oxygen
...ently used by doctors to monitor fetaldevelopment, cardiac
disease, and tumors. These transducers,which are attached to the lower end of the foot-long tubes, emitultrasonic pulses that are detected by a small receiver on thefront of the patient's neck only if the device is correctlyinserted. "This devel...
New Treatment Successful With Hepatitis C
... difficulty in concentration,constipation and rare cardiac
symptoms in some elderly patients. Anotherdrawback of interferon treatment is that only 50 percent of the patientsrespond to it, according to Smith. Half of those responders relapse afterthey stop the six months of therapy, dropping the effectiveness...
Researchers Discover Novel Gene Family Responsible For Pacemaker Activity In Brain And Heart
...er activity can lead to both inheritedand acquired cardiac
arrhythmias, and may also underlie various neurolo...ld make it possible to develop screening tests for cardiac
andneurological disorders that result from mutations or other biochemical changesthat cause inapprop...
Strategic Placement Of Automated External Defibrillators May Help Save Lives Of People
Who Go Into Cardiac Arrest
...ng County area, researchers found the incidence of cardiac
arrest washigher in airports, county jails, shoppi...darenas. While researchers say it's not clear why cardiac
arrests are morelikely to happen in these places, they add that examining the data helpsdetermine wh...
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