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UF Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Prevent Hypertension, Organ Damage
...igh blood pressure and its damaging effects on the heart
andkidneys, report researchers at the University o... believe this is the first animal studyto show the heart
and kidneys also can be protected. One day, scientistshope gene therapy will be able to control high...
MRI Scans Following Heart Attack Could Determine Future Health
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart
after a heart
attack mayhelp determine which patients do well and which ones will later suffercomplications such a...
New Imaging Technique Pinpoints Dead Heart Muscle
...e,noninvasive means of measuring a chemical in the heart
tied to the extent ofmuscle damage from a heart
attack. The test pinpoints in injured heart
tissue depleted concentrations ofcreatine, a mo...
American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The
Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
... by their age alone, are already athigher risk for heart
attack and stroke. "While you can't control gett...to higher bloodpressure, which can in turn lead to heart
attack or stroke." The TONE study -- funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute -- is a...
Heart and Soul: The Blood Vessels And Brain Use Common Guide
...omoters may one day yield treatmentsfor tumors and heart
disease, the field is attracting increased attenti...reestablish blood flow at sites of blockage in the heart
and legs. Klagsbrun's lab has studied VEGF for the past five years. A postdoc inthe lab, Sh...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
...sterol" known as LDL -- mayexplain why men develop heart
disease earlier than women, say scientists todayat...n the risk of coronary artery disease,the cause of heart
attack. Pre-menopausal women have lower cholesterol levelsand higher HDL levels (the good cholester...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
...LAS, March 24 -- Major changeable risk factors for heart
attackinclude smoking, high blood cholesterol, hig... well as in the body -- may mean a higher risk for heart
attack. Therefore, the scientists say, high blood levels of triglycerides should beconsidered an ind...
Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases
...ove for numerous diagnostic indications in cancer, heart
disease andneurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and epilepsy.Phelps points to this as evidence that advancement in radiotracer chemistry isallowing PET to move more fully in the everyday medical practice. ...
New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals
...e from free-radical damage,a process implicated in heart
disease, stroke, and cancer, as well as suchnormal...eperfusion after bypass surgery or treatment for a heart
attack. In a report published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of ClinicalInvestigatio...
One Year Follow-Up Of Non-Invasive Angina Treatment Suggests A Lasting Benefit
A new non-surgical treatment for heart
patients who experiencethe crushing chest pain of ...ery-disease, is a chest pain that strikes when the heart
musclehas trouble obtaining sufficient oxygen to fulfill its pumping dutiesadequately. The pain may...
American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
...therapy to grow blood vessels to bypass obstructed heart
arteries. Two people have been treated. "Both are doing fine, but both are still less than one monthpost-treatment so no follow-up tests have yet been done," says Isner. "I thinkall we can say is that the procedure itself has gone fine." ...
EPA Should Redirect Some Research on Toxic Airborne Particles
...adverse health effects, especially for people with heart
andlung ailments," said committee chair Jonathan S...h as children, the elderly, and those with chronic heart
or lung ailments; studying how particulates might combine with other pollutants to causeshort- and...
Hard Hearts: New Discovery Of Bone In Heart Tissue May Explain Valve Disease
...on--ispresent in a substantial portion of diseased heart
valves. This finding, whichsets the stage for more...at govern the build-upof calcium, and now bone, in heart
valves. In late 1997, Mohler and colleaguesfound osteopontin--a protein that makes up the molecular ...
Echocardiography Is Effective In Measuring Microvascular Damage From Heart Attacks
...ng atdetecting small blood vessel blockage after a heart
attack, according toresearchers at Johns Hopkins. ...ng acontrast medium with ultrasound waves to study heart
function -- could detectblockage of the small vessels of the heart
leading to a reduction in tissueb...
Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More
...eads directly to a lower incidence of vascular and heart
disease. Likewise,data showing that increased folate may protect against colorectal cancer do notprovide conclusive evidence of a benefit, the report says. Upper Levels Set The committee set the tolerable upper intake level for vitamin B6 at 100mi...
Possible Trigger For Heart Failure Identified In Lab Animal Studies
...otein produced in the heart, can lead tocongestive heart
failure. The finding may pave the way for a new treatment forthe nation's fastest-growing heart
disease. The studies, from two differentresearch teams, appear in today's Circulation: Journal of t...
Obscure Enzyme May Play Major Role In Heart Disease
...wn enzyme mayplay a significant role in preventing heart
attack. A paper appearing April 15in the prestigio...is deposited in blood vessels andleads to coronary heart
disease. The paper is by Professor Michael Aviram, abiochemist, head of the Lipid Research Laborator...
Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value
...g was detectable only in a groupof patients with a heart
condition known as sinus node dysfunction."Our stu...e benefit of the dual chamberpacemaker in terms of heart
function and other complications warrants the extradifficulty in placement, shorter battery life and...
Molecular Memory Tunes Adrenaline To Stress
...therapy -- for conditions such as hypertension and heart
attack, predict McCobb, an assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior, and Xie, a postdoctoral researcher in the McCobb's department. "Whether our stress responses are controlled by genes or lifestyle, we'd like to have more control," M...
Researchers Discover Existing Drugs May Prevent Enlarged Hearts
...eagues discovered a molecular pathwaythat leads to heart
enlargement and have found a way to block thatpath... mice whoseprogression from cardiac hypertrophy to heart
failure to death mirroredhumans'. "Cardiac hypertrophy is the response of the heart
to all s...
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