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Genetic variant linked to weakened heart pumping

...r ejection fractions in heart patients," said Duke cardiologist Mark Donahue, M.D., who presented the results of the Duke analysis Nov. 9, 2004, during the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in New Orleans. "Furthermore, we found that this adverse association is additive," Donahue continued. ...

Isotron licenses ORNL cancer treatment technology

...s of less than 1 percent," said Manfred Sandler, a cardiologist and chief executive officer of Isotron. "So we see this as an extremely significant development in the race to cure cancer." Sandler hopes the treatment, which will allow physicians to treat nearly 20 types of cancer, is available by early 2007. C...

Stem cell therapy for ailing hearts

...y treated heart attacks in an animal study, report cardiologist Robert J. Henning, MD, and colleagues at the University of South Florida and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital. When injected into rats' hearts soon after a heart attack, stem cells taken from human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) greatly reduced the siz...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover new kind of heart failure gene

...says Timothy Olson, M.D. the Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiologist who led the study. "In previous studies of patients and families searching for mutations in this gene, those with structural heart disease such as DCM were normally excluded from consideration in order to better focus on the rhythm disorders. With th...

Heart Center cardiologist performs rare liver catheter intervention on teen

... innovative catheterization procedure, a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children's Heart Center in Houston repair...oblems," said Dr. Henri Justino, an interventional cardiologist at Texas Children's Heart Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medic...

Infants needing a heart transplant can accept organs from different blood types

...f the blood type," says Lori West, MD, a pediatric cardiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and co-author of the study. The body's tolerance of a donor organ has always been one of the greatest challenges of transplant medicine. A cardinal rule is that a transplant from a mismatched donor results...

Joslin hosts conference on diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Natives, May 16-19 in Denver

... the Native American Cardiology Program and senior cardiologist for the IHS. "Diabetes is the most important risk factor. In addition, the roles of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and tobacco abuse must be addressed both in those with diabetes and others." "Cardiovascular disease is one of the most seri...

Technique provides new look on response of diseased canine heart

... of the disease," said Mark A. Oyama, a veterinary cardiologist in the department of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "What a gene microarray tells us is more about the overall patterns of disease and how the heart responds to it. Genes that are up or down regulated ...

Newly discovered role for heart response enzyme may yield better heart failure therapy

...o meet the needs of the body's other organs," said cardiologist and geneticist Howard Rockman, M.D., of Duke. "If we could prevent this loss of heart receptors, we might improve heart function in patients with heart failure." The enzyme the researchers studied, called phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI(3)K), governs t...

Wanted: Companies to license life-saving breath test developed at NJIT

...iopsy. This is expensive as well as invasive. The cardiologist must insert a catheter into a vein in the neck, pass it down into the heart, cut several samples from the inner surface of the new heart, and remove them through the catheter. A pathologist then examines these samples under a microscope for signs of ...

Survival of heart patients on beta-blockers varies greatly with genetic variation

...or of the Center for Cardiovascular Research and a cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The current study is the first set of findings from this collaboration....

$16 million grant advances nanomedicine at Washington University

...l engineering, physics, and cellular biology and a cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, along with Gregory M. L...es. Lanza is associate professor of medicine and a cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Capable of supporting a wide variety of homing, imaging, and therapeutic...

Early cardiac screening necessary for muscular dystrophy patients

...er muscular dystrophy patients to be referred to a cardiologist for screening, probably by 10 years of age or earlier," says Dr. Jeffrey A. Towbin, professor of pediatrics at BCM and chief of pediatric cardiology at Texas Children's Hospital. Towbin and his group studied 69 boys with DMD and BMD. After the first ...

Inherent vascular repair key to atherosclerosis

...se process involved in atherosclerosis," said Duke cardiologist Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D., senior member of the res...ciated with the progression of disease," said Duke cardiologist David Seo, M.D., senior author of the paper. "This is the first time the progression of a chronic di...

Soy diet worsens heart disease in mice, says University of Colorado at Boulder study

... on the subject by Leinwand, Dr. Brian Stauffer, a cardiologist at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, CU-Boulder research associate John Konhilas and doctoral student Elizabeth Luczak appears in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, one of the...

Fat overload kills mammalian cells key culprit identified

...ovascular Research at the School of Medicine and a cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "But it appears we should also be more aggressive with respect to lowering lipids such as triglycerides and fatty acids." With the discovery of EF1A-1's role, this study is the first to identify a critical step in the path...

Fruit fly's beating heart helps identify human heart disease genes

... in the fruit fly." Senior author on the paper was cardiologist Howard Rockman, M.D. Other co-authors were fruit fly geneticist Hubert Amrein, Ph.D. in Duke Medical Center, and bioengineers Joseph Izatt, Ph.D. and Michael Choma, Ph.D. of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. The research was supported by the Nation...

Stem cell study for patients with heart attack damage seeks to regenerate heart muscle

...o heart failure," said Rush principal investigator cardiologist Dr. Gary Schaer, head of the Rush Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Rush is the only center in Illinois participating in the trial. There are 15 other sites nationwide participating in the study. He explained that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are ...

PET/CT offers 'superior' view of atherosclerosis plaque, may identify those at risk for heart attack

...equences when they misbehave," said Ahmed Tawakol, cardiologist and co-director of the Cardiac MR/PET/CT Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. "PET/CT in combination is more powerful than either PET or CT alone, providing us with an enriched data set," added the co-author of "Combined PET/CT Assessment of Ca...

Erectile dysfunction: Incidence rate linked to type and severity of coronary artery disease

...ying editorial[2] by Dr Graham Jackson, consultant cardiologist at the Cardiothoracic Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. "All men with ED and no cardiac symptoms need a detailed cardiac assessment, blood pressure measurement, fasting lipid profile and glucose, as well as lifesty...

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