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2014-06-17 16:25:52

HAMPTON, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellerophon Therapeutics, LLC, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, today announced that it has completed enrollment of its 80-patient Phase 2 clinical trial of INOpulse for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a life-threatening, progressive disorder characterized by abnormal constriction of the arteries of the lung, leading to increased blood pressure in the lungs and abnormal strain on the heart's right...

2014-06-10 13:56:46

American Society for Microbiology Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research published in published today in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2014-05-27 16:00:39

Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norwegian researchers use large database and computer model to understand high blood pressure High blood pressure is highly age-related and affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. But doctors can't fully explain the cause of 90 per cent of all cases. A computer model of a "virtual human" suggests that stiff arteries alone are enough to cause high blood pressure. "Our results suggest that arterial stiffness represents a major...

2014-05-15 12:36:47

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At least six independent studies published within the past 10 years have documented the link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure. The most recent, published by Florida State University researchers in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, involved stroke survivors with paralyzed lower limbs using Power Plate(®) advanced whole body vibration equipment. Although paralysis prohibited the study subjects from doing...

Earliest Known Cardiovascular System Discovered In Ancient Shrimp-like Animals
2014-04-07 12:08:47

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail. An international team of researchers from the University of Arizona, China and the United Kingdom has discovered the earliest known cardiovascular system, and the first to clearly show a sophisticated system complete with heart and blood vessels, in fossilized remains of...

2014-04-01 12:59:16

Study Highlight: -Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life. Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and...

2014-03-04 23:21:22

"Superfoods" are rich in soluble fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids that can help keep your arteries clear. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Myth or reality: eating certain superfoods can strengthen the heart and protect against heart attack and stroke? It's mostly just myth and wishful thinking, reports the March 2014 Harvard Heart Letter. There's no question that some foods are rich in nutrients that may help keep arteries clear and the heartbeat stable....

2014-02-05 08:30:39

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 20, 2014. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson,...

2014-01-15 23:02:20

Global Cardio Care CEO Sara Soulati Showcases Blood Circulation Machine While Leno Says “It Looks Dirty, But It’s Not” Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Jay Leno put EECP® (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) by Global Cardio Care centers, the leaders in EECP treatment, in the national spotlight with a joke during his monologue Jan. 10, 2014. While Sara Soulati, CEO of Global Cardio Care, showcased the blood circulation machine called EECP with a patient on the...

2014-01-08 17:34:19

Intravenous/sublingual tissue-penetrating homing peptide enhances activity of other pulmonary drugs, according to new research published in the American Journal of Pathology The development of new, more effective vasodilators to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has been hampered because of their systemic toxicity and adverse side effects. An international team of investigators seeking to surmount these problems and increase drug efficacy have determined that a vascular homing...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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