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2013-07-18 10:31:06

A Johns Hopkins study finds that healthy people who carry a genetic mutation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are at much higher risk of developing the symptoms of the life-threatening heart disease if they participate in endurance sports and frequent exercise.

Skin Cells Turned Into Heart Muscle Cells
2013-01-28 04:50:42

For the first time ever, researchers have been able to develop a maturation-based “disease-in-a-dish” model for an inherited heart ailment – a discovery that will help researchers study and test new therapies for the condition.

2011-09-27 05:43:42

ARVD is an inherited cardiovascular disorder and one of the most common causes of sudden death in athletes and young healthy adults.

2005-12-20 13:51:04

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A relatively rare heart condition that has been linked to athletes' deaths can arise anywhere from childhood to well into middle age, and its first symptoms range from heart palpitations to sudden death, a new study shows.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.