Latest Atrium Stories

2009-11-05 07:47:56

Animal Study Findings Could Point to More Precise Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation While studying how the heart is formed, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine serendipitously found a novel cellular source of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of abnormal heart beat. Jonathan Epstein, MD, William Wikoff Smith Professor, and Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Vickas Patel,   MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, ...

2009-09-08 14:59:12

U.S. scientists say they've found a specific protein helped the 3-chambered heart of amphibians evolve into the 4-chambered heart of birds and mammals. Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco, Swarthmore College and Michigan State University analyzed tissues from animal embryos. They explained the heart of amphibians has three chambers -- one atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body, while the other atrium receives oxygenated blood from the...

2009-04-09 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by the Newseum: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO ) WHAT: Newseum Birthday Party WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. BACKGROUND: The Newseum will celebrate its first anniversary with a special Birthday Family Day on Saturday, April 11. Special activities will include a News Hound Scavenger Hunt; a...

2008-09-15 12:10:00

U.S. physicians have described the unusual case of a 35-year-old woman who suffered a stroke minutes after having sexual intercourse. Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, said the woman probably had the stroke because of several factors, including birth control pills, a venous blood clot, sexual intercourse and a heart defect. Doctors said they think a small clot formed in one of the veins in the woman's thigh, broke loose and traveled to the right atrium of the heart....

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