Latest Cardiac muscle Stories
The genetic code of sudden cardiac death has been cracked.
Heart muscle cells do not normally replicate in adult tissue, but multiply with abandon during development.
In research that one day may lead to the discovery of how to regenerate tissue damaged by heart disease, investigators at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have identified PDGF as a key factor in the proliferation and transformation of epicardial cells, one type of cell that surrounds heart muscle and contributes to vessels.
Like a well-crafted football play designed to block the opposing teamâ€™s offensive drive to the end zone, the body constantly executes complex â€˜playsâ€™ or sequences of events to initiate, or block, different actions or functions.
A study of triathletes published in the online edition and October issue of Radiology reveals that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently.
A study of triathletes revealed that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently.
The disruption of a structural component in heart muscle cells, which is associated with heart failure, appears to occur even before heart function starts to decline.
These days people usually don't die from a heart attack, but the damage to heart muscle is irreversible, and most patients eventually succumb to congestive heart failure.
Tissue regeneration a la salamanders and newts seems like it should be the stuff of science fiction.
In heart disease, cardiac muscle gradually dies off and, with little or no way to regenerate those cells, that can ultimately lead the heart to fail.
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