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2009-07-13 17:19:10

Researchers in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have discovered a novel gene responsible for heart muscle disease and chronic heart failure in some children and adults with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).Mutations in the ANKRD1 gene may cause DCM, which is the most common cause of chronic heart failure in young people and the most common reason for heart transplant. ANKRD1 is a gene that encodes a protein that plays a role in the structure and functional...

2009-06-11 09:25:00

The value and cost-effectiveness of screening for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction remains unclear, particularly since specific, evidence-based treatments are not available for the majority of patients with preserved systolic dysfunction, reports a study in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure (http://www.onlinejcf.com), published by Elsevier.In the study,1012 primary care patients with hypertension and/or diabetes without signs or symptoms of heart failure were screened for...

2009-05-28 12:32:00

BERLIN, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500th patient was supported with the Berlin Heart EXCOR(R) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (also known as the "Berlin Heart") since the first implantation of the device in 1990. The patient, an 11-month-old girl, received the device at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and has been successfully transplanted in the meantime. Alejandra had been diagnosed a few weeks after birth with left ventricular non compaction and dilative...

2009-03-27 10:08:49

Scientists have discovered grim news about a recently recognized and rare type of genetic heart disorder -- it progresses rapidly and often results in early death, according to a new study. Mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein gene (called LAMP2) produce cardiomyopathy, or a disorder of the heart muscle, in young patients that is similar to severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, making it harder for blood to leave the heart...

2009-03-25 08:13:03

A study that included young patients with a recently recognized rare type of cardiomyopathy (a disorder of the heart muscle) linked to a genetic mutation finds that progression of this disease may be rapid and often results in early death, according to a study in the March 25 issue of JAMA.Mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein gene (LAMP2; known as Danon disease) produce a cardiomyopathy in young patients that clinically is similar to severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM; a...

2009-01-26 06:00:00

Though HCM Symptoms Identified, Versus Men NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart disease that creates a thickening of the heart wall muscle and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults (<40). More importantly, although heart disease is the number one killer in women, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (www.4HCM.org) warns women remain untreated for cardiac disease for decades, even...

2009-01-22 09:16:59

Abnormal heart rhythms "“ arrhythmias "“ are killers. They strike without warning, causing sudden cardiac death, which accounts for about 10 percent of all deaths in the United States.Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism associated with arrhythmias. Their findings, reported in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to novel arrhythmia treatments."The current antiarrhythmic drugs do not prolong life," said Björn Knollmann, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-01-21 22:38:23

One percent of the world's population carries a mutation almost guaranteed to lead to heart problems and most live in India, researchers say. The study, published in the Nature Genetics, found the mutation, a deletion of 25 letters of genetic code from the heart protein gene MYBPC3, is virtually restricted to people from the Indian subcontinent. An international team of 25 scientists from four countries said the heart mutation affects about 4 percent of the population of India. The...

2009-01-21 10:00:56

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. By 2010, India's population is expected to account for 60 percent of the world's heart disease cases. One percent of the world's population has a genetic mutation that makes them almost guaranteed to have heart trouble, but in South Asia, the frequency of the mutation reaches four percent. The mutation on the heart protein gene MYBPC3 was discovered five years ago in two Indian families with cardiomyopathy, but its significance was not...

2009-01-21 09:59:30

An abnormal heart condition could affect how much you can exercise. New research shows patients with abnormal diastolic function "“ when the heart relaxes and expands "“ in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise. There are factors known to decrease one's capacity for exercise, including age, female sex, a body mass index greater than 30 and co-existing medical conditions. However, new research suggests assessing left ventricle...


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2008-05-22 18:26:48

The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting dog, used to drive game toward the guns. This breed has been around for over 500 years. During the mid 1800s, several types of dogs were classified as Cockers; however the breeds were reclassified later in the late 1800s once breed standards were developed. There are two types of Cocker Spaniel, the American and the English. These were shown together until 1936, when the English Cocker received status as a separate breed. The two somewhat resemble each...

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