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2008-11-11 09:00:08

A recent study of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) has enabled a new understanding of the rare and fatal disease. The study explored the diagnosis, progression and mortality of the disease, and resulted in new insight into measures of disease progression as well as potential predictors of survival. Currently there is no available disease modifying pharmacologic therapy for ATTR-CM, and these significant strides in expanding the limited understanding of ATTR-CM will guide...

2008-10-27 09:00:12

PGxHealth(R), a division of Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDA), announced today that it has become an in-network provider with Aetna for healthcare coverage of its FAMILION(R) family of genetic tests. By detecting genetic mutations, the FAMILION tests are used to recognize inherited forms of cardiac channelopathies, such as Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), and cardiomyopathies, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), in individuals and their families and help to guide treatment decisions to...

2008-09-30 00:00:12

A Mum whose life changed dramatically after she developed a heart muscle disease is speaking out to raise awareness of the condition. Jayne Knowles-Smith, 48, of Pullens Road, Painswick, was 45 when she began feeling breathless and tired. At night lying down she felt like she was choking and it was difficult to sleep. Doctors initially thought she was suffering from asthma or dysfunctional breathing caused by the stress of her husband Bob's death just over a year before.Then she...

2008-09-22 12:00:12

By CLAIRE HARRISON A YOUNG Lisburn mother spoke of her shock today after she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition which is the biggest cause of sudden death in under 35s. Laura Turner had her second child in 2005 and put increasing tiredness and lethargy down to the strains of motherhood. The 25- year-old said she would have felt "stupid" going to her GP with such symptoms. But her concerns came to a head in January last year when she was struck by mumps. The part-time sales...

2008-09-18 09:00:49

CorAssist, a developer of novel therapeutic devices for Diastolic Heart Failure (DHF), announced today its flagship product, the ImCardia(TM), significantly improved DHF parameters in a first-of-its-kind preclinical study and has shown preliminary safety in two humans after three months follow up. After working closely for four years with researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, CorAssist successfully adapted an acute diastolic dysfunction canine...

2008-09-15 15:00:09

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband, 68, has just been told he has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His cardiologist suggests treatment with alcohol ablation. I know this is fairly new, and I wonder how safe it is and if the results are worth the risks. He has tried medicine, but the condition has gotten worse. What can you tell us about this procedure? - D.G. ANSWER: "Cardiomyopathy" indicates that the heart trouble lies in the heart muscle, not the arteries that bring blood to the heart (the most...

2008-09-15 06:00:16

By Dr Donohue Q: My husband, 68, has just been told he has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His cardiologist suggests treatment with alcohol ablation. I know this is fairly new, and I wonder how safe it is and if the results are worth the risks. He has tried medicine, but the condition has gotten worse. What can you tell us about this procedure? A: "Cardiomyopathy" indicates that the heart trouble lies in the heart muscle, not the arteries that bring blood to the heart (the most common kind...

2008-09-11 12:00:42

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic investigators have demonstrated that stem cells can be used to regenerate heart tissue to treat dilated cardiomyopathy, a congenital defect. Publication of the discovery was expedited by the editors of Stem Cells and appeared online in the "express" section of the journal's Web site at http://stemcells.alphamedpress.org/. The study expands on the use of embryonic stem cells to regenerate tissue and repair damage after heart...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By Sotgia, Barbara Sciagra, Roberto; Olivotto, Iacopo; Casolo, Giancarlo; Rega, Luigi; Betti, Irene; Pupi, Alberto; Camici, Paolo G; Cecchi, Franco To clarify the spatial relationship between coronary microvascular dysfunction and rnyocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), we compared the measurement of hyperemic myocardial blood flow (hMBF) by PET with the extent of delayed contrast enhancement (DCE) detected by MRI. Methods: In 34 patients with HCM, PET was performed using...

2008-06-26 09:01:47

ST. LOUIS _ The disease that became the focus of Dr. Keith Mankowitz's cardiology practice was a medical enigma 11 years ago when he opened a center dedicated to its research and treatment. The condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has been so misunderstood that it has gone by 75 names and been misdiagnosed in a multitude of ways. It makes sporadic headlines only when seemingly healthy athletes such as Hank Gathers, Thomas Herrion and Jason Collier die unexpectedly from its...


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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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