Latest cardiomyopathy Stories

2008-12-30 22:40:44

Long-term use of the hypertension drug candesartan may reduce symptoms of heart disease, researchers in the Czech Republic say. Study leader Dr. Jiri Krupicka of Na Homolce Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study on the long-term administration of candesartan in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a genetic heart condition that thickens the heart muscle. Krupicka's team found that candesartan reduced the symptoms of...

2008-12-11 14:37:43

New York Knicks guard Cuttino Mobley ended his 11-year NBA career Thursday because of a worsening heart condition. The former second-round pick by the Houston Rockets out of Rhode Island in the 1998 NBA draft was acquired by the Knicks on Nov. 21 from the LA Clippers with forward Tim Thomas. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Mobley, 33, underwent tests for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a significant cause of cardiac death in young athletes. He never suited up for the Knicks...

2008-12-02 11:10:00

Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have shown in both fruit flies and humans that genes involved in embryonic heart development are also integral to adult heart function. The study, led by Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D., was published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bodmer's lab has discovered that in the fruit fly Drosophila, interactions between cardiac nmr genes (TBX20 in humans) and other transcription factors, are involved in regulating cardiac...

2008-11-18 18:17:37

U.S. researchers say they are seeking people for a trial to test the safety of using patients' own stem cells to repair their damaged hearts. Half of the participants will be ischemic heart disease patients with blood flow problems due to arterial disease and the other half will have the non-ischemic form caused by an enlarged heart muscle. All will have limited or no other treatment options. The one-year, randomized and controlled study -- Phase II Cardiac Repair Cell Treatment of Patients...

2008-11-11 09:00:08

Clinical Data, a biotechnology company, has announced that its PGxHealth division has launched a new genetic test for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, an inherited and often fatal heart condition. The Familion arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) test is a complex genetic test that sequences the five genes most commonly associated with ARVC (PKP2, DSP, DSG2, DSC2 and TMEM43) and is performed in a CLIA-certified commercial laboratory that meets all...

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...

Latest cardiomyopathy Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'