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2013-02-27 10:59:47

Among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, long-term treatment with the medication spironolactone improved left ventricular diastolic function but did not affect maximal exercise capacity, patient symptoms, or quality of life, according to a study appearing in the February 27 issue of JAMA. "Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction [EF; the percentage of blood that is pumped out of a filled ventricle as a result of a heartbeat is 50 percent or greater]...

2013-02-11 10:55:55

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize heart performance in models of diastolic heart failure by creating an optimized protein that can aid in high-speed relaxation similar to fast twitching muscles. Within heart cells, calcium plays a major role in orchestrating normal heart pump function. However, in diastolic failure the calcium signaling...

2013-01-29 23:01:50

Dr. Haas has a special interest in congestive heart failure (CHF), cardiomyopathies, mechanical circulatory support, hypertension, and heart transplant. ABINGTON, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Donald C. Haas, MD, has joined Abington Memorial Hospital as co-director of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program and medical director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program. Dr. Haas is board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal...

Skin Cells Turned Into Heart Muscle Cells
2013-01-28 04:50:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, researchers have been able to develop a maturation-based “disease-in-a-dish” model for an inherited heart ailment — a discovery that will help researchers study and test new therapies for the condition. Patients suffering from the condition, which is known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C), typically do not become aware that they have a heart problem...

2013-01-03 15:33:40

When a young athlete dies unexpectedly on the basketball court or the football field, it's both shocking and tragic. Now Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have, for the first time, identified the molecular basis for a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that is the most common cause for this type of sudden cardiac death. To do so, the Stanford scientists created induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, from the skin cells of 10 members of a family with a...

2012-11-14 14:42:05

Relatives of young people who have died suddenly from a heart-related problem are at greatly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The authors of the study say these findings have two major implications; firstly, they strongly support the fact that autopsies should always be performed in cases of young sudden unexplained death; and secondly, since the involved diseases are all treatable if...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.