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2012-08-08 06:23:50

HIBERNIA, N.J., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the non-profit Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA), more than 250,000 people of all ages will die each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic disease that causes the heart muscle to thicken for no apparent reason, is the leading cause of SCA in those under 40. "Contrary to the popular perception that SCA is an athlete's problem, the fact is that 80% of children and young adults...

2012-05-31 05:22:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 250,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. Now, a genetic variant in a cardiac protein could be linked to heart rhythm dysfunction. The gene identified by Vivek Singh, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati and colleagues is the first genetic variant in a calcium-binding protein found to be associated with ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in dilated cardiomyopathy patients. Dialiated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which...

2012-05-30 10:03:52

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Pfizer Inc. have published a new study showing how a new drug called tafamidis (Vyndaqel®) works. Tafamidis, approved for use in Europe and currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the first medication approved by a major regulatory agency to treat an amyloid disease, a class of conditions that include Alzheimer's. Tafamidis treats a deadly nerve disease caused by transthyretin (TTR) amyloid fibril...

2012-05-23 18:57:57

Mutated and intact proteins of the cytoskeleton form abnormal aggregates Malformed desmin proteins aggregate with intact proteins of the same kind, thereby triggering skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases, the desminopathies. This was discovered by researchers from the RUB Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Bad Oeynhausen led by PD Dr. Hendrik Milting in an interdisciplinary research project with colleagues from the universities in Karlsruhe, Würzburg and Bielefeld. They report...

2012-05-10 10:25:17

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An investigational therapy derived from a patient's own bone marrow stem cells improves heart function in some patients with progressive heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), according to the results of a Phase 2a study presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the SCAI 2012 Scientific Sessions. Ixmyelocel-T is developed by culturing a patient's bone marrow for 12 days to increase the numbers of immune cells including...

2012-05-09 21:15:16

Data strongly suggests that peripartum cardiomyopathy is a vascular disease Peripartum cardiomyopathy, a form of heart failure that by definition develops late in pregnancy or shortly after delivery, results in a frightening turn of events that can leave new mothers suffering from a lifelong chronic heart condition. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has uncovered important new clues behind this dangerous condition, providing the...

2012-05-09 12:03:38

University of Guelph researchers have found the location and effect of abnormal heart proteins that can cause cardiac failure, a discovery that points to potential new ways to treat the most costly health problem in the world. The study appears today in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed international journal published by the Public Library of Science. It is available online: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036821 "In order to cure heart disease, you have to understand its fundamental...

2012-04-30 00:20:05

Singapore, Apr 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists have discovered that they can dramatically increase the life span of mice with progeria (premature ageing disease) and heart disease (caused by Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy) by reducing levels of a protein called SUN1. This research was done by A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) in collaboration with their partners at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States and the Institute of Cellular...

2012-04-24 10:24:53

CINCINNATI, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has been named the first accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in the United Sates. The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium's designation recognized the Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute for seeking "pre-eminence in heart care." "The work being done at Cincinnati Children's will set the tone for a new collaborative paradigm melding the worlds of pediatric and...

2012-04-19 11:32:33

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation (LVHT) — a feature of certain cardiomyopathies (chronic disease of the heart muscle) — has been found to be more common in black, male athletes according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. A study of 692 athletes carried out in the UK, found that LVHT was more prevalent in athletes compared with non-athletes...


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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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