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2012-06-16 00:45:57

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease. The results also offer biological and clinical data supporting future research into the genetic markers and their relationship to CAD, a condition that impacts more than 13 million Americans each year. The research, led by Weihong...

2012-06-14 12:47:21

In an age of high-tech medicine cheap, simple stress test still “essential” Most people might assume that technology first developed in 1928 would be obsolete by now.  But from air conditioned buildings to sliced bread, many inventions of that era are still essential to our lives today. That includes the exercise stress test, which is still the most widely used medical test for coronary artery disease.  “Even though they´ve been around for nearly a...

New Cause Of Cardiac Damage After Heart Attack In Type 1 Diabetes
2012-06-13 22:02:39

Study reveals new targets for diagnosis and therapy After people with type 1 diabetes have a heart attack, their long-term chance of suffering even more heart damage skyrockets. But the reason has long puzzled scientists. Now researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified the misstep that sparks this runaway chronic damage and a promising way to block it. "The problem arises from autoimmunity, a condition that people with type 1 diabetes already have ," says Myra A. Lipes, M.D,...

2012-06-11 20:29:00

Research shows a molecular imaging technique can accurately predict coronary artery disease by assessing blood vessels' ability to expand under stress Patients with cardiovascular disease will now benefit from a powerful new molecular imaging tool to detect disease in the main arteries supplying oxygen to the heart, say researchers presenting studies at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. When an active heart needs more oxygen, blood vessels have a natural ability to...

2012-06-11 20:14:10

Molecular imaging study shows a therapy called adaptive servo-ventilation can improve important nerve function for patients with chronic heart failure Many chronic heart failure patients struggle with not just strenuous activity but even the essentials such as moderate exercise and normal breathing. Research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine´s 2012 Annual Meeting presents an overnight breathing treatment called adaptive servo-ventilation as a potential protocol for...

2012-06-11 14:03:55

In Switzerland, more than 20,000 people (37% of all deaths) die of cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis each year. Treatment options are currently available to people who suffer from the disease but no drug can target solely the diseased areas, often leading to generalized side effects. Intravenous injection of a vasodilator (a substance that dilates blood vessels), such as nitroglycerin, dilates both the diseased vessels and the rest of our arteries. Blood pressure can thus drop,...


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