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2011-04-15 14:29:03

In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the impact of stored blood on respiratory gases.

2011-04-14 12:37:00

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Promising new devices for mechanical circulatory support of children with heart defects or heart failure, and related research, will be revealed this week at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

2011-03-17 12:29:02

Sirolimus, a drug currently used to help prevent transplant rejection, can improve lung function and quality of life in individuals living with the lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

2011-03-09 14:42:33

Researchers have created the first mouse models of human MYH9 genetic disorders, which cause several problems -- including enlarged platelets and sometimes fatal kidney disease.

2011-02-15 19:48:03

Abnormal heart rate turbulence is associated with an increased risk of heart disease death in otherwise low-risk older individuals.

2011-02-15 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diet Coke kicked it old school and hosted a "Capture the Flag" tournament to raise awareness and funds for heart health programs in Washington, D.C. Participants from Capitol Hill and local D.C.

2011-02-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Heart Failure Awareness Week is set for February 13-19, 2011. This week is a time for health care providers to remind patients with heart failure, patients' families, and all others at risk about the signs and symptoms of heart failure.

2011-02-03 13:49:59

Clinical researchers at the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) have identified the genetic cause of a rare and debilitating vascular disorder not previously explained in the medical literature.

2011-02-02 16:36:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced the 2011 Heart Truth® Community Action Program grant recipients.


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  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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