Tag: Heart Disease

Image-based computer model reveals finer details of tumor blood flow

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have developed something akin to a “Google Maps” approach for more accurately computing and visualizing the structural and functional blood vessel changes needed for tumor growth. By pairing high-quality 3D imaging data of tumor specimens from animal models with sophisticated mathematical formulas, the researchers say they now have a

Healthy hearts need two proteins working together: Research could be a step toward a treatment to prevent heart attacks

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), act in concert to help support heart health. When the signaling between

Preeclampsia treatment for mothers also benefits offspring: Findings could lead to therapies that lower health risks for children born to women with preeclampsia

An estimated six to 15 million people in the U.S. are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra) may help protect the cardiovascular health of the offspring. Preeclampsia occurs when women with otherwise normal blood pressure experience elevated blood pressure during

Tumor on the heart: these symptoms point to heart cancer

A cardiac tumor is rare but dangerous Although heart diseases are for the most deaths, and cancer is the second, heart cancer is a very rare and little researched disease. Why the heart is so rarely affected by tumor disease, explain American heart specialists. The American heart organization American Heart Association recently reported on the

Tumor on the heart: These Symptoms point to heart cancer

A cardiac tumor is rare but dangerous Although heart diseases are for the most deaths, and cancer is the second, heart cancer is a very rare and little researched disease. Why the heart is so rarely affected by tumor disease, explain American heart specialists. The American heart organization American Heart Association recently reported on the

Predictors that determine toxic fats in the liver

Accumulation of fat in the liver, known as fatty liver disease, is experienced by over 5.5 million Australians, including more than 40% of all adults over the age of 50. Fatty liver develops from a combination of both genetic and environmental causes, which influence the age of onset and severity of the disease. Experts are

Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified: Alcohol, caffeine, exercise, lack of sleep are most common

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep. The findings, identified by researchers at UC San Francisco in collaboration with patients and

Depression increases risk of early death in older adults

A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. The team also examined the role heart disease and stroke play in the link between depression symptoms and increased risk of death. As we age, we become more likely to experience symptoms of depression.

Normal variations in thyroid function may be linked to atrial fibrillation risk

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. The phenome-wide association study scanned the medical records of more than 37,000 people for an association between genetically determined variation in

Aspirin increases massively the risk of internal bleeding

Beware of the daily intake of Aspirin Doctors warned now to prevent that if healthy people take a daily Aspirin, and possible heart attacks, this will give you more damage could be considered. By the ingestion of dangerous internal bleeding can occur. The risk of serious internal bleeding outweighed the Benefits of Aspirin in patients