New miniature heart could help speed heart disease cures

Journal Reference: Christos Michas, M. Çağatay Karakan, Pranjal Nautiyal, Jonathan G. Seidman, Christine E. Seidman, Arvind Agarwal, Kamil Ekinci, Jeroen Eyckmans, Alice E. White, Christopher S. Chen. Engineering a living cardiac pump on a chip using high-precision fabrication. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (16) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm3791 Now, an interdisciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and geneticists has … Read more

People with diabetes and cognitive decline may be at higher risk for heart disease

Journal Reference: Tali Cukierman-Yaffe, Hertzel C Gerstein, Jan Basile, M Angelyn Bethel, Ernesto G Cardona-Muñoz, Ignacio Conget, Gilles Dagenais, Edward Franek, Stephanie Hall, Nicolae Hancu, Petr Jansky, Mark Lakshmanan, Fernando Lanas, Lawrence A Leiter, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Valdis Pirags, Nana Pogosova, Jeffrey Probstfield, Purnima Rao-Melacini, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Peter J Raubenheimer, Matthew C Riddle, Lars Rydén, Jonathan … Read more

Study finds infertility history linked with increased risk of heart failure

Journal Reference: Emily S. Lau, Dongyu Wang, Mary Roberts, Christy N. Taylor, Gayathree Murugappan, Aladdin H. Shadyab, Peter F. Schnatz, Leslie V. Farland, Malissa J. Wood, Nandita S. Scott, Charles B. Eaton, Jennifer E. Ho. Infertility and Risk of Heart Failure in the Women’s Health Initiative. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2022; 79 (16): … Read more

About 1 in 4 adults has an often-missed liver disorder linked to higher heart disease risk

Journal Reference: P. Barton Duell, Francine K. Welty, Michael Miller, Alan Chait, Gmerice Hammond, Zahid Ahmad, David E. Cohen, Jay D. Horton, Gregg S. Pressman, Peter P. Toth. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Risk: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 2022; DOI: 10.1161/ATV.0000000000000153 An American Heart Association … Read more

Neolithic made us taller and more intelligent but more prone to heart disease

Journal Reference: Yunus Kuijpers, Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Olivier B. Bakker, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Martin Grasshoff, Cheng-Jian Xu, Leo A.B. Joosten, Jaume Bertranpetit, Mihai G. Netea, Yang Li. Evolutionary Trajectories of Complex Traits in European Populations of Modern Humans. Frontiers in Genetics, 2022; 13 DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.833190 Just like plants, animals and other organisms, humans are dynamic organisms … Read more

Social determinants of health affect care for people with congenital heart disease

Journal Reference: Keila N. Lopez, Carissa Baker‐Smith, Glenn Flores, Michelle Gurvitz, Tara Karamlou, Flora Nunez Gallegos, Sara Pasquali, Angira Patel, Jennifer K. Peterson, Jason L. Salemi, Clyde Yancy, Shabnam Peyvandi. Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Mitigating Health Disparities Across the Lifespan in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Journal … Read more

Hold the salt: Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure

Journal Reference: Justin A Ezekowitz, Eloisa Colin-Ramirez, Heather Ross, Jorge Escobedo, Peter Macdonald, Richard Troughton, Clara Saldarriaga, Wendimagegn Alemayehu, Finlay A McAlister, JoAnne Arcand, John Atherton, Robert Doughty, Milan Gupta, Jonathan Howlett, Shahin Jaffer, Andrea Lavoie, Mayanna Lund, Thomas Marwick, Robert McKelvie, Gordon Moe, A Shekhar Pandey, Liane Porepa, Miroslaw Rajda, Haunnah Rheault, Jitendra Singh, … Read more

Global trial demonstrates some benefits of flu shots for heart failure patients

The study is the first randomized controlled trial to assess the benefits of the flu vaccine specifically in people with heart failure, who face a high risk of cardiovascular events. It was conducted in countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East where getting a flu shot is not routine for most people. The trial … Read more

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Journal Reference: Natalia I. Dmitrieva, Delong Liu, Colin O. Wu, Manfred Boehm. Middle age serum sodium levels in the upper part of normal range and risk of heart failure. European Heart Journal, 2022 DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehac138 Heart failure, a chronic condition that develops when the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s needs, affects … Read more

Immune cells produce chemical messenger that prevents heart disease–related inflammation

Journal Reference: Maximilian J. Schloss, Maarten Hulsmans, David Rohde, I-Hsiu Lee, Nicolas Severe, Brody H. Foy, Fadi E. Pulous, Shuang Zhang, Konstantinos D. Kokkaliaris, Vanessa Frodermann, Gabriel Courties, Chongbo Yang, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Anders Steen Knudsen, Cameron S. McAlpine, Masahiro Yamazoe, Stephen P. Schmidt, Gregory R. Wojtkiewicz, Gustavo Santos Masson, Karin Gustafsson, Diane Capen, Dennis Brown, … Read more

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