Heart regeneration: Scientists uncloak one of nature’s deepest secrets

The long-sought Holy Grail for heart attack patients has been a method to regenerate healthy new tissue, but the basic building blocks required to remodel an injured heart have remained elusive—until now. Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern have uncloaked the molecular mechanisms underlying heart regeneration in the only Continue Reading

Researchers develop novel heart pump to help people with heart failure

Dr. David Adlam, associate professor and interventional cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Piyal Samara-Ratna, Mechanical Engineer in the Space Research Centre, have joined forces to combine medical and space research to develop a pump to help people with heart failure. The new left ventricular assist device (LVAD) Continue Reading

Early intensive vasodilation does not improve outcomes in acute heart failure

Early intensive vasodilation does not improve 180-day all-cause mortality and rehospitalization in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure, according to late breaking results of the GALACTIC trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.1 Acute heart failure is the Continue Reading

Early intensive vasodilation does not improve outcomes in acute heart failure

Early intensive vasodilation does not improve 180-day all-cause mortality and rehospitalization in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure, according to late breaking results of the GALACTIC trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.1 Acute heart failure is the Continue Reading

A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk by 80 percent

Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings are being presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Continue Reading