Cardiology

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Researchers at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif, have repaired injured hearts in mice by reviving long-inactive molecular machinery in the animals’ cells, which may lead to new therapies for human heart ailments. The mice exhibited dramatic improvement in heart regeneration and healing after the researchers blocked four molecules believed to suppress these programs for regenerating...

An investigational cholesterol-reducing drug lowered patients’ levels of bad cholesterol by about 62 percent after six months, and halved their risk of premature death, stroke, and heart attack versus a placebo, researchers report. The drug, calledalirocumab, was developed by Sanofi, Paris, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tarrytown, NY. The companies are encouraged by the findings, but say...

Some people who have had severe heart attacks, and most movie buffs, know the implications of the light many survivors of near-death experiences have seen. In spite of the belief by many that they have glimpsed the afterlife, it turns out that there is a scientific explanation for the phenomena. When blood flow stops, the...

Scientists have reached a new level in the use of stem cells to grow organs. Human heart tissue that was grown in a petri dish contracted spontaneously, encouraging news for the millions of people who die from cardiovascular ailments annually. Complications associated with organ transplants have limited the number of those with cardiovascular disease from...

Obesity continues to be a problem in this country, with statistics reflecting the problems people have controlling what and/or how much they eat -- particularly women. Stress is known to be a significant factor that causes a negative cycle of eating, gaining weight, and stressing out so that you eat again. This common problem is...

Numerous science articles continue to explain the importance for those with a high risk of heart attacks to take a reduced dosage of aspirin daily, in order to reduce that risk. Now, a new study breaks those benefits down further, according to when the aspirin is taken. The findings suggest that taking the aspiring before...