The Human Mini Heart-in-a-Jar That Could One Day Replace Animal Testing
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  November 13, 2018  
  Cardiology  
  The latest cardiology news from News Medical  
 The Human Mini Heart-in-a-Jar That Could One Day Replace Animal TestingThe Human Mini Heart-in-a-Jar That Could One Day Replace Animal Testing
 
An interview with Dr. Kevin Costa, discussing the miniaturized heart-in-a-jar model developed by Novoheart, and its applications in personalized medicine.
 
   Researchers discover biomarker for most common type of heart failureResearchers discover biomarker for most common type of heart failure
 
A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker--a protein found in the blood--for the most common type of heart failure, a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology shows.
 
   Researchers discover new, better marker to identify degree of brain damage after cardiac arrestResearchers discover new, better marker to identify degree of brain damage after cardiac arrest
 
Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac arrest.
 
 UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure
 
UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failureA University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix researcher has received a $393,493 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research in reducing the risk of heart failure in patients with high blood pressure.
 
 
 Fish-rich and vegetarian diet may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms
 
Fish-rich and vegetarian diet may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptomsElevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide--a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet--may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms.
 
 
 PTSD associated with increased risk of major CV event or death after cardiac arrest
 
PTSD associated with increased risk of major CV event or death after cardiac arrestPeople who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after surviving cardiac arrest, may be at a significantly increased risk of a major cardiovascular event or death for up to one year following the arrest, compared with people who do not develop PTSD.
 
 
 Prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy may have higher heart failure risk
 
Prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy may have higher heart failure riskAndrogen deprivation therapy was associated with a 72 percent higher risk of heart failure in a study of patients with prostate cancer.
 
 
 Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization
 
Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalizationIn the largest trial to date to assess cardiovascular outcomes for an important class of diabetes medications, researchers have found that dapagliflozin markedly reduced the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in a broad population of patients with diabetes.
 
 
 Three landmark studies provide better understanding of sudden cardiac arrest
 
Three landmark studies provide better understanding of sudden cardiac arrestToday, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the research group led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, professor of Medicine and associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presented three critical research studies aimed at better understanding sudden cardiac arrest.
 
 
 High blood pressure caused by specific signaling from the brain promotes heart disease
 
High blood pressure caused by specific signaling from the brain promotes heart diseaseAbout 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over have high blood pressure. Of these, more than two thirds had uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood pressure (not taking medication), representing 4 million adult Australians.
 
 
 Researchers explore racial differences in patient characteristics, survival after heart attack
 
Researchers explore racial differences in patient characteristics, survival after heart attackThis study analyzed data for about 6,400 patients who had heart attacks to compare black and white patients across a range of characteristics (demographic, socioeconomic status, social factors, lifestyle factors, medical history, clinical presentation, health status and depression).
 
 
 Loyola tests new catheter ablation system that can reach deeper into heart muscle
 
Loyola tests new catheter ablation system that can reach deeper into heart muscleLoyola Medicine is among two centers in the world offering a novel catheter ablation system intended to improve treatment outcomes for a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia.