Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacks

Tests on monkeys showed that injections of freshly-made heart cells quickly subsumed into the damaged areas of the heart and helped the organ to pump vigorously

Stem cell therapy a likely treatment for heart attacksScientists have found out a new treatment for heart attacks – the stem cell therapy. The scientists have observed that the stem cell therapy can partially repair damage of the organ. The treatment uses heart cells made in the lab from the skin of a genetically matching donor. Tests on monkeys showed that the injections […]

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heart

After examining teeth and arteries of over 500 people, researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three times more likely to have a heart attack — than patients with healthy teeth

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heartPut off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three times […]

High BP, obesity and diabetes in middle age raise heart failure risks at later stage

A study finds that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to structural and functional changes in heart, which can lead to heart failure

High BP, obesity and diabetes in middle age raise heart failure risks at later stagePeople who didn’t have any of the three risk factors at 45 or 55 were significantly less likely to develop heart failure People who reach middle age without developing high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity may have a lower risk of heart failure later in life, a recent study suggests. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension can […]

How genetic predictions of heart disease can be lessened by healthy habits

Do genes have the final word, it seems it might not only if you are determined to make some changes

How genetic predictions of heart disease can be lessened by healthy habitsA new analysis of data from more than 55,000 people provides an answer. It finds that by living right — by not smoking, by exercising moderately and by eating a healthy diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and grains — people can tamp down even the worst genetic risk. “DNA is not destiny; it is not […]

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culprits

Reducing hypertension cuts stroke risk by half, and is the most effective way to reduce risk of all the different preventive measures

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culpritsEach year, 8,00,000 people suffer from a stroke in the United States. But according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet, 90 per cent of these cases are preventable. An international team of researchers led by the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario examined people from every in continent […]

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linked

According to a study, activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linkedScientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery — until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published […]

Researchers inch closer to regenerating the heart wall using stem cells

The group's method of generating epicardium cells – cells that cover the external surface of a human heart – could be useful in clinical applications, for patients who suffer a heart attack

Researchers inch closer to regenerating the heart wall using stem cellsA process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart – epicardium cells – according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. “In 2012, we discovered that if we treated human stem cells with chemicals that sequentially activate and inhibit Wnt signaling pathway, they become myocardium muscle […]

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying early

A jump of 7 BMI units in puberty leaves boys at risk of dying early from heart disease due to obesity

Piling on kilos during puberty increases the risk of dying earlyCardiovascular disease is the world’s leading killer and is linked to obesity. Putting on lots of weight during puberty increases the risk of death from heart attacks or a stroke later in life, new research suggests. A jump of just seven body mass index (BMI) units during the developmental phase leaves young boys, in particular, vulnerable […]

Depression doubles risk of death after heart attack, angina

Given the significant impact of depression on long-term survival, researchers said clinicians should seek ways to better identify depression in patients with coronary heart disease

Depression doubles risk of death after heart attack, anginaDepression is the strongest predictor of death in the first decade following a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session. The study found people with coronary heart disease who are diagnosed with depression are about twice as likely to die […]

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stents

After NPPA reduced the price of stents, there was a sudden shortage of stents in the market reportedly artificially created by manufacturers

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stentsDrug companies have assured Secretary Pharma & Chairman National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) of India that they will ensure uninterrupted supplies and will not withdraw any brand. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 […]