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Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition and dementia, are less likely to receive proven heart attack treatment in the hospital. Researchers found no evidence that those with MCI would derive less benefit from evidence-based treatment that’s offered to their… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good

Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That’s not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney Technology | Comment 17 July 2019 Josie Ford By Margaret McCartney SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is… Read More »

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective At Reducing Pressure For Heart Failure Patients

LAS VEGAS  – Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. This is the first study targeting the SVC as a therapeutic area for heart failure patients to reduce cardiac filling pressures without reducing cardiac output or… Read More »