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Genomics experts dispute nine genes linked to congenital heart condition

NHGRI-funded ClinGen panel also validates three genes believed to be associated with long QT syndrome.

27 Jan 2020 Circulation

Brush your teeth to protect the heart

Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

2 Dec 2019 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Researchers report first recording of a blue whale’s heart rate

Analysis of the data suggests that a blue whale's heart is already working at its limit, which may explain why blue whales have never evolved to be bigger.

25 Nov 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk

Researchers continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health.

17 Nov 2019 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure

Findings give hope for heart failure patients and may revolutionise the future design of cardiac pacemakers.

14 Nov 2019 The Journal of Physiology

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

The study also identifies some of the mechanisms involved, for which there has been limited information up until now.

13 Nov 2019 European Heart Journal

Cardiothoracic Imaging publishes special report on vaping

The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state and local health departments have started an investigation into the recent outbreak of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes.

31 Oct 2019 Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging

3D printing, bioinks create implantable blood vessels

A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted.

22 Oct 2019 Applied Physics Reviews

Developing electrically active materials to repair damaged hearts

Scientists are developing new materials that can both conduct electricity and repair heart muscle damaged during a heart attack.

8 Oct 2019 APL Bioengineering

Your heart’s best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health

The study compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners overall to those who did not own pets. Then it compared dog owners to other pet owners and those who did not own pets.

23 Aug 2019 Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes

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