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Study reveals new link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease gene

Atrial fibrillation (Afib), a heart condition that causes a rapid, irregular heartbeat that increases a person's risk of stroke and heart failure ... Heart Study and Boston University, and Steven Lubi... read more

Disturbing image reveals how alcohol affects your heart

In some cases, genetic testing may be necessary to see if they carry the faulty gene. In a second part of the study, the researchers looked at whether alcohol may play a role in another type of heart ... read more

Disabled baby denied heart transplant

(CNN ... a severe heart defect, and even after two surgeries was in heart failure. Doctors had discussed a heart transplant with Maverick's parents, but at the meeting they said he didn't qualify for ... read more

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Biotech Snapshot: Myokardia Has A Heart Of Gold

Myokardia's initial focus is on the treatment of Heritable Cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart- failure ... is bound to start a Phase 1 study in the first half of 2017 ... read more


Blacks at higher risk for blood pressure emergencies

Benenson, who focuses her research on hypertension in minority populations, said there has not been enough work on the "extremes" of blood pressure seen in emergency departments, especially among Afri... read more

Bad cholesterol: It’s not what you think

Two laboratory machines have played a role in perhaps the greatest ... LDL is bad — has enabled the adoption of an accompanying oversimplified dietary belief, that all saturated-fat consumption raises ... read more

‘Obesity Paradox’: Why Being Thin with Diabetes Is a Dangerous Combo

The so-called obesity paradox, in which being overweight appears to be protective against early death, has been seen before in heart failure and chronic kidney disease. But, says study author Mercedes ... read more

Vet: Grain-free dog food study no cause for alarm

As the heart and its chambers become dilated, it becomes harder for the heart to pump and heart valves may leak, leading to a buildup of fluids in the chest and abdomen. DCM often results in congestiv... read more

African Americans at much higher risk for high blood pressure emergencies

Benenson, who focuses her research on hypertension in minority populations, said there has not been enough work on the “extremes” of blood pressure seen in emergency departments, especially among Afri... read more

Gut protein mutations shield against spikes in glucose

The results from the glucose test were then related to genetic variations in SGLT1. An external validation analysis was performed to study the ... death and heart failure later in life. "In addition t... read more

Spider proteins offer new insight into human heart conditions

Proteins found in the muscles of tarantulas are helping scientists to understand how genetic changes can lead to serious heart conditions ... In a study, published today in the journal eLife, research... read more

Amgen (AMGN) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Our omecamtiv mecarbil Phase 3 outcome study in heart failure continues to enroll briskly ... we feel they play a role. What remains to be seen is whether these agents, based on their LDL lowering cap... read more



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