Heart failure patients, clinicians have differing perceptions of risk level

Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death while few of those patients considered...

Novel RNA Repairs Damaged Cells in Heart, Prevents Heart Failure

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li Unlike other cells, heart cells do not have the ability to regrow. This makes heart attack and heart failure severe and debilitating. /li
li A unique subpopulation of heart cells in diseased hearts activate gene programmes related to heart cell division. /li
li Long non-coding ribonucleic acid (ncRNA) regulates genes controlling and the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration. /li/ul
A potential means ...

How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?

Long-term plant-based diets lower total cholesterol, suggests a new review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials.

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.

Patients With Heart Failure Mostly Underestimate Their Disease Risk

Majority of patients with advanced heart failure, at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death were identified by the physicians. But only few of those patients considered themselves to be at high risk, according to a study published in IJACC: Heart Failure/I.
Physicians rated 161 patients for perceived risk for transplant, LVAD or death in the upcoming year. The patients were also surveyed about their perceptions of their life expectancy and willingness to undergo different treatment options....

Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

Using tissue engineering, researchers show a way forward for treating type 1 diabetes by implanting insulin-producing islet cells under the skin.

Medical experts outline the cardiometabolic health benefits of a plant-based diet

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits...

'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease

Being both obese and healthy might be a myth, researchers say, pointing out that all overweight people are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

Exposure to high levels of air pollution increased stress hormone levels and negative metabolic changes in otherwise healthy, young adults in a recent study conducted in China.

E-cigarettes: How safe are they for cardiovascular health?

A new study investigates the effect of chronic and acute exposure to e-cigarette vapor on the cardiovascular health of female mice.


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