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WSU research sheds new light on a drug that may be used to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Research at Washington State University sheds new light on one molecule that may be used to treat a heart condition that can lead to stroke, heart [...]

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Cats’ immune system can deal with SARS-CoV-2, shows study

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020 On 8 May 2020, the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) reported the case of the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain. It was [...]

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Study: Mavacamten improves heart function in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Mavacamten improves heart function and symptoms in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to results of the EXPLORER-HCM trial presented in a Hot Line session today at [...]

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New study assesses cardiac problems in elite female athletes

The first-ever cardiac study of elite female basketball players in the United States shows how their hearts adapt to intense physical training. The study of 140 WNBA players also provides [...]

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New mathematical model to study the behavior of the human heart

Having now reached its third year, Project “iHEART” of Politecnico di Milano, winner of an ERC Advanced Grant of euro 2,350,000, has set itself the ambitious goal of creating a [...]

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Reductive stress is intolerable, can induce heart failure

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 14 2020 Many heart diseases are linked to oxidative stress, an overabundance of reactive oxygen species. The body reacts to reduce oxidative stress — [...]

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ECG screening more effective at detecting cardiac conditions in college athletes

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 4 2020 Over the past 30 years, colleges and universities have increasingly screened athletes for health conditions that may pose undue risk to sports [...]

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Study shows why people with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to COVID-19

People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. New research from Mayo Clinic indicates that in patients with [...]

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Study identifies a protein and signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden cardiac death

By studying the sick hearts removed from four patients undergoing heart transplants, researchers have identified a protein and a signaling pathway that may contribute to sudden death in an [...]

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AI-based approach may allow EKGs to be used for detecting hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

An approach based on artificial intelligence (AI) may allow EKGs to be used to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the future. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart walls become thick [...]

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