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Being overweight around age 18 linked with higher risk of cardiomyopathy in adulthood

A large study of Swedish men found that those who were even mildly overweight around age 18 were more likely develop cardiomyopathy in adulthood — an uncommon heart muscle condition that [...]

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New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

With a better understanding of how various heart conditions are inherited, and the availability of faster and less expensive genetic testing, there is need for more specialized multidisciplinary [...]

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Study finds promising new treatment for infants with Noonan Syndrome

Noonan Syndrome (NS) is a rare genetic syndrome typically evident at birth and often linked to early-onset severe heart disease. NS is part of a group of diseases termed RASopathies that are [...]

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Scientists aim to unlock the secrets of heart cells

The human heart appears to be pure physics: valves open and close, blood flows through the heart’s chambers, electrical impulses regulate the heartbeat. But a German-British research team is [...]

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EuroCMR 2019 to present novel studies on clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Novel studies from around the world showing cutting-edge clinical use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) will be presented at EuroCMR 2019, a meeting of the European Association of [...]

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C-Path and FARA announce launch of Friedreich’s Ataxia Integrated Clinical Database

Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) Data Collaboration Center (DCC) and the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) today announced the launch of the Friedreich’s Ataxia [...]

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Study unravels genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland

One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. [...]

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Ultromics expands multiple clinical trials for coronary heart disease to the U.S.

Ultromics, the U.K. start-up behind the world’s first outcomes driven, AI-based, ultrasound diagnostic support tool for coronary artery disease (CAD), is currently supporting multiple ongoing [...]

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Researchers discover why heart contractions are weaker in individuals with HCM

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and [...]

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New rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply detects heart ailments for people in Peru

A newly developed rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access [...]

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