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A journey to the heart of the EMA

Cancerworld (EU) - 20/08/2017
Ten years ago, an opportunity arose for Hildrun Sundseth to help develop the patient voice in the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EU agency responsible for the evaluation of medicinal products. She had long advocated for women’s health and saw this as a chance to change things gradually for her cause. “Women are very much underrepresented in clinical trials,” says Sundseth, who was the head of EU Policy at the European Cancer Patient Coalition at the time.

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

News Medical (Australia) - 18/08/2017
Regular exercise is considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and elevated heart failure risk in older adults

News Medical (Australia) - 18/08/2017
A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency.

Incredible heart-shaped cell entangled in a blood clot

Daily Mail (UK) - 18/08/2017
The image, which won a British Heart Foundation photo contest, was snapped by a University of Leeds researcher who is studying how clots form.

Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke

Science Daily (US) - 18/08/2017
Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques.

New MyoVista hsECG device launched in the European Union for early detection of heart disease

News Medical (Australia) - 18/08/2017
HeartSciences today announced the European launch of MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG) Testing Device, developed in response to the global unmet need for effective, low-cost, front-line screening of cardiac disease in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

MedicineNet (US) - 18/08/2017
Title: Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

Science Daily (US) - 17/08/2017
A new study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

MedicineNet (US) - 17/08/2017
Title: Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer DiagnosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Heart failure patients, clinicians have differing perceptions of risk level

Science Daily (US) - 16/08/2017
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 themselves to be at high risk, according to a study.

Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor finds

Science Daily (US) - 16/08/2017
A protein that enables fish to change the size of their hearts based on the temperature of the water has now been identified by researchers. Understanding how fish are able to naturally add and remove collagen could lead to the development of treatment modalities for humans that enables a more controlled way for the heart to repair itself after a heart attack.

Cardiac stem cells from young hearts can make older hearts young, study says

News Medical (Australia) - 16/08/2017
A new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, published by the European Heart Journal, forecasts the use of infusions of cardiac stem cells obtained from young hearts in reversing the process of aging in the human heart.

Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts?

MedicineNet (US) - 16/08/2017
Title: Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart

MedicineNet (US) - 16/08/2017
Title: Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Man accidentally pierces himself in the heart with a nail

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/08/2017
Doug Bergeson was building a frame for a fireplace at his home in Marinette, Wisconsin, on June 25 when his nail gun slipped and the nail pierced him in the heart.

'Fat but fit' people may still be at risk of heart disease

NHS Choices (UK) - 15/08/2017
"Concept of being 'fit but fat' is a myth, researchers say," ITV News reports after a Europe-wide study looked at associations between body weight, metabolic health and heart disease. The term "fat but fit" is used to describe people who are overweight or obese but don't have any of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

'Fat but fit' people may still be at risk of heart disease

Behind the Headlines (NHS, UK) - 15/08/2017
"Concept of being 'fit but fat' is a myth, researchers say," ITV News reports after a Europe-wide study looked at associations between body weight, metabolic health and heart disease. The term "fat but fit" is used to describe people who are overweight or obese but don't have any of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

Signs of distracted driving: Pounding heart, sweaty nose

Science Daily (US) - 15/08/2017
Distracted driving -- texting or absent-mindedness -- claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of an effort to devise strategies for making driving safer.

'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease

Science Daily (US) - 15/08/2017
Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.

How Gata4 helps mend a broken heart

Science Daily (US) - 15/08/2017
Gata4 alone is able to reduce post-heart attack fibrosis and improve cardiac function in a rat model of heart attack. In rat fibroblasts in the lab, the molecular mechanism involves reduced expression of Snail, the master gene of fibrosis.