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Health News - Cardiovascular/Cardiology

When heart cancer hides in the brain: how a lucky coincidence led to rare diagnosis
It was fortunate for the middle-aged woman that she presented her symptoms at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), where doctors had seen another strange case just two years before. (Medical News Today)

Human genetic research uncovers how omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol
Supplementing the diet with omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids has beneficial effects on heart health by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol and raising "good" HDL cholesterol, but the underlying... (Medical News Today)

Viagra protects the heart beyond the bedroom
Viagra could be used as a safe treatment for heart disease, finds new research published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Dr Jin Wi from Korea. (Medical News Today)

New research may prove relevant to treating disorders characterized by misfolded proteins - PD, CVD, and cystic fibrosis
Patients with Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease, and cystic fibrosis may have something in common: cells in their disease-affected tissues may produce misfolded proteins that are... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function, death after cardiac arrest
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels. (Medical News Today)

UNC researchers boost the heart's natural ability to recover after heart attack
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that cells called fibroblasts, which normally give rise to scar tissue after a heart attack, can be turned into endothelial cells, which... (Medical News Today)

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital save a newborn's life with the support of 3-D printing
A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart. (Medical News Today)

Researchers reach 'paradigm shift' in understanding potassium channels
A new discovery relating to one of the most common processes in human cells is being described as a `paradigm shift' in understanding. (Medical News Today)

Treating sleep apnea in cardiac patients reduces hospital readmission
A study of hospitalized cardiac patients is the first to show that effective treatment with positive airway pressure therapy reduces 30-day hospital readmission rates and emergency department... (Medical News Today)

Awareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patients
A series of articles in the journal Epilepsia investigates sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and finds that only 65% of epilepsy patients are familiar with this risk. (Medical News Today)

Medtronic announces FDA approval of pacing lead for full-body MRI scans
Medtronic has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its CapSureFix Novus(TM) MRI SureScan® 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Medical News Today)

'Smart bandage' wireless remote monitor demonstrates promise of digital healthcare in NHS hospital
Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, announces the results of a pilot collaborative study, with UCL Hepatology and supported by... (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

New technique enables increasingly accurate PET scan to detect cancer and heart conditions
A novel technique which reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a PET scan was developed in a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. (Medical News Today)

BIOTRONIK to offer new treatment options in France with release of Orsiro drug-eluting stent
BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, today announced the market release of Orsiro, the industry's first hybrid Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) combining an active... (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists create mimic of 'good' cholesterol to fight heart disease and stroke
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a synthetic molecule that mimics "good" cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. (Medical News Today)

Cardiac death in women: living near major roads a risk factor
Researchers investigating residential proximity to major roads and risk of sudden cardiac death find that living within 50 m of a major road increases this risk by 38% for women. (Medical News Today)

Effects of mental stress on heart differ between men and women
A new study led by researchers from Duke University Medical Center finds that the effects of mental stress on the heart vary between men and women. (Medical News Today)

Are near-death experiences real? New study investigates
In the world's largest study of mental awareness during resuscitation, researchers find evidence that near-death experiences could be real. (Medical News Today)

Early signs of heart trouble detected in obese youth
A study that used two-dimensional echocardiography to closely examine the hearts of 100 children and teens found physical and functional signs of future heart problems already developing in obese... (Medical News Today)

Disruption of Pcp4 gene linked to cardiac short-circuiting and sudden cardiac deaths
Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. (Medical News Today)

Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's stroke risk by more than 50%
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Study looks at cardiometabolic risk, schizophrenia and antipsychotic treatment
The duration of psychiatric illness and treatment for patients after first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders (FES) appears to be associated with being fatter and having other cardiometabolic... (Medical News Today)

Examining single JAK2-V617F mutant cells and following tumor initiation and progression of blood cancers
A solitary cell containing a unique abnormality can result in certain types of blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental... (Medical News Today)

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