Cardiology

Rhythm of heart revealed by 3D X-ray

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the University have developed a new X-ray technique to identify tissue fibres in the heart that ensure the muscle beats in a regular rhythm.

Apr 26, 2012
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Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

One of the scariest parts of bypass surgery—having your heart stopped and going on a heart-lung machine while doctors fix your clogged arteries—is safe even in the elderly and doesn't cause mental decline as many people ...

Mar 11, 2013
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Scientists link chromosome length to heart disease risk

No one really wants the short end of the stick, in this case the short end of a chromosome. Telomeres, which are DNA-protein complexes at the ends of chromosomes, can be thought of as protein "caps" that protect chromosomes ...

Mar 25, 2012
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