Cardiology

Injected gel might someday help treat heart failure

(HealthDay)—Attempting to reduce the risk for heart failure following a heart attack, early research on swine takes a new protective approach: targeted injection of naturally occurring "protein inhibitors" ...

Feb 13, 2014
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A shot against heart attacks?

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a "genome-editing" approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice ...

Jun 10, 2014
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Niacin too dangerous for routine cholesterol therapy

After 50 years of being a mainstay cholesterol therapy, niacin should no longer be prescribed for most patients due to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and ...

Jul 16, 2014
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