Cardiology

Risk of death from stroke falls by 24%

Thousands more patients each year are surviving strokes, as the risk of death and disability after a stroke fell significantly between 2000 and 2015, according to analysis by researchers from King's, Guy's and St Thomas'.

Medical research

A proven method to grow human blood vessels

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School recently proved the ability to grow human-derived blood vessels in a pig—a novel approach that has the potential for providing unlimited human vessels ...

Health

Method to predict critical circulatory failure

Patients in a hospital's intensive care unit are kept under close observation: Clinicians continuously monitor their vital signs such as their pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation. This provides doctors and nurses ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify mechanisms of MYH9-related blood disease

Ouch, you've cut your finger! As you fumble to grab a tissue, the paramedics in your blood are already rushing to the scene. These blood cells, called platelets, morph in shape from round to spiny, sticking to each other ...

Cardiology

Immune cells play surprising role in heart, mouse study suggests

New research in mice suggests that certain immune cells may help guide fetal development of the heart and play a role in how the adult heart beats, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in ...

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