Medical research

Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

In the wake of a myocardial infarction, parts of the myocardium die and are replaced by scar tissue. The formation and stability of scar tissue is key to the survival of patients following an acute myocardial infarction. ...

Cardiology

Stem cell-stimulating therapy saves heart attack patients

Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2014 Annual Meeting revealed how a protein encourages the production of stem cells that regenerate damaged tissues of the heart following an acute attack ...

Health

Rehospitalization in younger patients

Older adults often are readmitted after hospitalization for heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infarction, a significant issue that has caused Medicare to target hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates for ...

Cardiology

Anxiety as a protective factor after a heart attack

Fear protects people from danger. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen has discovered that this applies even to pathological anxiety disorders. Patients who generally suffer ...

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