Medical research

Getting to the heart of heart muscle function

Every heart muscle cell, or cardiomyocyte, is studded with tiny, intricate structures called dyads. The dyads are like orchestra conductors: They coordinate incoming electrical signals with release of calcium in the muscle, ...

Cardiology

Heart surgery backlog requires urgent action

Urgent action is needed to clear the backlog of people with a common heart condition waiting for life-saving treatment, according to new research.

Cardiology

The timing of heart surgery is crucial, research shows

Valve replacement heart surgery should be performed earlier than conventionally thought for people with aortic stenosis, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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