Cardiology

New light on association between diabetes and heart valve disease

Individuals with diabetes display a substantially increased risk of disease in left-sided heart valves compared to controls without diabetes, a comprehensive register study at the University of Gothenburg shows. The statistical ...

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).

Genetics

The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease

Most mammals, including humans, have two sex chromosomes, X and Y. One sex chromosome is usually inherited from each parent, and they pair up as either XX or XY in every cell of the body. People with XX chromosomes typically ...

Cardiology

Q&A: Thoracic aortic aneurysms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friend was diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. What causes this type of aneurysm, and how fast does it grow? Also, how are thoracic aortic aneurysms treated?

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