Medical research

A potential therapy for one of the leading causes of heart disease

Calcific aortic valve disease is not only the most common valve disease in the elderly, it's also the third leading cause of heart disease overall. For those affected, calcium starts to accumulate in their heart valves and ...

Cardiology

Researchers 3-D print lifelike heart valve models

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3-D printing of lifelike models of the heart's aortic valve and the surrounding structures ...

Genetics

Turning to genetics to treat little hearts

A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has discovered a new mechanism involved in a common congenital disease of the aortic valve. The findings of the study, conducted in collaboration with ...

Cardiology

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3-D printing

More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build up on the valve's leaflets and ...

Genetics

Gene mutation for heart disease in Newfoundland dogs identified

Newfoundlands—those massive, furry, black dogs—have captured many a heart with their hallmark size, sweet nature and loyalty. Unfortunately these gentle giants' own hearts are all too often afflicted with a potentially ...

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