Cardiology

A molecular atlas of postnatal mouse heart development

Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common causes of death in the Western world. Typically, MI is caused by the blockage of a coronary artery by an atherosclerotic plaque: as the oxygen supply of the heart drops, ...

Cardiology

Improved in vivo imaging of atherosclerotic plaque development

Atherosclerosis, a process involving the buildup of arterial plaque and an associated reduction in blood flow, is a major feature of cardiovascular diseases. Although advances have been made in characterizing how this buildup ...

Cardiology

Antibodies cut heart attack risk

Antibodies could protect against heart attacks, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London.

Cardiology

Jamming the signal

The formation of blood clots in atherosclerotic arteries results in myocardial infarction and stroke. New research at LMU now demonstrates that low doses of agents developed to treat leukemia can selectively inhibit atherosclerotic ...

Genetics

Study illuminates tiny RNA's role in heart disease, obesity

A tiny RNA molecule plays a big role in the development of two diseases affecting billions of people worldwide: heart disease and obesity. Yale researchers have found that by disrupting this microRNA in key tissues, they ...

Cardiology

High-risk plaque on coronary CTA linked to future MACE

(HealthDay)—For outpatients with stable chest pain, high-risk plaque found by coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is associated with subsequent major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study ...

Cardiology

Simpler tool promising for atherosclerosis prediction

(HealthDay)—The ideal cardiovascular health score (ICHS) and the Fuster-BEWAT (blood pressure, exercise, weight, alimentation, and tobacco) score (FBS) are similar in their ability to predict subclinical atherosclerosis, ...

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