Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Broken heart syndrome' no longer a myth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dying of fright or of a broken heart has long been dismissed as myth, but it’s a real phenomenon that one Northeastern physical therapy professor and researcher has observed and studied.

Addiction

Electronic cigarettes do not damage the heart

Smoking is the most preventable risk factor for cardiac and lung disease and is expected to cause 1 billion deaths during the 21st century. Electronic cigarettes have been marketed in recent years as a safer habit for smokers, ...

Medical research

Study finds new pathway critical to heart arrhythmia

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have uncovered a previously unknown molecular pathway that is critical to understanding cardiac arrhythmia and other heart muscle problems. Understanding the basic science ...

Medical research

Diseased hearts to heal themselves in future

Cellular reversion processes arise in diseases of the heart muscle, for example myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathy, which limit the fatal consequences for the organ. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart ...

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Cardiac function curve

A cardiac function curve is a graph showing the relationship between right atrial pressure (x-axis) and cardiac output (y-axis).

Superimposition of the cardiac function curve and venous return curve is used in one hemodynamic model.

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