Cardiology

Stopping drug abuse can reverse related heart damage

Quitting methamphetamine use can reverse the damage the drug causes to the heart and improve heart function in abusers when combined with appropriate medical treatment, potentially preventing future drug-related cases of ...

Cardiology

Scientists identify protein linked to chronic heart failure

Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, "Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction," which ...

Cardiology

Researchers pinpoint new drug target for heart failure patients

Researchers led by Julian E. Stelzer, PhD, associate professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have found a new target for drug developers seeking straightforward ...

Cardiology

Novel drug may help repair failing hearts

Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure, according to a first-in-man study published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Cardiology

New study questions timing in mitral valve repairs

A new study recently published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery questions whether patients with isolated moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation should receive treatment in earlier stages instead ...

Cardiology

Exercise training in heart failure—shaping your proteins

Aerobic exercise training restored the cardiac protein quality control system in rats showed a study recently published in Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to ...

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