Cardiology

Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta

Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted—in vivo—their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood. Based on these results, the ...

Cardiology

Uncovering a link between inflammation and heart disease

Inflammation is part of an immune response to fight off pathogens and clear infections. But patients with cardiac disease often have chronic inflammation that damages their hearts, even with no infection present.

Cardiology

Rethinking cardiac repair after injury

A protein known mostly for its role in the brain may be a key player in the cardiovascular system as well, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature.

Cardiology

A patch that could help heal broken hearts

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide in recent years. During a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), a blocked artery and the resulting oxygen deprivation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect heart cells in lab dish

A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus. ...

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