Cardiology

Directly measuring function in tiny hearts

The amount of blood that the heart pumps in one minute (cardiac output) can be directly measured safely in newborns by monitoring changes in blood velocity after injecting saline, indicates a paper published online Dec. 17, ...

Cardiology

Can pyruvate improve cardiac function following surgery?

Can pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, help improve cardiovascular function in children who have cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and suffer from low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS)? This question is one that Rafael Jaimes, ...

Diabetes

Sitagliptin stimulates distal tubular natriuresis in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor sitagliptin stimulates distal tubular natriuresis, according to a study published online May 26 in Diabetes Care.

Cardiology

Ivabradine may not benefit certain heart failure patients

Researchers have completed a randomized clinical trial in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which currently has no effective treatment for reducing morbidity and mortality.

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 ...

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