Medical research

Scientists find way to heal scars left behind by heart attacks

After a heart attack, the shock of the event leaves behind a trail of damaged heart muscle, which becomes a scar over time. However, the scar tissue doesn't have the elasticity and flexibility of healthy heart muscle, meaning ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Developing a vaccine against Chagas disease

Tulane University researchers are working on a new Chagas disease vaccine that prevents lasting heart damage, a long-term complication from the tropical disease.


Refining how doctors assess hypertension risk

The team from Hudson Institute of Medical Research established that in around one in seven Australians with hypertension the cause was primary aldosteronism (PA), a condition which usually goes undiagnosed and untreated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals how COVID damages the heart

University of Queensland researchers have discovered how COVID-19 damages the heart, opening the door to future treatments.

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