Cardiology

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems—a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity ...

Cardiology

Computer-designed customized regenerative heart valves

Cardiovascular tissue engineering aims to treat heart disease with prostheses that grow and regenerate. Now, researchers from the University of Zurich, the Technical University Eindhoven and the Charité Berlin have successfully ...

Cardiology

Heart valves strive to get oxygen one way or another

As the valves in a heart stretch with each beat, their cells take in life-giving oxygen. But if the supply is cut off, aortic and mitral valves use different strategies to compensate, according to Rice University scientists.

Medical research

Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease

University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year.

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