Cardiology

Three landmark heart studies shed light on sudden cardiac arrest

Today, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, the research group led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, professor of Medicine and associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, presented three critical research studies ...

Cardiology

The sound of a broken heart

Physicians have been training to hear heart problems with stethoscopes for 200 years. Now engineers at Duke University are training computers hooked to the device's digital descendants to hear heart problems undetectable ...

Diabetes

Risk of heart failure up in ALVSD patients with diabetes

(HealthDay)—For patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction (ALVSD), those with diabetes have increased risk of heart failure development and hospitalization, according to a study published in the June ...

Cardiology

D-transposition of the great arteries—a new era in cardiology

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications , Angeline D. Opina and Wayne J. Franklin from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA consider the D-transposition ...

Diabetes

In LVSD, diabetes tied to higher risk of heart failure

(HealthDay)—In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online April 6 in Diabetes Care.

Cardiology

An asymptomatic patient with severe mitral regurgitation

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, researcher Blase A. Carabello, from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA presents a case study of an asymptomatic patient with severe mitral regurgitation.

Cardiology

Intensive blood pressure can reduce risk of harm to heart muscle

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This condition, the ...

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