Cardiology

Research links heart disease with testosterone

Testosterone might be involved in explaining why men have a greater risk of heart attacks than women of similar age, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences ...

Medical research

New cause of high blood pressure and heart disease discovered

Why phosphate rich foods can increase blood pressure and promote vascular calcifications has been discovered by scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna. The key is the hormone, FGF23—Fibroblast Growth Factor 23. When the level ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new treatment for kidney disease-associated heart failure?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients frequently suffer from mineral bone disorder, which causes vascular calcification and, eventually, chronic heart failure. Similar to patients with CKD, mice with low levels of the protein ...

Medical research

G proteins regulate remodelling of blood vessels

Blood vessels are extremely dynamic: depending on the external conditions, they can adapt their permeability for nutrients, their contractility, and even their shape. Unlike cardiac muscle cells, for example, the smooth muscle ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test detects potentially deadly calcium deposits

A new test could help identify and treat individuals at risk of developing potentially deadly calcium deposits in their tissues and blood vessels, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the ...

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