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Expertise in congenital heart disease care was associated with improved outcomes for CHD patients listed for transplantation. Experience in acquired heart disease transplant may not be enough.Medscape Medical News
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This study provides strong evidence that following a healthy lifestyle can substantially extend the years a person lives disease-free." Commentary on Recent Evidence for Cognitive Decline to Precede Amyloid Aggregation in Alzheimer's Disease https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/01/commentary-on-recent-evidence-for-cognitive-decline-to-precede-amyloid-aggregation-in-alzheimers-disease/ I can't say that I think the data presented in the research noted here merits quite the degree of the attention that it has been given in the popular science press. It is interesting, but not compelling if its role...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Alagarsamy KN, Yan W, Srivastava A, Desiderio V, Dhingra S Abstract Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for approximately one-third of deaths around the world. Among cardiovascular diseases, the largest single cause of death is ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease typically manifests as progressive constriction of the coronary arteries, which obstructs blood flow to the heart and can ultimately lead to myocardial infarction. This adversely affects the structure and function of the heart. Conventional treatments lack the ability to treat the myocardium lost during an acute myocardial infarctio...
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) transplantation represents a promising therapeutic strategy for ischemic heart disease. However, its effects are hampered by the poor viability of transplanted cells an...
Source: Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): P. Moceri, N. Duchateau, N. Dursent, X. Iriart, S. Hascoët, D. Baudouy, E. Ferrari, M. SermesantIntroductionSurvival in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) relates to right ventricular (RV) function. Whereas prognosis differs widely between PAH associated with congenital heart disease (CHD) and other causes of PAH, only little is known about differences in RV function.PurposeWe aimed at comparing RV function assessed by 3D-speckle-tracking in patients with CHD-PAH, other PAH aetiologies and healthy con...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion A great deal of progress is being made in the matter of treating aging: in advocacy, in funding, in the research and development. It can never be enough, and it can never be fast enough, given the enormous cost in suffering and lost lives. The longevity industry is really only just getting started in the grand scheme of things: it looks vast to those of us who followed the slow, halting progress in aging research that was the state of things a decade or two ago. But it is still tiny compared to the rest of the medical industry, and it remains the case that there is a great deal of work yet to be done at all...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusion A great deal of progress is being made in the matter of treating aging: in advocacy, in funding, in the research and development. It can never be enough, and it can never be fast enough, given the enormous cost in suffering and lost lives. The longevity industry is really only just getting started in the grand scheme of things: it looks vast to those of us who followed the slow, halting progress in aging research that was the state of things a decade or two ago. But it is still tiny compared to the rest of the medical industry, and it remains the case that there is a great deal of work yet to be done at all...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs
Publication date: February 2020Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 26Author(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Raja Jadav, Mahir Sufian, Patricia A. Pellikka, Naser M. AmmashAbstractBackgroundLeft heart filling pressures, as measured by pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP), is associated with heart failure related mortality. Because of the prognostic importance of PAWP, several echocardiographic indices have been proposed for noninvasive assessment of PAWP. However, these indices have not been validated in the congenital heart disease population. The purpose of this study was to determine the ...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Purpose: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) effectively decreases morbidity and mortality in adults after cardiovascular events. Cardiac rehabilitation has been underutilized for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The primary objective was to evaluate the inclusion of adolescents and adults with CHD in a CR program by analyzing data from our single-center CR program. The secondary objectives were to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CR as well as referral barriers. Methods: This was a retrospective study of patients aged ≥15 yr who were referred to regional CR centers. Data on efficacy and safety were collect...
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) effectively decreases morbidity and mortality in adults after cardiovascular events. Cardiac rehabilitation has been underutilized for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The primary objective was to evaluate the inclusion of adolescents and adults with CHD in a CR program by analyzing data from our single-center CR program. The secondary objectives were to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CR as well as referral barriers. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients aged ≥15 yr who were referred to regional CR centers. Data on efficacy and s...
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 December 2019Source: Seminars in Cell &Developmental BiologyAuthor(s): Nevin Witman, Chikai Zhou, Niels Grote Beverborg, Makoto Sahara, Kenneth R. ChienAbstractThe mammalian hearts have the least regenerative capabilities among tissues and organs. As such, heart regeneration has been and continues to be the ultimate goal in the treatment against acquired and congenital heart diseases. Uncovering such a long-awaited therapy is still extremely challenging in the current settings. On the other hand, this desperate need for effective heart regeneration has developed various forms of mo...
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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