Yale New Haven becomes first in CT to perform pediatric heart transplants
Families from Connecticut and Rhode Island will now have close access to pediatric care for congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Astaxanthin reduces myocardial damage in diabetics, researchers find
(Natural News) A multi-university study from China has found that astaxanthin has protective effects against diabetic cardiomyopathy. This finding, which was published in CyTA – Journal of Food, was based on the results of in vivo studies conducted on rats. Diabetes mellitus is associated with complications that affect a wide range of body tissues, including the heart.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research insights hold promise for kids with DMD
(Children's National Health System) Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. Eplerenone, a heart failure drug, is used in older patients to treat cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of mortality for people with DMD. A new medicine under development appears to combine the beneficial effects of these drugs for the heart and muscle while also showing improved safety in experimental models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trimetazidine Disappoints in Non-Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
(MedPage Today) -- Anti-anginal agent is the latest drug to flop as an effective therapy remains elusive (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Do all chemotherapies have equal long-term heart risk?
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new study that included a researcher from UT Health San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bad brakes
(Harvard Medical School) A study in human and mouse heart cells identifies a faulty molecular brake in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes and the most common genetic disease of the heart The faulty brake, found about a quarter of all genetic mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, interferes with the heart muscle's ability to contract and relax,.Treatment with a chemical compound successfully restores normal contractility and relaxation in human heart cells (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US FDA accepts regulatory submissions for review of tafamidis to treat transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the company's New Drug Applications (NDAs) for tafamidis for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). Pfizer has submitted two NDAs based on two forms of tafamidis: meglumine salt and free acid. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

US FDA Accepts Regulatory Submissions for Review of Tafamidis to Treat Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
January 14, 2019 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the company’s New Drug Applications (NDAs) for tafamidis for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Large for Gestational Birthweight?
Discussion Infant size at birth is determined mainly by genetics, but also pregnancy and environmental factors. Large for gestational age (LGA) is defined as a mean weight> 2 standard deviations above the weight for gestational age or above the 90th percentile on growth charts (or ~4000 g on WHO growth charts). Macrosomia is a term used for a term infant who is> 4000g. Risk factors for LGA infants includes: Male infant Maternal Genetic disposition Hispanic ethnicity Diabetic Multiparity or grand parity Obesity History of previous LGA infant Prenatal ultrasound is very helpful for antenatal management. First tri...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers discover a hidden culprit in heart failure
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alberta have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy--a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure--which opens the door to potential new treatments that could help counter the threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student has heart transplant after her tiredness became deadly
Charlotte Carney, from Northwich in Cheshire, was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy last year after spending years suffering from fatigue and sleeping for up to 20 hours a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A to Z with Richard Bach, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Perry, MD, interviews specialty center director (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Recipient Helping Beverly Family Who Lost Their Son
BOSTON (CBS) – In April 2018, a Beverly couple tragically lost their son. As Jonathan Ersing’s parents grieve, they have found a unique way to remain close to him. “He was just one of those people who just lit up a room,” his mother, Joanne, remembers. Jonathan had severe autism and in April, he accidentally choked on his food and went into cardiac arrest. After multiple attempts to resuscitate him, Jonathan was pronounced brain dead. He was 25 years old. Jonathan Ersing (Courtesy Photo) While Jonathan was losing his life, Sabrina Dahoda of upstate New York was on the brink of losing hers. The 31-ye...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Brigham And Woman's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Transplant Organ Donation Source Type: news

Genetic Basis of Early-Onset AF: The Case Titins Genetic Basis of Early-Onset AF: The Case Titins
The presence of loss-of-function variants in a gene encoded for the sarcomeric protein titin was elevated in people with early-onset atrial fibrillation and no cardiomyopathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

George H.W. Bush Died Less Than 8 Months After His Wife of 73 Years. Doctors Explain Why That ’s So Common
George H.W. Bush died in his Houston home on Nov. 30, less than eight months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara. He was 94. While Bush’s case may seem extraordinary, it’s actually fairly common for spouses to die around the same time. A 2013 study published in the Journals of Gerontology found that the death of a spouse raises a person’s risk of dying by around 30%, compared to those who are still married. Some estimates are even higher. Some research has shown that in the six months after the death of a spouse, the bereaved face odds of mortality 40% to 70% greater than the general public, according to ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Britons are clueless about their bodies: Millions have no idea what they weigh
Chris Marshall, 44, from West Sussex, who would play sport 'at any opportunity' collapsed suddenly due to cardiomyopathy. The doctor cycled more than 20 miles a day to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocardial injury after carbon monoxide intoxication in suicide attempt, with features of both toxic and tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: case report - Van čata R, Lhotský J, Beránek V, Krištof J, Rokyta R.
Severe carbon monoxide intoxication may cause tissue injury by hypoxemia and histotoxicity. The affection of the heart muscle often leads to transient global or regional systolic dysfunction of left ventricle or both ventricles and increased occurences of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The woman who nearly died of a broken heart at 26
Helen Ross, now 38, from Canterbury in Kent, was diagnosed with stress-induced cardiomyopathy – known as broken heart syndrome – when she broke up with her childhood sweetheart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The actress who almost died from undetected heart condition
Rebecca Shorrocks nearly lost her life to cardiomyopathy - a heart condition she never knew she had. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy in Severe Sepsis: Nationwide Trends, Predictors, and Outcomes
The authors of this research article state that there are limited data on the presentation of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy ( TTC ) in severe sepsis. Methods and Results This was a retrospective cohort study using the National Inpatient Sample database (2007-2013) of all adults with severe sepsis. TTC was identified in patients with severe sepsis using previously validated administrative codes. TTC is observed with increasing frequency in severe sepsis and was associated with a significantly lower in-hospital mortality compared with patients without TTC . Presentation in later years of the study period, middle age, female sex, ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their heart drugs, new clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glad Your EF Is Better, But Stay on Your Meds Glad Your EF Is Better, But Stay on Your Meds
While the TRED-HF trial may not be great news for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and recovered EF, at least it eases this physician's conscience about her reluctance to curtail pharmacotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Drug Withdrawal Inadvisable in'Recovered' Dilated Cardiomyopathy Drug Withdrawal Inadvisable in'Recovered' Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Withdrawal of heart failure drug therapy from patients deemed to have'recovered'from dilated cardiomyopathy resulted in a relapse rate of 40% in the TRED-HF study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

GOOD WORKS SA: Losing son inspires creation of AugustHeart
Ten years after Bart Koontz's teenage son died, his voice wavers with emotion as he recounts the morning August never woke due to an undetected heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A few years later, in 2011, Bart and Dore Koontz founded AugustHeart with a bold vision: to establish and fund a rapid, low-cost, scalable cardiovascular screening model. Their goal was a free communitywide cardiac screening program for all teens in Bexar County to minimize the risks of sudden car diac arrest,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andi Rodriguez Source Type: news

Researchers determine how contraction leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Individual myosin molecules and rod-like filaments inside muscles produce less force and lower velocity of contraction, leading to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, researcher report in a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of PRMT1-mediated alternative splicing in dilated cardiomyopathy
(University of Tsukuba) In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(McGill University) Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic heart disease in the US and affects an estimated 1 in 500 people around the world. A protein called myosin acts as the molecular motor which makes the muscles in the heart contract. An international team has discovered that in transgenic rabbits with the R403Q mutation,, individual myosin molecules and myofibrils (the basic rod-like filaments inside muscles) produce less force and a lower maximum velocity of contraction than those isolated from healthy hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abiomed Responds to MedSun Report on Two Impella Pumps
Editor's note: This story has been updated from the original story to include comments from Abiomed. A report published through FDA's medical product safety network (MedSun) database describes two issues that involve Abiomed's Impella heart pumps. However, the company told MD+DI that the information in the MedSun report is inaccurate. According to the report, which is located here on FDA's website, one Impella pump reportedly had an unknown "material" inside the pump, causing it to have flows "less than expected," and another pump's housing/outlet cage and impeller we...
Source: MDDI - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old's illness regularly makes his heart stop
Jamie Poole, from Australia but living in London, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which means his heart muscle is thickened and weaker, and causes him regular cardiac arrests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?
(Gladstone Institutes) About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This condition causes thickening of the heart muscle and results in defects in the heart's electrical system. Under conditions of environmental stress such as exercise, HCM can result in sudden death. In other cases, patients may go undiagnosed, with their heart function declining gradually over decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 -- In patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, treatment with tafamidis reduces all-cause mortality and cardiovascular-related hospitalizations versus placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. 13 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Health care providers need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease, which is growing in prevalence in the United States, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changes in mitochondrial DNA control how nuclear DNA mutations are expressed in cardiomyopathy
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Differences in the DNA within the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells, can determine the severity and progression of heart disease caused by a nuclear DNA mutation. When combined with a mutation in nuclear DNA in animals, one mitochondrial DNA variant greatly worsened heart disease, while a different variant had a protective effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Craig Smith, Second Chance Fundraising
Craig Smith  is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the volunteer category. Here's his story: Dressing up as a giant heart wasn’t what Craig Smith first envisioned when he decided he wanted to give back to the community that supported him after he had a heart transplant. In his early 20s, Smith was d iagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disorder. In 2015, he underwent a successful heart transplant procedure at Allegheny General Hospital. While living in Johnstown, Smith… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: Craig Smith, Second Chance Fundraising
Craig Smith  is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the volunteer category. Here's his story: Dressing up as a giant heart wasn’t what Craig Smith first envisioned when he decided he wanted to give back to the community that supported him after he had a heart transplant. In his early 20s, Smith was d iagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disorder. In 2015, he underwent a successful heart transplant procedure at Allegheny General Hospital. While living in Johnstown, Smith… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Woman, 38, is left with a 'broken heart' after taking part in Zumba
Cardiologists in Michigan diagnosed the unnamed woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome. The condition is usually triggered by a horrible shock. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhibiting NF- & #954;B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(Medical University of South Carolina) In an August 24, 2018 article in Nature Communications, investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report that nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Murine data show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-κB rescues cardiac function. NF-κB promotes global chromatin landscape changes that repress calcium mobilization in DMD. This mechanism also contributes to skeletal muscle dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ATTR-ACT: Tafamidis Reduces Mortality in Amyloid Cardiomyopathy ATTR-ACT: Tafamidis Reduces Mortality in Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
A drug that binds transthyretin reduced all-cause mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations and slowed decline in functional capacity in patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drug reduces deaths and hospitalizations from underdiagnosed form of heart failure
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A study led by Columbia University cardiologist Mathew Maurer showed that tafamidis reduced deaths from a type of heart failure called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. The drug could be one of the first effective treatments for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epigenetic reprogramming of human hearts found in congestive heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Congestive heart failure is a terminal disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans. Yet its management is limited to symptomatic treatments because the causal mechanisms of congestive heart failure are not known. Researchers have now described an underlying mechanism that reprograms the hearts of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, a process that differs from patients with other forms of heart failure. This points the way toward future personalized care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guns and Death; Diabetes Typing: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include caliber of bullets and handgun deaths, a novel agent for dilated cardiomyopathy, getting genomic screening into clinical practice, and new diabetes subtypes based on continuous glucose monitoring. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - August 4, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

A protein could be key to preserving heart function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(American Heart Association) The brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein, known to be vital for brain function, might hold the key for preserving heart function in children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Heart failure often kills Duchenne patients early in life and there is no effective treatment.Developing therapies designed to activate or supplement brain-derived neurotrophic factor could give new hope to patients at risk for Duchenne cardiomyopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- In a report published online July 31 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors describe the case of a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy who experienced rapid clinical improvements with use of anakinra, the recombinant... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inflammatory Hypothesis Reaches Dilated Cardiomyopathy
(MedPage Today) -- Case report shows'unprecedented clinical improvement'with an IL-1 blocker (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- In a report published online July 23 in BMJ Case Reports, doctors present the case of an amateur weight-lifter who developed non-ischemic cardiomyopathy after using anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). The 60-year-old... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This engineered heart ventricle helps with studying arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy
[Luke MacQueen and Michael Rosnach/Harvard University]While engineered heart tissues can replicate muscle contraction and electrical activity in a dish, many aspects of heart disease can only adequately be captured in 3D. In a report published online yesterday by Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers describe a scale model of a heart ventricle, built to replicate the chamber’s architecture, physiology and contractions. Cardiac researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital think it could help them find treatments for congenital heart diseases. Building a 3D engineered heart ventricle Collaborators from the Harv...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease
A small but concerning number of dogs on diets heavy in lentils, chickpeas and other legumes have developed enlarged hearts. Researchers are investigating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Dogs Heart Diet and Nutrition Pet Foods Food and Drug Administration Veterinary Medicine cardiomyopathy Source Type: news

Possible Link Between Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease, F.D.A. Says
The number of dogs on the popular diets who have developed enlarged hearts is small but concerning. Researchers are beginning to investigate causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Dogs Diet and Nutrition Pet Foods Food and Drug Administration Veterinary Medicine cardiomyopathy Source Type: news