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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cardiovascular research: New treatment potential for heart attack sufferers ♦ Heart failure improvements with diet and exercise ♦ When exercise is unhealthy for the heart:

Heart failure improvements with diet and exercise Doctors have shown the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise in patients with heart failure
First-in-human use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has potential for treatment. A group of cardiologists has now successfully used a VR device to guide the opening up (revascularization) of a chronically blocked right coronary artery.
When exercise is unhealthy for the heart: How heart problems and sudden cardiac death occur with endurance exercise Endurance exercise accelerates the development of heart problems in individuals with a particular genetic mutation, a new study finds. In mice with a mutated version of desmoplakin, a protein that maintains the heart wall, exercise made the heart walls come apart sooner. The findings offer insight into how to best manage exercise in individuals with the mutation.
New treatment potential for heart attack sufferers New hope in the fight against cardiovascular disease has arrived, following breakthrough research identifying a pigment in our bile which could protect us

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