Posts Tagged "heart failure"

Drug Makes Hearts Repair Themselves

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 in Cardiovascular Health

By James Gallagher The damage caused by a heart attack had previously been considered permanent. But a study in the journal Nature showed the drug, thymosin beta 4, if used in advance of a heart attack, was able to “prime” the heart for repair. The British Heart Foundation described repair as the “holy grail of heart research”, but said any treatment in humans was years away. Due to advances in health care the number of people dying from coronary heart disease is falling. But those living with heart failure are on the rise – more than 750,000 people have the...

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CoQ10 improves hypertension and can prevent congestive heart failure

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by: John Phillip (NaturalNews) Reporting in the journal Biofactors, researchers found that patients with congestive heart failure that were supplemented with the active form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) improved ejection fraction by 39%. Ejection fraction is a critical marker of heart function used to determine the volume of blood pumped by the heart through the vascular system. CoQ10 is essential to convert nutrients to energy and power the cellular engine, and natural production in the body declines with age. Extensive research explains how you can benefit from daily...

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Scientists Devise Strategy to Fix Broken Heart

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Scientists have devised a new strategy to fix the broken heart – a tiny scaffold that they claim will repair damaged cardiac muscle cells and help prevent congestive heart failure.   The University of Washington researchers, who developed the scaffold, said the damage to heart muscle following a heart attack is irreversible and it leads to congestive heart failure – the most common cause of death in developed countries.   But the scaffold, which supports the growth of cardiac cells and blood vessels in laboratory animals, can be a new strategy to prevent people dying from...

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