It has been many years that scientists have been looking for a good source of heart cells in order to study cardiac function in the lab, or perhaps even to replace diseased or damaged tissue in heart disease patients; a lot of people are looking to stem cells.
Now, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Human BioMolecular Research Institute, and ChemRegen, Inc. have discovered a molecule that converts stem cells into heart cells. It could be used to replace diseased or damaged tissue in heart disease patients.
A Holter monitor is a kind of ambulatory monitoring device which makes a continuous recording of a patients’s echocardiogram (ECG) for a period of twenty four hours. The Holter is named after Norman J. Holter, who invented the first ambulatory ECG monitor in 1963. It is widely used in diagnosis and monitoring of heart arrhythmia and cardiac ischemia.
Other common applications include the evaluation during drug therapy of heart rhythm, rate and interval changes, the identification of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation or dysrhthmia, and evaluating specific clinical situations such as postcoronary bypass surgery, post-pacemaker implant recovery, implanted defibrillator or pacemaker malfunction, or postmyocardial infarction.
There are many types of heart disease and cardiovascular disease is one of those types. It is an all-encompassing term that is used to explain the variety of ailments that can affect the blood vessels going to and from your heart as well as the heart itself. Some subcategories of cardiovascular disease include stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension and heart attack.
Sometimes, cardiovascular disease is a term that is used interchangeably with heart disease. Either way you look at it, this affliction that can affect the arteries of the heart as well as the heart muscle itself is serious business. Heart disease aka cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of people in the United States and even the world.
There are many diseases of the heart including coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, inflammatory heart disease, and also valvular heart disease.
Coronary heart disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Chest pain and heart attack are the two symptoms of coronary heart disease. Each year 451,000 Americans and 101,000 UK citizens die of coronary heart disease.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in fact it is when the heart muscle deteriorates and is not able to function anymore. People with cardiomyopathy suffer arrhythmia or they can also experience sudden cardiac death when the heart muscle suddenly stops beating.
An aspirin a day could keep the heart attacks at bay Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ or at least that is what the experts say. Is a daily does of aspirin really an effective tool against heart attacks? The answer is "yes" but it is a conditional "yes" because not everyone can take aspirin. First of all, aspirin should only be considered if you already have had a heart attack or have already been identified by doctors as being at risk for a heart attack.
A doctor's approval is necessary to follow a daily aspiring therapy because it may not always be safe for everyone. Some people can develop serious side effects by taking a daily aspiring, especially when combining it with other medications, thus the need for caution.