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Category: Research

New simulated human heart will allow virtual tests, say designers

26th May 2015

The baseline healthy heart can be modified to represent a heart with heart disease and other defects.

Stem cell that helps repair mice hearts is identified

21st May 2015

Stem cell trial identifies special protein that helps repair mice hearts.

In ten years’ time all ICDs will be MRI compatible, predicts device expert

18th May 2015

An internal defibrillator designed to be MRI compatible has performed well in full body scans.

Study seeks more targeted treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

15th May 2015

More volunteers sought to help with five-year project.

Researchers find protein to help in heart muscle cell regeneration

12th May 2015

The team have been looking at how newborn mice regenerate their damaged hearts to see if the process can help in humans.

New ICD performs well in international study

11th May 2015

S-ICD performs similarly to traditional ICDs.

Online cardiomyopathy information can reduce patient anxiety, says study

7th May 2015

Online cardiomyopathy information can reduce anxiety in patients and may have therapeutic value, says study published in American Heart Journal.

New leadless pacemaker gets European backing

20th April 2015

Another leadless pacemaker put into the heart via a vein in the leg has gained CE Mark approval in Europe for safety and efficacy.

Man with new permanent artificial heart says he is living a normal life

16th April 2015

The second person to receive a French-made permanent artificial heart has told a weekly newspaper he is enjoying exercise, including cycling.

More research needed into supplement that may help heart failure

16th April 2015

Heart specialists have called from more research into the use of coenzyme Q10 as a treatment for heart failure.