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New cell that can heal hearts discovered

Heart doctors had never before explored the possibility that cells just outside the heart could participate in healing and repair of hearts after injury, researchers said.

Millions of heart disease, stroke deaths linked to not eating enough fruits, vegetables: Study

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of fibre, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants and phenolics, which have been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.


Tel Aviv University scientists print first ever 3D heart with patient's own cells

Researchers from the Tel Aviv University have managed to print a small 3D human heart using the patient's own cells, complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers.

Mechanical heart valves safer than biological counterparts: Study

Mechanical heart valves may be safer in certain cases than those made of animal tissue and should be used more as a replacement, especially in younger patients, according to a study.

3-D printed models to improve heart valve replacements

"The idea was now that we can make a patient-specific model with this tissue-mimicking 3-D printing technology, we can test how the prosthetic valves interact with the 3-D printed models to learn whether we can predict leakage," Qian said.

New device to allow bypass surgery without stopping the heart

The stapler-like device for mending blood vessels using strong staples makes it possible to quickly and safely restore blood vessels.


Did you know that treating depression can lower heart disease risk too?

If depression isn't treated, the risk of cardiovascular complications increases significantly.

Believe it or not, brushing your teeth twice a day can revitalise your heart

Neelam, an 18-year-old girl was diagnosed with endocarditis (suffering from leaking heart valve). The infection in her heart valves was caused by mouth bacteria.

Why high-fat diet is bad for your heart

The researchers fed high-fat diet to a group of animals for 12 weeks and saw an increased amount of key proteins that stimulate white blood cells bound to red blood cells, which can lead to clogged arteries.

Popular heart drug may increase death risk

A popular drug used to treat heart disease may increase the risk of death in patients with heart problems.