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Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Wonder diabetes drug could be key to treating heart failure

Many drug discoveries happen almost by accident, or accidental observation. Think penicillin and insulin. And now the first drug that was found to prolong the survival of people with Type 2 diabetes may also be able to treat heart failure. It has a stimulating action on the tired heart muscle making it function more efficiently… Read More »

Sex after a Heart Attack: New Guidelines

The European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association has come up with a document based on a consensus between doctors on how to resume a healthy sex life after having suffered a heart attack. Many patients with implantable defibrillators worry about the device firing during sex. One study found that the percentage of patients receiving a shock during sex… Read More »