Tag Archives: Heart

Research is ‘urgently needed’ on heart muscle disease in children, according to UB chair of AHA writing group

Though rare, these conditions cause some of the worst outcomes in pediatric cardiology, according to AHA scientific statement published in Circulation BUFFALO, N.Y. — Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Family of 30-year-old who shockingly died in his prime listen to his heart inside recipient’s chest

Mother, fiancée and young son of 30-year-old man who shockingly died in his prime listen to his heart inside the chest of the woman who received it David Rivera, 30, of San Diego, California, died in October 2017 of a brain bleed due to a rare blood clotting disorder He was a registered organ donor… Read More »