From the heart: study shows impact of social media appeals from COVID-19 frontliners

IMAGE: Two of the four simulated tweets used in the study show the two types of messages, and two simulated messengers. The other two tweets in the study switched the messages… view more  Credit: University of Michigan Anyone who’s on social media right now has probably seen them: Passionate pleas from health care workers, asking for […]

Teamwork, rapid data monitoring needed to improve nation’s heart health

DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2020 — For cardiovascular health to improve in the general population, healthcare systems will need to collect and assess treatment data, establish collaboration between researchers and healthcare professionals, and evolve patient care in real-time based on those data, according to “Achieving Optimal Population Cardiovascular Health Requires an Interdisciplinary Team and a Learning […]

Glide into a new roller skater’s heart with these cool gifts

Let’s get rolling. (PopSci/) Roller skating never stopped being cool, but this year the sport has picked up legions of new fans. And why not? It’s an outdoor activity in a time when socializing indoors is dangerous, it’s perfectly suited for making viral videos on Instagram or TikTok, and it makes you look really cool […]

Heart disease risk in women increases leading up to menopause; early intervention is key

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2020 — The menopause transition, the years leading up to menopause, is a time of increasing heart disease risk for women. Monitoring women’s health and lifestyle, while integrating early intervention strategies for good cardiovascular health, are important, especially during midlife and during menopause to help prevent heart disease, according to a new […]

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2020 — Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Previous research looking at sex differences in heart health has often focused […]

Man’s ‘heart attack’ was really side effect from swallowed battery

When a man arrived at the emergency room, it looked to doctors like he was having a heart attack. But that was a false alarm: The man had actually swallowed a battery that messed with his electrocardiogram (EKG), a measure of the heart’s electrical activity, according to a new report of the case.  Once doctors […]

A fresh look at the heart

The FRESH-technique for 3D printing heart models could be a game changer for budding surgeons. Image credit: Gunter Valda on Unsplash Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have 3D-printed the first full-sized human heart model using the new freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels (FRESH) technique. Professor Adam Feinberg and his team at the College of […]

Leveraging the lung’s biogenesis to repair the heart

Stem cells found in the lungs can be redirected to the heart using a new inhaled antibody therapy to help boost healing following a heart attack. Image credit: Jesse Orrico on Unsplash Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death globally. Medical advancements have lowered a person’s risk of dying from an episode, […]