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July 29, 2018
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Statins are safe for children with abnormal cholesterol levels

Statins are safe for children living with genetically high cholesterol, according to new research from UCL, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

December 29, 2014
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Discovery of heart’s repair process suggests potential new treatment strategy for heart attack

UCLA researchers have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells — the cells that form blood vessels. The finding could point the way toward a new strategy for treating … Continue reading

September 3, 2014
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Heart muscle can regenerate itself in very limited amounts, scientists find

UCLA researchers are first to directly measure division of cardiomyocytes Researchers from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are the first to directly measure the division of heart muscle cells, proving that while … Continue reading

May 6, 2014
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New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. … Continue reading

February 25, 2014
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For older hypertension patients, an unwelcome tradeoff

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% — injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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Help for a scarred heart: Scarring cells turned to beating muscle

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope—for the physical heart, at least. A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has turned cells common … Continue reading

November 24, 2013
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UCLA doctors test stem-cell therapy to improve blood flow in angina patients

Clinical trial evaluates treatment for patients who haven’t responded to other FDA–approved procedures Marty Greenfield lives with crushing pain every day due to angina, a condition that is caused by an inadequate supply of blood to the heart. He has … Continue reading