News tagged with heart attack

Using magnets to help prevent heart attacks

If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that he can thin the human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field.

dateJun 07, 2011 in General Physics
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New drugs target delay of Huntington's symptoms

(Medical Xpress) -- McMaster researchers have discovered a new drug target that may be effective at preventing the onset of Huntington's disease, working much the same way heart medications slow the progression of heart disease ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Researchers create nanopatch for the heart

When you suffer a heart attack, a part of your heart dies. Nerve cells in the heart's wall and a special class of cells that spontaneously expand and contract – keeping the heart beating in perfect synchronicity – ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Detecting whether a heart attack has occurred

During about 30 percent of all heart attacks, the patient experiences no symptoms. However, unmistakable signs of the attack remain in the bloodstream for days. MIT researchers, working with Massachusetts General Hospital’s ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Biotechnology
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