The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
Flaps of tissue that prevent regurgitation of BLOOD from the HEART VENTRICLES to the HEART ATRIA or from the PULMONARY ARTERIES or AORTA to the ventricles.
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
A procedure to stop the contraction of MYOCARDIUM during HEART SURGERY. It is usually achieved with the use of chemicals (CARDIOPLEGIC SOLUTIONS) or cold temperature (such as chilled perfusate).
Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A pumping mechanism that duplicates the output, rate, and blood pressure of the natural heart. It may replace the function of the entire heart or a portion of it, and may be an intracorporeal, extracorporeal, or paracorporeal heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Treatment process involving the injection of fluid into an organ or tissue.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
General or unspecified injuries to the heart.
The heart rate of the FETUS. The normal range at term is between 120 and 160 beats per minute.
This structure includes the thin muscular atrial septum between the two HEART ATRIA, and the thick muscular ventricular septum between the two HEART VENTRICLES.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Cardiac manifestation of systemic rheumatological conditions, such as RHEUMATIC FEVER. Rheumatic heart disease can involve any part the heart, most often the HEART VALVES and the ENDOCARDIUM.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Damage to the MYOCARDIUM resulting from MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION (restoration of blood flow to ischemic areas of the HEART.) Reperfusion takes place when there is spontaneous thrombolysis, THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY, collateral flow from other coronary vascular beds, or reversal of vasospasm.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A device that substitutes for a heart valve. It may be composed of biological material (BIOPROSTHESIS) and/or synthetic material.
A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
Abnormalities in any part of the HEART SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communication between the left and the right chambers of the heart. The abnormal blood flow inside the heart may be caused by defects in the ATRIAL SEPTUM, the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM, or both.
A condition caused by underdevelopment of the whole left half of the heart. It is characterized by hypoplasia of the left cardiac chambers (HEART ATRIUM; HEART VENTRICLE), the AORTA, the AORTIC VALVE, and the MITRAL VALVE. Severe symptoms appear in early infancy when DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS closes.
Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research program related to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS. From 1948 until October 10, 1969, it was known as the National Heart Institute. From June 25, 1976, it was the National Heart and Lung Institute. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.
A PEPTIDE that is secreted by the BRAIN and the HEART ATRIA, stored mainly in cardiac ventricular MYOCARDIUM. It can cause NATRIURESIS; DIURESIS; VASODILATION; and inhibits secretion of RENIN and ALDOSTERONE. It improves heart function. It contains 32 AMINO ACIDS.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
The pressure within a CARDIAC VENTRICLE. Ventricular pressure waveforms can be measured in the beating heart by catheterization or estimated using imaging techniques (e.g., DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY). The information is useful in evaluating the function of the MYOCARDIUM; CARDIAC VALVES; and PERICARDIUM, particularly with simultaneous measurement of other (e.g., aortic or atrial) pressures.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.
Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.
The innermost layer of the heart, comprised of endothelial cells.
Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.
Isopropyl analog of EPINEPHRINE; beta-sympathomimetic that acts on the heart, bronchi, skeletal muscle, alimentary tract, etc. It is used mainly as bronchodilator and heart stimulant.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the propanolamine (NH2CH2CHOHCH2) group and its derivatives.
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two lower chambers of the heart. Classification of ventricular septal defects is based on location of the communication, such as perimembranous, inlet, outlet (infundibular), central muscular, marginal muscular, or apical muscular defect.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Exposure of myocardial tissue to brief, repeated periods of vascular occlusion in order to render the myocardium resistant to the deleterious effects of ISCHEMIA or REPERFUSION. The period of pre-exposure and the number of times the tissue is exposed to ischemia and reperfusion vary, the average being 3 to 5 minutes.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the LEFT VENTRICLE, to pump blood. They consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors.
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Enlargement of the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is attributed to sustained abnormal pressure or volume loads and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Generally, restoration of blood supply to heart tissue which is ischemic due to decrease in normal blood supply. The decrease may result from any source including atherosclerotic obstruction, narrowing of the artery, or surgical clamping. Reperfusion can be induced to treat ischemia. Methods include chemical dissolution of an occluding thrombus, administration of vasodilator drugs, angioplasty, catheterization, and artery bypass graft surgery. However, it is thought that reperfusion can itself further damage the ischemic tissue, causing MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.
Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.
A condition in which HEART VENTRICLES exhibit impaired function.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Surgery performed on the heart.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.
Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.
The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.
The small mass of modified cardiac muscle fibers located at the junction of the superior vena cava (VENA CAVA, SUPERIOR) and right atrium. Contraction impulses probably start in this node, spread over the atrium (HEART ATRIUM) and are then transmitted by the atrioventricular bundle (BUNDLE OF HIS) to the ventricle (HEART VENTRICLE).
Abnormally rapid heartbeat, usually with a HEART RATE above 100 beats per minute for adults. Tachycardia accompanied by disturbance in the cardiac depolarization (cardiac arrhythmia) is called tachyarrhythmia.
One of two major pharmacologically defined classes of adrenergic receptors. The beta adrenergic receptors play an important role in regulating CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, SMOOTH MUSCLE relaxation, and GLYCOGENOLYSIS.
The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate beta-adrenergic receptors.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
The chemical reactions involved in the production and utilization of various forms of energy in cells.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).
A transferase that catalyzes formation of PHOSPHOCREATINE from ATP + CREATINE. The reaction stores ATP energy as phosphocreatine. Three cytoplasmic ISOENZYMES have been identified in human tissues: the MM type from SKELETAL MUSCLE, the MB type from myocardial tissue and the BB type from nervous tissue as well as a mitochondrial isoenzyme. Macro-creatine kinase refers to creatine kinase complexed with other serum proteins.
Calcium-transporting ATPases that catalyze the active transport of CALCIUM into the SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM vesicles from the CYTOPLASM. They are primarily found in MUSCLE CELLS and play a role in the relaxation of MUSCLES.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
A widely used non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic antagonist. Propranolol has been used for MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; ARRHYTHMIA; ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; HYPERTHYROIDISM; MIGRAINE; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; and ANXIETY but adverse effects instigate replacement by newer drugs.
A small nodular mass of specialized muscle fibers located in the interatrial septum near the opening of the coronary sinus. It gives rise to the atrioventricular bundle of the conduction system of the heart.
A selective adrenergic beta-1 blocking agent that is commonly used to treat ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.
The craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. The cell bodies of the parasympathetic preganglionic fibers are in brain stem nuclei and in the sacral spinal cord. They synapse in cranial autonomic ganglia or in terminal ganglia near target organs. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, often with effects reciprocal to the sympathetic nervous system.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
The excitable plasma membrane of a muscle cell. (Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)
Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
The study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
An infant during the first month after birth.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
Processes and properties of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
The volume of the HEART, usually relating to the volume of BLOOD contained within it at various periods of the cardiac cycle. The amount of blood ejected from a ventricle at each beat is STROKE VOLUME.
The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
An adenine nucleotide containing three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety. In addition to its crucial roles in metabolism adenosine triphosphate is a neurotransmitter.
Characteristic restricted to a particular organ of the body, such as a cell type, metabolic response or expression of a particular protein or antigen.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
Relatively complete absence of oxygen in one or more tissues.
Benzo-indoles similar to CARBOLINES which are pyrido-indoles. In plants, carbazoles are derived from indole and form some of the INDOLE ALKALOIDS.
A network of tubules and sacs in the cytoplasm of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that assist with muscle contraction and relaxation by releasing and storing calcium ions.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
An endogenous substance found mainly in skeletal muscle of vertebrates. It has been tried in the treatment of cardiac disorders and has been added to cardioplegic solutions. (Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1996)
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
The blood pressure as recorded after wedging a CATHETER in a small PULMONARY ARTERY; believed to reflect the PRESSURE in the pulmonary CAPILLARIES.
The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.
Myosin type II isoforms found in cardiac muscle.
Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the HEART ATRIA.
A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.
A localized bulging or dilatation in the muscle wall of a heart (MYOCARDIUM), usually in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Blood-filled aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. Fibrous aneurysms interfere with the heart function through the loss of contractility. True aneurysm is bound by the vessel wall or cardiac wall. False aneurysms are HEMATOMA caused by myocardial rupture.
An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).
An alkaloid, originally from Atropa belladonna, but found in other plants, mainly SOLANACEAE. Hyoscyamine is the 3(S)-endo isomer of atropine.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Hypertrophy and dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart that is caused by PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. This condition is often associated with pulmonary parenchymal or vascular diseases, such as CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and PULMONARY EMBOLISM.
An electrogenic ion exchange protein that maintains a steady level of calcium by removing an amount of calcium equal to that which enters the cells. It is widely distributed in most excitable membranes, including the brain and heart.
The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
A nucleoside that is composed of ADENINE and D-RIBOSE. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.
Freedom from activity.
Conical muscular projections from the walls of the cardiac ventricles, attached to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves by the chordae tendineae.
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
The larger subunits of MYOSINS. The heavy chains have a molecular weight of about 230 kDa and each heavy chain is usually associated with a dissimilar pair of MYOSIN LIGHT CHAINS. The heavy chains possess actin-binding and ATPase activity.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Graphic registration of the heart sounds picked up as vibrations and transformed by a piezoelectric crystal microphone into a varying electrical output according to the stresses imposed by the sound waves. The electrical output is amplified by a stethograph amplifier and recorded by a device incorporated into the electrocardiograph or by a multichannel recording machine.
A free radical gas produced endogenously by a variety of mammalian cells, synthesized from ARGININE by NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE. Nitric oxide is one of the ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT RELAXING FACTORS released by the vascular endothelium and mediates VASODILATION. It also inhibits platelet aggregation, induces disaggregation of aggregated platelets, and inhibits platelet adhesion to the vascular endothelium. Nitric oxide activates cytosolic GUANYLATE CYCLASE and thus elevates intracellular levels of CYCLIC GMP.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION; (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY).
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.
Receptors in the vascular system, particularly the aorta and carotid sinus, which are sensitive to stretch of the vessel walls.
A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).
The symptom of paroxysmal pain consequent to MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA usually of distinctive character, location and radiation. It is thought to be provoked by a transient stressful situation during which the oxygen requirements of the MYOCARDIUM exceed that supplied by the CORONARY CIRCULATION.
A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine.
Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.

Extra-vesicular binding of noradrenaline and guanethidine in the adrenergic neurones of the rat heart: a proposed site of action of adrenergic neurone blocking agents. (1/18491)

1 The binding and efflux characteristics of [14C]-guanethidine and [3H]-noradrenaline were studied in heart slices from rats which were pretreated with reserpine and nialamide. 2 Binding of both compounds occurred at extra-vesicular sites within the adrenergic neurone. After a brief period of rapid washout, the efflux of [14C]-guanethidine and [3H]-noradrenaline proceeded at a steady rate. The efflux of both compounds appeared to occur from a single intraneuronal compartment. 3 (+)-Amphetamine accelerated the efflux of [14C]-noradrenaline; this effect was inhibited by desipramine. 4 Unlabelled guanethidine and amantadine also increased the efflux of labelled compounds. Cocaine in high concentrations increased slightly the efflux of [14C]-guanethidine but not that of [3H]-noradrenaline. 5 Heart slices labelled with [3H]-noradrenaline became refractory to successive exposures to releasing agents although an appreciable amount of labelled compound was still present in in these slices. 6 It is suggested that [14C]-guanethidine and [3H]-noradrenaline are bound at a common extravesicular site within the adrenergic neurone. Binding of guanethidine to the extra-vesicular site may be relevant to its pharmacological action, i.e., the blockade of adrenergic transmission.  (+info)

Myocardial uptake of digoxin in chronically digitalized dogs. (2/18491)

1 The time course of myocardial uptake of digoxin, increase in contractility and changes in myocardial potassium concentration was studied for 90 min following an intravenous digoxin dose to long-term digitalized dogs. 2 Nineteen dogs were investigated by the use of a biopsy technique which allowed sampling before and after administration of digoxin. 3 Ten minutes after administration of digoxin the myocardial concentration increased from 60 to 306 nmol/kg tissue, the myocardial concentration of digoxin was significantly lower (250 nmol/kg tissue) after 30 min and then increased again. 4 The transmural myocardial distribution of digoxin was uniform before and 90 min after administration of digoxin in long-term digitalized dogs but at 10 min after administration, both the subepicardial and the subendocardial concentration of digoxin were significantly lower than that of the mesocardial layer. 5 During the first 10 min the dp/dtmax increased to 135% of the control level. The increase remained unchanged during the rest of the study. 6 Myocardial potassium decreased throughout the study. 7 The M-configuration of the myocardial uptake curve and the non-uniformity of myocardial distribution of digoxin observed at 10 min after administrating digoxin to long-term digitalized dogs indicate that the distribution of myocardial blood flow may be changed during chronic digitalization.  (+info)

A comparison of affinity constants for muscarine-sensitive acetylcholine receptors in guinea-pig atrial pacemaker cells at 29 degrees C and in ileum at 29 degrees C and 37 degrees C. (3/18491)

1 The affinity of 17 compounds for muscarine-sensitive acetylcholine receptors in atrial pacemaker cells and ileum of the guinea-pig has been measured at 29 degrees C in Ringer-Locke solution. Measurements were also made at 37 degrees C with 7 of them. 2 Some of the compounds had much higher affinity for the receptors in the ileum than for those in the atria. For the most selective compound, 4-diphenylacetoxy-N-methylpiperidine methiodide, the difference was approximately 20-fold. The receptors in the atria are therefore different the structure from those in the ileum. 3 The effect of temperature on affinity are not the same for all the compounds, tested indicating different enthalpies and entropies of adsorption and accounting for some of the difficulty experienced in predicting the affinity of new compounds.  (+info)

Automatic activity in depolarized guinea pig ventricular myocardium. Characteristics and mechanisms. (4/18491)

Membrane potential was changed uniformly in segments, 0.7-1.0 mm long, of guinea pig papillary muscles excised from the right ventricle by using extracellular polarizing current pulses applied across two electrically insulated cf preparations superfused with Tyrode's solution at maximum diastolic membrane potentials ranging from-35.2+/-7.5 (threshold) to +4.0+/-9.2 mV. The average maximum dV/dt of RAD ranged from 17.1 to 18.0 V/sec within a membrane potential range of -40 to +20 mV. Raising extracellular Ca2+ concentration [Ca2+]0 from 1.8 to 6.8 mM, or application of isoproterenol (10(-6)g/ml) enhanced the rate of RAD, but lowering [Ca2+]0 to 0.4 mM or exposure to MnCl2 (6 mM) abolished RAD. RAD were enhanced by lowering extracellular K+ concentration [K+]0 from 5.4 to 1.5 mM. RAD were suppressed in 40% of fibers by raising [K+]0 to 15.4 mM, and in all fibers by raising [K+]0 to 40.4 mM. This suppression was due to increased [K+]0 and not to K-induced depolarization because it persisted when membrane potential was held by means of a conditioning hyperpolarizing puled gradually after maximum repolarization. These observations suggest that the development of RAD in depolarized myocardium is associated with a time-dependent decrease in outward current (probably K current) and with increase in the background inward current, presumably flowing through the slow cha-nel carrying Ca or Na ions, or both.  (+info)

Phasic right coronary artery blood flow in conscious dogs with normal and elevated right ventricular pressures. (5/18491)

We studied phasic right coronary blood flow in well trained normal dogs and dogs with pulmonic stenosis. We installed electromagnetic flow transducers and pressure tubes under anesthesia to monitor right coronary blood flow, cardiac output, central aortic blood pressure, and right ventribular pressure. In normotensive dogs, systolic flow amplitude equaled early diastolic flow levels. The ratio of systolic to diastolic flow at rest was substantially greater in the right coronary bed (36+/-1.3%) than in the left circumflex bed (13+/-3.6%). Right diastolid flow runoff, including the cove late in diastole, resembled left circumflex runoff. Blood flow to the normotensive right (37+/-1.1 ml/min 100(-1) g) and the left (35+/-1.0 ml/min(-1) g) ventricular myocardium indicated equal perfusion of both cardiac walls. Throttling of systolic flow was related directly to the right ventricular systolic pressure level in the dogs with pulmonic stenosis. Retrograde systolic flow occurred in severe right ventricular hypertension. The late diastolic runoff pattern in dogs with pulmonic stenosis appeared the same as for the normotensive dogs. We obtained systolic to diastolic flow ratios of 1/3 the value of normotensive hearts in high and severe pulmonic hypertension. Electrocardiograms and studies of pathology suggested restricted blood flow to the inner layers of the right myocardium in the dogs with severe and high right ventricular hypertension. Normotensive and hypertensive peak hyperemic flow responses were similar, except for an increased magnitude of diastolic flow, with proportionately less systolic flow in hypertensive states.  (+info)

Ventricular pressure-volume curve indices change with end-diastolic pressure. (6/18491)

Many indices have been proposed to describee the diastolic pressure-volume curve mathematically and permit quantification of the elastic properties of the myocardium itself in hopes that changes in the muscle caused by disease would b.e reflected in the diastolic pressure-volume curve. To date, none of the proposed indices has been shown convincingly to discriminate one group of patients from another. While this situation in part arises from the relatively large amount of noise introduced by the technical difficulties of measuring synchronous pressures and volumes during diastole in man, ther is a more fundamental difficulty. In practice, one can measure only a short segment of the entire pressure-volume curve, and the values of all diastolic pressure-volume curve parameters investigated change significantly when one uses different segments of the same pressure-volume curve to compute them. These results were derived from relatively noise-free pressure-volume curves obtained by filling nine excised dog left ventricles at a known rate and monitoring pressure-volume curve used to compute the parameter. Merely increasing measurement fidelity will not resolve this problem, because none of these parameters accurately characterizes the entire diastolic pressure-volume curbe from a segment like that which one can reasonably expect to obtain from humans.  (+info)

Hierarchy of ventricular pacemakers. (7/18491)

To characterize the pattern of pacemaker dominance in the ventricular specialized conduction system (VSCS), escape ventricular pacemakers were localized and quantified in vivo and in virto, in normal hearts and in hearts 24 hours after myocardial infarction. Excape pacemaker foci were localized in vivo during vagally induced atrial arrest by means of electrograms recorded from the His bundle and proximal bundle branches and standard electrocardiographic limb leads. The VSCS was isolated using a modified Elizari preparation or preparations of each bundle branch. Peacemakers were located by extra- and intracellular recordings. Escape pacemaker foci in vivo were always in the proximal conduction system, usually the left bundle branch. The rate was 43+/-11 (mean+/-SD) beats/min. After beta-adrenergic blockade, the mean rate fell to 31+/-10 beats/min, but there were no shifts in pacemaker location. In the infarcted hearts, pacemakers were located in the peripheral left bundle branch. The mean rate was 146+/-20 beats/min. In isolated normal preparations, the dominant pacemakers usually were in the His bundle, firing at a mean rate of 43+/-10 beats/min. The rates of pacemakers diminished with distal progression. In infarcted hearts, the pacemakers invariably were in the infarct zone. The mean firing rates were not influenced by beta-adrenergic blockade. The results indicate that the dominant pacemakers are normally in the very proximal VSCS, but after myocardial infarction pacemaker dominance is shifted into the infarct. Distribution of pacemaker dominance is independent of sympathetic influence.  (+info)

The homeobox gene Pitx2: mediator of asymmetric left-right signaling in vertebrate heart and gut looping. (8/18491)

Left-right asymmetry in vertebrates is controlled by activities emanating from the left lateral plate. How these signals get transmitted to the forming organs is not known. A candidate mediator in mouse, frog and zebrafish embryos is the homeobox gene Pitx2. It is asymmetrically expressed in the left lateral plate mesoderm, tubular heart and early gut tube. Localized Pitx2 expression continues when these organs undergo asymmetric looping morphogenesis. Ectopic expression of Xnr1 in the right lateral plate induces Pitx2 transcription in Xenopus. Misexpression of Pitx2 affects situs and morphology of organs. These experiments suggest a role for Pitx2 in promoting looping of the linear heart and gut.  (+info)

Vertebrate hearts develop from the fusion of bilaterally positioned cardiac precursors, followed by the growth of the primitive heart tube. In the zebrafish, complex morphogenic events transforming the embryonic heart from sheets of cardiac precursors into a three-dimensional tubular structure have been previously described (Stainier and Fishman, 1992; Yelon, 2001; Yelon et al., 1999). The proper growth of the primitive heart tube is an important factor for subsequent patterning of cardiac chambers, as demonstrated by studies on the zebrafish heart and soul mutation (Peterson et al., 2001; Yelon et al., 1999). However, detailed molecular and cellular mechanisms guiding primitive heart tube extension are still largely unknown.. Na,K-ATPase is an integral membrane protein that transports Na+ and K+ across the plasma membrane to establish proper chemical and electrical gradients (for reviews, see Blanco and Mercer, 1998; Therien and Blostein, 2000). Its activity is essential for maintenance of the ...
The mechanisms underlying the initiation of the heart beat are still poorly understood. Here we show that early embryonic heart cells display small, but stable, [Ca2+]i oscillations that can evoke contractions. Our biophysical and pharmacological evidence suggests that such oscillations can activate small depolarizations of the Em via the NCX. Such depolarizations, when reaching threshold potential, give rise to APs that synchronize the activity of individual heart cells. The [Ca2+]i oscillations are not restricted to cardiac subtypes but can be detected in pacemaker-, atrial-, and ventricular-like early embryonic cardiomyocytes. Thus, although the early embryonic heart consists of individual [Ca2+]i oscillators, APs appear to synchronize contractions and the coordinated pumping of blood.. The finding that [Ca2+]i oscillations drive spontaneous contractions without APs in early embryonic heart cells is in agreement with our observations in ES cell−derived cardiomyocytes, where persistence of ...
An actuation system for assisting the operation of the natural heart comprises a framework for interfacing with a natural heart, through the wall of the heart, which includes an internal framework element configured to be positioned within the interior volume of a heart and an external framework element configured to be positioned proximate an exterior surface of the heart. The internal framework is flexibly suspended with respect to the external frame. An actuator system is coupled to the framework and configured to engage an exterior surface of the heart. The actuator system comprises an actuator band extending along a portion of a heart wall exterior surface. The actuator band is selectively movable between an actuated state and a relaxed state and is operable, when in the actuated state, to assume a predetermined shape and thereby indent a portion of the heart wall to effect a reduction in the volume of the heart. A drive apparatus is coupled to the actuator band and is operable for selectively
Remarkable growth plasticity enables the prenatal mammalian heart to counteract various unfavorable intrauterine conditions and build a functional and normally sized organ at birth. We have recently shown that the murine embryonic and fetal heart has a substantial regenerative capacity in response to tissue mosaicism for mitochondrial dysfunction caused by heart specific inactivation of the X-linked holocytochrome c synthase (Hccs) gene. In heterozygous Hccs knockout (Hccs+/-) embryos, hyperproliferation of healthy cardiomyocytes compensates for the functional loss of 50% cardiac cells, ensuring formation of a functional heart at birth. However, we hypothesized that embryonic heart regeneration alters peri- and postnatal cardiac growth mechanisms. Indeed, neonatal Hccs+/- hearts are hypoplastic containing a reduced number of cardiomyocytes, whereas in adult Hccs+/- hearts compensatory cellular hypertrophy normalizes morphology and size. We aimed at identifying postnatal adaptive growth ...
The endocardial cushions play a critical role in septation of the four-chambered mammalian heart and in the formation of the valve leaflets that control blood flow through the heart. Within the outflow tract (OFT), both cardiac neural crest and endoc
The Heart (Function (The left main coronary artery, on one side of the…: The Heart (Function, Facts (The heart pumps about 6 quarts (5.7 liters) of blood throughout the body, The heart beats about 100,000 times per day (about 3 billion beats in a lifetime), An adult heart beats about 60 to 80 times per minute, The heart weighs between about 10 to 12 ounces (280 to 340 grams) in men and 8 to 10 ounces (230 to 280 grams) in women, Newborns hearts beat faster than adult hearts, about 70 to 190 beats per minute, A human heart is roughly the size of a large fist, The heart is located in the center of the chest, usually pointing slightly left ), Anatomy (Two lower chambers (the ventricles), The right atrium and right ventricle together make up the right heart, Two upper chambers (the atria), The left atrium and left ventricle make up the left heart, The physiology of the heart comes down to structure, electricity and plumbing , A double-walled sac called the pericardium encases the heart, which serves
nt clinic setting and perform diagnostic tests to help physicians diagnose problems with the heart and lungs.. This role provides a wide range of technical services within the Cardiac Physiology department. Cardiac physiology technicians perform patient-related non-invasive cardiac procedures.. This role works collaboratively with other clinical team members including cardiologists and cardiac physiologists within the department, to provide an effective and efficient service for patients.. A technicians main duty is performing Electrocardiographs (ECG), including recognition and interpretation of arrhythmias, exercise tolerance stress testing (ETT), holter monitor application and removal, spirometry (simple lung function test), and various administrative duties specific to the Cardiac Physiology department.. ...
08 Oct 2020. All the different terms for heart disease can be really confusing.....heart attacks, heart failure, coronary artery disease.... In this podcast episode, Cardiologist Dr Michael MacDonald discusses the differences. The primary process that leads to a lot of heart disease is called atherosclerosis. Lipid rich plaques form in the walls of the coronary arteries. When these plaques get inflamed, they can rupture, and a clot can form in the coronary artery, stopping blood flow to the heart muscle. This is called a heart attack (or myocardial infarction). This process can cause sudden death and damage to the heart muscle. The heart is a muscular pump. Any process that causes the heart to fail to pump properly is called heart failure. One of the commonest causes of heart failure is heart attacks. The heart is left damaged after a heart attack, and the patient develops heart failure. Dr Michael MacDonald is a senior consultant cardiologist at the Harley Street Heart ...
It doesnt help that Mr. Cheney has had many heart attacks in the past. With the progressive loss of healthy muscle cells to to the heavy lifting of contraction, the ejection fraction falls. At first, the heart compensates by recruiting other, non-injured segments of heart muscle to take up the slack, but with each successive heart attack, the reserve heart muscle dwindles. Lose enough muscle and the heart must rely on increasing the rate at which if contracts to increase output, but for hearts already with limited blood flow this might lead to futher shortage of oxygen to the heart muscleto When this happens, the heart rate kicks up just a bit to increase cardiac output. If it kicks up too much, the heart can outstrip its own oxygen supply, resulting in additional injury to the heart. This is part of the reason medication that slow the heart rate (beta blockers) can be helpful adjuncts to preserving heart muscle function and slowing the progression of worstened heart failure ...
Blood Islands: The initial small patches which form within mesoderm that differentiate into both the blood vessel wall and blood cells. These islands enlarge and connect together to form the initial vascular beds. Caudal: Anatomical term referring to structures that are more towards the tail. Cranial: Anatomical term referring to structures that are more towards the head. Dorsal: Anatomical term referring to structures that are more towards the back. Embryonic disc: A flat two- or three-layered area; the first traces of the human embryo. Heart cavity: (Also pericardial cavity). The space in which the heart lies. In the adult heart this space diminishes so that the heart wall (visceral pericardium) and cavity wall (parietal pericardium) are continuous. Lateral: Anatomical term referring to structures that are away from the midline. Placenta: The developmental organ formed from maternal and fetal contributions in animals with placental development. In human, the placenta at term is a discoid shape ...
Fact.MR has adopted multi-disciplinary approach to shed light on the evolution of the global Fetal and Neonatal Heart Monitor market during the historical period of 2013 - 2017. The study presents a deep-dive assessment of the current growth dynamics, major avenues in the estimation year of 2018, and key prospects over the forecast period 2018 - 2028.. Extensive rounds of primary and a comprehensive secondary research have been leveraged by the analysts at Fact.MR to arrive at various estimations and projections of the FETAL AND NEONATAL HEART MONITOR market, both at global and regional levels. The analysts have used numerous industry-wide prominent business intelligence tools to consolidate facts, figures, and market data into revenue estimations and projections in the FETAL AND NEONATAL HEART MONITOR market.. Global sales of fetal and neonatal heart monitors are likely to surpass 261,000 units in 2018, with rising adoption in the US driving sales. Cardiotocographs remain the highest selling ...
Heart disease is a very common disease which is affecting approximately around more than 7% of the population. The most common from of heart disease is known as arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis form of heart disease usually leads to heart attack in the patient. This form of heart disease is characterized by a sudden process where the arteries often get hardened. Besides arteriosclerosis, there are also some other forms of heart disease which are often found to be very much deadly. Cardiomyopathy is yet another form of heart disease which impairs the hearts function. Cardiomyopathy form of heart disease often damages and weakens the heart. But the most important and the most dangerous from of heart disease is that which eventually damages the entire functioning of the heart. It may start from a simple form of throat infection which when not taken care of or when not treated may lead to the ultimate damage of the heart valves.. Heart disease may be any one among the various types but more ...
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. There are many forms of heart disease, and it can be difficult to keep all of the terms straight. Three heart problems often confused are heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest and congestive heart failure.. All three of these heart problems are serious, but their causes are different and they require different treatments, said Zubair Khan, M.D., FACC, a cardiologist at Lake Regional Heart and Vascular. Because all three are common, its a good idea to know how to recognize each one and what to do if any of them is suspected.. What is Heart Attack?. A heart attack happens when theres a sudden blockage in the flow of blood to a section of the heart muscle. If blood flow isnt restored quickly, the affected section of the heart begins to die.. The leading cause of heart attack is coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease. In this disease, plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries, Dr. ...
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Yes. One in three American women dies of heart disease. In 2003, almost twice as many women died of cardiovascular disease (both heart disease and stroke) than from all cancers combined. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But women of all ages should be concerned about heart disease. All women should take steps to prevent heart disease.. Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given within hours of a heart attack.. If you think youre having a heart attack, call 911 right away. Tell the operator your symptoms and that you think youre having a heart attack.. ...
fish amphibian reptiles birds & mammals 2 chamber 3 chamber 3 chamber 4 chamber A powerful four-chambered heart was an essential adaptation in support of the endothermic way of life characteristic of mammals and birds. Endotherms use about ten times as much energy as equal-sized ectotherms; therefore, their circulatory systems need to deliver about ten times as much fuel and O2 to their tissues (and remove ten times as much CO2 and other wastes). This large traffic of substances is made possible by separate and independent systemic and pulmonary circulations and by large, powerful hearts that pump the necessary volume of blood. Mammals and birds descended from different reptilian ancestors, and their four-chambered hearts evolved independently-an example of convergent evolution. Why is it an advantage to get big? Herbivore: can eat more with bigger gut. lowers predation (but will push predators to get bigger as well, although no one east elephant s.) V A A A A A A A V V V V V ...
0:03Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsIf you have all the required items and youve read through the risks, then lets make a start. The first thing were going to do is were going to weigh our heart. So using one hand if you can, so the other hand stays clean, pop the heart on the scales and note down on the worksheet the weight of your heart.. 0:23Skip to 0 minutes and 23 secondsThe next thing were going to do is were going to start by observing the heart. Theres several things that you can notice about the heart straight away. We can see the general shape is that weve got a roundish or flattish base coming down to a softly pointed apex. You can see that often in the process of preparing the heart for food-- we bought this heart from a food source-- the heart may be damaged. Your heart may actually have cuts or slices into it. And often the top of the heart has been removed. So, clean hand here. We can see that the heart that we have looks pretty similar to this one here. Weve cut through, ...
When DArcy Wentworth Thompsons On Growth and Form was published 100 years ago, it raised the question of how biological forms arise during development and across evolution. In light of the advances in molecular and cellular biology since then, a succinct modern view of the question states: how do genes encode geometry? Our new special issue is packed with articles that use mathematical and physical approaches to gain insights into cell and tissue patterning, morphogenesis and dynamics, and that provide a physical framework to capture these processes operating across scales.. Read the Editorial by guest editors Thomas Lecuit and L. Mahadevan, as they provide a perspective on the influence of DArcy Thompsons work and an overview of the articles in this issue.. ...
A heart attack is a serious medical emergency, that requires urgent medical treatment in order to minimise potential damage to the heart muscle. This week, a study on the incidence of heart attacks revealed that 45% of heart attacks appear to be clinically silent, with no visible symptoms.. So, what is a heart attack?. A heart attack is when the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked. This deprives the heart muscle of blood, and therefore of oxygen, which can seriously damage it. Its essential that anyone suspected of having a heart attack goes straight to A&E. Time is key, for heart attack treatment: the quicker youre administered vital medication, the quicker you restore oxygen to your heart muscle, the more heart function you preserve.. Anyone can have a heart attack, at any age. However, there are various risk-factors for heart-attacks, that make some people much more likely to suffer from one. Some risk-factors are unavoidable, such as age, gender and ethnicity: those aged over 45 ...
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We are interested in understanding gene regulatory programs under different growth conditions of the heart. We first took a bioinformatics approach to analyze gene expression profiles at different stages of embryonic heart development (E12.5-E18.5, n=3 for each group), neonatal heart development (1, 20, 49 days after birth, n=3 for each group), and adult cardiac hypertrophy induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). For hypertrophy, we used multiple microarray data sets from different laboratories including ours to enhance the reliability of our study (5 datasets having 1, 2, 4, 12week TAC). Clustering analysis of gene expression and analysis of gene sets, such as Gene Ontology (GO) groups, indicated common and distinct regulatory modules for these 3 stages of heart growth. Consistent with the well-known fetal gene program, many genes and pathways showed opposite regulation in hypertrophy compared with embryonic and neonatal growth, with most significant genes involved in mitochondrial ...
JUST ONE DAY OF EXERCISE CAN PROTECT THE HEART AGAINST...(A HEART ATTACK).... and this protection is upheld with months of exercise, making exercise one of the few sustainable preconditioning stimuli (Journal of Applied Physiology, September 2011). Wow.. HEART ATTACKS OCCUR WHEN A PLAQUE SUDDENLY BREAKS OFF FROM THE WALLS OF AN ARTERY SUPPLYING BLOOD TO THE HEART. The plaque travels down the ever-narrowing artery until it completely blocks the flow of blood to a part of the hearts muscle. The hearts muscle must receive oxygen from the bloodstream all the time. When a part of the heart muscle is suddenly deprived of oxygen, it dies and you suffer a heart attack. The dying heart muscle usually causes severe pain, in the chest, back or left arm. Heart attacks are not caused by progressive narrowing of an artery.. LACK OF OXYGEN IS THE ULTIMATE CAUSE OF HEART MUSCLE DAMAGE. Anything that increases the ability of the heart muscle to survive oxygen deprivation or increases oxygen supply to the ...
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects youre born with (congenital heart defects), among others.. The term heart disease is often used interchangeably with the term cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your hearts muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.. ...
The team then created mice in which the gene for ERBB2 was knocked out in cardiomyocytes. This had a severe impact: the mice had hearts with walls that were thin and balloon-like - a cardiac pathology known as dilated cardiomyopathy. The conclusion was that cardiomyocytes lacking ERBB2 do not divide, even in the presence of NRG1.. Next, the team reactivated the ERBB2 protein in adult mouse heart cells, in which cardiomyocytes normally no longer divide. This resulted in extreme cardiomyocyte proliferation and hypertrophy - excessive growth and development of the individual cardiomyocytes - leading to a giant heart (cardiomegaly) that left little room for blood to enter. Says Prof. Tzahor: Too little or too much of this protein had a devastating impact on heart function.. The question then became: if one could activate ERBB2 for just a short period in an adult heart following a heart attack, might it be possible to get the positive results, i.e., cardiac cell renewal, without negative ones ...
Heart disease is a broad term that describes a number of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. Some of the most common include cardiovascular disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia), congenital heart defects, infections of the heart and cardiomyopathy. Heart disease is responsible for 40% of all deaths worldwide, making it the number one killer for both men and women. There are a number of factors that can increase the risk of developing heart disease. Some of these factors are beyond a persons control, while others are more related to lifestyle and bad habits.. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common types of heart disease that is associated with controllable risk factors. It is a disease in which blood vessels are obstructed or narrowed; it can lead to heart attack and stroke. Symptoms include chest pain or angina, shortness of breath, coldness or numbness in the extremities. In many cases it is not diagnosed until chest pain, heart failure or heart attack occurs. It ...
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is restricted, commonly due to a blood clot that has formed in one of the coronary arteries. If the clot becomes large enough, blood flow to the heart can be blocked almost completely and the heart muscle in that area can suffer permanent injury or death. Although a PCI can be used to open up the blocked artery and restore blood flow to the heart muscle, there may be a significant amount of heart tissue that has been irreversibly damaged. Recent studies have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow may be able to improve heart function after a heart attack. These specialized cells may have the ability to promote blood vessel growth, prevent cell death, and transform themselves into a number of tissues, including muscle. After an acute heart attack, a remodeling process is initiated in the heart in an attempt to compensate for damaged areas. Consequently, ...
OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the abilities of exogenous noradrenaline, isoprenaline, and phenylephrine to precondition the isolated rat heart against ischaemic and reperfusion injury. METHODS The isovolumetric Langendorff rat heart model was used to determine postischaemic recovery of left ventricular function. The hearts were subjected to 30 min of normothermic global ischaemia followed by 30 min reperfusion. Treated hearts were perfused with noradrenaline (10(-7) M), isoprenaline (10(-8) M), or phenylephrine (10(-6) M, 10(-5) M, and 10(-4) M) for 5 min followed by 5 min washout before the 30 min ischaemic period. RESULTS Control hearts recovered 47.6(SEM 4.3)% of baseline heart rate x developed pressure after 30 min reperfusion, whereas noradrenaline and isoprenaline treated hearts recovered 75.1(4.6) and 76.4(4.6)%, respectively (p | 0.001 v control). Left ventricular end diastolic pressures at the end of reperfusion were 48.8(4.0), 20.0(2.4), and 21.6(2.7)mm Hg for control, noradrenaline
Heart attack means there is cessation or inadequate blood flow to a particular portion of the heart. These happen due to blocking inside the coronary artery. This block is more often due to a disease process known as atherosclerosis you can read this articles to know more on prevention of heart attack 7 Tips to Prevent Heart Attack.. A patient suffering from heart attack complains of chest pain which commonly presents at the centre of the chest (retrosternal). The type of pain is squeezing or pressing type. More often patients say it is a discomfort rather than actual pain. Sometimes it is associated with breathlessness and sweating.. Sometimes the heart attack can occur without any obvious symptoms, or with minimal symptoms. This type of heart attack is called as a silent heart attack. A silent heart attack is common in diabetic and old age patients. These patients present to doctors with the complication of the heart attack.. ...
A heart attack is not the same as cardiac arrest (click here for details on cardiac arrest). A heart (coronary) attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque. This slow process is known as atherosclerosis (a portion of cardiovascular disease) . When plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the plaque. This blood clot can lock the artery and shut off blood flow to the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is starved for oxygen and nutrients, it is called ischemia. When damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs as a result of ischemia, it is called a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI).. If you are concerned that you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1. Minutes matter! Symptoms of a heart ...
The embryos heart is the first organ that forms in its tiny body, and like most complex instruments, it begins with some simple structures. Lets go back to 18 days after conception...Looking in the mothers uterus, you can see the embryo surrounded by its yolk sac and amnion. Lets take a look inside. Heres a diagram of the embryo seen from a side view. Right now, its about the size of a raisin. Theres the head region and that red-colored area slightly above it contains two tubes that will form the embryos heart. Heres what the tubes look like from a front view. On day 21, we see that the primitive heart tubes have moved below the embryos developing head region. And by day 22, the tubes have fused together, and have moved to the area that will eventually be our embryos thoracic, or chest cavity. Its also about this time that the heart begins to beat for the first time... Heres what it looks like from the front. Now lets go back to day 18 and watch this happen from a different ...
The physiology of blood circulation was first described by Sir William Harvey in 1628. The blood circulation in our body is divisible into 3 circuits -. (i) Coronary circulation: It involves blood supply to the heart wall and also drainage of the heart wall.. (a) Coronary arteries: One pair, arising from the aortic arch just above the semilunar valves. They break up into capillaries to supply oxygenated blood to the heart wall.. (b) Coronary veins: Numerous, collecting deoxygenated blood from the heart wall and drains it into right auricle through coronary sinus which is formed by joining of most of the coronary veins.. (ii) Pulmonary circulation: It includes circulation between heart and lungs. The right ventricle pumps deoxygenated blood into a single, thick vessel called pulmonary aorta which ascends upward and outside heart gets divided into longer, right and shorter, left pulmonary arteries running to the respective lungs where oxygenation of blood takes place.. (iii) Systemic circulation: ...
During a heart attack, a clot starves the heart of blood and can cause lasting damage. The heart is then damaged further by a mixture of chemicals and cells that rush into the heart as blood flow is restored when a stent is inserted to open the blocked artery. Doctors are currently unable to prevent or repair this damage and do not fully understand how the chemical build-up causes such severe damage.. Someone has a heart attack in the UK every three minutes and when the heart becomes significantly damaged, a person can develop heart failure, a debilitating and ultimately fatal condition. Over half a million people in the UK are suffering from heart failure.. These new findings suggest that white blood cells called T-lymphocytes are responsible for a significant part of the heart damage, as they can become activated during a heart attack and travel into the heart muscle. Once inside the muscle tissue, they can release toxic chemicals that kill off parts of the heart. Normally these T-lymphocytes ...
In one minute your heart beats 80 times and your heart pushes millions of gallons of blood to the every part of the body. This flow carries with it oxygen, fuel, hormones and many other compounds. Our heart has never ending workload and still it performs very well. But due to some bad habits you make your heart health poor and as a result you will become more likely to have heart diseases. So, its our duty to do something which can make our heart healthy.. You can make your heart healthy by changing your lifestyle. Drinking, smoking, taking unhealthy diet and not doing physical activities is the main reasons to make your heart unhealthy. But there is one remedy by which you can make your heart healthy and that is fish oil. There is very strong connection between heart health and fish oil.. This is the oil which can make your heart healthy and by this you can cure many other health complications. According to studies the people who eat fish or take potent fish oil supplement are healthier than ...
The disruption of a structural component in heart muscle cells, which is associated with heart failure, appears to occur even before heart function starts to decline, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.. The structure is a highly organized network of grooves in heart muscle membrane called T-tubules. This network is essential for transmitting electrical signals to the cells interior where they are translated into contractions that make the heart beat.. It was previously known that T-tubules become very disorganized during heart failure. The new study, published in the Aug. 20 issue of the journal Circulation Research, shows that this disorganization starts well before heart failure occurs during a stage known as compensated hypertrophy, when the heart muscle is enlarged but still able to pump a normal amount of blood around the body.. Although heart function appears normal during compensated hypertrophy, we found ...
The concept of athletic heart was first introduced into literature in 1899, a German scientist Henschen. By this term he meant the enlarged heart of a sportsman and is regarded as a pathological phenomenon. The term athletic heart is preserved in the present and is widely used.. The definition given by G. F. lang sports heart; the term athletes heart can be interpreted two ways: 1) as the heart is more functional (in the sense of ability to meet, through systematic training, higher standards. met him at extreme and prolonged physical work), or 2) as the heart of a pathologically altered, with reduced performance as a result of excessive. stress sports. Production of wooden Windows and pictures. Speaking of sports heart should mention the work of a major Soviet therapist V. F. Zelenin, who regarded the enlargement of the heart as an adaptation and drew attention to the fact that the increased size of the heart of athletes is mainly due to the dilatation of its cavities.. The increase in ...
A heart attack (or myocardial infarction) is a very serious condition in which a portion of the heart muscle dies, usually because its blood supply is interrupted. Typically, a heart attack occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque suddenly ruptures in a coronary artery (an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle), causing an acute blockage in the artery.. A heart attack can have several nasty consequences.. It usually (but not always) produces significant acute symptoms, especially chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), or a sense of impending doom. If the heart muscle damage is extensive enough heart failure can develop, either acutely with the heart attack itself, or later on. A heart attack often produces electrical instability in the heart, which can lead to sudden death from ventricular fibrillation.. In the best-case scenario which is far more likely if you act quickly when you experience the symptoms of a heart attack, and your doctors immediately recognize the problem and rapidly ...
You gotta have heart. The heart wants what it wants. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Deep in the heart of Texas. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. My heart will go on. You kids are going to give me a heart attack. We could list a hundred more. There arent many cliches about kidneys or intestines, and theres never been a female-fronted hard rock band called Spleen. Reach into the voluminous lore and science about the heart this week, whether its the anatomical heart (the one that pumps blood), the metaphorical heart (the one that symbolizes desire, passion, or determination), or the iconic stylized heart shape (the one youll be seeing everywhere around the middle of this month). And do it with all your heart.. No bunnies.. No text.. No Mario anything. No Luigi, no Donkey Kong, no Wario, no Princess Peach, no Koopalings, no MarioKart, no Yoshi, no Tanooki suit, NOTHING from the Mario universe.. ...
Heart Transplant Surgery. Heart Transplant Surgery is an open heart surgery in which an incision is made in the chest to separate the chest bone to open the rib cage so that the heart can be operated on.. The procedure involves removing the diseased heart and sewing the donors heart in place. The major blood vessels are then attached to the donor heart which causes the new heart to start beating when blood flow is restored. Pain medications are given after the surgery and the patient is kept in a ventilator to help him breathe. Tubes attached to the chest help in draining out the fluids from the lungs and the heart. Fluids and medications are given through intravenous tubes.. Any signs of shortness of breath, fatigue, fever or weight gain needs to be indicated to the doctor without delay.. Book surgery packages online so that you can schedule the heart surgery in advance and also save on expensive treatment cost.. ...
An echocardiogram is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the hearts function and structures.. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.. When the transducer is placed on the chest at certain locations and angles, the ultrasonic sound waves move through the skin and other body tissues to the heart tissues, where the waves echo off of the heart structures.. The transducer picks up the reflected waves and sends them to a computer. The computer interprets the echoes into an image of the heart walls and valves.. An echocardiogram may be performed for further evaluation of signs or symptoms that may suggest:. atherosclerosis - a gradual clogging of the arteries over many years by fatty materials and other substances in the blood stream. cardiomyopathy - an enlargement of the heart due to thickening or weakening of the heart muscle. congenital heart disease - defects in one or more heart ...
An echocardiogram is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the hearts function and structures.. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.. When the transducer is placed on the chest at certain locations and angles, the ultrasonic sound waves move through the skin and other body tissues to the heart tissues, where the waves echo off of the heart structures.. The transducer picks up the reflected waves and sends them to a computer. The computer interprets the echoes into an image of the heart walls and valves.. An echocardiogram may be performed for further evaluation of signs or symptoms that may suggest:. atherosclerosis - a gradual clogging of the arteries over many years by fatty materials and other substances in the blood stream. cardiomyopathy - an enlargement of the heart due to thickening or weakening of the heart muscle. congenital heart disease - defects in one or more heart ...
Vienna, VA – Dr. Salwa A. Elgebaly, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Nour Heart, Inc., dedicated to the development of the new cardioprotective drug, Cyclocreatine Phosphate for patients with Ischemic Heart Diseases. ?I wanted to bring this to life for the people whose stories touched me,? says Dr. Elgebaly. ?I believe in Cyclocreatine phosphate.? Cyclocreatine phosphate could be used in end-stage heart failure patients scheduled for heart transplantation procedure and, thus, can increase donor utilization and patients outcomes. For the new heart transplantation procedures using ?donation after circulatory death (DCD)? hearts, Cyclocreatine phosphate would be very effective in protecting donor hearts during the warm ischemic time, reducing heart dysfunction after the transplant. CCrP can also be administered to heart attack patients in the pre-hospital phase, as well as during, or some hours after, the angioplasty procedure to potentially achieve protection of a greater amount of heart tissue,
The heart is situated inside the thorax in vertebrates, and in the human body is slightly to the left. The human heart consists of 4 main chambers, 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right side of the heart receives de-oxygenated blood from other parts of the body and pumps it to the lungs where it is oxygenated and returns to the left side of the heart. The left side of the heart pumps the oxygen-carrying blood to the rest of the body. A heartbeat is a single pumping cycle of the heart which comprises three major stages: atrial systole, ventricular systole and complete cardiac diastole. The right and left coronary arteries branch off the aorta and then divide into smaller branches, supplying all portions of the heart with blood and oxygen. In order for the heart to function properly, it must receive a continuous supply of fresh oxygen-enriched blood. The coronary arteries surround the heart and carry the blood which nourishes the heart muscle. The right coronary artery supplies blood to the right ...
Fred Lesikar was playing with his granddaughter when he suddenly felt an intense pain radiating through his chest, back, and arms. By the time he got to the hospital, his heart had already sustained permanent damage. Simple physical tasks like walking around the block became incredibly difficult.. Months after the heart attack, Fred enrolled in a clinical trial in hopes of finding relief. The trial researchers used tissue from Freds heart to grow stem cells, which were later placed in his heart. The results were astounding-his hearts function has improved greatly, and the scar that the attack left on his heart seems to have reduced in size. Im in better shape than Ive been in years, Fred said.. Since then, more clinical studies have tested stem cell treatments for hearts damaged by heart attacks, and the results have been very promising. Eduardo Marbán, heart researcher and director of the Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, and his colleagues used patients own heart tissue to ...
Although some invertebrates can regrow parts of their hearts after damage, that has not been known to be possible for mammals. Until now, that is. Hesham Sadek and his colleagues from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have observed heart regeneration in newborn mice.. The researchers removed 15% of the heart tissue from newborn mice. To their surprise, the infant mice were able to regrow the tissue. The resultant hearts looked and performed exactly like normal hearts. This ability was retained until the mice were seven days old, at which point they lost the capacity to grow new heart muscle. To put that in perspective, mice reach maturity between 6 to 8 weeks and can live for two or three years. Thus, the ability to fix heart problems continues for a large part of the mouses childhood.. The scientists believe that the infant mices cardiomyocytes, the beating cells of the heart, can stop beating and divide, repairing the damage. The next step is to figure out whether adult ...
Heart attack - Animation You feel a tight band of pain around your chest. The pain moves from your chest to your arms, shoulder, and neck. What could your pain mean? Could it be a heart attack, could it be the big one? Heart attacks are caused by interruption of blood supply to part of the heart. If the blood flow is blocked, your heart is starved of oxygen and heart cells die. A hard substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your coronary arteries. This plaque is made up of cholesterol and other cells. A heart attack can occur as a result of plaque buildup or the rupture of one of these plaques. Were not sure why heart attacks occur when they do. You may have a heart attack when you are resting or asleep, or after a sudden increase in physical activity, when you are outside in cold weather, or after a sudden, severe emotional or physical stress, including an illness. So, how is a heart attack treated? If you go to the hospital for a suspected heart attack, a doctor or nurse will ...
Most heart muscle cells formed during childhood New human heart muscle cells can be formed, but this mainly happens during the first 10 years of life. Other cell types, however, are replaced more quickly. The study demonstrates that the heart muscle is regenerated throughout a persons life, supporting the idea that it is possible to stimulate the rebuilding of lost heart tissue. ...
The epicardium is derived from the proepicardial organ, a source of multipotent progenitor cells. Epicardium contribution to the developing coronary vasculature and to cardiac interstitial cells has been established. Studies over the past several years have suggested that epicardium-derived cells can adopt cardiomyocyte and vascular smooth muscle fates and can contribute to cardiac repair when activated by injury.1,2 Recently, Chong et al3 have provided a detailed characterization of a population of epicardium-derived multipotent cardiac progenitor cells (cCFU-Fs). These cells, which do not arise from the bone marrow, neural crest, or myocardium, resemble mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and may participate in cardiac development, homeostasis, and repair.3. During early cardiac development, cells derived from the proepicardial organ (a cluster of cells located dorsal and adjacent to the looped heart tube) migrate over the myocardium to form the epicardium. Subsequently, epicardium-derived ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Macrophages are required for neonatal heart regeneration. AU - Aurora, Arin B.. AU - Porrello, Enzo R.. AU - Tan, Wei. AU - Mahmoud, Ahmed I.. AU - Hill, Joseph A.. AU - Bassel-Duby, Rhonda. AU - Sadek, Hesham A.. AU - Olson, Eric N.. PY - 2014/3/3. Y1 - 2014/3/3. N2 - Myocardial infarction (MI) leads to cardiomyocyte death, which triggers an immune response that clears debris and restores tissue integrity. In the adult heart, the immune system facilitates scar formation, which repairs the damaged myocardium but compromises cardiac function. In neonatal mice, the heart can regenerate fully without scarring following MI; however, this regenerative capacity is lost by P7. The signals that govern neonatal heart regeneration are unknown. By comparing the immune response to MI in mice at P1 and P14, we identified differences in the magnitude and kinetics of monocyte and macrophage responses to injury. Using a cell-depletion model, we determined that heart regeneration and ...
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Heart Failure Diagnose. When heart disease, including heart failure, is suspected, your doctor will take your medical history and do a physical examination. Your doctor may order some of these tests to help diagnose heart failure:. Blood tests- A sample of blood is taken to check kidney, thyroid, and other body functions. It checks a particular chemical for heart failure.. Chest X-ray- The X-ray helps show the condition of your lungs and heart. In heart failure, the heart may appear enlarged, and fluid may be backing up into the lungs.. Electrocardiogram (ECG)- This test records the electrical activity of the heart. It can show damage to the heart muscle that may have occurred with a heart attack. It will show problems with the heart rhythm.. Echocardiogram- This test, which is an ultrasound of the heart, can show problems with heart valves, if your heart pumps out enough blood with each contraction. That measurement is called the ejection fraction. It may show evidence of previous heart ...
Heart failure or congestive heart failure (CHF) is known as the structural or functional disorder of the heart that impairs its ability to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. Due to inefficient pumping ability, fluid starts to buildup in the legs, ankles and feet (edema). Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes are the primary causes that lead to congestive heart failure. About 5 million people in the United States alone suffer from this condition and each year approximately 300000 people die due to heart failure.. Heart failure increases the pressure in the heart because blood moves through the heart and the body at a slower rate. Thus the heart loses its ability to pump oxygenated blood and nutrients to other parts of the body. During heart failure, the heart does not cease completely but loses the efficiency to pump blood all around the body. Heart failure leads to reduction in muscle contraction and the ability of the heart chambers to fill up with blood ...
Heart failure in Dogs is a symptom when the dogs heart can not to circulate enough blood to meet all the needs of body tissues due to some heart disease. This article will give you some information about this, throuh which ways to treat can be found.. What can cause heart failure?. Any form of heart disease can cause this condition. A dog may be born with a defect that leads on to heart failure - such as a hole in the heart or a major blood vessel positioned wrongly - but in most cases heart failure is associated with an underlying heart disease that is not present at birth. These diseases include the following:. * Long-term disease of the major internal heart valves, making the valves ineffective as seals. * Diseases of the heart muscle. * An infestation of heartworms. * Diseases of the tissues that surround the heart, leading to a build-up of fluid. * Electrical disorders of the heart, affecting its beat rhythm and rate. * Bacterial infections of the interior lining of the heart. * Tumors of ...
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The embryonic heart is composed of two cell layers: the myocardium, which contributes to cardiac muscle tissue, and the endocardium, which covers the inner lumen of the heart. Whereas significant progress has been made toward elucidating the embryonic origins of the myocardium, the origins of the endocardium remain unclear. Here, we have identified an endocardium-forming field medial to the cardiac crescent, in a continuum with the endothelial plexus. In vivo live imaging of quail embryos revealed that endothelial progenitors, like second/anterior heart field progenitors, migrate to, and enter, the heart from the arterial pole. Furthermore, embryonic endothelial cells implanted into the cardiac crescent contribute to the endocardium, but not to the myocardium. In mouse, lineage analysis focusing on endocardial cells revealed an unexpected heterogeneity in the origins of the endocardium. To gain deeper insight into this heterogeneity, we conditionally ablated Flk1 in distinct cardiovascular ...
The cardiac development is a complicated process affected by genetic and environmental factors. Wall shear stress (WSS) is one of the components which have been proved to influence the morphogenesis during early stages of cardiac development. To study the mechanism, WSS measurement is a step with significant importance. WSS is caused by blood flow imposed on the inner surface of the heart wall and it can be determined by calculating velocity gradients of blood flow in a direction perpendicular to the wall. However, the WSS of the early stage embryonic heart is difficult to measure since the embryonic heart is tiny and beating fast. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging modality with high spatial and temporal resolution, which is uniquely suitable for the study of early stage embryonic heart development. In this paper, we introduce a method to measure the WSS of early stage chick embryonic heart based on high speed spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT). 4D ...
With updated images and text and improved design elements, this new edition of our Heart Disease chart provides an easy-to-understand overview of the important anatomical aspects of heart disease. The progression of heart disease in atherosclerosis is shown in three stages, each with an anatomical image of the surface or cross-section of the heart, a cross-section of an artery, and a cross-section of the heart wall. The stages show how a narrowed artery leads to ischemia; how a blocked artery leads to a myocardial infarction (heart attack); and show the recovery period with collateral blood supply. The chart also shows heart disease in hypertension which can lead to hypertrophy and dilation of the left ventricle. Congestive heart failure, mitral valve prolapse, and the effects of aging on the heart are also illustrated and described. For comparison, the chart also contains illustrations of normal heart anatomy, including anterior surface and cross-sections of the heart, the systems coronary arteries
Background:. - People with congenital heart disease may develop heart failure earlier that those who do not have the disease. One theory to explain this is that the heart s own blood supply may be different in people with congenital heart disease. Problems with this blood supply can severely damage the heart. This damage can be studied with a heart imaging test called a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Researchers want to use this type of scan to look at the blood supply to the heart in people with congenital heart disease.. Objectives:. - To learn more about the blood supply to the heart in people with congenital heart disease.. Eligibility:. - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have heart defects caused by congenital heart disease.. Design:. ...
The search for the heart fields dates to mapping studies carried out on embryos in the 1940s was the beginning of identifying lateral plate mesoderm that gives rise to cardiogenic cells and has the potential to for myocardium [7]. The heart field regions lie laterally to the primitive streak, with the subpharyngeal mesodermal progenitor cells of the secondary heart field (SHF) located medially and ventrally to the primary heart field (PHF) cells that give rise to the primary linear heart tube. The PHF and the SHF are adjacent within the heart field region of the lateral plate mesoderm and cardiac crescent (refer to student figure 2). It is understood that in the pharyngeal mesoderm the cardiac regions are prepatterned in the progenitor cell population [8], hence being termed specified but undifferentiated. It is the patterning of cells within the soon to become myocardium, that is responsible differentiation into chamber-specific myocytes (atrial and ventricular) and conduction cells [9]. ...
When your baby has a heart defect, it is overwhelming, exhausting, emotionally draining, and beyond scary. Have I left any adjectives out?. Congenital (present at birth) heart defects (CHDs) affect 1 in 100 babies every year. These heart defects can affect the hearts structure, how it works, or both. Did you know that congenital heart defects are the most common types of birth defects? Each year, about 40,000 babies are born with a heart defect in the U.S. The good news is that more and more children born with CHDs are living longer, healthier lives, due to medical advances.. Heart defects develop in the early weeks of pregnancy when the heart is forming. Severe congenital heart defects are usually diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth. Less severe heart defects often arent diagnosed until children are older. Depending on the heart defect, your child may or may not need active treatment. For example, some defects resolve on their own. However, there are heart defects that require more ...
Common causes of heart failure include Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), hypertension, heart valve disease and a variety of other causes.. Depending on what part of the heart is involved, impaired pumping may result in fluid retention in your lungs and shortness of breath (Congestive Heart Failure or CHF), or other parts of your body (peripheral edema). When your motor doesnt work well heart failure is also associated with a decreased ability to do things and early fatigue.. The most common cause of heart failure is CAD.. If heart failure is caused by permanent damage from previous heart attacks, increased blood supply may not help improve heart function. However, if there is impaired blood supply to an otherwise healthy heart muscle, restoring the blood flow back to normal may improve heart function significantly.. Heart failure may be the result of one or many factors. Whatever the cause, it results in the inability to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the bodys needs.. ...
Millions of women are at risk for heart disease. But only one in five women know that heart disease is the biggest threat to their health.. More women will also die from heart disease than men. Although rates of heart disease deaths in men have been on a steady decline, rates of heart disease deaths in women have gone down much more slowly.. Why is this the case? Men and women have physiological differences in the size of their heart that may help explain why heart disease is so deadly for women. But theres another difference thats just as important: Women are less likely to think theyre having a heart attack when they experience heart attack symptoms. Almost two thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. (Coronary heart disease is a condition that causes blockages in the blood vessels that carry blood to your heart).. Studies also suggest that women may not take heart attack symptoms as seriously as they should. Alarmingly, just 65 percent of women ...
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Intercellular signal transduction pathways regulate the NK-2 family of transcription factors in a conserved gene regulatory network that directs cardiogenesis in both flies and mammals. The Drosophila NK-2 protein Tinman (Tin) was recently shown to regulate Stat92E, the Janus kinase (JAK) and Signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat) pathway effector, in the developing mesoderm. To understand whether the JAK/Stat pathway also regulates cardiogenesis, we performed a systematic characterization of JAK/Stat signaling during mesoderm development. Drosophila embryos with mutations in the JAK/Stat ligand upd or in Stat92E have non-functional hearts with luminal defects and inappropriate cell aggregations. Using strong Stat92E loss-of-function alleles, we show that the JAK/Stat pathway regulates tin expression prior to heart precursor cell diversification. tin expression can be subdivided into four phases and, in Stat92E mutant embryos, the broad phase 2 expression pattern in the dorsal ...
According to the American Heart Association, nearly five million Americans are living with heart failure and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Heart failure is a serious condition that often is misunderstood. The questions below are intended to help clear up some misperceptions about this condition and its complications.. Q. What is heart failure? A. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop. It is a serious condition in which the heart doesnt pump blood through your body as well as it should. Your heart still beats, but it pumps less nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. Because of this, heart failure can make you feel tired or weak. Heart failure also can cause swelling and fluid buildup in your legs, feet and even your lungs. Fluid buildup in your lungs often is referred to as congestion, which is why heart failure is sometimes called congestive heart failure (CHF). At times, patients may require hospitalization to treat a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Autonomic Interactions in the Control of Heart Rate in the Monkey. AU - Gottlieb, Sheldon H.. AU - Engel, Bernard T.. PY - 1979/11. Y1 - 1979/11. N2 - Each of 5 monkeys (Macaca mulatta) was operantly conditioned to raise and to lower heart rate consistently and reliably. Following such training the animals were tested using autonomic blocking agents (methyl‐atropine bromide and 1‐propranolol) to characterize the autonomic mechanisms mediating such control. The results were: 1) In the undrugged animal the extent to which it decreases its heart rate over a 2048‐sec period is a linear function of the baseline heart rate; 2) A linear relationship between baseline heart rate and heart rate decrease also is present within the first 128 sec; 3) There is a less consistent relationship between baseline heart rate and change in heart rate when animals must increase heart rate; 4) Vagal blockade significantly attenuates the ability of most animals to increase heart rate, primarily by ...
In humans, most cardiovascular disorders lead to the destruction of cardiac tissue which will be replaced by fibrosis, leading to arrhythmia and reduced contractile function, resulting in an increase in ventricular load. In order to maintain an overall cardiac output, cardiomyocytes undergo hypertrophic response, leading to pathological hypertrophy and heart failure. This increase in ventricular load, have to be sensed by mechanosensors such as the mechanosensitive ion channels such as TREK-1. Unlike mammals, adult zebrafish (zf) can fully regenerate their heart after an extensive insult through cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation followed by proliferation. We believe that in adult mammals, cardiomyocyte proliferation has been blocked/inhibited. Therefore its likely that genes which respond to increased ventricular load in mammals and trigger pathological hypertrophy will trigger cardiomyocyte proliferation during heart regeneration in zf. In this study we show that zTREK1a and zTREK1b have similar
Your posture has an effect on your heart rate. Whats the Best Way to Boost Your Metabolism. It depends on whether you are standing up or lying down, moving around or sitting still, stressed or relaxed. If youve got any concerns about your overnight heart rate, you should check in with a doctor. When your heart rate is irregular. Max heart rate (MHR) is the highest number of beats per minute that your heart is capable of pumping, but dont expect to reach it! However, recent studies (hereand here) have suggested that an ideal resting heart rate is between 50-70 beats per minute. Heart rate can increase temporarily when you move from a sitting to a standing position; Smoking. A normal heart rate is generally stated to be between 60-100 beats per minute at rest(sitting, relaxing, etc.). First, you need to establish your max heart rate. Why? For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute. Our Steel HR hybrid smartwatch takes heart rate ...
In many ways, your body is like a machine, full of interconnected parts that rely on each other to function smoothly. And the electrical box in this intricate machine is your heart. Your heart uses electricity to beat properly. When something goes wrong with your hearts electrical system, you need a heart electrician to fix it. This is the job of an electrophysiologist. What is electrophysiology? Some basic electrophysiology terms: Cardiac electrophysiology is the study of the electrical currents of the heart muscle. These currents make sure that each heartbeat is coordinated and controlled. Electrophysiologists are heart rhythm specialists. An electrophysiologist completes a cardiology fellowship and then undergoes one to two years of additional fellowship training in electrophysiology. Heart arrhythmias are problems with your hearts electrical pacing. For example, you may have atrial fibrillation, where your heart beats too fast. Understanding heartbeats Your heart is divided into four parts:
Summary: During heart development the second heart field (SHF) provides progenitor cells for most cardiomyocytes and expresses the homeodomain factor Nkx2-5. We now show that feedback repression of Bmp2/Smad1 signaling by Nkx2-5 critically regulates SHF proliferation and outflow tract (OFT) morphology. In the cardiac fields of Nkx2-5 mutants, genes controlling cardiac specification (including Bmp2) and maintenance of the progenitor state were up-regulated, leading initially to progenitor over-specification, but subsequently to failed SHF proliferation and OFT truncation. In Smad1 mutants, SHF proliferation and deployment to the OFT were increased, while Smad1 deletion in Nkx2-5 mutants rescued SHF proliferation and OFT development. In Nkx2-5 hypomorphic mice, which recapitulate human congenital heart disease (CHD), OFT anomalies were also rescued by Smad1 deletion. Our findings demonstrate that Nkx2-5 orchestrates the transition between periods of cardiac induction, progenitor proliferation and ...
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Congenital heart defects are heart problems that people are born with. Due to excellent results of childhood heart surgery, the number of adult patients with corrected congenital heart defects is growing. They all need follow-up at specific outpatient facilities, also known as Grown-Ups with Congenital Heart disease, GUCH, or in North America as Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, ACH. This group is facing repeat cardiac surgery with potential complications (such as arrhythmia (heart rhythm problems) and heart failure), thus follow up and regular examinations are needed. The knowledge about treatment options, and, especially optimal (best) time for it, is growing. New modalities (treatment and diagnosing methods), such as myocardial deformation imaging, also known as strain imaging (a type of imaging that measures deformations in the heart muscle based on colours and speckle tracking), enables an increase in our understanding of what happens in the myocardium after heart surgery. Better ...
Echocardiography is used to diagnose certain cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, its pumping strength, and the location and extent of any damage to its tissues. It is especially useful for assessing diseases of the heart valves. It not only allows doctors to evaluate the heart valves, but it can detect abnormalities in the pattern of blood flow, such as the backward flow of blood through partly closed heart valves, known as regurgitation. By assessing the motion of the heart wall, echocardiography can help detect the presence and assess the severity of coronary artery disease, as well as help determine whether any chest pain is related to heart disease. Echocardiography can also help detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in which the walls of the heart thicken in an attempt to compensate for heart muscle weakness. The biggest advantage to ...
In order to study the various trends and patterns prevailing in the concerned market, Fact.MR has included a new report titled Fetal and Neonatal Heart Monitor Market to its wide online database including upcoming trends and growth factors through 2018-2028. This research assessment offers a clear insight about the influential factors that are expected to transform the global market in the near future. The report studies the Fetal and Neonatal Heart Monitor Market worldwide, especially in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India and Other Regions with production, size, growth, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions. The intelligent report also anticipates that the market would grow at a constructive CAGR until 2028.. Request for Sample of this Global Fetal and Neonatal Heart Monitor Market Research Report Here - Preterm birth is one of the most prevalent cause of stillbirths, or fetal mortality, and neonatal ...
Ischaemic heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it is one of the leading reasons for admittance to hospitals. Also known as myocardial ischaemia, it is the condition of restricted blood flow to the heart. This is typically the result of other heart disease, including atherosclerosis.. CAUSES OF ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE. Ischaemic refers to a restriction in blood supply to any organ, and the cause of ischaemic heart disease is restricted blood flow to the heart. This is typically caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, in which plaque (cholesterol) attaches to the walls of the arteries and impedes blood flow. When the heart does not get enough blood, parts of it can die or become dysfunctional. When blood cannot flow to the heart, fresh oxygen cannot be supplied.. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE. Ischaemic heart disease is frequently known as the silent killer, as it affects fourteen million Americans every year, and three to ...
Heart failure can be caused by any disease or condition that damages the heart muscle directly or makes the heart work harder to pump out blood. The heart muscle may stretch too much and become too weak to pump efficiently, or it may thicken too much and become too stiff to relax and fill with enough blood. A wide range of conditions can damage the heart muscle, from long-term wear and tear on the heart to alcohol abuse and viral infections. Most cases of heart failure can be attributed to one or more of the following conditions.. High lood Pressure. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart failure in women, especially in African-American women. High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to pump out blood against the increased pressure in the blood vessels. Over time, the increased workload can damage the heart muscle, causing it to become weak or stiff. Women with high blood pressure have 3 times the risk of developing heart failure compared to women without high blood pressure. ...
Before the new study, scientists did not know if all cardiomyocytes in the zebrafish heart shared the same regenerative ability or if they were equally able to regenerate all zones of the heart muscle. Cell plasticity, the ability of cells to convert themselves into another cell type, is frequently observed during embryonic development, but has never before been reported during tissue regeneration in an adult organism. In the study, which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 2013 337703 zebraHeart), the authors investigated two types of cardiomyocyte, one localized in the innermost heart regions, the trabeculae, and the other in the exterior heart wall. Scientists had presumed that during regeneration each cardiomyoctye population would give rise only to the same specialized cell type. But the CNIC study shows that cardiomyocytes from the trabeculae can contribute to the regeneration of the external heart wall. The researchers conclude that their results ...
The condition known as heart failure is misunderstood and often under-diagnosed. Much of the confusion comes from the name. Heart failure does not mean the heart stops. It means the heart is too weak to pump blood through the body as it normally should. The heart keeps working, but the bodys need for blood and oxygen isnt being met.. Fueled in part by the prevalence of obesity and diabetes, more U.S. adults are dying from heart failure, compared to even a decade ago, recent studies have indicated. And this trend is evident not just in the elderly, which is expected, but in middle-aged and young adults as well. The most common cause of heart failure is coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become narrowed by buildups of fatty deposits called plaque. Obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are major risk factors for heart disease. But those conditions can be modified and treated.. Faulty heart valves, damage to the heart muscles, and ...
A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect.. According to the American Heart Association, the word congenital means existing at birth. The terms congenital heart defect and congenital heart disease are often used to mean the same thing, but defect is more accurate.. The heart ailment is a defect or abnormality, not a disease. A defect results when the heart or blood vessels near the heart dont develop normally before birth. Working with your healthcare team, learn about the different types of congenital heart defects, treatments and tests.. ...
High blood pressure increases your risk of dying early or having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. For each rise in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg systolic (top) or 10 mm Hg diastolic (bottom), your risk of heart disease doubles. It is estimated that controlling blood pressure could prevent one third of heart disease problems in women. Women and men with high blood pressure at age 50 develop heart disease 7 years earlier and die on average 5 years earlier than people with normal blood pressure at this age.. High blood pressure damages your heart in a number of ways. It can cause your heart to become enlarged as a result of being overworked. Eventually, the heart gets weaker and cannot pump blood as effectively through your body. An enlarged, thickened heart can cause irregular heart beats (arrhythmia). High blood pressure also contributes to the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries. It makes your arteries stiffer and less flexible, making it harder for blood to flow through them ...
Heart failure is a serious medical condition where the heart does not pump blood around the body as well as it should, which means blood cannot deliver the oxygen a persons body needs to work normally.. Heart failure is often the result of other medical conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks or high blood pressure, which damage the heart muscle or cause it to work too hard. Heart failure does not mean a persons heart is about to stop working. However, it does mean the heart is having a difficult time meeting the bodys needs.. Heart failure affects each person differently and can develop at any age, but it becomes more common we get older.. ...
Cannulatable and suturable new beating heart, offered with or without CABG sites for off-pump or arrested heart anastomotic procedures, allows for antegrade cardioplegia introduction. Developed as an upgrade to our Perfusion Beating Heart Trainer.. A highly detailed, mimetic tissue heart model with extended vasculature and accessible atrial appendages, our Cannulatable Larger Beating Heart is sized to represent a typical patient in the clinical population. The Right Atrium and Aorta are suturable, cannulatable and can be easily replaced. A vent in the Aortic Root allows for antegrade cardioplegia introduction. The heart can be provided with CABG sites for off-pump or arrested heart anastomotic procedures.. The Perfusion Beating Heart Trainer as an adjunct to, and informed by, a perfusion simulator, physically reproduces the movement and rhythm of the cardiopulmonary system. It allows control of fluid flow between arterial and venous cannulae as well as air flow and cessation of flow to the ...
Congenital heart defects are problems with the hearts structure that are present at birth. These problems may affect the overall shape of the heart, the hearts valves, and the arteries and veins that carry blood to the heart or the body. Congenital heart defects affect 8 out of every 1,000 newborns, and more than 35,000 babies in the United States are born with a heart defect. Although the exact causes are unknown, heart defects may be linked to heredity factors, other genetic disorders (i.e. Down syndrome), and smoking during pregnancy. Severity ranges from defects with no symptoms to life-threatening defects. Many heart defects are easily fixed, although the more serious ones require attention throughout a persons lifetime. Diagnosis may include a physical examination, X-rays, or various heart function tests. Defects can be treated with medication, surgery or through minimally invasive catheter procedures. In such procedures, a needle is used to insert a catheter into a vein or artery to ...
This is cardiopulmonary arrest. The heart stops contracting effectively, making blood circulation cease, making the brain unable to receive oxygen, leading, very quickly, to the possibility of permanent brain damage or death. Within seconds, a person loses consciousnesses and has no pulse. If the patient does not receive treatment, death can occur within minutes. Also known as sudden cardiac arrest, sudden cardiopulmonary arrest occurs quickly and without warming.. This is a heart attack. Blood flow to the heart stops, causing the heart to become damaged and unable to beat. While symptoms of a heart attack may be intense or even immediate, more often heart attack symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days, even weeks, before a heart attack.. While commonly confused, cardiopulmonary - or cardiac - arrest and heart attacks are not the same; unlike with sudden cardiac arrest, the heart typically does not stop beating during a heart attack. However, both cardiopulmonary arrest and heart ...
Ever feel like you are simpatico with your dog? Well youre not the only one and there is recent proof that shows why you may feel this way. A study done by Melbournes Monash University found that the heart rates of a dog and its human become in sync when they are together. The study is called the Hearts Aligned project. The researchers of this study strapped on heart rate monitors and then separated and reunited three dogs and their humans. They found that when the dogs and their human were not together their heart beats were in different rhythms. When the dogs and their human were reunited, their hearts rates became in sync with each other. Excitement, and an increased heart rate, may have been present at first because of the joy of being back together. But, after spending time together, the humans heart fell as the dogs heart rate fell, eventually leading to a slow, synced heart rate. The researchers were actually shocked at how much the heart rates mirrored each other.. ...
Heart attack - Animation You feel a tight band of pain around your chest. The pain moves from your chest to your arms, shoulder, and neck. What could your pain mean? Could it be a heart attack, could it be the big one? Heart attacks are caused by interruption of blood supply to part of the heart. If the blood flow is blocked, your heart is starved of oxygen and heart cells die. A hard substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your coronary arteries. This plaque is made up of cholesterol and other cells. A heart attack can occur as a result of plaque buildup or the rupture of one of these plaques. Were not sure why heart attacks occur when they do. You may have a heart attack when you are resting or asleep, or after a sudden increase in physical activity, when you are outside in cold weather, or after a sudden, severe emotional or physical stress, including an illness. So, how is a heart attack treated? If you go to the hospital for a suspected heart attack, a doctor or nurse will ...
The first dash point for the immediate physiological responses to training is heart rate. Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats in a minute. Heart rate responds to training by increasing from the resting value and is often used to set or determine the intensity of the training session. For example, an athlete might train for 20 minutes at 80% maximal heart rate (MHR).. Before the body even begins to move, a trained athletes body will begin to response to the familiar visual stimulus, by increasing the heart rate. Heart rate then increases in response to exercise because the body detects an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood. This increase in carbon dioxide indicates that the body requires more oxygen, which results in your body increasing its heart rate. The increase in heart rate relates directly to the amount of carbon dioxide being produced. Higher intensity training naturally produces more carbon dioxide and therefore causes a greater increase in heart rate. For example, ...
Coronary arteries - arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.. Cardiac - relating to the heart.. Electrocardiogram (ECG) - a recording of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes painlessly detect electrical changes within the heart muscle.. Myocardial infarction - heart attack.. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - a group of conditions due to decreased blood flow in the coronary arteries. This includes angina and heart attacks.. Angina - chest pain, chest tightness or discomfort in the chest due to inadequate blood supply to the heart.. Cardiac arrhythmia - any abnormal heart rhythm including bradycardia (slow rhythm), tachycardia (fast rhythm) and atrial fibrillation (irregular rhythm).. Pacemakers - A medical device that uses painless electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) - a pacemaker capable of delivering a life-saving electric shock when necessary.. Cardiomyopathy - a ...
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This means that some of the blood that was already ejected from the heart is regurgitating back into the heart. The percentage ... The amount of blood that is ejected by the heart is known as the stroke volume. Under normal conditions, >50% of the blood in a ... Bonow, RO; American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to revise the 1998 guidelines for ... A surgical treatment for AI is aortic valve replacement; this is currently an open-heart procedure. In the case of severe acute ...
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  • Known as the PAROKRANK study (Periodontitis and its Relation to Coronary Artery Disease), this study tested the link between gum disease and heart attack risk. (
  • Heart failure can develop slowly over time as the result of other conditions (such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease) that weaken the heart. (
  • This section discusses target heart rates for healthy persons and are inappropriately high for most persons with coronary artery disease. (
  • In 5 to 15 years, your risk of stroke and coronary heart disease returns to that of someone who has never smoked. (
  • This distinction is visible also on the surface of the heart as the coronary sulcus. (
  • Candidates for defibrillators include people with coronary artery disease and heart rhythm disorders, and people who have experienced cardiac arrest. (
  • The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the surface of the heart and separates the atria from the ventricles. (
  • People with gout also have a higher risk of heart attack and death from cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. (
  • There are many people who have heart problems due to blocked arteries, which are also referred to as coronary artery disease. (
  • When you have a blocked artery you will need to have a coronary artery bypass surgery also known as coronary artery heart bypass graft surgery. (
  • Coronary artery disease stops the blood and oxygen from getting to your heart. (
  • When you have coronary bypass surgery they will use a healthy blood vessel taken from your arm, leg, chest or abdomen and connect it to other arteries in your heart to make sure that the blood is bypassed around the diseased or blocked area. (
  • You will be healthier because your heart is working properly again but you still have coronary artery disease. (
  • Sometimes arrhythmias are symptoms of heart attack , heart failure , heart valve disease , coronary artery disease , congestive heart failure , or heart muscle disease. (
  • Heart failure can be caused by coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiomyopathy, and high blood pressure. (
  • Coronary artery disease ( CAD ) and heart attacks are erroneously believed to occur primarily in men. (
  • they are increased blood cholesterol , high blood pressure , smoking cigarettes, diabetes mellitus, and a family history of coronary heart disease at a young age. (
  • Women are more likely than men to have angina (chest pain due to lack of blood supply to the heart muscle) that is caused by spasm of the coronary arteries or caused by disease of the smallest blood vessels (microvasculature disease). (
  • Because of the atypical nature of symptoms and the occasional difficulties in diagnosing heart attacks in women, women are less likely to receive aggressive thrombolytic therapy or coronary angioplasty , and are more likely to receive it later than men. (
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. (
  • Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. (
  • Coronary heart disease cannot be cured but treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the chances of problems, such as heart attacks. (
  • The heart gets its own supply of blood from a network of blood vessels on the heart's surface called coronary arteries. (
  • In otherwords, the earlier data revealed only the part of the case load.A lot of effort is invested on methods which detect risk factors, disease of the coronary (heart)arteries, abnormal heart muscle functioning, all at a very early stage and in a non-invasivemanner. (
  • Just as gum disease causes inflammation of the gums, heart disease is associated with inflammation of the heart's arteries, leading many to wonder whether gum inflammation triggers or worsens heart disease, or vice versa. (
  • However, experts suggest that the build-up of plaque in the arteries may cause inflammation, and as the body continually attacks these fatty deposits, it can wear the body down and/or cause blood clots-one of the most common causes of heart attack and stroke. (
  • Arteries carry blood away from the heart while veins carry blood into the heart. (
  • These changes to the arteries can cause a heart attack, stroke or angina. (
  • Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood under pressure to the rest of your body through your arteries. (
  • The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. (
  • The veins of the cardiovascular system carry blood to the heart, while the arteries carry blood away from the heart. (
  • That includes heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats), high blood pressure, heart failure and atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries). (
  • It typically results from narrowed arteries (atherosclerosis), heart attack, heart valve diseases or infections that weaken the heart muscle. (
  • As students dissect an actual sheep heart and examine the ventricles, valves, arteries, and veins, iPad is there to support the experience. (
  • When you have blocked arteries leading to the heart you will more than likely need to have surgery to correct the problem. (
  • This type of surgery is a common procedure and it is very effective in correcting blocked arteries to the heart. (
  • It is to help you heart work the way that it should by diverting blood around any blocked arteries in your heart. (
  • If you have to have surgery to correct the blocked arteries in your heart the best things you can do is to change your lifestyle and make sure you are informed about every aspect of this surgery. (
  • Cold temperatures cause arteries to tighten, restricting blood flow and reducing the oxygen supply to the heart, all of which can set the stage for a heart attack. (
  • In turn, inflammation can make arterial plaque less stable, and they may dislodge, block arteries, and contribute to a heart attack. (
  • The oxygen-rich blood returns to your heart and is then pumped to the body's organs through a network of arteries. (
  • These minimal procedures used to be done just to unclog arteries and correct less common heart rhythm problems. (
  • heart defects present at birth - congenital heart defects. (
  • What are Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)? (
  • Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common type of birth defect . (
  • She's already had four open-heart surgeries - plus a transplant. (
  • Gary (Eccleston) is wheelchair bound and awaiting a heart transplant. (
  • June Nealon's husband and older daughter have been slain in their home, and now Nealon's other daughter, Claire, needs a heart transplant. (
  • Harry's just had a heart transplant and intends to pass his days on a houseboat in a Los Angeles harbor. (
  • A heart transplant could be an option. (
  • Heart transplant? (
  • Just found out recently that my 18 girlfriend had a heart transplant in 2009 it s been 11 years.we want to get married have children.i am really worried she will die early as i want to spend my whole life with her.she said nothing going to happen and that shes healthy and if she takes care of herself it s okay. (
  • Is it possible for a heart-transplant patient to develop the phobias of the donor? (
  • 90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. (
  • Four times more likely to die of heart disease (i.e. heart attack and stroke) and three times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death. (
  • One year after quitting, your risk of a heart attack or stroke is reduced by half. (
  • If you have it, you probably won't get any symptoms but you're more likely to get serious problems like heart disease , a stroke or kidney disease. (
  • There are complications that can occur after heart surgery such as, arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections. (
  • And if those blood clots leave the heart and go to the brain, for example, that causes a stroke. (
  • Research suggests that the early-morning rise in blood pressure , or "a.m. surge," that occurs in most people may dramatically increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke . (
  • Keeping your heart healthy will also have other health benefits, such as helping reduce your risk of stroke and dementia . (
  • High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. (
  • Black women have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke than white women. (
  • This can lead to heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating), and death. (
  • Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. (
  • Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. (
  • About 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure. (
  • Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $30.7 billion in 2012. (
  • 2 This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat heart failure, and missed days of work. (
  • Heart failure is more common in some areas of the United States than in others. (
  • Below is a map showing the rate of death from heart failure by county during 2014-2016. (
  • What are the risk factors for heart failure? (
  • Unhealthy behaviors can also increase your risk for heart failure, especially for people who have one of the conditions listed above. (
  • What are the symptoms of heart failure? (
  • How is heart failure treated? (
  • Early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality and length of life for people who have heart failure. (
  • People with heart failure also track their symptoms each day so that they can discuss these symptoms with their health care team. (
  • Doctors diagnosed the 24-year-old with heart failure. (
  • An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart failure. (
  • Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's tissues. (
  • Treatment for heart failure depends on its severity. (
  • People with severe heart failure may need implanted devices (such as pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, or devices that help the heart pump blood) or surgery, including heart transplantation. (
  • Doctors usually treat heart failure, and the underlying conditions that cause it, with a combination of medications. (
  • For patients with advanced heart failure, symptom relief, quality of life, and personal values are as important to consider as survival, advises the American Heart Association (AHA). (
  • The AHA notes that while technology has increased the treatment options for advanced heart failure, "doing everything is not always the right thing. (
  • To understand what occurs in heart failure, it helps to understand the anatomy of the heart and how it works. (
  • Heart failure is a major human disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide. (
  • Intensive research in the past decade has yielded many exciting new mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of heart failure, but progress toward successful therapies to prevent, halt and reverse heart failure has been painfully slow. (
  • The overall goal of this Keystone Symposia conference is to focus on heart failure and highlight the scientific advances in basic discovery and early-phase therapeutic development in this fast-moving field. (
  • Risk assessment for incident heart failure in individuals with atrial fibrillation. (
  • Heart Failure Reviews is pleased to remind authors that unsolicited review articles are always being considered for publication. (
  • Authors are encouraged to submit reviews in the field of Heart Failure on the topics of clinical and surgical approaches to therapy, basic pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pathology, and electrophysiology. (
  • Heart Failure Reviews" offers its authors free use of colour. (
  • Heart Failure Reviews is an international journal which develops links between basic scientists and clinical investigators, creating a unique, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on heart failure, its pathogenesis and treatment. (
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to the body's other organs. (
  • People with heart failure can't exert themselves because they become short of breath and tired. (
  • Heart failure also affects the kidneys' ability to dispose of sodium and water. (
  • How do you diagnose and treat congestive heart failure? (
  • The most common signs of congestive heart failure are swollen legs or ankles or difficulty breathing. (
  • Various drugs are used to treat congestive heart failure. (
  • When a specific cause of congestive heart failure is discovered, it should be treated or, if possible, corrected. (
  • For example, some cases of congestive heart failure can be treated by treating high blood pressure. (
  • If the heart failure is caused by an abnormal heart valve, the valve can be surgically replaced. (
  • Most people with mild and moderate congestive heart failure can be treated. (
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of heart failure with this animated tool. (
  • Testosterone can ease shortness of breath and improve exercise endurance among patients with chronic heart failure , according to a combined analysis of four clinical trials. (
  • However, the pooled findings are from only 198 patients with chronic, stable heart failure , so they hardly provide the final word on treating the disorder with hormonal supplements, the study's lead author said. (
  • We don't want patients and their loved ones rushing to buy testosterone supplements online, or physicians to misinterpret the findings," said Ezekowitz, who led the meta-analysis published today in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Heart Failure. (
  • The American Heart Association estimates that about 5.7 million Americans have congestive heart failure, about 2 percent of the population. (
  • When a person has heart failure, the heart cannot pump strongly enough to supply blood to the body, allowing fluids to build up in the lungs, arms and legs. (
  • Yancy's own research 20 years ago focused on exercise function in heart failure, a problem that he said remains pressing today. (
  • Scientists have had several reasons to be curious about the use of testosterone in heart failure. (
  • Lower testosterone levels have been shown to be an independent risk factor for worse outcomes among men and women with heart failure. (
  • Despite interest in novel ways to improve exercise function in heart failure, "we should not yet view testosterone as the definitive answer," Yancy said, noting the lack of information about long-term cardiovascular effects of testosterone treatments. (
  • It can reveal signs of heart failure , as well as lung disorders and other causes of symptoms not related to heart disease. (
  • If you have heart failure , you may not have any symptoms, or the symptoms may range from mild to severe. (
  • Heart failure symptoms are related to the changes that occur to your heart and body, and the severity depends on how weak your heart is. (
  • Thus, conditions leading to heart failure (In Frenchinsuffisance cardiaque) are picked up at a very early stage and adequate corrective actions areundertaken.Further, there is constant refinement of the therapeutic modalities, especially angioplastytechniques involving stets, which helps prevent cell death. (
  • People with heart murmurs, abnormal heart rhythms or unexplained symptoms of heart failure may be diagnosed with primary heart tumor after a full assessment of family history, symptoms and diagnostic testing. (
  • Ischemic heart disease is the single largest cause of death worldwide, and heart failure has also become a global public health problem. (
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  • The normal heart has four chambers (right and left atria, and right and left ventricles) and four valves (Figure 1). (
  • The valves open and close to control or regulate the blood flowing into the heart and then away from the heart. (
  • Three of the heart valves are composed of three leaflets or flaps that work together to open and close to allow blood to flow across the opening. (
  • Healthy heart valve leaflets are able to fully open and close the valve during the heartbeat, but diseased valves might not fully open and close. (
  • Diseased heart valves might not fully open and close. (
  • If the heart valves are diseased, the heart can't effectively pump blood throughout the body and has to work harder to pump, either while the blood is leaking back into the chamber or against a narrowed opening. (
  • The infection can settle on the heart valves and damage the leaflets. (
  • Congenital heart valve disease is malformations of the heart valves, such as missing one of its leaflets. (
  • [5] In a healthy heart blood flows one way through the heart due to heart valves , which prevent backflow . (
  • They are caused by blood rushing through the valves in a normal heart and are nothing to worry about. (
  • This test uses sound waves to make a picture of the heart as blood is pumped through its chambers and valves. (
  • An "echo" uses ultrasound waves to produce a moving picture of the heart and heart valves. (
  • Now some patients are getting such repairs for valves, irregular heartbeats, holes in the heart and other defects - without major surgery. (
  • Millions of people have leaky heart valves. (
  • Learn more about heart defects and testing in infants. (
  • ALBANY - New York state hospitals will be required under a new law next year to screen newborns for heart defects. (
  • The one-minute procedure provides early detection of heart defects that could be addressed quickly by surgery, potentially saving babies. (
  • Operating table failures by surgeons may be only a minor factor in the grim toll of death and disability among children with heart defects treated at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, say experts. (
  • All rely on catheters - hollow tubes that let doctors burn away and reshape heart tissue or correct defects through small holes in blood vessels. (
  • After his heart attack, Don made cardiac rehab a priority in his recovery. (
  • Both sympathetic and parasympathetic stimuli flow through the paired cardiac plexus near the base of the heart. (
  • Because the heart is between the lungs , the left lung is smaller than the right lung and has a cardiac notch in its border to accommodate the heart. (
  • The middle layer of the heart, called the myocardium , is made up of cardiac muscle tissue, which allows the heart to contract, as well as blood vessels and nerves. (
  • Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions. (
  • A cardiac CT ( computed tomography ) scan is a painless imaging test that uses x-rays to take detailed pictures of your heart and its blood vessels. (
  • Cardiac MRI ( magnetic resonance imaging ) is a painless imaging test that uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create detailed pictures of your heart. (
  • Doctors use this procedure to diagnose heart diseases after chest pain, sudden cardiac arrest, or abnormal results from other heart tests such as an EKG or a stress test. (
  • The company's proprietary technology manipulates miRs to activate an endogenous cardiac muscle regeneration process that has been shut down in the adult human heart during evolution, but is active in human fetal tissue. (
  • Our current focus is ischemic heart disease, but the therapy can be applied to many cardiac diseases where cardiac muscle regeneration is required, by essentially reprogramming human adult diseased heart tissue to behave like fetal regenerating heart tissue," said JBT's CEO and founder Bhawanjit Brar. (
  • Although this process fails to occur naturally in adult mammals, in vivo manipulation of this evolutionarily conserved molecular machinery in mice results in cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation, proliferation and ultimately heart regeneration, leading to improved cardiac function after injury. (
  • Tom has had two heart attacks triggered by familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). (
  • Smokers not only have more heart attacks, strokes and angina than non-smokers, but also at a much younger age. (
  • Heart attacks are increasingly common in our modern-day society, some victims have attacks that are, frankly, bizarre. (
  • Heart attacks , high blood pressure , infections, and other diseases can all cause cardiomyopathy. (
  • What is the Risk of heart attacks in women ? (
  • Furthermore, the combination of smoking and the use of birth control pills increase the risk of heart attacks even further, especially in women over 35. (
  • Quitting smoking immediately begins to reduce the risk of heart attacks . (
  • This is in part because women tend to seek medical care later than men, and in part because diagnosing heart attacks in women can sometimes be more difficult than diagnosing heart attacks in men. (
  • Silent heart attacks (heart attacks with little or no symptoms) are more common among women than among men. (
  • Winter is high time for heart attacks. (
  • Leahy's advice is especially prudent in winter months when research has shown heart attacks are more common and more severe. (
  • Glasser says studies have shown that heart attacks and complications related to heart disease occur more frequently in the morning hours. (
  • Increases in winter heart attacks have been documented in warmer climates such as in Florida and Southern California. (
  • In California, we still have the same spike in heart attacks," says Karol Watson, MD, PhD, co-director of preventive cardiology at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA). (
  • A history for past heart attacks increases the odds of having more in the future. (
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Understand more about diseases and disorders of the blood vessels outside of the heart. (
  • [3] Specialists who focus on diseases of the heart are called cardiologists , although many specialties of medicine may be involved in treatment. (
  • For humans low oxygen delivery to the heart can occur with exposure to high altitude, respiratory diseases, inflammation, blood clots and during a heart attack when there is inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle. (
  • Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. (
  • These diseases enlarge your heart muscle or make it thicker and more rigid than normal. (
  • Heart diseases are the number one killer in the U.S. They are also a major cause of disability. (
  • Blood tests and heart health tests can help find heart diseases or identify problems that can lead to heart diseases. (
  • 1. Cutting Edge Solutions for Heart ProblemsIt is common knowledge that heart diseases account for a significant amount of deaths andlimitation of the quality of life. (
  • Consequently, due to effective drugs andcontrol of the risk factors, a decrease in the load of heart diseases was expected. (
  • Plus, research has shown that fruit and vegetable intake is associated with a reduced risk for many chronic diseases, including heart disease. (
  • Often the symptoms of a heart tumor develop suddenly and resemble those of other heart diseases. (
  • Because they are rare and their symptoms are so similar to other heart diseases and conditions, primary heart tumors are often difficult to diagnose. (
  • Jaan Biotherapeutics is developing first-in-class therapies that repair damaged heart muscle and treat cardiovascular diseases by reactivating an endogenous regeneration process that has been shut down in the adult human heart during evolution, but is active in human fetal hearts. (
  • To address this problem, Jaan Biotherapeutics (JBT) is developing first-in-class regenerative therapies that modulate the activity of microRNAs (miRs) to repair damaged heart muscle and treat cardiovascular diseases. (
  • It can also occur suddenly as the result of damage to the heart muscle or an acute valve problem. (
  • Well-trained athletes can have much larger hearts due to the effects of exercise on the heart muscle, similar to the response of skeletal muscle. (
  • USAT makes Cheney's health the main angle, with the one wrinkle that it has Cheney's own doctor quoted as disagreeing with Cooley's statement that Cheney's heart function is normal, because every heart attack (and Cheney's had three) damages some heart muscle. (
  • It can be easier to hear heart murmurs in kids because they have less fat, muscle, and bone between the murmur and the doctor's stethoscope. (
  • The interatrioventricular septum is a thick muscle separating the left and right sides of the heart, making them functionally separate. (
  • They are made of cusps of fibrous tissue that prevent the backflow of blood, and they are attached to the connective tissue in the heart called the chordae tendinae and further to the papillary muscle. (
  • Fung Y.C. (1981) Heart Muscle. (
  • primary disease of the heart muscle itself, called cardiomyopathy. (
  • Before iPad, some of Jodie's students struggled to understand the anatomy and complexities of blood flow through the heart muscle. (
  • Jodie's students are grounded in the anatomy and function of the complex heart muscle like never before with iBooks textbooks on iPad. (
  • All of these experiments help students to understand the connection between the heart muscle, heart rate, and health. (
  • A classic heart attack is marked by pain in the chest that may radiate down the left arm, but sometimes it may feel more like a muscle pull, she explains. (
  • The heart is a muscle, and the pain could be from a clogged artery in the heart," she says, but the pain can radiate, making it appear to be a pulled muscle in the back or neck. (
  • The heart is a muscle about the size of your fist. (
  • There is a lot of interest in the role ofstem cells in the repair of dead heart muscle cells. (
  • n exceptional cases there is a condition called hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) that can cause serious heart problems. (
  • Currently, JBT has two lead therapies that initially target acute myocardial infarction, including ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (
  • Diagnosis of heart disease is often done by the taking of a medical history , listening to the heart-sounds with a stethoscope , ECG , and ultrasound . (
  • Women are more likely to encounter delays in establishing the diagnosis of heart attack than men. (
  • 10. Date of download: 9/30/2015 From: Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Summary of a Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic SurgeonsAnn Intern Med. (
  • Heart is an international, peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. (
  • Gum disease increases risk for heart attack by nearly 50%, according to a recent study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation . (
  • Therefore, stimulation of the accelerans nerve increases heart rate, while stimulation of the vagus nerve decreases it. (
  • [9] Exercise temporarily increases the rate, but lowers resting heart rate in the long term, and is good for heart health. (
  • Digitalis increases the pumping action of the heart, while diuretics help the body eliminate excess salt and water. (
  • Although OA is not in itself inflammatory, its damage can cause inflammation, which increases the risk of heart disease. (
  • RA patients have to have high levels of inflammation plus other heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, before inflammation increases the risk of atherosclerosis. (
  • That can lead to a sedentary lifestyle that increases your heart disease risk. (
  • The risk for heart disease increases with age. (
  • Having a close blood relative, such as a parent or sibling, with heart disease increases your risk of having heart disease. (
  • In some people, the blood makes an extra noise as it flows through the heart. (
  • The whoosh is just an extra noise that the blood makes as it flows through the heart. (
  • A normal murmur can get louder when the blood flows faster through the heart, like when kids have a fever or run around. (
  • Blood flows into the heart through the superior and inferior vena cavae, which are two large veins located near the back of the heart. (
  • They also use The Human Body Lite by Tinybop app to see what happens when blood flows through the heart during physical exertion. (
  • They can affect how blood flows through the heart and out to the rest of the body. (
  • Many studies have now linked gum disease to increased risk for heart disease and it's likely that inflammation is to blame. (
  • Hispanic women are least likely to have a usual source of health medical care and only 1 in 8 say that their doctor has ever discussed their risk for heart disease. (
  • If you have a family history of heart disease, you likely know that your risk for heart disease is higher. (
  • Being aware is important, and if you are at risk for heart disease and have not been exerting yourself in the morning and want to switch to a.m. hours, cut back on the level and duration of the activity," he says. (
  • Even small changes to your cooking can help you reduce your risk for heart disease. (
  • A diet high in saturated fat may increase the risk for heart disease. (
  • Replacing sources of saturated fat with unsaturated fats has been shown to be beneficial in reducing "bad" cholesterol levels and may help lower the risk for heart disease. (
  • A mother who did not know that doctors had kept her child's heart broke down in tears as she told a public inquiry how she retrieved it from the hospital four years later. (
  • Ye S. (2013) Ischemic Heart Disease. (
  • JBT's oligonucleotide combination therapy for ischemic heart disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, known as JN-101, works by inhibiting miR-100, miR-99, let-7a and let-7c. (
  • The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system . (
  • The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. (
  • Ventricle , muscular chamber that pumps blood out of the heart and into the circulatory system . (
  • Heart rate is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions (beats) of the heart per minute (bpm). (
  • [8] The heart beats at a resting rate close to 72 beats per minute. (
  • During torpor bouts, their body temperature decreases to a few degrees Celsius and their metabolism drops by as much as 95% with heart rates ranging from only 3-10 beats per minute. (
  • The QRS waves, and therefore the heart beats, are 40 or fewer per minute. (
  • You can feel your heart racing and skipping beats and doing all sorts of funny things. (
  • The heart beats faster to pump enough blood to the body. (
  • What Causes Heart Palpitations? (
  • Palpitations are unpleasant sensations of irregular, rapid, or forceful beating of the heart. (
  • However, some palpitations are a symptom of arrhythmias, which are abnormal heart rhythms . (
  • You can also experience other symptoms, such as heart palpitations and unusual breathlessness. (
  • Palpitations or rapid heart rate. (
  • Flu Shots Protect Hearts, Too Many people with heart disease and other chronic health conditions die from the flu each year. (
  • To further our understanding of gum disease and heart health, the PAROKRANK study compared the gum health of patients with and without a history of heart attack. (
  • There is a clear link between the two, as this study suggests, but further research is needed to better understand the relationship between gum disease and heart health. (
  • All health/medical information on this website has been reviewed and approved by the American Heart Association, based on scientific research and American Heart Association guidelines. (
  • Only 34% of Hispanic women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk. (
  • Only 36% of African American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk. (
  • Sign up and keep up to date with the best heart health tips, healthy recipes and our latest news - all in your inbox. (
  • Research on their safety indicates there are risks for heart health and the effectiveness of e-cigarettes in helping people to quit smoking has not been proven. (
  • Everybody raises the issue of Cheney's health and cites the clean bill of health he's just gotten from famed Texas heart doc Denton Cooley. (
  • NEMO Heart Health is a not-for-profit Corporation intent on empowering the citizens of Northeast Missouri to improve their heart health through awareness, prevention, education, and access. (
  • NEMO Heart Health Corporation Reaches their goal! (
  • Just recently the NEMO Heart Health Corporation accomplished their goal of installing 50 AEDs in Kirksville, MO. (
  • Those risks appear to culminate in another formidable figure: According to a National Health Interview Survey, one in four adults with any form of arthritis also has heart disease. (
  • Correlating heart rate with health. (
  • At the heart rate station, students learn how heart rate correlates to health and exercise. (
  • There are several different types of heart health tests. (
  • Foods high in omega-3 fats are especially beneficial for your heart health and include "fatty" fish like salmon, albacore tuna, herring, rainbow trout, mackerel and sardines. (
  • We all know that what we eat affects the health of our heart, but many of us may not know exactly what foods help accomplish that. (
  • Expert advice for good heart health includes regular exercise, keeping stress levels at bay, no smoking, of course, and just as importantly, a variety of delicious, heart-healthy foods that you can add to your daily menu. (
  • Mounting evidence suggests that adding oily fish to your diet can benefit heart health. (
  • Moderate consumption of red wine enhances heart health by helping to support healthy cholesterol levels and healthy circulation. (
  • Dark chocolate benefits many different aspects of heart health, including good circulation and antioxidant protection. (
  • Take care of your heart by choosing the right foods to promote overall health. (
  • If you are very anxious about your heart, ask your GP to do a simple health check on you, which may include an ECG heart tracing and I am sure you will find there is nothing to worry about here. (
  • A High Court bid by a surgeon at the centre of the Bristol heart babies scandal to force the Health Secretary to hear an appeal has failed. (
  • A boy and a girl who underwent heart transplants just days apart at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood are now recovering as they prepare to go home. (
  • The ventricles are the major pumps in the heart. (
  • The heart pumps blood with a rhythm determined by a group of pacemaking cells in the sinoatrial node . (
  • The largest part of the heart is usually slightly offset to the left side of the chest (though occasionally it may be offset to the right ) and is felt to be on the left because the left heart is stronger and larger, since it pumps to all body parts. (
  • The relative timing of this sequence, as well as the sequence itself, are important determinants of the effectiveness with which the heart pumps the blood. (
  • A weak heart pumps less blood to your kidneys and causes fluid and water retention, resulting in swollen ankles , legs, and abdomen (called edema ) and weight gain. (
  • The oxygen-rich blood returns through veins coming from the lungs (pulmonary veins) to the heart. (
  • It then moves into the capillaries of the lungs, and returns back to the heart through the pulmonary veins into the left atrium. (
  • As blood flow out of the heart slows, blood returning to the heart through the veins backs up, causing congestion in the tissues. (
  • That is where we try and electrically disconnect the veins at the back of the heart that lead into the left atrium. (
  • The blood returns to your heart through veins before being pumped back to your lungs again. (
  • The heart receives the oxygen-rich blood from the lungs in the left atrium , the first chamber on the left side. (
  • [2] In humans, the heart is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest . (
  • In humans, the heart is approximately the size of a closed fist and is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest. (
  • The doctor also will listen to your heart with a stethoscope, check your pulse, and listen to your lungs. (
  • The inner layer provides a smooth lubricated sliding surface for the heart to move against when it contracts and in response to the movement of other structures, such as the diaphragm and lungs. (
  • A chest x-ray creates pictures of the organs and structures inside your chest, such as your heart, lungs, and blood vessels. (
  • A weak heart causes fluid to back up in the lungs. (
  • After the blood leaves the right side of the heart, it goes to your lungs where it picks up oxygen. (
  • The Million Hearts initiative has been successful at the national level in bringing stakeholders together to address cardiovascular disease, but the network could be enhanced and the level of membership commitment and activity could be strengthened. (
  • This report examines the partnerships developed in Million Hearts, defines the practices and approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention that occurred as a result of the program, and provides suggestions for future Million Hearts activities. (
  • Abuse of testosterone, a steroid hormone that helps athletes and bodybuilders bulk up, has been associated with cardiovascular disease, increased risk of heart attack, and mood changes, as well as prostate cancer. (
  • While heart rhythm is regulated entirely by the sinoatrial node under normal conditions, heart rate is regulated by sympathetic and parasympathetic input to the sinoatrial node. (
  • Patients whose defibrillators have fired to correct a heart rhythm problem or whose devices are nearing the end of their normal battery life -- about five years -- will be advised to consider replacement more seriously. (
  • It shows how fast your heart is beating and whether its rhythm is steady or irregular. (
  • A healthy heart pulsates with rhythm. (
  • Overall, researchers found that gum disease was significantly more common in heart attack patients than healthy adults. (
  • Approximately 43% of heart attack patients had gum disease, while gum disease affected only 33% of healthy adults. (
  • Learn about how to have a healthy heart and living with heart conditions. (
  • However, heart rates from 50 to 60 bpm are common among healthy people and do not necessarily require special attention. (
  • Follow our approach to healthy eating to help achieve and maintain a healthy heart and have the energy to live life to the full. (
  • What makes a recipe heart healthy? (
  • Heart-healthy foods also are low in saturated fat and low in salt. (
  • The olives are heart-healthy, too! (
  • The heart unit is important because kids need to know how to take care of themselves and live a healthy life. (
  • These oils have less of the bad fats and more heart-healthy fats. (
  • 2. Easy Ways to Keep Your Heart in Good HealthKeeping your heart healthy is very simple provided you are prepared to make a lifelongcommitment to the cause. (
  • The essential omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA found in fish, are keys to a healthy heart (and brain and nervous system! (
  • Do you have a favorite heart-healthy recipe? (
  • Although you do not mention it, I suspect you are highly anxious about this possibility, so let me reassure you straight away that it is tremendously rare for otherwise fit and healthy 17 year old people to have a heart attack. (
  • Some risks cannot be changed - such as increasing age, being male and having a strong family history of heart problems - but even so you can do much to keep your heart entirely healthy. (
  • Women have a higher occurrence than men of chest pain that is not caused by heart disease , for example chest pain from spasm of the esophagus . (
  • The heart receives blood low in oxygen from the systemic circulation , which enters the right atrium from the superior and inferior venae cavae and passes to the right ventricle. (
  • A report in the Dec. 13, 2004, issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association found that the rate of heart disease -related deaths (as well as deaths from other causes) rose sharply between Dec. 25 and Jan. 7. (
  • Guest Bio: You can also register now for the virtual Nurtured Heart Approach® Certification Training Intensive 11/17/21 - 11/22/21. (
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  • In November 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a clinical practice guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure (BP) in adults. (
  • In this Monday, March 11, 2013 photo, Atlanta cardiologist Dr. Spencer King demonstrates how a catheter is used to repair a diseased heart valve, at an American College of Cardiology conference in San Francisco. (
  • When a young man, Sean, is killed in a motorbike accident, Gary receives his heart. (
  • Jennifer Hunt, a civil affairs specialist assigned to Company A, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 360th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), receives a Purple Heart for wounds suffered due to enemy contact during her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in this file photo. (
  • About 13% of people born before 1943 have valvular heart disease. (
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Visit CardioSmart's COVID-19 Hub with information about the new coronavirus for people living with heart conditions. (
  • Imaging studies have shown evidence of tissue malfunction in the brains of those with addiction, and in the hearts of people with heart disease. (
  • Since its inception, the American Heart Association (AHA) has lead efforts in research, prevention and treatment of heart disease, providing knowledge-based solutions for people of all ages. (
  • Some people do not even notice they are having a heart attack, others have a massive heart attack like you see on TV. (
  • If you already have heart disease, you are at greater risk from exposure to second-hand smoke than people who don't. (
  • After heart bypass surgery most people will have an improvement or complete relief from any symptoms you were experiencing before the surgery. (
  • People at high risk for the flu , including people older than 65 and those with heart disease risk factors, should make sure to get the shot. (
  • Primary tumors are tumors that originate in the heart and are rare, occurring in one out of 2,000 people. (
  • People with cancer in other parts of their bodies that present symptoms of heart malfunction are then tested for secondary heart tumors. (
  • The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood - even by some physicians. (
  • Instead of opening the chest, we're able to put catheters in through the leg, sometimes through the arm," said Dr. Spencer King of St. Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute in Atlanta. (
  • Irregular heartbeats also can become more common as the heart weakens. (
  • In 2017, there were 3,046 deaths due to rheumatic valvular heart disease and 24,811 deaths due to non-rheumatic valvular heart disease in the United States. (
  • Readjusting to everyday life can be tough for heart disease patients. (
  • Each year only 5 or 6 percent of those patients have a potentially lethal heart arrhythmia that triggers the device to fire, so even if their device is defective, it won't likely kill them. (
  • The observed improvements need to be reproduced in larger numbers of patients before testosterone can be recommended as therapy, said Dr. Justin Z. Ezekowitz , director of the Heart Function Clinic at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. (
  • Surgeons see a 3D-map of the heart and control the operation from outside the theatre - lowering exposure to radiation by as much as 40 per cent for patients and 80 per cent for doctors. (
  • Heart surgeon Janardan Dhasmana told the inquiry into the Bristol babies scandal he was "unlucky" to lose his first five patients in a complex operation. (
  • The NHS was "cavalier" in its attitude towards seeking consent to retain tissues of patients who have died, the public inquiry into the Bristol heart babies scandal has been told. (
  • For patients, this is crucial: Make sure you are evaluated by a "heart team" that includes a surgeon as well as other specialists who do less invasive treatments. (
  • The heart rate can vary according to the body's physical needs, including the need to absorb oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide . (
  • Due to individuals having a constant blood volume, one of the physiological ways to deliver more oxygen to an organ is to increase heart rate to permit blood to pass by the organ more often. (
  • Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - Researchers at the University of California at San Diego were interested in understanding how exposure to low oxygen concentrations impact heart function. (
  • Your heart needs to have blood and oxygen in order to function properly. (
  • In cold weather, there is more oxygen demand by the heart because it is working harder to do the work and maintain body heat," Glasser says. (
  • An ECG or EKG records the electrical activity of the heart and shows abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias or dysrhythmias). (
  • It has a double membrane of pericardial fluid, which nourishes the heart and prevents it from shocks. (
  • Directly within the pericardial sac is the heart wall, which is made up of three layers. (
  • Sometimes drugs can be injected into the pericardial area of the heart to slow the tumor's growth. (
  • Intravenous drug use can also lead to endocarditis and cause heart valve disease. (
  • You also might get an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures electrical activity of the heart. (
  • Women are more likely than men to have atypical heart attack symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain , abdominal pain , nausea , vomiting , fatigue , and shortness of breath . (
  • Heart (Italian: Cuore [ˈkwɔːre]) is a children's novel by the Italian author Edmondo De Amicis who was a novelist, journalist, short story writer, and poet. (
  • This kind of doctor knows a lot about children's hearts. (
  • Emotional parents have attacked the hospital at the centre of the Bristol babies heart scandal, claiming they were kept in the dark about plans to keep their children's organs after unsuccessful heart surgery. (
  • Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart caused by a severe infection in the blood. (
  • It can help your doctor figure out whether you have heart disease, and if so, how severe it is. (
  • Doctors use an echo to diagnose many different heart problems, and to check how severe they are. (
  • CHDs can vary from mild (such as a small hole in the heart) to severe (such as missing or poorly formed parts of the heart). (
  • Smoking affects the vessels that supply blood to your heart and other parts of your body. (
  • Des was diagnosed with a heart condition which affects over 150,000 Australian's. (
  • Who Gets Heart Murmurs? (
  • More than half of all kids have a heart murmur at some time in their lives and most heart murmurs don't mean anything is wrong. (
  • And most kids with heart murmurs can run, jump, and play just like everybody else. (