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Heart Model Simulates Mechanical Load on Cardiac Tissues

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with collaborators in the Netherlands, have developed a heart model consisting of engineered cardiac muscle tissue that is attached to an elastic material. The design allows the team to mimic the mechanical forces experienced by heart tissue in the body, which should provide them with more accurate data when… Read More »

Heart Disease Risk Reduced With One Cup of Leafy Green Veggies a Day

Research has found that individuals can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by eating just 1 cup of nitrate-rich vegetables every day. The research looked at whether individuals who regularly ate higher quantities of nitrate-rich vegetables, such as beetroot and leafy greens, had reduced blood pressure, and it also looked at whether these same… Read More »

Baltimore man steals ambulance to drive himself to the hospital while suffering heart attack

A Baltimore man was arrested on Monday for stealing an ambulance that he used to drive himself to the hospital while suffering a heart attack. The 38-year-old man hopped in the driver’s seat and found the keys in the ignition when members of a Baltimore City Fire Department medical unit left the keys in the… Read More »

Cardiac Organoids Self-Organize to Mimic Human Heart

Researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences have developed the most realistic cardiac organoids to date. The tiny structures self-organize from pluripotent stem cells to form a hollow chamber that can beat. The method to create the ‘cardioids’ involves stimulating a variety of signaling pathways in stem cells and does not rely on conventional tissue… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »