An insult such as a myocardial infarction--commonly called a heart
attack--causes muscle damage that can instantly trigger fatal arrhythmia, or it can permanently reduce ejection fraction.
Now cardiologists and women's health advocates are setting out to dismantle the stereotype of the heart
While some think that devotion to the Sacred Heart
began in 17th-century France following the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, it actually goes back to the Middle Ages.
To date, researchers have focused on systolic heart
failure, believing that the majority of heart
failure patients--up to 70 percent--suffer from this form of the disease.
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However, studies that have examined other potential benefits hint at a role for the drug in conditions including chronic heart
failure and fetal-growth restriction, according to cardiac surgeon Shahzad G.
During conventional bypass surgery, a doctor actually stops the heart
and inserts a tube that diverts blood flow to a heart
Over the years, experts have speculated about why heart
attacks are more deadly for women, and some have suggested that differences in medical treatment play a role.
failure is a progressive condition that involves the heart
re-shaping, or "remodeling", into a less effective blood pump.
But while the results indicate that stem cells multiply in response to heart
injury, Anversa says, they appear to do little to repair the organ.
Decorative metal candle holder with heart
Abiomed currently manufactures and sells the AB5000(TM) Circulatory Support System and the BVS(R) 5000 Biventricular Support System for the temporary support of all patients with failing but potentially recoverable hearts