Monday, September 1, 2014

Tag Archives: American Heart Association

Hypertension researcher encourages colleagues to expand their focus

Dr. David Pollock has a simple message for fellow hypertension researchers: think endothelin. In a country where better than 30 percent of adults have high blood pressure and 50-75 percent ... Read More »

Webb receives Lifetime Achievement Award for hypertension research

Dr. R. Clinton Webb, Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is the 2013 recipient of the American Heart Association Council ... Read More »

Simple steps may identify patients that hold onto excess sodium

Getting a second urine sample and blood pressure measure as patients head out of the doctor’s office appears an efficient way to identify those whose health may be in jeopardy ... Read More »

Study aims to help patients with peripheral artery disease become more active

For millions of Americans, simply walking to the mailbox can cause unbearable leg pain as muscles scream for more blood and oxygen. It’s called peripheral arterial disease and, ironically, one ... Read More »

Researchers eliminate schizophrenia symptoms in an animal model

Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are reversed when gene expression returns to normal, scientists report. They genetically engineered mice so they ... Read More »

Carnitine supplement may improve survival rates of children with heart defects

A common nutritional supplement may be part of the magic in improving the survival rates of babies born with heart defects, researchers report. Carnitine, a compound that helps transport fat ... Read More »

Antibiotic studied to reduce hemorrhagic stroke damage

A new study will help determine if an antibiotic is a partial antidote for the poisonous effect blood has on the brain following a hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say. They want ... Read More »

Surgical menopause may prime brain for stroke, Alzheimer’s

Removing the ovaries before menopause, appears to leave more of the brain vulnerable to stroke and increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. Low doses of estrogen started right ... Read More »

Weintraub recruited to MCG to spur translational science in cardiovascular disease

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has been recruited to hold the Herbert S. Kupperman Endowed Chair ... Read More »

Sodium transporter appears likely target for treating salt-sensitive hypertension

Genetics and demographics likely put you at risk for salt-sensitive hypertension, and scientists are looking for a way to protect you. The concept is that free radicals in the kidney ... Read More »