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FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

The Food and Drug Administration approved an electrocardiogram, or EKG device, designed to work with Apple smart watches, according to AliveCor, developer of the device. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Smart Watch EKG Device

RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Engineers and medical researchers developed a technique to deliver genetic material into damaged heart muscle that in lab mice regrows heart cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

People with irregular heart rhythms given anti-coagulation drugs to reduce their risk of stroke were also less likely to develop dementia than their counterparts not receiving blood-thinners. . . . → Read More: Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

An alliance between the Geisinger Health System and two pharmaceutical companies is developing a computer model to predict long-term health risks of patients with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

An experimental drug to help grow new heart tissue after a heart attack is advancing to tests in pigs, with help from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Results from a clinical trial show an electrocardiogram app on a smartphone detects more cases of irregular heart beats than routine office visits. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue