Tag Archives: Heart

Soft Electronics for Advanced Heart Catheters

Researchers at George Washington University and Northwestern University have developed a new class of soft devices that can provide new functionality for catheters used in cardiac procedures. The new materials are soft electronics, including stretchable sensors and actuators, that when applied to the surface of a catheter system, could greatly assist in diagnosing and treating… Read More »

ESC: Eli Lilly, Boehringer’s Jardiance cuts CV events by 25% in Farxiga-matching heart failure trial

AstraZeneca put the rest of the SGLT2 inhibitor class on notice when its Farxiga scored an FDA heart failure nod in patients with or without diabetes. One of its competitors, Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance, is fast on Farxiga’s heels, though, and it’s ready to bring its pivotal trial win in front of physicians.  Jardiance, added… Read More »

Women and Heart Disease Prevention

A woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds in the United States. If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. The good news is that if you seek help quickly, treatment can save your life and prevent permanent damage to your heart muscle. Treatment works best… Read More »

Can anxiety lead to heart attack

Many studies have linked heart disease and depression, but heart problems may also go hand in hand with anxiety. Several studies have shown that about a quarter of people with cardiovascular disease have some kind of anxiety problem and, in some cases, the anxiety seems to make the heart condition worse. Researchers have reported, for… Read More »

Why is cardio good for the heart

Exercise can stop or slow the development of diabetes. The more muscle mass you develop, the more calories you burn, says Johns Hopkins exercise physiologist Kerry J. However, even a single bout of exercise may protect your heart right away through a process known as ischemic preconditioning, according to a review article in the Nov.… Read More »