The UCLA-led research also indicates that the primary culprit in smokers’ increased risk is not nicotine but other chemicals in tobacco smoke.
Research brief: A UCLA-led study identifies a potential target for therapies to prevent or treat heart failure.
Research brief: The study authors suggest that women focus more on improving their muscle mass than losing weight as a preventive measure.
Symptoms to look out for during and after the election include heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath and tremors.
A single protein may determine the size of scars, scientists say. Larger scars heighten the risk of future death from heart failure.
As a graduate student, Edward Jean-Louis almost died from sudden death syndrome while playing basketball.
UCLA researchers were part of an international team to test gene therapy in people with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease.
Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years
Scientists have been puzzled about why some people with heart failure live longer than others even after receiving the same treatment.
Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, call for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
A Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA harnessed the DNA from nearly 20,000 people to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions.
A drug that suppresses the gene could lead to the first pill to treat stroke’s aftermath.
The findings could pave the way for new treatments for heart valve disorders, which can be caused by congenital defects, aging or disease.
High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, sometimes referred to as “good” cholesterol, is brought from the outer wall to the interior of the cell by a protein that helps create a “bridge” between the two areas.
Education and outpatient intervention programs are credited with improved patient outcomes.
The research, the first of its kind, also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition, called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
The research showed that a single session of hookah smoking increased heart rate and blood pressure; and significantly increased measures of arterial stiffness, a key risk factor in heart attack or stroke.
Research conducted between 2007 and 2009 showed that many patients were not receiving the recommended doses of three categories of medication.
Gil Solomon received a new aortic valve at UCLA that is more durable, reducing the need for an additional replacement when he is older.
The process analyzes several possible risk scenarios to help doctors more thoroughly assess people who could be candidates for heart transplants.
Women infected by the virus during pregnancy were 10 times more likely than the general population to give birth to babies with major cardiac problems, researchers found.
Study identifies receptor that may be targeted to repair the heart after heart attack, cardiac arrest
The discovery explains the mechanisms behind the protective effects of lipid emulsion therapy and could improve treatments for people with heart disease.
The UCLA-led research suggests that the ‘unexpected’ reason is a jump in heart disease risk for whites.
“Our ultimate goal is to be able to regenerate cardiomyocytes after an injury like a heart attack,” Dr. Reza Ardehali said. “But we’re first trying to learn from the embryonic heart.”
A UCLA-led study finds that the so-called “selfish” gene acts to remove cholesterol from blood vessels.
The analysis had a 93 percent accuracy rate for forecasting the chance of survival in people with advanced cardiac disease.