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Jim Lynskey has been fitted with a battery-operated heart

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:38:53 +0100

Jim Lynskey, from Redditch, Worcestershire, has an enlarged heart, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, after he and his twin sister, Grace, caught viral meningitis at just two weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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NaviGate touts 1st 52mm transcatheter tricuspid valve procedure

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:59:34 +0100

NaviGate Cardiac Structures touted this week that its Gate catheter-guided tricuspid atrioventricular valved stent was implanted six weeks ago into a patient’s transplanted heart. The patient’s transplanted heart was failing due to severe tricuspid valve insufficiency. The successful implantation at the Policlinico of the University of Padua, Italy, is the first European-based patient treated with the company’s tricuspid replacement heart valve. Three hours after the procedure, the patient was showing improved renal function, NaviGate reported. Two months after the intervention, the 67-year-old male patient has improved clinically and boasts excellent valvular function, according to the company. This procedure brings the total number of NaviGate tricuspid implant cases th...

UIowa study examines altered gene expression in heart failure

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Iowa Health Care) Heart tissue from patients with heart failure exhibits increased levels of Cdk8 protein. Mimicking this increased Cdk8 expression in transgenic mouse hearts alters gene expression in a way that promotes heart failure. When University of Iowa researchers examined the mouse heart cells before a decrease in heart function was detectable, they found over 3,400 genes already expressed with a profile similar to that of human heart muscle cells with dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

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TTN Mutation May Not Rule Out Medical Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy TTN Mutation May Not Rule Out Medical Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:24:05 +0100

In patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, loss-of-function mutations in the titin gene (TTN) do not preclude systolic function recovery following standard pharmacological therapy, according to Canadian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)

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Meet the girl who has had four hearts – video

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:27:09 +0100

Born with a serious heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, Chloe Narbonne had five major operations – and four hearts – by the age of 12. She defied the odds to become the youngest person in Europe to receive an artificial heart thanks to groundbreaking surgery involving 30 NHS staff. Now Chloe, her mother and medical personnel tell her amazing story for the first timeContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

Adding Defibrillator to CRT No Benefit in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0100

However, benefit is seen for addition of defibrillator therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Psoriasis and Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Literature Psoriasis and Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Literature

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:12:37 +0100

The incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy is 10 times higher in patients with psoriasis than in the general population. What might be the possible etiology of this association?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)

Medical News Today: Immune cell may turn heart inflammation into heart failure

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0100

New research examines the role of a type of white blood cells called eosinophils on heart inflammation, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heart failure in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

What is myocarditis? Pop legend George Michael suffered from condition, coroner reveals

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +0100

MYOCARDITIS is an inflammation of the myocardium, which is a heart muscle. A coroner has revealed pop legend George Michael died from the condition - dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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MyoKardia begins dosing in Phase I trial of MYK-491 to treat DCM

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

US-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical firm MyoKardia has begun dosing in its Phase I single ascending dose clinical study of MYK-491 to treat dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). (Source: Drug Development Technology)

Happy birthday to my heart

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:16:36 +0100

Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be'Primed to Fail '

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:11:01 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 -- Certain gene mutations can increase the risk of heart failure in healthy people, researchers report. It had been believed that gene mutations in a protein called titin affect only people with dilated cardiomyopathy, one... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

Family Hears Their Late Daughter's Heart Beat Inside Organ Recipient

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:08:18 +0100

A Florida teen’s memory lives on through a strong heartbeat.  The family of 14-year-old Katelyn Zimmerman, who was killed by a drunk driver in March, recently met the person who received her heart, ABC 11 reported.  In the video below, Katelyn’s family listens to her heart beating inside Albert Jeffries IV. Albert, a 14-year-old from North Carolina with dilated cardiomyopathy, was flooded with emotion. “Thank you for the gift of being able to see more in life,” Albert, whose condition means his heart struggles to pump blood, tearfully read in a letter to Katelyn’s family during their meeting. “Thank you for being my miracle.” Butterflies and balloons were released for the occasion, and the families exchanged gifts. Ti...

Identification of a gene signature associated with dilated cardiomyopathy

Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) A study in this issue of JCI Insight identifies a gene signature that characterizes the transition from dilated cardiomyopathy to heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Potential heart disorder cause, treatment identified

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:13:50 +0100

A novel therapy tested scientists for treating a fatal heart disorder in dogs might ultimately help in diagnosing and treating heart disease in humans. The team also identified potential causes of inherited dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or "weak heart." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

Peripartum and 'Idiopathic' Cardiomyopathies Share Gene VariantsPeripartum and 'Idiopathic' Cardiomyopathies Share Gene Variants

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:47:51 +0100

Pregnancy-related cardiomyopathy may share genetic underpinnings with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, say researchers. "For the first time, we have an explanation for a subset of these women that is quite novel." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)

Bone Marrow Cell Injection in Dilated CardiomyopathyBone Marrow Cell Injection in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0100

Might transplantation of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells, delivered by intracoronary injection, improve heart function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy? European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

ECG Challenge: Dilated CardiomyopathyECG Challenge: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:14:55 +0100

A 69-year-old man with a history of a dilated cardiomyopathy presents with several hours of palpitations and sudden onset of shortness of breath. Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)

Mayo Clinic Launches Eight Genetic Testing Panels for Cardiac Disorders

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic’s launch of eight new next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels is intended to improve the lives of patients and families living with inherited cardiac conditions by aiding in the diagnosis and management of these complex disorders. These disorders include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Noonan syndrome, Marfan syndrome, long [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)

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Cardiac Preload in Children With CV Dysfunction or Dilated CMCardiac Preload in Children With CV Dysfunction or Dilated CM

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:10:26 +0100

Find out about "normal" values for global end-diastolic volume index and more in pediatric patients with cardiovascular dysfunction and dilated cardiomyopathy. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Scientists find key gene mutations behind inherited heart disease

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:01:16 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified the crucial genetic mutations that cause a common heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and screening of high-risk patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Heart transplant patient brings home the gold

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:15:24 +0100

  A rush of excitement swept over Alexia Clinton this past July as she walked into the 22,039 seat Houston Dynamo stadium, hearing her name along with the rest of Team New England called over the loudspeaker. The national youth athletic competition she had waited for all year was about to begin. In addition to winning gold for her softball throw, 10-year-old Alexia won silver in both swimming and long jump and bronze in cornhole. When you consider the fact that she had a heart transplant at the tender age of three, these accomplishments are all the more astonishing. Alexia was participating in the Transplant Games of America, a nationwide sports festival for organ donors and individuals who have had an organ transplant. The games were first held in 1986, with a mission to celebrate an...

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014...

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:30:13 +0100 adds “Dilated Cardiomyopathy Pipeline Review, H2 2014” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Dilated Cardiomyopathy therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb December 31, 2014)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

Thursday consumer health tips

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100

Alzheimer's, dementia and MCI overlap but have different meanings Blood thinners: Can I still get blood clots? Dilated cardiomyopathy Stress management: Know your triggers Antidepressants and alcohol: What's the concern? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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Genetics Home Reference: dilated cardiomyopathy with ataxia syndrome

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:08:23 +0100 (Source: NLM General Announcements)

Bionic heart patient relies on portable pump in handbag to transfer blood around body

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:30:40 +0100

Daniela Vargova, 30, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy following a cardiac arrest and now relies on the life-saving equipment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

News for the EORP Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:45:45 +0100

On behalf of the Cardiomyopathy Executive Committee of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Long-Term Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis Registry and invite you to contact us in order to participate in this exciting endeavour. The registry is open to adult and paediatric cardiology units. Data will be collected on the following disorders: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; dilated cardiomyopathy; arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; restrictive cardiomyopathy; and clinically suspected myocarditis. (Source: ESC News and Press)

Hope for normal heart function in children with fatal heart disease

Wed, 14 May 2014 17:29:47 +0100

After two decades of arduous research, an investigator has published a new study showing that many children with an often fatal type of heart disease can recover “normal size and function” of damaged sections of their hearts. The finding clearly demonstrates that nearly one-fourth of children treated for “idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy,” or DCM, when these children with DCM become symptomatic by developing congestive heart failure) can be expected to fully recover normal size and function of left-ventricular (LV) heart muscle fibers within about two years of diagnosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle...

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:45:07 +0100

Findings Show Several FDA-Approved Drugs May also be Effective in Patients Diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy(PRWeb April 28, 2014)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

Genetics Home Reference: familial dilated cardiomyopathy

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:22:57 +0100 (Source: NLM General Announcements)

Mother Ashton Hutcheson's shock at being told son has just 50/50 chance of survival

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:56:17 +0100

Ashton Hutcheson (pictured with his mother, Shanna), from Aberdeen, was eventually diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy after he developed stomach pain and sickness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Genetic Test Helps Spot Familial CardiomyopathyGenetic Test Helps Spot Familial Cardiomyopathy

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:39:24 +0100

Using a new genetic testing strategy, researchers have identified new mutations that improve the ability to detect family members with inherited dilated cardiomyopathy. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Sequencing of Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy GenesSequencing of Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy Genes

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:05:21 +0100

Is next generation sequencing for cardiomyopathy genes ready for implementation in a diagnostic setting? Journal of Medical Genetics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Sports and Life Lessons Collide at World Transplant Games

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:11:45 +0100

Brock and Connor recently returned from the 2013 World Transplant Games in South Africa By Brock Marvin  “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” This is what I told myself every single day that I battled severe dilated cardiomyopathy. And the phrase stayed with me for the months after my eventual heart transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Transplant Program in 2010. I always had plenty of faith that there were happier, healthier days ahead; I just needed to work a little harder than most teenagers to get there. But I wasn’t alone in the battle. Months after my transplant, my brother, Connor, was diagnosed with the same heart condition. Like me, he dealt with the disease and his eventual heart transplant with a positive and determined attitude...

From the surgical suite to the winner’s podium: brothers treated at Boston Children’s compete in the World Transplant Games

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:34:16 +0100

Though they’re two years apart, brothers Brock and Connor Marvin have a lot in common. They’re both affable, active young men who love watching and playing sports. Brock, the eldest, is a goal keeper for Oglethorpe University’s soccer team, while Connor holds places on his high school’s varsity soccer, basketball and golf teams. They were also both born with a genetic heart condition so severe it would require them to receive heart transplants within a year and a half of each other. A sudden shock On an April evening in 2008, Brock and Connor were killing time the way they normally did by tossing a baseball back and forth in the backyard of their upstate New York home. Connor grew tired of the game and went inside after Roscoe, the family’s dog, stole the ball...

Stem Cells, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DCM) & Cardiomyopathies

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:43:00 +0100

Conclusion: ADMs delay or prevent development of DCM in dystrophin-deficient heart, but timing of stem cell transplantation may be critical for achieving benefit with cell therapy in DMDcardiac muscle.Stem Cell Research Reagents. (Source: Neuromics)

Cardio Notes: Two Meds Key in PAD Surgery

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:43:05 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Patients scheduled for a peripheral artery intervention do much better if they are already on statins and aspirin. Also this week, predictors of new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)

Transplantation of Engineered Heart Tissue in Dilated CardiomyopathyTransplantation of Engineered Heart Tissue in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 04:00:00 +0100

Is a new bridge to heart transplantation on the horizon? European Journal of Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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