Health Problems

Protein dynamics in the beating heart

The protein titin is a large structural component of the sarcomere—the machinery that mediates contraction of cardiac muscle cells. Despite its importance to the beating heart, little is known about titin turnover. Adrian Cadar, Ph.D., and colleagues have now used the microscopy technique FRAP (fluorescence recovery after photobleaching) to study titin dynamics in contracting cardiomyocytes. […]

Health Problems

Heart failure medication often prescribed in insufficient doses

Important medications for the treatment of heart failure are often prescribed in lower dosages than recommended by international guidelines. A study with the participation of the Medical University of Vienna shows overly cautious prescription of the most common medication groups by treating physicians due to unintentional bias. The results are published in the journal Annals […]

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7 silent signs of a heart attack

More than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year. Traditional symptoms—chest pain or pressure, cold sweat, extreme weakness—are well known. But there are more subtle signs you’re having or are about to have a heart attack that can be easy to miss. If you experience any of the following symptoms, see a doctor. […]