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Precision medicine guides choice of better drug therapy in severe heart disease

Is personalized medicine cost-effective? University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Nita Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and colleagues across the United States have answered that question for one medical treatment. Patients experiencing a heart attack—known as a myocardial infarction or an acute coronary syndrome—have sharply diminished blood flow in coronary arteries, with a high risk of heart […]

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American Well, Stanford physicians to share lessons learned from Apple Heart Study at HIMSS

Last year, Apple announced the results of the Apple Heart Study, an ambitious digitally-enabled research project that also tapped the talents of Stanford University, BioTelemetry, and telemedicine company American Well. Through the study, more than 400,000 individuals helped Apple and Stanford learn about atrial fibrillation, and the predictive and therapeutic value of the Apple Watch’s […]

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Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart

Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart because the digestive system is less efficient at night leading to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that govern everything including sleep  Study found time-restricted eating was able to reverse type 2 diabetes in mice We produce less […]

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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. […]