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May 2014

New Drug Improves Rare Heart Disorder, But Could Tackle Common Heart Problems, Too

Researchers believe that a drug for a group of rare, inherited heart rhythm disorders called Long QT syndromes could also help patients with much more common cardiac arrhythmias. 

5/20/2014 | 0 comments

Stopping Heart Failure: A Two-Pronged Approach

A recent study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology demonstrates a novel approach to curb heart failure that targets both the heart and the adrenal gland. The authors found that a drug compound called gallein blocks a molecular pathway responsible for the development of the disease. The pathway is present in the heart and the adrenal gland and stifling its activity in both places led to a healthier heart in a mouse model of heart failure.

5/12/2014 | 0 comments