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Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Scientists have identified a gene that is crucial for anesthetic preconditioning, a process used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to protect a patient’s heart while it is stopped and blood flow and oxygen delivery to the organ are reduced.

5/11/2016
Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes young people to die suddenly. New research on the disorder will help physicians specifically tailor treatment for each patient and was recognized at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. 

4/7/2016
Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD, a device designed to prevent sudden cardiac death, fare better when they are married. 

12/14/2015
New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

New Discovery May Help Prevent Clotting After Heart Attack

The discovery of a new way that platelets get switched on after a heart attack or stroke may help inform the development of drugs that prevent dangerous clots in patients.

8/18/2015
Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

Digital Database Advances Heart Research; Boston Scientific Latest Co. to Access UR Resource

URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program is home to an electronic database of millions of ECG recordings that are used by companies and universities to test new ECG technologies and the safety of new drugs. Boston Scientific is the latest company to tap into this resource. 

7/30/2015
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