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May 2014

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

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

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