Single injection ‘could repair damaged hearts’ after world-first trial

Professor Noel Caplice, University College Cork, has shown in a trial, the first example  of how a low dose insulin-like growth factor, injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, improves remodeling for heart attack patients. Around 20% of people who suffer heart attacks have severe ongoing difficulties due to lasting damage to…

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Pay attention to pain

Its womens no.1 Killer So paying attention to pain could save your life. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet the American Heart Association says sonly one in five American women believes heart disease is her greatest health threat. The commonest heart attack symptom in men and women is chest pain or…

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Blood test simplifies a diagnosis of heart attacks

Diagnosis cuts time and cost for people with chest pains One simple blood test can rule out a diagnosis of a heart attack in 2 of 3  patients going to emergency departments complaining of chest pain. Over a million people visit A&E departments with acute chest pain a year near their heart compared to 188,000…

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