Research & Development
Deep sequencing captures genetic variants for vascular anomalies
Deep sequencing in a study identified extremely low levels of previously undescribed genetic variants in patients with life-threatening vascular anomalies, improving their treatment.
June 1, 2023
One-third of U.S. adults with diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have generated evidence of how prevalent elevated levels of two biomarkers are in U.S. adults, with and without diabetes.
June 1, 2023
Smartphone attachment puts blood pressure monitoring at your fingertips
A smartphone clip attachment could enable no-calibration home blood pressure monitoring, making it easier, more affordable, and more accessible, researchers said.
May 30, 2023
Study identifies stress hormone in hair as potential biomarker of heart disease risk
Chronic stress, which is linked to a range of negative health outcomes, is associated with increased levels of glucocorticoids. The body releases the hormone in response to stress.
May 22, 2023
Heart injury biomarker may help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization
Researchers found that measuring blood levels of cardiac troponin, a heart injury biomarker, may help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization.
April 25, 2023
Pediatric reference intervals established for two common cardiovascular disease tests: AACC study
Many pediatric hospitals have started to use high-sensitivity cardiac troponin and N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide to detect levels of the proteins cTn I or T and NT-proBNP, respectively.
April 11, 2023
RNA biomarkers may help confirm heart disease, study finds
RNA analysis of blood from patients with angiographically confirmed coronary artery disease demonstrates how RNA biomarkers may help confirm heart disease.
March 30, 2023
What to do when genetic tests reveal links to cardiovascular disease: Scientific statement
Increased use of genetic testing means people may discover they have a genetic abnormality, or gene variant, associated with cardiovascular disease.
March 27, 2023
ApoB testing may reveal patients at risk of heart disease missed by cholesterol tests: study
In the study, investigators looked at electronic medical records for patients who had ApoB and standard lipid profiles tested within 90 days of each other from 2010 to early 2022.
March 6, 2023
Heart problems more likely among long COVID patients in comprehensive study
In the study, investigators found that individuals who experienced long COVID had more than double the risk of developing new cardiovascular symptoms.
February 23, 2023
Measuring NT-proBNP changes over time may improve risk stratification for heart patients
Measuring the changes in the heart hormone precursor N-terminal-pro hormone BNP over time may improve risk stratification and health outcomes for heart patients.
February 8, 2023
Sepsis increases heart failure, rehospitalization risks following hospital discharge
Hospital patients who initially had or developed sepsis were at higher risk for heart failure, rehospitalization, or death within 12 years than patients without sepsis.
February 1, 2023
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