A new Harvard University-developed robotic sleeve could open up new treatment options for people who have suffered heart failure. The device is designed to cradle the vital organ and give it a series of gentle squeezes to replicate a healthy heartbeat.
A new study out of Europe has found that a simple blood test targeting a molecule found in gut bacteria may be able to predict serious risk of heart problems and even death in patients who show up in emergency room with chest pains.
For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.
An observational study encompassing nearly 15,000 patients traces a link between medications prescribed to prevent heart attacks, such as statins and aspirin, and reduced severity of said attacks when they do occur.