Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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Gene therapy may reduce risk of sudden cardiac death from heart disorder

A single dose of gene therapy reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death for one year from an inherited disorder that causes abnormal heart rhythm, according to a new study. In addition, the gene therapy showed promise in preventing Catecholaminergic […]

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5th grader jumping in father’s memory keeps exceeding fundraising goals

As the daughter of a flight paramedic and an intensive-care nurse, Reghan Haynes has grown up with a keen devotion to improving and saving lives. Given her own

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Family faced heart-defect diagnosis before birth – again; outcome better the 2nd time

When Greta Hurst was about 15 weeks pregnant with her second child, doctors told her and her husband Darnell that the baby’s heart would not survive. But little Mariah

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SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health. A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were

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SimpleScience@Heart: The couch is no place for people with heart defects

If you or your child were born with a heart defect, don’t skip out on physical activities. While some irregular heartbeat conditions may limit what you can do, most