Tag: diseases of the heart

Stay Vigilant for Worsening Heart Failure

More than five million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, diseases of the heart muscle

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

When a man is aroused, the brain sends a signal to the nerves in the penis, which then stimulate the arteries in the penis to open up, filling with blood. Simultaneously, the veins close up and the blood in the arteries becomes trapped, causing enlargement and hardening of the penis.

Trial of Gene Therapy for Heart Failure Breaks New Ground

In heart disease, a logical target is SERCA2a, a gene that helps heart cells maintain proper calcium levels. When levels of SERCA2a are low, the heart contracts weakly, leading to heart failure. In theory, replacing SERCA2a should restore the heart’s ability to squeeze more forcefully, thereby reversing heart failure. Results

More Than Two Sugary Drinks a Day May Not be Sweet for your Heart

Drinking at least two sugar-sweetened drinks per day increased the risk of heart failure among middle-aged and older men by 23 percent compared to men who didn’t drink any sweetened beverages. Research published in the journal Heart examined the dietary habits and medical histories of more than 40,000 men over

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