Patching up a broken heart

16 Jun 2017

It is almost impossible for an injured heart to fully mend itself. Within minutes of being deprived of oxygen – as happens during a heart attack when arteries to the heart are blocked – the heart’s muscle cells start to die. Sanjay Sinha wants to mend these hearts so that they work again. 

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Chemicals found in everyday fruits could minimise organ damage after heart attack and stroke

05 Nov 2014

Scientists have identified chemicals found in some everyday fruit that could protect vital organs from long-term damage following a heart attack or stroke, according to new research carried out in mice. The researchers now hope the chemicals will provide a starting point for developing new injectable drugs that could be used to prevent some of the long-term damage caused by heart attack and stroke.

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chocolate

Eating chocolate cuts risk of heart disease

30 Aug 2011

Eating high levels of chocolate could be associated with a significant reduction in the risk of certain cardiovascular disorders, reveals Cambridge research published in the British Medical Journal this week.

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obesity

Apple shaped obesity as bad for heart as other obesity

21 Mar 2011

An international study of 220,000 people has challenged the idea that obese people who have an “apple shape” (fat deposits on the middle section of the body) are at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than obese people with other types of fat distribution.

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