Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: reproduction heart-disease pregnancy high-blood-pressure

New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: advanced-materials heart-disease health medicine animal-research heart

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research by scientists at the University of Cambridge, published in Nature Biotechnology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells heart-disease innovation

Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  heart-disease  spotlight-on-public-health  future-therapeutics  cardiovascular-disease-cvd  cardiorespiratory  cystic-fibrosis

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia – may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease animal-research smoking pre-eclampsia

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience heart-disease cardiovascular-disease-cvd depression inflammation immune-system

Heart disease risk begins in the womb, study in sheep suggests

Offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life, according to a new study in sheep. The research, led by a team at the University of Cambridge, suggests that our cards may be marked even before we are born.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease health animal-research cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy heart

Pregnancy losses and large numbers of children linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: heart-disease spotlight-on-public-health cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy

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