Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests

Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England –

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Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Autistic adults have a higher rate of physical health conditions

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic physical health conditions, particularly heart, lung, and diabetic conditions, according to a new study by

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Sept. 10, 2020 ~3 min

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Ageing heart cells offer clues to susceptibility of older people to severe COVID-19

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the

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Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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July 1, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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June 29, 2020 ~6 min

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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.

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Aug. 5, 2019 ~4 min

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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).

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July 10, 2019 ~5 min

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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.

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March 29, 2019 ~4 min

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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. 

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March 19, 2019 ~6 min

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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.

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Jan. 22, 2019 ~4 min

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