In December, the American Heart Association reported a brow-furrowing finding: 10 percent of people who take statins discontinue the drug on their own because of perceived negative side effects.
Sudden cardiac arrest can come without warning. But a simple, inexpensive test can often detect a heart condition before a young athlete collapses on the field or on the court, says Dr.
The findings from a stem cell approach to repairing damaged heart muscle suggest that the technique will be effective in patients with heart failure, the leading cause of death in the world.
Researchers at UW Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure.