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Protein switch could boost recovery after heart attack

By switching on a protein in the heart, scientists may be able to improve recovery in patients that have just endured a heart attack.

Northern Ireland outfit advances a rapid but inexpensive heart attack test

A company based in Northern Ireland is advancing a rapid blood test to screen for a heart attack, allowing for doctors to more quickly treat affected patients. Randox Health's low-cost diagnostic has shown promise in early testing.

Japan's Konica Minolta, New Jersey Dx outfit to develop heart attack rapid blood test

Japanese tech giant Konica Minolta sealed an agreement with a New Jersey diagnostics outfit to develop a test that can rapidly detect early cardiac muscle tissue damage after heart attacks strike.

GlaxoSmithKline tees up another huge cardio PhIII after darapladib flop

After a costly string of defeats with the heart drug darapladib, GlaxoSmithKline's cardio unit is rolling into Phase III with another cardiac hopeful, launching an expansive late-stage effort for losmapimod, designed to prevent repeat heart attacks.

Philips touts encouraging results from an early test of its hand-held cardiac blood Dx

Philips Healthcare is touting some positive early results from a field study of its new hand-held blood test to spot patients at high risk for heart attacks or other "acute cardiac events."

Hydrogel delivers inhibitors directly to reduce damage after a heart attack

In a study published in the journal  Nature Materials, University of Pennsylvania scientists describe a hydrogel they developed that is designed to be applied directly to heart muscle to reduce continuing damage after a heart attack.

Loyola team zeros in on an early-stage heart attack biomarker

Researchers believe they've come up with a new biomarker blood test that can diagnose heart attack much more quickly than existing tests allow and thereby reduce the potential for long-term harm.

Gene therapy regenerates damaged tissue in pigs after heart attack

An experimental gene therapy developed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai successfully regenerated heart muscle in pigs following a heart attack.

Statins delivered with HDL nanoparticles reduce risk of second heart attack, stroke

High-density lipoproteins are a key component in the transportation of molecules such as cholesterol and fats inside the body. And by using a synthetic nanoparticle version of these natural vehicles, researchers have found a way to deliver drugs to the heart that could potentially prevent repeat heart attacks or stroke.

Microparticle therapy restores damaged tissue after a heart attack

A microparticle therapy developed by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Sydney in Australia may be able to restore heart tissue damaged by inflammation following a heart attack.