Normalizing calcium flux to treat atrial fibrillation
May. 12, 2014—A particular anti-arrhythmia drug provides a targeted treatment for certain forms of atrial fibrillation.
Reducing fatal rhythms after heart attack
Jul. 26, 2013—Reducing heart muscle response to calcium could decrease the risk of fatal arrhythmias after heart attacks.
Rhythm response tied to gene variant
Jun. 21, 2013—A genetic variant that increases risk for atrial fibrillation also impacts the response to a common therapy for the heart rhythm disorder.
Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia
Apr. 11, 2013—The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.
Study tracks genes involved in heart rhythm disorders
Feb. 7, 2013—A team led by Vanderbilt University investigators has discovered two new genes — both coding for the signaling protein calmodulin — associated with severe early-onset disorders of heart rhythm.
Green tea for failing hearts?
Nov. 16, 2012—The main antioxidant compound in green tea increases contractile force in isolated heart cells, suggesting it may be useful in heart failure.
Key to a woman’s heart (condition)?
Aug. 10, 2012—Females may be at higher risk of potentially fatal heart condition due to gender differences in a protein involved in the heart’s electrical activity.
Study points to personal treatment for atrial fibrillation
Dec. 6, 2011—Individuals with atrial fibrillation who have a particular genetic variant respond better to rate control therapy.