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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.

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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.

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Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia

Apr. 11, 2013—The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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