Tag Archives: Heart

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

How many human heart valve

The mature heart valves are made up of highly organized extracellular matrix ECM and valve interstitial cells VIC surrounded by an endothelial cell layer. The ECM of the valves is stratified into elastin-, proteoglycan- and collagen-rich layers that confer distinct biomechanical properties to the leaflets and supporting structures. Signaling pathways have critical functions in primary… Read More »

Minneapolis ME officially rules George Floyd’s death as ‘homicide’ and heart attack

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minneapolis has determined that George Floyd’s manner of death was “homicide” but that he also had a heart attack and an opioid in his system. READ MORE: George Floyd’s independent autopsy determines death was a ‘homicide’ The official cause of death is stated as a “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law… Read More »

Heart attack warning: Experiencing this as a child may signal your risk in later life

Heart attacks are mostly caused by heart disease, a process whereby your coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty deposits called atheroma. As the British Heart Foundation (BHF) explains, if a piece of atheroma breaks off, a blood clot forms around this to try and repair the damage to the artery wall.… Read More »