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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 3)

Part 3 marks the last of our Heart Month researcher spotlight series, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the work being in the name of heart health.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 2)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, this year we decided to reach out to several of our cardiology researchers to learn about what their research means to them and what they are working on.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 1)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we reached out to some of our cardiology researchers to learn more about what they’re working on.

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Research Finds Daily Exercise Can Make for Healthier, Younger Hearts

We know that exercise is good for heart health. But how? Now new research from a team based at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) has released preliminary findings showing that exercise can increase the generation of […]

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Macrophages Found to be the Source of a Ripple Effect in the Development of a Life-Threatening Heart Condition

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine from the Nahrendorf lab in the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital shows a classic real-life example of the ripple effect. Like a pebble thrown into a still body of water, immune cells called macrophages – white blood cells primarily known for removing […]

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Could Part of Our Genome Predict Future Risk for Heart Disease?

Research from Saumya Das, MD, PhD, co-director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, focuses on studying irregular heartbeats (known as arrhythmias) in patients with heart failure, discovering new tests to better identify who is at risk for developing heart failure or arrhythmias, and uncovering new therapies to treat heart […]

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Could A Smartphone App for Heart Failure Improve Patient Care?

A new smartphone app for heart failure from Jana Care, called Heart Habits, was created in the hopes of streamlining cardiac care management. Now a team at Massachusetts General Hospital wants to test out the app with patients.

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Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Life-Threatening Heart Failure Exacerbation in Obese Patients

“We found that bariatric surgery – the most effective way to achieve substantial and sustained weight loss – was associated with a 40 percent reduction in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for heart failure exacerbation,” says Yuichi Shimada, MD, MPH, of the Mass General Cardiology Division, the lead and corresponding author of the report. “These findings are important because, while […]

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