Elevated (but still low) troponin as a long term cardio biomarker
This weekend (March 10) at the American College of Cardiology meeting, data will emerge on whether expensive and much-discussed PCSK9 inhibitors can lower the risk of heart disease as much as they reduce LDL cholesterol. To help doctors decide who should take cholesterol-lowering drugs that cost thousands of dollars a year, the focus of discussion […]
ACC 2016: Elevated troponin linked to mental stress ischemia
Heart disease patients who experience mental stress-induced ischemia tend to have higher baseline levels of troponin, a marker of recent stress or damage to the heart muscle. In the Emory study, mental stress came from a public speaking task.
Before the cardiologist goes nuclear w/ stress #AHA17
Measuring troponin in CAD patients before embarking on stress testing may provide cost-savings
Emory clinical research highlights for #AHA16
Clinical research presentations at 2016 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions: telomeres + circulating progenitor cells, food deserts, and troponin as risk marker for atrial fibrillation.
Microgravity means more cardiac muscle cells
Simulated microgravity in a “random positioning machine” boosts production of cardiac muscle cells from stem cells. Regenerative medicine applications from Chunhui Xu’s lab.
When cardiac risk biomarkers will become really useful (and save money?)
When doctors have to start deciding who should take LDL-lowering drugs that cost thousands of dollars a year and who shouldn’t, a panel of biomarkers and Emory research may come in handy.
Molecular signature of heart attack predicts longer-term outcomes
The distinctive molecular signature of a heart attack may also predict whether a patient will later die of cardiovascular causes