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Heart attack warning: Think twice before doing this – one overlooked risk factor

Heart attack happens when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of a person’s heart muscle. A heart attack requires immediate medical attention – delaying calling 999 can dramatically reduce a person’s chance of survival. It is well understood that pre-existing health conditions can raise a person’s risk of having a… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »