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Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to. Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Breast care services reviewed

Breast care services reviewed

9 January 2013 Last updated at 06:45 ET Concerns over the management of breast care services at a hospital are to be the subject of an independent inquiry. The review comes as police investigate surgeon Ian Paterson over alleged botched or unnecessary breast cancer operations at West Midlands hospitals. Lawyer Sir Ian Kennedy will chair the review of services at Solihull Hospital, part of the Heart of England NHS Trust. Continue reading

Doctors save man by using alcohol

Doctors save man by using alcohol

24 December 2012 Last updated at 05:10 ET UK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Continue reading

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

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Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Dec. 20, 2012 — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed to unleash the heart’s ability to regenerate, a critical step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following a heart attack Continue reading

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Dec. 20, 2012 — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed to unleash the heart’s ability to regenerate, a critical step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following a heart attack Continue reading

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

16 December 2012 Last updated at 13:05 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A new pacemaker has been built inside a heart by converting beating muscle into cells which can organise the organ’s rhythm, US researchers report. The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals and if these go awry the consequences can be fatal. Scientists injected a genetically-modified virus into guinea pigs to turn part of their heart into a new, working pacemaker. Continue reading

Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Dec. 12, 2012 — A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Jeffrey Jacot’s lab, where a small slab of gelatinous material beats with the rhythm of a living heart Continue reading