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Biological clock is key to reducing heart damage from radiation therapy

Treatment for breast cancer commonly includes radiation therapy, which offers good chances of success but comes with a serious long-term side effect: toxicity due to radiation that reaches the heart, causing DNA damage in healthy heart cells. Over time, this can lead to heart disease and eventually heart failure. A new study conducted by researchers… Read More »

Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years

Alana Prisco FINDINGS A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.  Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels in young adults can predict heart disease risk

A recent study investigates the relationship between cholesterol levels in young adulthood and cardiovascular risk in later life — with interesting recommendations for further research. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at the long term impact of high cholesterol levels. Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the… Read More »