Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment

There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.

There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.

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Image of the Day: Bionic Heart
Image of the Day: Bionic Heart
Amy Schleunes | Jan 30, 2020
A bioengineered heart made of pig and synthetic tissues beats like the real thing.
Image of the Day: Repairing Hearts
Image of the Day: Repairing Hearts
Emily Makowski | Jan 7, 2020
A growth factor treatment helps improve cardiac functioning after heart attack in pigs.
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Emma Yasinski | Dec 12, 2019
To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.
Activation of the Immune System Underlies Cardiac Cell Therapies
Activation of the Immune System Underlies Cardiac Cell Therapies
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2019
A study in mice reveals that stem cell transplants, currently in clinical trials, may not actually require the cells.
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Ashley Yeager | Nov 21, 2019
A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.
CAR T Immunotherapy May Find New Use in Treating Cardiac Fibrosis
CAR T Immunotherapy May Find New Use in Treating Cardiac Fibrosis
Emma Yasinski | Sep 11, 2019
Scientists show the approach can kill cells that cause hardening of heart tissue in mice.
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Emma Yasinski | May 24, 2019
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.