heart disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-u-i-scientists-use-3-d-printer-help-create-prototype-next-gen-pacemaker <p>Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.</p><p>Unlike existing <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pace/" target="_blank">pacemakers</a> and <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/icd/" target="_blank">implantable defibrillators</a> that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:00:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker Cardiologist Speaks On Snow, Sugar And Other Dangers To The Heart http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardiologist-speaks-snow-sugar-and-other-dangers-heart <p>With this winter’s prolific snowfalls, slippery streets and biting cold aren’t the only dangers to be concerned about. According to cardiologist Andrew Kates, people should also think twice about shoveling snow if they aren’t accustomed to exercise. That’s because shoveling snow can cause heart attacks.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:12:31 +0000 Camille Phillips 33494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardiologist Speaks On Snow, Sugar And Other Dangers To The Heart Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heart-health-when-should-medicine-be-prescribed-lower-cholesterol <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/07/243730263/fda-moves-to-phase-out-remaining-trans-fats-in-food-supply" target="_blank">The FDA's proposed ban on trans fats</a> and <a href="http://www.cardiosource.org/News-Media/In-Depth-Coverage/Prevention-Guidelines.aspx" target="_blank">new heart disease prevention guidelines</a> jointly released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have stirred up debate over best practices to improve heart health.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 31975 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? Catching The Number One Killer: Preventing And Treating Heart Disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catching-number-one-killer-preventing-and-treating-heart-disease <p>Heart disease is the number one killer in the world.</p><p>It is the cause for roughly every one in four deaths, and because of this, doctors and researchers are struggling to discover early-warning symptoms and preventions.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:20:20 +0000 Drew Becker, Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Catching The Number One Killer: Preventing And Treating Heart Disease