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Ancient herbal therapy can prevent — and reverse — cardiac hypertrophy in mice

A natural compound derived from the bark of the magnolia tree, can protect the heart from hypertrophy, a thickening of cardiac muscle often caused by chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart failure, researchers report in the online journal Nature Communications. Honokiol, by increasing SIRT3 levels, effectively blocked both the induction and progression [...]

Researchers ID genetic cues for a big heart

Bigger isn’t always better in body’s most vital organs Bigger isn’t always better, even when it comes to the body’s most vital organs. An enlarged or thickened cardiac muscle can actually force the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the body, weakening the organ until it eventually wears out. Despite the disastrous consequences [...]

Drug Approved For MS Shows Promise For Preventing Heart Failure

A drug already approved to treat multiple sclerosis may also hold promise for treating cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the cardiac muscle – a disorder that often leads to heart failure, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine report. The findings are published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Cardiac hypertrophy [...]