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Sickle cell anemia disease (SCD) blood cells 3D illustration
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Research Feature
Activating a protein in red blood cells may improve anemia and alleviate acute episodes of severe pain for people living with sickle cell disease Swee Lay Thein, M.B., D.Sc., a senior investigator and chief of NHLBI’s Sickle Cell Branch, shares insight into a decade-long research journey that may lead to new ways to help people living with sickle...
Researchers created a concept for a dissolvable pacemaker that uses wireless technology for temporary heart rhythm control.
Credit: Northwestern University/George Washington Universi...
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NHLBI in the Press
To provide patients with a noninvasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.
3D illustration of diseased lungs
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News Release
Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The risk for these flare-ups – sudden bouts of worsening breathing – was 25% to 95% higher in people who experienced poor...
Sickle cell anemia, 3D illustration showing blood vessel with normal and deformated crescent-like red blood cells
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News Release
Potential curative therapies may help reduce the burden, but are also costly Americans ages 64 and younger with commercial health insurance who live with sickle cell disease (SCD) pay almost four times more in out-of-pocket medical costs over their lifetimes, a total of $44,000, compared to people living without the disease. And insurers pay $1.7...
Shot of a young doctor shaking hands with a patient in her consulting room
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News Release
NIH-funded study explains factors linked to increased risk for heart attack or stroke among women who have pregnancy problems related to high blood pressure Women who experienced complications related to developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, during pregnancy had a 63% increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in life...
Senior woman wearing safety protective mask at home and talking to nurse.
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Research Features
Certain reproductive health events have been linked to increased risks for heart disease. But women and their doctors can do a lot to reduce those risks. Anybody who gets an annual checkup knows that heart health is often at the top of the list, which is why measuring blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is important. These and other...
Digital illustration of heart in colour background
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Research Features
A “bench-to-boardroom” program at NHLBI helps researchers bring to life new concepts, therapies, and devices, including an update on a familiar pump Few people think about what would happen if the main pumping chamber of their heart stops working – especially what options doctors may have to fix it. But Richard Smalling, M.D., Ph.D., has studied...