Heart-repairing patches poised for human trials, researchers report

But can they fix a broken heart?

Researchers 3D print a miniature heart — using a patient’s own cells

Yes, scientists 3D-printed a heart.

Common painkiller linked to major heart problems

Diclofenac could be associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke.

Want to keep a young heart? Try exercising 4-5 times a week

If you want to maintain a healthy and young body, you’d best start working.

Generic drugs for heart conditions work just as well as brand name drugs

They might not sound fancy, but generics work just as well for a faction of the cost.

Silicon 3D-printed heart looks and functions much like the real deal

It could transform how heart transplants work.

Incredible new Amazon glass frog is so transparent you can see its beating heart

It’s strikingly beautiful but also endangered.

A muffin a day might keep the doctor away — if you eat this special muffin

Delicious and healthy? Sign me up!

Macrophages conduct electricity through the heart to keep it beating properly


New soft heart robot could save many lives from heart failure

A soft, customizable robot fits around a human heart and helps it beat.

Harvard pushes the boundaries and fully 3-D prints a heart-on-a-chip device

The new printing technique could be very useful for long-term medical studies.

People with irregular heartbeat are at risk of wide ranging health problems, not just stroke

It’s actually more worrisome than we thought.

Synthetic heart tissue bypasses the use of animal-sourced valves, arteries and veins

The synthetic tissue is safer and more reliable than that sourced from dead pigs or human cadavers.

Eating food rich in protein can boost cardiovascular health as much as exercise or quitting smoking

The results of a new UEA study reveal that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and show less arterial stiffness, directly translating to higher levels of cardiovascular health. The magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.

The future is now: Scientists develop bionic heart

Scientists in Australia have developed a groundbreaking bionic heart that works without having a pulse. The device, which was successfully tested on a sheep, is set to start clinical trials within three years.

Heart rate variability keeps the body in optimal shape

The heart regularly speeds up or down its beating frequency to adjust to the body’s needs. Even in stable conditions (when you’re not particularly active or your active for a constant time), the amount of time between heart beats is variable. A team of doctors and engineers at Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science have now found a better way to assess

Heartbeat electricity generator powers pacemaker

Swiss scientists from the University of Bern demonstrated a new device that essentially generates electrical power from the mechanical energy of heartbeats.

Heart injected with liquid metal imaged with unprecedented detail

Imaging the fine and intricate structures of blood vessels in the human body is paramount to modern anatomy. By knowing the body in greater detail, scientists are able to devise better treatments. Conventional imaging, however, is limited in how far it can peer through blood vessels. This may be set to change for the better after Chinese researchers have found an unconventional way

‘Heart-glove’ fitted with stretchy electronics may replace pacemakers

Exploiting both the latest in 3D printing and stretchable electronics, scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have devised a new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers. The membrane is designed to ‘cloth’ the heart and constantly delver electrical shocks to maintain a constant heart beat rate, avoiding arrhythmia and minimizing heart attack risks. Similar ideas

Scientists engineer heart in the lab that beats on its own

Regenerative medicine has come a long way, and while important strides forward have been made, scientists are still toiling with ways to completely grow organs in labs. There are millions of people worldwide suffering from afflictions to organs like the liver, lungs or heart – for many of them a transplant is they’re only chance at living a normal life