New cardiac imaging technology at the Heart Institute will allow physicians and researchers to greatly expand their pursuit of advanced heart function studies while ensuring shorter diagnostic wait times for patients.
A research team at the Heart Institute led by biochemist Yves Marcel, Director of the Heart Institute’s High-Density Lipoprotein Biology Laboratory, has discovered a new function for a known cellular pathway known as autophagy.
In the largest-ever collaborative study of its kind, a team of cardiovascular genetics researchers from around the world have identified 13 new genetic variants associated with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Thirty-one years ago, it was not known that the heart produces hormones. That changed in 1981 when Adolfo de Bold, PhD, discovered that muscle cells in the atria of the heart secrete atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), an essential hormone that regulates fluid volume, blood pressure and sodium.