Tag Archives: Heart

Congenital heart disease and autism: A possible link?

Children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) are now surviving at extraordinarily high rates; for most, their life expectancy may be comparable to that of the general population. However, despite the great advances in medical and surgical care, many people with CHD experience long-lasting neurodevelopmental difficulties. These include problems with attention and executive function skills,… Read More »

Pot Use Appears to Change Structure of Your Heart: Study

The findings were published Dec. 18 in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. McLaughlin characterized the study as “hypothesis-generating,” rather than a solid result. “It’s not a definitive answer by any means, but it gives us reason to investigate the effect of marijuana on heart structure,” she said. Because the study was observational, it’s hard to know whether… Read More »

Future heart and stroke risk predicted by the touch of a button

Pinpointing your future risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple bone scan may soon be a reality, as researchers broach a new frontier for medical research. The National Health and Medical Research Council will provide $ 467,980 to fund a three-year collaborative project led by a team of Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers. The team… Read More »