heart attack http://www.kplu.org en 'Shivers Up My Spine': UW Scientists Take Big Step Toward Healing Damaged Hearts http://www.kplu.org/post/shivers-my-spine-uw-scientists-take-big-step-toward-healing-damaged-hearts <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147297241&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seattle researchers have <a href="http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/scientists-regenerate-heart-muscle-primates" target="_blank">taken a key step </a>toward beating back the world’s <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/" target="_blank">leading cause of death</a>&nbsp;by regrowing damaged heart tissue in monkeys.</p><p>Scientists had long thought getting heart tissue to regenerate was impossible. But stem cell research began to raise hopes in the 1990s, and over the years, researchers like Chuck Murry of University of Washington Medicine’s cardiology division started to get some traction.</p><p>First came successes with rats, then with guinea pigs. Now&nbsp;Murry’s team has managed to <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13233.html" target="_blank">repair heart tissue </a>in an animal more closely related to humans: monkeys called pigtail macaques.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:06:55 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16349 at http://www.kplu.org 'Shivers Up My Spine': UW Scientists Take Big Step Toward Healing Damaged Hearts Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts http://www.kplu.org/post/dispatchers-cpr-coaching-saves-lives-when-every-minute-counts Your chances of surviving a sudden heart attack may depend on where you live; some American cities have survival rates five times higher than others. One difference can be 911 dispatchers.<p>If they coach someone over the phone to give CPR, the chance of surviving goes up. There's now a push to make it universal, but some cities are slow to implement the necessary training.<p>Becky Cole was eight months pregnant with her fourth child when she collapsed against the bathroom door. Fri, 25 May 2012 14:54:20 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5104 at http://www.kplu.org Dispatchers' CPR coaching saves lives when every minute counts Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-are-odds-surviving-heart-attack-better-nw <p>In 1974, CBS’ 60 Minutes declared Seattle was the best place in the world to suffer a heart attack. Nearly forty years later, the reputation persists – and experts are still claiming Seattle is tops in saving victims of cardiac arrest.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/why-seattle-such-great-place-have-heart-attack">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4300 at http://www.kplu.org Why are the odds of surviving a heart attack better in the NW?