Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 31, 2013
Smokers who survive to 70 still lose 4 years of life
Smokers who survive to 70 still lose an average of four years of life, according to findings from the Whitehall study presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr.

Diabetic stroke risk after AMI drops in 10-year period
The risk of ischemic stroke after acute myocardial infarction in diabetics has dropped over a 10-year period, according to a study of more than 173,000 AMI patients in the Swedish RIKS-HIA register.

GPs undertreat women with AF
Women with AF are undertreated compared with men regardless of their stroke risk and comorbidities.

Mass screening identifies untreated AF in 5 percent of 75- to 76-year-olds
Mass screening in more than 25,000 Swedish residents has identified untreated atrial fibrillation in 5 percent of 75- to 76-year-olds, putting them at increased stroke risk.

Rim fire update for August 31, 2013
The nearly 220,000 acre fire is currently 35 percent contained and a new containment date of October 20, 2013 has been set forth by fire officials.

Statins reduce CV events in CAD patients with very low LDL-C
Aggressive treatment with statins reduces the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease even if they have very low LDL cholesterol levels, reveals research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr.

High dose statins prevent dementia
High doses of statins prevent dementia in older people, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr.

CHADS2 risk score assigns over one-third of stroke patients to low or intermediate stroke risk
The CHADS2 stroke risk scores 0 or 1 assign more than one-third of patients in atrial fibrillation with stroke to low or intermediate risk not mandating oral anticoagulation, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Professor Michael Nabauer from Germany.

Short-term smoking cessation reverses endothelial damage
Eight weeks of smoking cessation reverses the endothelial damage caused by smoking, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr.

Statins prevent cataracts
Statins lower the rate of cataract by 20 percent, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Professor John B.

Impact of AF on stroke risk eliminated with multiple risk factors
Patients with five or more risk factors have the same stroke risk as patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr.

STEMI incidence falls in southern Switzerland after smoking ban implemented
STEMI incidence fell in southern Switzerland after implementation of the smoking ban in public places, reveals research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr.

Reimbursement systems influence achievement of cholesterol targets
The type of healthcare reimbursement system influences the achievement of cholesterol targets, reveals research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr.
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