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August 31, 2019
Eating nuts linked with lower risk of fatal heart attack and stroke
Eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active
Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

Microbes may play a role in heart attack onset
Microorganisms in the body may contribute to destabilisation of coronary plaques and subsequent heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.(1)

Guidelines on management of fast heartbeat published today
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on supraventricular tachycardia are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

Guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases published today
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

European guidelines on lipid control advocate 'lower is better' for cholesterol levels
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in high and very high risk patients.

Epigenome-wide association study of leukocyte telomere length
In this study, the research team conducted a large-scale epigenome-wide association study of LTL using seven large cohorts the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, the Womens Health Initiative, the Bogalusa Heart Study, the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936, and the Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins.

Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on immigration
The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents' voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities.

Diabetes medication shows potential to reduce heart disease
A new study from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada shed lights on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type 2 diabetes can also protect against heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease patients benefit more from exercise than healthy people
A study of nearly half a million people has found for the first time that those with heart or blood vessel problems benefit more from having a physically active lifestyle than do healthy people without cardiovascular disease.

Motivational text messages help patients with diabetes
A low-cost text-messaging program improves blood sugar control in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Aspirin should not be recommended for healthy people over 70
Low-dose aspirin does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tiny wearable cameras may improve quality of life in heart failure patients
The ever-present devices that seem to track all our moves can be annoying, intrusive or worse, but for heart failure patients, tiny wearable cameras could prove life-enhancing, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

Internal bleeding after heart attack may trigger suspicion of cancer
Bleeding during the first six months after discharge from hospital for a heart attack is linked with a subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.

DNA methylation-based estimator of telomere length
Leukocyte DNAm TL is applicable across the entire age spectrum and is more strongly associated with age than measured leukocyte TL.

New guidance on potentially fatal blood clots published today
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.

Pollution and noise reduction advised in ESC guidelines on chronic coronary syndromes
The detrimental impact of pollution and noise on patients with chronic coronary syndromes is highlighted for the first time in European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website.
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