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Increased lysyl oxidase may be a significant contributor to heart disease and cancer
It's known that people with high blood pressure have increased levels of the enzyme lysyl oxidase (LOX), but it has not been clear if LOX actually contributes to heart disease. (2017-05-23)
Intensive blood pressure can reduce risk of harm to heart muscle
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). (2017-05-22)
Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries
Long-term anabolic steroid use may impair the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body and relax between beats. (2017-05-22)
Genes responsible for severe congenital heart disease identified by Pitt researcher
Genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome identified using mouse models. (2017-05-22)
Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. (2017-05-22)
Predictive models may help determine which patients benefit from ICDs
Two predictive models may help cardiologists decide which patients would most benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), suggests a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2017-05-22)
Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure
Babies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. (2017-05-22)
Was a statin beneficial for primary cardiovascular prevention in older adults?
Analysis of data from older adults who participated in a clinical trial showed no benefit of a statin for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events when a statin was started for primary prevention in older adults with hypertension and moderately high cholesterol, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2017-05-22)
Sleep apnea may increase risk of pregnancy complications
Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU than mothers without the condition, according to a new study of more than 1.5 million pregnancies presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. (2017-05-22)
Antibiotic therapy for nearly 1 in 4 adults with pneumonia does not work
Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's office) for community-acquired pneumonia does not respond to treatment, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2017-05-21)
Tablet helps heart failure patients manage their disease including drug dosages
A novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017. (2017-05-20)
Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combination
Heart failure and stroke has been identified as a lethal combination in research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017. (2017-05-20)
Canadian cardiologist publishes world first mitral regurgitation procedure
A Canadian cardiologist has published a report describing how he used a Canadian-invented device for the first time in the world to successfully insert a MitraClip through a patient's jugular vein. (2017-05-19)
Cancer-cardiac connection illuminates promising new drug for heart failure
A team of researchers at the Gladstone Institutes uncovered a new strategy to treat heart failure, a leading contributor to mortality and healthcare costs in the United States. (2017-05-17)
No difference in rate of adverse cardiovascular events when comparing anticoagulants
In patients undergoing transradial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), there was no significant difference in the rate of a composite of death, myocardial infarction and stroke whether they were anticoagulated with bivalirudin or unfractioned heparin, according to a study today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2017-05-17)
Canadian prof discovers way to help heart failure patients
Prof. Jeremy Simpson has linked shortness of breath in heart failure to a hormonal imbalance in the brain using mice. (2017-05-17)
Opiate use study in hospitalized seniors with nonsurgical conditions shows negative outcomes
Also being presented at AGS: Study on medical marijuana (MM) shows reluctance in those 65+ to try newly legalized option. (2017-05-17)
Study of 3.5 million people shows 'healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events than the general population
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, shows that so-called 'metabolically healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart failure or stroke than normal weight people. (2017-05-16)
High-dose iron pills do not improve exercise capacity for heart failure
Among patients with a certain type of heart failure and iron deficiency, high-dose iron pills did not improve exercise capacity over 16 weeks, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-05-16)
Timing of menopause onset may increase heart failure risk in women
Postmenopausal women who reached menopause at an earlier age or who never gave birth are at a higher risk for heart failure, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2017-05-15)
High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods
Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease -- and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found. (2017-05-15)
Leaving segregated neighborhoods reduces blood pressure for blacks
When African Americans moved to less segregated neighborhoods, their systolic blood pressure readings dropped between one to five points, reports a new national study. (2017-05-15)
Heart attack risk increases 17-fold following respiratory infections
The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection, University of Sydney research has found. (2017-05-15)
Long-term aspirin use doesn't lower risk of stroke for some a-fib patients
New study found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as previously thought. (2017-05-13)
Ablation for atrial fibrillation proven safe and effective for patients with congenital heart disease, Penn study finds
In a new study presented today at the Heart Rhythm Society's 38th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that CHD patients -- even with complex defects -- can safely undergo ablation for AF, with similar success rates as patients with normal hearts. (2017-05-12)
New study identifies biomarker that may indicate risk of atrial fibrillation
Researchers have identified a microRNA biomarker that demonstrates a strong association with the incidence of atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm. (2017-05-11)
Combining risk scores improves identification of AFib patients at increased risk of dementia
Combining risk scores helps clinicians better identify atrial fibrillation patients who face increased risks of developing dementia, researchers have found. (2017-05-11)
Combining risk scores improves decision-making process for AFib patients and physicians
By combining a patient's traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score, physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient's individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation, according to a new study of more than 80,000 patients from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (2017-05-11)
Low heart rate linked to stalking behaviors in men in SHSU study
A low resting heart rate, which has been linked to aggression and violent offending, has been implicated in stalking behavior in males, according to a recent study. (2017-05-11)
Heightened risk of heart attacks found with common painkillers in routine use
People who use commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain and inflammation could be raising their risk of having a heart attack, as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses of such medication, suggests a study in The BMJ this week. (2017-05-09)
Elevated cardiac troponin may occur without heart attack
Elevated cardiac troponin, a diagnostic marker of damage to the heart, may occur even if a patient has not had a heart attack, according to a study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. (2017-05-09)
Astronauts experience decrease in blood vessel function during spaceflight, study finds
A Kansas State University kinesiology study has found that astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body. (2017-05-09)
Kidney research leads to surprising discovery about how the heart forms
Kidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for a deadly cardiac condition. (2017-05-08)
Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats
Cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet by activating the body's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process, according to a preliminary animal study presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology | Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions. (2017-05-06)
Adaptive radiotherapy reduces pneumonitis while controlling lung cancer
Researchers have found that it is possible to adapt radiation treatment for lung cancer so that it targets the tumor much more precisely, resulting in a significant decrease in radiation-induced pneumonitis -- a potentially fatal inflammation of the lung tissue. (2017-05-05)
MRSA blood infections are less fatal in kids, but cause significant complications
Children with bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a common antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are less likely to die than adults with this condition and have different risk factors for treatment failure, a new study led by a Children's National Health System clinician indicates. (2017-05-05)
Heart failure is as 'malignant' as some common cancers
A new analysis finds that, despite advances in care, men and women with a diagnosis of heart failure continue to have worse survival rates than patients with certain common cancers. (2017-05-04)
Death rate higher in women than men after discharge from emergency departments for heart arrhythmias
Atrial fibrillation and flutter (also known as AFF) is associated with serious health problems and is a significant contributor to death rates. (2017-05-03)
Consumers warned about accuracy of heart rate apps
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology. (2017-05-03)
New anti-rejection drug reduces weight gain and enhances outcomes for liver transplant recipients
Researchers have discovered that a new anti-rejection drug that is gentler on the kidneys after liver transplant also reduces weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious problems for transplant patients. (2017-05-02)
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