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Research suggests new contributor to heart disease
Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems -- including heart attack, heart disease and stroke. (2016-05-18)
2016: Optimal imaging matches intravascular ultrasound for guiding PCI EuroPCR
The first study to compare optimal frequency domain imaging (OFDI) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) shows equivalent clinical outcomes with both imaging techniques. (2016-05-17)
OSA linked to heart attack, stroke after coronary revascularization
In an ongoing prospective study involving 1,311 patients from five nations, researchers found that untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was associated with increased risk of a Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Event (MACCE) -- cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack), non-fatal stroke, and unplanned revascularization such as heart bypass surgery and angioplasty. (2016-05-16)
EuroPCR 2016: Improving interventional cardiovascular medicine options and outcomes
More than 12,000 interventional cardiologists and researchers are meeting to share the latest research, developments and best practice in interventional cardiovascular medicine to benefit a growing range of patients. (2016-05-16)
Older patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk for post-op tricuspid regurgitation after mitral valve repair
Tricuspid regurgitation occurs when the heart's tricuspid valve leaks, allowing blood to flow back from the right ventricle to the right atrium. (2016-05-16)
Implantation of rapid deployment aortic valve found to be durable, safe, and effective
The TRANSFORM trial was designed to evaluate the safety and performance of an investigational rapid deployment aortic valve replacement system for patients with severe aortic stenosis. (2016-05-16)
20-year study shows that higher levels of fitness reduce the risk of developing of diabetes and prediabetes
A new study analysing fitness levels across two decades is the longest study demonstrating that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness reduce the risk for developing prediabetes or diabetes. (2016-05-16)
Arterial switch to 12 o'clock associated with reduced coronary reserve in adolescence
Arterial switch to the 12 o'clock position is associated with abnormal coronary perfusion in adolescence, reveals research presented today at EuroCMR 2016.1 Babies born with transposition of the great arteries undergo the arterial switch operation in the first days of life. (2016-05-13)
EuroPCR 2016 abstracts now online
EuroPCR 2016 abstracts are now available online for the annual course of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (May 17-20, Palais des Congres in Paris, France). (2016-05-12)
New PSA test examines protein structures to detect prostate cancers
A promising new test is detecting prostate cancer more precisely than current tests, by identifying molecular changes in the prostate specific antigen (PSA) protein, according to Cleveland Clinic research presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting. (2016-05-11)
Walking ability predictor of adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery
Among more than 15,000 patients who underwent cardiac surgery, slow gait speed before surgery was associated an increased risk of death following surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology. (2016-05-11)
High fruit intake during adolescence linked with lower breast cancer risk
Two linked papers in The BMJ this week shed new light on the relation of alcohol and diet with breast cancer and heart disease. (2016-05-11)
New imaging technology allows scientists to peer even deeper into fatty arteries
Researchers from Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA, and the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai, China, have improved upon previous instruments, developing a new IVPA catheter design with collinear overlap between optical and acoustic waves with a tiny probe. (2016-05-11)
Major clinical trials on the agenda of the European Stroke Organisation Conference
Over 3,700 delegates attended ESOC 2016 today in Barcelona. Today's program included teaching courses, scientific presentations, and presentations from major clinical trials. (2016-05-11)
Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease. (2016-05-11)
MRI stronger predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events than standard scan
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a stronger predictor of risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) than single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) at 5 years follow-up. (2016-05-09)
PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk
People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who take cholesterol-lowering statins may have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don't take statins. (2016-05-06)
Young women at greater risk for adverse outcomes following PCI
Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. (2016-05-06)
Women undergoing TAVR have a different risk profile and greater survival rate than men
Data from one of the largest national registries of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients shows that although women are more likely to experience vascular complications in the hospital, their one-year survival rate is more favorable than men. (2016-05-06)
Anticoagulation medications show no gender-based variations in outcomes for TAVR patients
A study on the impact of using different anticoagulation medications on men and women who have undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) found no difference in early vascular complications or mortality. (2016-05-06)
Why are women less likely to be prescribed statins than men?
Statins are equally effective at decreasing risk of coronary events in men and women, and yet women are less likely to be prescribed these cholesterol-lowering drugs than men. (2016-05-05)
Stem cell therapy shows potential for difficult-to-treat RA patient population
A study using a stem cell therapy to treat challenging refractory angina (RA) patients demonstrated promising results, including improved exercise time, reduced angina and reduced mortality. (2016-05-05)
Restoring leg blood flow is better option than exercise for PAD patients
Procedures to restore blood flow to the affected legs of peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients stopped progression of the scarring associated with the disease. (2016-05-05)
Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke
New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. (2016-05-04)
New device reduces volume of radiographic dye in patients at risk of developing AKI
In the largest study of its kind, a new device has been found to significantly reduce the volume of radiographic dye without decreasing image quality in patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury after undergoing a coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. (2016-05-04)
Study reveals safety and feasibility of robotically assisted PCI in complex cases
A first-of-its kind study using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents reported on the feasibility of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients with complex coronary lesions. (2016-05-04)
National hospital system uses enterprise approach for assessing bleeding risks
The largest risk-directed study by a national hospital system demonstrates a 40 percent decline in bleeding events for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients and a significant reduction in pharmacy costs. (2016-05-04)
Detailed digital human models could hold key to future clinical research
Computer simulations of disease processes and detailed digital models of our organs could provide more accurate monitoring and outcome measurements for clinical trials, according to research being presented in Sheffield today. (2016-05-04)
SCAI 2016 Hildner lecture to chronicle practice of cardiology
Since interventional cardiology was founded almost 40 years ago, the practice has completely transformed cardiovascular care. (2016-05-04)
EuroPCR 2016, the world-leading course for cardiovascular interventions
Paris, France: EuroPCR 2016, the world-leading course in interventional cardiovascular medicine, is being held from May 17-20, 2016 at the Palais des Congres in Paris, France. (2016-05-04)
Sparing livers
Recently developed cures for hepatitis C virus will create new opportunities for people with other liver diseases to receive transplanted livers. (2016-05-03)
Nearly half of heart bypass patients skip medications that keep blood flowing
Statins and aspirin together are needed to keep lifesaving bypass grafts open, but Jefferson researchers found patients are not taking these medications long-term. (2016-05-02)
Cardiovascular risk tool overestimates actual chance of cardiovascular events
A widely recommended risk calculator for predicting a person's chance of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event -- such as heart attack, ischemic stroke or dying from coronary artery disease -- has been found to substantially overestimate the actual five-year risk in adults overall and across all sociodemographic subgroups. (2016-05-02)
NIH funds study of culture-free fat cell-based vascular grafts in cardiovascular disease
NIH funds a Pitt study to develop culture-free fat cell-based vascular grafts in cardiovascular disease patients. (2016-04-28)
Sedentary lifestyle associated with coronary artery calcium, UTSW researchers find
Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in turn is associated with a higher risk of heart attack. (2016-04-27)
Rational autologous cell sources for therapy of heart failure
This review focuses on the possibilities for intraoperative processing and isolation of autologous cells and their straightforward use in cell transplantation for heart failure therapy. (2016-04-26)
Time spent working rotating night shift and risk of heart disease
Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for five years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA. (2016-04-26)
Increased risk of coronary heart disease seen among women who work rotating night shifts
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital published in the April 26 issue of JAMA, researchers found that women who work more than 10 years of rotating night shift work had a 15 to 18 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, as compared with women who did not work rotating night shifts. (2016-04-26)
'Mediterranean' diet linked to lower risk of heart attacks & strokes in heart patients
A 'Mediterranean' diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world published in the European Heart Journal. (2016-04-24)
Wellderly study suggests link between cognitive decline genes and healthy aging
An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or 'Wellderly,' has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering protection from cognitive decline, researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute reported today in the journal Cell. (2016-04-21)
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