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Aspirin therapy may not help patients with peripheral vascular disease, researchers find
Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease, an analysis by University of Florida Health researchers has found. (2017-04-12)
Ban on trans fats in diet may reduce heart attacks and stroke
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher. (2017-04-12)
Restrictions on trans-fatty acid consumption associated with decrease in hospitalization for heart attack
There has been a greater decline in hospitalizations for cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke combined) in New York counties that enacted restrictions on trans-fatty acids in eateries compared with counties without restrictions, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-04-12)
Minneapolis study finds most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol
Researchers wanted to find out if new statin guidelines were affecting the number of heart attacks. (2017-04-12)
Exercise associated with improved heart attack survival
Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2017-04-12)
From heart failure to health: Pump shown to restore organ to fitness
A study has shown that nearly 40 percent of severe heart failure patients initially fitted with a mechanical heart which was later removed go on to fully recover. (2017-04-10)
AHA survey finds patients uncertain about how to best manage their cholesterol
The survey was conducted as part of Check.Change.Control.Cholesterolâ„¢, the association's new initiative to help people better understand and manage their overall risk for cardiovascular disease, especially as it relates to cholesterol. (2017-04-10)
Big women have nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation
Big women have a nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation than small women, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2017. (2017-04-07)
Scientists show how cells react to injury from open-heart surgery
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators have learned how cardiac muscle cells react to a certain type of injury that can be caused by open-heart surgery. (2017-04-06)
Stem cell patch shows early promise in treating heart failure
In a Phase I clinical trial, heart failure patients treated with patches made from their muscle cells showed improved exercise capacity and heart function after one year. (2017-04-05)
Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease
Results of a large randomized trial indicate that monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-04-05)
Heart attacks diagnosed quicker by new blood test
Scientists from King's College London have developed a new blood test that is more sensitive in detecting damaged heart muscle caused by a heart attack. (2017-04-04)
Study finds significant variability in doctors' angioplasty death rates
Some doctors have higher or lower than expected death rates from coronary angioplasty procedures, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); however, doctors should not be judged solely on the rate of patients who die from the procedure. (2017-04-03)
Depressed veterans with heart disease face financial barriers to care
Veterans living with heart disease and depression were more likely to report problems affording medical visits and prescription drugs and were more likely to delay seeking medical care. (2017-04-03)
Patients who trust the medical profession are more likely to take their high blood pressure medicine
Patients who had higher levels of trust took their blood pressure medicine more often than those who had lower levels of trust. (2017-04-03)
Good communication helps improve outcomes for heart patients
Patients who said they communicated effectively with their healthcare providers were more likely to report the use of prescribed statin drugs and aspirin. (2017-04-03)
Where you live could determine risk of heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease
People living in parts of Ontario with better access to preventive health care had lower rates of cardiac events compared to residents of regions with less access, found a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2017-04-03)
Patients with heart failure, subclinical hypothyroidism have worse outcomes
Patients with more severe heart failure have higher levels of the thyroid hormones TSH and T4 and lower T3 levels, and those with higher T4 levels may be more likely to have atrial fibrillation, new research reports. (2017-04-02)
Nanoparticle treatment could improve immunotherapy against cancer
In preliminary findings that will be presented Sunday, April 2, at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017, UNC Lineberger researchers report on a preclinical study into the use of nanoparticles to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. (2017-04-01)
Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke
Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (2017-03-31)
Molecular therapy set to protect at-risk patients against heart attack and stroke
Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL cholesterol -- one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke. (2017-03-30)
These 5 tests better predict heart disease risk
Five simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found. (2017-03-30)
Heart failure congress sets new record for original science submissions
A new record for original science submissions has been set for the world's leading heart failure congress. (2017-03-29)
Pharmacist care for Canadians with hypertension would save more than $15.7 billion
A new study shows that comprehensive long-term pharmacist care for Canadians with hypertension, including patient education and prescribing, improves health outcomes and will save money for Canada's cash-strapped health care system. (2017-03-29)
Brain scans show dopamine levels fall during migraine attacks
Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache. (2017-03-29)
Cost of neurological disease in US approaching $800 billion a year
A new University of South Florida study published in the Annals of Neurology looked at the nine most prevalent and costly diagnosed neurological diseases and found the annual cost to be staggering -- totaling nearly $800 billion. (2017-03-29)
Genetic errors associated with heart health may guide drug development
A new study of such 'beneficial' genetic mutations, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2017-03-29)
Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip
A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength. (2017-03-28)
Cardiac arrest patients do better if taken immediately to a specialist heart center
People who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital have a better chance of survival if they are taken immediately to a specialist heart center rather than to the nearest general hospital, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. (2017-03-28)
Older adults with heart disease can become more independent and heart healthy with physical activity
Improving physical function among older adults with heart disease helps heart health and even the oldest have a better quality of life and greater independence. (2017-03-23)
Limiting protein reduces post-heart attack injury in mice
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. (2017-03-23)
Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks
Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. (2017-03-23)
Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some -- but not all -- heart conditions
Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large study of UK adults published by The BMJ today. (2017-03-22)
Some blood thinners may increase heart attack risk
A new study has examined whether different blood thinning medications prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation might increase the risk of heart attacks. (2017-03-22)
Many adults have insufficient knowledge about heart failure
In the largest German survey on heart failure to date, investigators found that the overall awareness of heart failure has not increased over the past decade and is not at a satisfactory level. (2017-03-22)
Spray painting biomaterials onto heart promotes cardiac repair after myocardial infarction
Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a minimally invasive method to form a regenerative cardiac patch that promotes repair of damaged cardiac tissue in a mouse model of a heart attack. (2017-03-21)
Coffee shops, ATMs may be ideal locations for lifesaving AEDs
Community coffee shops and automated teller machines, or ATMs, might be ideal locations for public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). (2017-03-20)
Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy -- according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2017-03-20)
Use of levosimendan with heart-lung machine fails to improve outcomes
When used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure drug levosimendan did not significantly reduce rates of death, heart attack, kidney dialysis or use of a mechanical assist device among patients at high risk for low cardiac output syndrome, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. (2017-03-19)
No benefit of synthetic HDL-C on arterial plaque
Injection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good cholesterol, into the arteries of patients who had recently had a heart attack did not reduce the volume of fatty deposits, or plaque, in the arteries, compared with placebo injections, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. (2017-03-18)
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