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Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases (rather than just being associated with it). (2019-06-13)
Atrial fibrillation set to affect more than 14 million over-65s in the EU by 2060
Urgent action is needed to prevent, detect and treat atrial fibrillation to stop a substantial rise in disabling strokes. (2019-06-06)
Beta blockers can block the effects of stress and anger in patients prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation
Individuals who are prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation (AF) may benefit from taking beta blockers. (2019-06-04)
Beta blockers reduce stress-induced irregular heart rhythm
Taking beta blockers -- medications that reduce blood pressure and treat many heart conditions -- can blunt the negative effects of stress and anger on people with a history of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, said Yale researchers. (2019-06-04)
Widowed and divorced men more at risk of dying from serious heart conditions than women
Surviving some of the most common heart and circulatory diseases may be impacted by your gender and marital status, according to new research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester. (2019-06-04)
New research addresses incidence of atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement
UAB investigators have outlined the incidence and implications of atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement. (2019-06-03)
No increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend
People admitted to NHS hospitals with a cardiac arrest over the weekend do not face a higher risk of dying compared to those admitted during the week, according to new research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester. (2019-06-02)
Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia
Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the subsequent need for a pacemaker, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-05-24)
Algorithm steers catheters to the right spot to treat atrial fibrillation
Some patients with atrial fibrillation or A-Fib need an ablation, which requires a catheter and an advanced 3D map of the heart. (2019-05-21)
Global AFIB patient registry shows new tools needed to assess patient risk
Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions. (2019-05-21)
Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement
Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents the obstruction of blood flow, a common fatal complication of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). (2019-05-20)
Optimizing device implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation and risk of stroke
According to clinical studies, about a third of patients with atrial fibrillation will suffer a stroke during their lifetime. (2019-05-15)
Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain, but increases injuries and car accidents
The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in its abuse, injury due to overdoses, and car accidents, but does not significantly change health care use overall, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-05-15)
Renal infarction is associated with acute kidney injury in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
Systemic amyloidosis is a major cause of renal injury, mostly due to direct kidney damage caused by deposits of abnormal protein called amyloid, in the kidney parenchyma. (2019-05-15)
Risk of cardiovascular complications post-surgery doubles for patients with sleep apnea
According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery. (2019-05-14)
UMN researchers advance understanding of atrial fibrillation-related dementia
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have determined that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is independently associated with changes that occur with aging and dementia. (2019-05-06)
Trans-catheter aortic valve replacement can improve outcomes in low-risk surgical patients
A new study examines the effects of TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients. (2019-05-06)
Researchers use genetic profiles to predict obesity risk at birth
Researchers have come up with a scoring system based on genetic markers that predicts an individual's inborn risk for obesity. (2019-04-18)
A new role for genetics in cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy
A team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School finds that genetics may be at play and elucidates rare genetic variants which may influence risk for developing cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy. (2019-04-10)
People under 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face excess risk of cardiovascular disease, death
People under age 40 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have type 2 diabetes. (2019-04-08)
New study identifies biomarkers to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation
Scientists at the University of Navarra link the alteration of three molecules with the prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of this cardiac ailment present in 33.5 million people in the world By analyzing a blood sample, they can offer a more precise personalized preventive treatment and follow-up. (2019-04-02)
Vitamin C can shorten the length of stay in the ICU
Vitamin C administration shortened the length of stay in the intensive care unit on average by 8 percent in 12 trials with 1766 patients according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients. (2019-03-27)
Tilt training prevents fainting
Tilt training effectively prevents fainting, according to research presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. (2019-03-18)
Icosapent ethyl drug reduces risk of recurrent cardiovascular events
Further insights from the REDUCE-IT trial show that high-dose, pure and stable EPA omega 3 drug not only reduces the burden of first cardiovascular events but also subsequent and total heart attacks, strokes, and other measures. (2019-03-18)
'Back to basics' atrial fibrillation procedure could slash waiting lists
A day case catheter ablation procedure which includes only the bare essentials and delivers the same outcomes could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients, according to late-breaking results from the AVATAR-AF trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. (2019-03-18)
Apixaban plus P2Y12 inhibitor and no aspirin safest for patients with both AFib and ACS
Patients at high risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots who were treated with a novel blood thinner (apixaban) and an antiplatelet drug such as clopidogrel had a significantly lower risk of bleeding and being hospitalized compared with patients who received an older blood-thinning medication such as warfarin, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital
Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. (2019-03-18)
Pure Omega-3 prescription drug markedly reduces first, repeat and total CV events
Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related deaths, among people at high cardiovascular risk despite already being on statin therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented today at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology. (2019-03-18)
Low-risk patients may benefit from less invasive transcatheter valve replacement
A new study by a team of cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by senior and corresponding author Jeffrey Popma, MD, suggests that a minimally invasive procedure currently reserved for patients too frail to undergo surgery may in fact be a safe and effective alternative for healthier patients. (2019-03-18)
Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest
A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented today at EHRA 2019. (2019-03-17)
Novel electrocardiogram uses signals from ear and hand to check heart rhythm
A novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method which uses signals from the ear and hand to check heart rhythm is revealed today at EHRA 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. (2019-03-17)
Study gives glimpse into how wearable tech may help flag heart rhythm problems
According to preliminary data from the study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session, the Apple Watch was able to detect AFib in a small group of people who had been alerted by the app as having an irregular heartbeat. (2019-03-17)
TAVR outperforms surgery in younger, low risk patients with AS
Among patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who were at low surgical risk, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the SAPIEN 3 valve compared with conventional surgery significantly reduced the primary endpoint of death, stroke and re-hospitalizations by 46 percent at one year, according to data from the latest PARTNER trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-17)
In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis
A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than surgery in patients who were good candidates for surgery. (2019-03-16)
Catheter ablation reduces dementia risk in A-Fib, heart disease patients more than medications
Study finds that performing catheter ablations on patients who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and carotid arterial disease reduces their risk of dementia and stroke compared to managing their care with medications. (2019-03-16)
Abnormal heart rhythm detected by smartwatch: What does it mean?
Should an abnormal heart rhythm detected by a smartwatch in otherwise healthy young adults be treated? (2019-03-16)
Discovery of atrial fibrillation subtypes paves way for precision medicine
The discovery of subtypes of atrial fibrillation paves the way for individualized treatment. (2019-03-15)
Heart procedure for AFib better than drug therapy for reducing episodes, improving quality of life and symptoms, but not for reducing death or stroke
The 33 million people with atrial fibrillation worldwide not only suffer from bothersome symptoms, but also face a fivefold increased risk of stroke and a twofold increased risk of death. (2019-03-15)
Ablation better than drugs for reducing Afib, improving QOL, but not for reducing death
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia that affects an estimated 30 million people worldwide. (2019-03-15)
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