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Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia
Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia. (2019-11-14)
Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial fibrillation
Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to a new Penn Medicine study. (2019-11-13)
Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked
Having a heart attack may increase the risk of developing cancer. (2019-11-11)
Early menopause may raise the risk of several heart conditions
Women experiencing early menopause (before age 40) are at higher risk for several heart conditions, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Artificial Intelligence examining ECGs predicts irregular heartbeat, death risk
Scientists trained a computer (a neural network or artificial intelligence) to evaluate electrocardiograms (ECGs) to predict which patients are likely to develop an irregular heartbeat -- even when doctors interpreted the test results as normal. (2019-11-11)
Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age
The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF) -- one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke -- decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors diminishes their benefit in older patients, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-11-11)
A kinase identified as possible target to treat heart failure
An unexplored kinase in heart muscle cells may be a good target to treat heart failure, a disease that is only incrementally delayed by existing therapies. (2019-10-31)
Living in a noisy area increases the risk of suffering a more serious stroke
The high levels of environmental noise we are subjected to in large cities can increase both the severity and consequences of an ischaemic stroke. (2019-10-29)
33% of people on anticoagulants take OTC supplements with potentially serious interactions
Nearly 98% percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban used over-the-counter products. (2019-10-28)
American Indians may have a higher risk for irregular heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation, also known as irregular heartbeat, occurred more often among American Indians than among other racial and ethnic groups, according to new research. (2019-10-21)
Repurposing heart drugs to target cancer cells
This study has highlighted a novel senolytic drug - drug that eliminates senescent cells -- that are currently being used to treat heart conditions that could be repurposed to target cancer cells, and a range of other conditions. (2019-10-21)
Research improves understanding of mechanism of atrial fibrillation
Mouse model studies show that noncoding DNA regions linked to atrial fibrillation risk can display long-range regulatory functions directed at Pitx2 gene and in this way predispose to the condition. (2019-10-21)
Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking
Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to research published today in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-10-17)
Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age
Young adults who develop PTSD after a traumatic event (e.g., gun violence, sexual assault, military combat or natural disaster) may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age. (2019-10-17)
Study: Ibrutinib linked to high blood pressure and other heart problems
Over half of people prescribed the targeted blood cancer-fighting drug ibrutinib developed new or worsened high blood pressure within six months of starting the medication, according to a new study published online today in Blood. (2019-10-03)
New insights into the healing capacity of the heart
Researchers report that the Hippo pathway is important for maintaining adult murine cardiac fibroblasts in their resting state. (2019-09-25)
Children exposed to secondhand smoke at higher risk for atrial fibrillation
Children of parents who smoke had a significantly increased chance of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-09-23)
Study identifies cardiovascular toxicities associated with ibrutinib
After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths. (2019-09-23)
New cardiac fibrosis study identifies key proteins that translate into heart disease
The formation of excess fibrous tissue in the heart, which underlies several heart diseases, could be prevented by inhibiting specific proteins that bind to RNA while its code is being translated. (2019-09-12)
Electrical-first cardioversion strategy for AFib results in shorter ED length of stay
A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial confirms that both chemical-first and electrical-first approaches are effective strategies for acute atrial fibrillation; however, an electrical-first strategy results in a significantly shorter emergency department (ED) length of stay. (2019-09-11)
HIV significantly increases risk for irregular heartbeat
HIV infection significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) -- one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke -- at the same rate or higher than known risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-09-09)
New study reveals 'smart' approach to detecting common heart condition
A new study, presented as 'Late Breaking Science' at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, highlights the feasible use of mobile health (mHealth) devices to help with the screening and detection of a common heart condition. (2019-09-05)
Pharmacists in the ER speed delivery of coagulation drug to bleeding patients
A first-of-its-kind study has found that when a pharmacist is present in the emergency room, patients on blood thinners who experience life-threatening bleeding receive a live-saving coagulation drug much more quickly. (2019-09-04)
The Lancet journals: Papers at ESC Congress 2019
The following papers will be presented at the ESC Congress 2019, organised by the European Society of Cardiology in Paris and published simultaneously in either The Lancet or The Lancet Global Health journals. (2019-09-03)
Study shows metabolic surgery associated with lower risk of death and heart complications
A large Cleveland Clinic study shows that weight-loss surgery performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with a lower risk of death and major adverse cardiovascular events than usual medical care. (2019-09-02)
Men who live alone have problems taking 'blood thinning' drug
Living alone is associated with difficulties using the 'blood thinner' warfarin in men, but not women, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Home-based education reduces hospitalizations in patients with atrial fibrillation
Home-based and personalized education keeps patients with atrial fibrillation out of hospital, according to late breaking results from the HELP-AF study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
What's at the 'heart' of a heartbeat?
A new finding has changed the understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation. (2019-08-20)
Don't miss a beat: Computer simulations may treat most common heart rhythm disorder
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully created personalized digital replicas of the upper chambers of the heart and used them to guide the precise treatment of patients suffering from persistent irregular heartbeats. (2019-08-19)
Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke
Data from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. (2019-08-19)
Risks of novel oral prostate cancer therapies and pre-existing conditions
Common prostate cancer therapy may increase short-term risk of death in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions. (2019-08-13)
Mayo Clinic study shows AI could enable accurate screening for atrial fibrillation
A new Mayo Clinic research study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect the signs of an irregular heart rhythm -- atrial fibrillation (AF) -- in an electrocardiogram (EKG), even if the heart is in normal rhythm at the time of a test. (2019-08-02)
The Lancet: Deep learning AI may identify atrial fibrillation from a normal rhythm ECG
Researchers have trained an artificial intelligence model to detect the signature of atrial fibrillation in 10-second electrocardiograms (ECG) taken from patients in normal rhythm. (2019-08-01)
'Tickle' therapy could help slow aging
'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of aging, according to new research. (2019-07-30)
Medications used to treat atrial fibrillation may raise risk of falls
To prevent atrial fibrillation symptoms, health professionals may treat patients with medications to control their heart rate or rhythm. (2019-07-26)
Former NFL players may face higher risk of atrial fibrillation
Former National Football League (NFL) players were nearly 6 times more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke. (2019-07-24)
Atrial fibrillation: New marker for atrial damage discovered
Atrial fibrillation is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or by applying heat or extreme cold to destroy small specific tissue areas in the atrium. (2019-07-24)
Proposed gene therapy for a heart arrhythmia, based on models made from patient cells
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in a dish, and then suppressing the arrhythmia with gene therapy in a mouse model. (2019-07-17)
New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke
It's important to determine whether stroke patients also experience atrial fibrillation (Afib). (2019-07-12)
HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk
A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke. (2019-07-03)
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