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OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-02-15)
Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events among men
Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure -- during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline exam. (2019-02-15)
CVIA special issue on stable ischemic heart disease
The journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a new issue, Volume 3 Issue 3. (2019-02-15)
Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. (2019-02-14)
What's age got to do with it?
It's often said: it's not how old you are, it's how old you feel. (2019-02-14)
Providing follow-up care after heart attack helps reduce readmissions, deaths
A program designed to help heart attack patients with the transition from hospital to outpatient care can reduce readmissions and deaths and increase the number of patients keeping follow-up appointments, a new study suggests. (2019-02-14)
Use of clinical apps significantly improves quality of cardiovascular care
A pilot program using several clinical decision support tools in the outpatient setting to treat and educate stable ischemic heart disease patients has shown success in improving angina in these patients. (2019-02-14)
PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. (2019-02-13)
Women more likely to have poorer outcomes following aortic surgery
New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. (2019-02-13)
Managing young women at high risk of heart disease
Deaths from heart disease have decreased in recent decades, but these decreases have not occurred in women younger than 50. (2019-02-11)
Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognized risk to patients with cardiovascular disease
As marijuana legalization sweeps North America, use of the substance has been on the rise, and the public's attitude is shifting. (2019-02-11)
Medical bills financially burden almost half of cardiovascular disease patients
Over 45 percent of adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients suffer financial hardship related to their medical bills, including many who cannot pay their medical bills at all, according to a cardiovascular medicine and society paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-02-11)
Nearly half of adults with heart disease can't afford their medical bills
More than 45 percent of non-elderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) report financial hardship due to the associated medical bills, according to a Yale research team. (2019-02-11)
Is it better to have a heart attack while traveling or at home?
Is it better to have a heart attack while travelling or at home? (2019-02-08)
High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased CVD risk
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors. (2019-02-07)
Excessive weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health
Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. (2019-02-06)
Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. (2019-02-05)
Psoriasis medication may improve heart disease in patients with the skin condition
Anti-inflammatory biologic drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-02-05)
Higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death among African Americans may be associated with income and education disparities
African Americans have a much higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death than whites, especially among women. (2019-02-04)
Cutting health care costs
Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular disease, a new Harvard study has found. (2019-02-04)
Nearly half of all adult Americans have cardiovascular disease
At least 48 percent of all adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest statistics provided by the American Heart Association. (2019-01-31)
Research identifies pathway connecting some ARV drugs with liver disease
Research out of the University of Kentucky has identified a potential pathway by which certain ARV drugs -- commonly given to patients with HIV -- give rise to liver disease. (2019-01-31)
Do all chemotherapies have equal long-term heart risk?
Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new study that included a researcher from UT Health San Antonio. (2019-01-31)
Some gut cells slow down metabolism, accelerate cardiovascular disease
Researchers have discovered how specific cells in the guts of mice slow down metabolism and eventually contribute to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. (2019-01-30)
Could artificial intelligence improve patient care in the NHS?
The adoption of artificial intelligence in the diagnosis and prognosis of disease could help to extend people's lives whilst providing significant savings for the NHS. (2019-01-29)
Scientists discover an immune 'clock' that controls infections and cardiovascular disease
CNIC researchers have demonstrated the existence of an immune 'clock' that coordinates day/night cycles through the activity of a class of leucocytes called neutrophils. (2019-01-29)
Waist-stature ratio can indicate the risk of cardiovascular disease even in healthy men
Physically active men who are not overweight but who have a relatively high waist-stature ratio are more likely to develop heart disorders, according to a study by Brazilian researchers. (2019-01-28)
Researchers use AI to detect early signs of Alzheimer's
In a new study, USC researchers used machine learning to identify potential blood-based markers of Alzheimer's disease that could help with earlier diagnosis and lead to non-invasive ways of tracking the progress of the disease in patients. (2019-01-28)
Tachycardia in cancer patients may signal increased mortality risk
Cancer patients who experienced tachycardia within one year of cancer diagnosis had higher mortality rates up to 10 years after diagnosis of tachycardia, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference. (2019-01-25)
LGB and other sexual minorities face significant health disparities
Sexual minorities -- people who are attracted to members of the same sex or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual -- are at a higher risk for several different health problems at different points in their lives, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-01-24)
Yes please to yoghurt and cheese: The new improved Mediterranean diet
Thousands of people can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease - and it's even more effective than a low-fat diet. (2019-01-24)
Analyzing aspirin use in patients without cardiovascular disease
This study analyzed combined results from 13 randomized clinical trials with more than 164,000 participants to assess aspirin use with the prevention of cardiovascular events and bleeding in people without cardiovascular disease. (2019-01-22)
Frequent use of aspirin can lead to increased bleeding
A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes, can lead to an increase risk of almost 50 percent in major bleeding episodes. (2019-01-22)
Early detection of prediabetes can reduce risk of developing cardiovascular disease
A diagnosis of prediabetes should be a warning for people to make lifestyle changes to prevent both full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. (2019-01-22)
Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies
A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men. (2019-01-21)
Untargeted metabolomics for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. (2019-01-18)
Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. (2019-01-18)
Ohio State study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
You've probably heard that things like staying active, eating healthy and keeping your blood pressure in check can help your heart, and a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that following a set of seven lifestyle factors can also drastically reduce your risk of developing diabetes. (2019-01-16)
Study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine that published today in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. (2019-01-16)
Dry-cured ham bones -- a source of heart-healthy peptides?
Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. (2019-01-16)
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