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UC study estimates mild cognitive impairment among diverse Latino populations at 10%
The first and largest study of its kind has estimated the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in diverse Latino populations. (2019-11-18)
Possible new treatment strategy against progeria
Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. (2019-11-18)
People in counties with worse economies are more likely to die from heart disease
Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among middle-aged people. (2019-11-18)
Ohio University research shows 'bad cholesterol' is only as unhealthy as its composition
New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL. (2019-11-18)
Statins not associated with memory or cognition decline in elderly, may be protective in some patients
Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may offer reassurance, as no difference was found in the rate of memory or cognitive decline of elderly statin-users compared to never-users. (2019-11-18)
Is early menopause associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease?
Whether natural premature menopause and premature menopause that results from surgery to remove a woman's ovaries before age 40 are associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases was the focus of this observational study. (2019-11-18)
Barbra Streisand featured in JAMA podcast on heart disease in women
Oscar-winner, recording artist and filmmaker Barbra Streisand, who helped create a namesake Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., the center's director, discuss cardiovascular disease in women, which often presents differently and may not be diagnosed. (2019-11-18)
Rare genetic variants predispose to sudden cardiac death
By identifying rare DNA variants that substantially increase risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers have laid the foundation for efforts to identify individuals who could benefit from prevention strategies prior to experiencing symptoms. (2019-11-16)
Women most affected by vascular complications of diabetes
Women are most affected by the vascular complications of diabetes -- a situation likely to escalate in the coming decades, reports a paper published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-11-14)
New research examines how drug promotion rules impact physician prescribing practices
Findings from a new study led by researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine show that the way in which pharmaceutical companies are permitted to share information about their drugs can influence physician prescribing practices. (2019-11-14)
Using cardiac-specific biomarkers to predict cardiovascular disease risk early
A new review article provides valuable insights into how traditional and emerging cardiac-specific biomarkers and their associated cardiovascular disease risk factors may help point to effective preventive interventions in high-risk obese populations starting at an early stage of disease development. (2019-11-12)
Decline in ideal heart health begins early for teen girls
Ideal heart health declines between ages 9 and 19 for girls, particularly for black girls and girls from families with lower education and income levels. (2019-11-11)
Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked
Having a heart attack may increase the risk of developing cancer. (2019-11-11)
Too much ultra-processed foods linked to lower heart health
Americans get more than 50% of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. (2019-11-11)
Evening eating linked to poorer heart health for women
Women who consumed a higher proportion of their daily intake of calories later in the evening were more likely to be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than women who did not. (2019-11-11)
Specific jobs linked to poor heart health for women
A large study of postmenopausal women found that certain jobs, including several in health care, were linked to poor heart health for women. (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)
PTSD linked to increased heart disease risk among female veterans
This news release includes updated data from the original abstract. (2019-11-11)
Psychological stress may increase risk for a serious cardiovascular event in women with heart disease
The way women with heart disease respond to psychological stress may increase their risk for a major cardiovascular event. (2019-11-11)
Strong link found between level of depression and heart disease, stroke
There is a strong link between the level of a person's depression and their odds of having heart disease or stroke, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Successful collaboration of community -- and state-based heart disease prevention programs focused on
A collaborative of community -- and state-based heart disease prevention programs helped states achieve major goals for eliminating health disparities, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Study: E-cigarettes may be more harmful to heart health than tobacco
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. (2019-11-11)
Wearable tracker study links insufficient sleep to biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk
Getting a good night's sleep is important and insufficient sleep has been linked to poor health in many studies. (2019-11-11)
Biomarker blood test could reveal high risk heart patients in need of treatment
Preventive cardiology researchers at UT Southwestern believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could identify early stage heart disease in people. (2019-11-11)
Cholesterol levels in American adults declining since 2013 guideline release
The implementation of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol has led to improved overall cholesterol levels for American adults, especially those on cholesterol lowering medications, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the impact of the highly anticipated guideline several years after release. (2019-11-11)
Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for cardiac conditions later in life
Women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s. (2019-11-11)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
Supplements don't preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes
Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease, according to findings from the largest clinical study to date of the supplements in this patient population. (2019-11-08)
Electronic cigarettes are not worth the risk say scientists
There is growing evidence that electronic cigarettes have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, reports a paper published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-11-07)
Vaping not worth potential heart risk, researchers say
Science hasn't yet caught up with electronic cigarettes, leaving health care providers and users with many unknowns. (2019-11-07)
Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease
Researchers have identified a previously unknown biological pathway that promotes chronic inflammation and may help explain why sedentary people have an increased risk for heart disease and strokes. (2019-11-07)
Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-11-07)
Is physical activity always good for the heart?
Physical activity is thought to be our greatest ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease. (2019-11-04)
Adults in lower walkability neighborhoods found to have a higher predicted cardiovascular risk
A new study publishing in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that people living in neighborhoods considered to be the least walkable were up to 33% more likely to have a high predicted 10-year cardiovascular risk compared to individuals living in the most walkable neighborhoods. (2019-10-31)
Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. (2019-10-31)
Sheffield scientists identify new potential treatment pathway for cardiovascular disease
Sheffield scientists identify new potential treatment pathway for cardiovascular disease. (2019-10-30)
Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it. (2019-10-29)
Study identifies role of specific gene in hardening of blood vessel walls
New study published in Nature Genetics implicates a specific gene -- HDAC9 -- in the calcification of the human aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. (2019-10-29)
Middle-aged adults with borderline personality disorder potentially at higher risk for heart attacks
Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs of worsening cardiovascular health more than other adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-10-28)
Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes
Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of US adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. (2019-10-23)
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