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Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. (2019-07-16)
Cholesterol-lowering drugs under-prescribed for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Statins, the most commonly used effective lipid-lowering drugs, are significantly underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a retrospective study of more than 280,000 patients in Alberta, Canada. (2019-07-15)
High blood pressure, cholesterol in young adults associated with later heart disease
Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels in young adulthood may lead to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, regardless of later in life exposure to these risk factors, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-07-15)
Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis
Researchers found that long-term exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, as well as proximity to vehicular traffic, were associated with severity of coronary artery calcium, or the buildup of plaque in the artery walls. (2019-07-12)
Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have lower risk of mortality
A United Kingdom study designed to examine the association between primary care practitioner empathy and incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among type 2 diabetes patients found that those patients experiencing greater empathy in the year following their diagnosis saw beneficial long-term clinical outcomes. (2019-07-10)
Kidney patients are neglected in clinical trials
The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. (2019-07-09)
From centenarians' genetic code, a potential new therapy against cardiovascular diseases
Some people live much longer than average, partly thanks to their DNA. (2019-07-09)
CNIC scientists identify an essential protein for correct heart contraction and survival
A new study published in Circulation Research shows that loss of cardiac expression of SRSF3 leads to a critical reduction in the expression of genes related to contraction. (2019-07-08)
Nutritional supplements and diets not always protective, WVU research suggests
Do the nutritional supplements people take or the diets they adhere to actually protect them against cardiovascular problems and death? (2019-07-08)
Adults with type 2 diabetes face high risk of dying from cancer
Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death in Scottish adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. (2019-07-03)
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)
The global prevalence of erectile dysfunction
A review of published studies found that estimates for the global prevalence of erectile dysfunction vary widely, ranging from 3% to 76.5%. (2019-07-03)
Pre-eclampsia may carry long-term heart risks for women
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published studies in Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine indicates that its effects on cardiovascular health can persist well after pregnancy. (2019-07-03)
Smokers three times likely to die from heart disease
Smoking is killing at least 17 Australians a day from preventable heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, new research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found. (2019-07-03)
Carbohydrate in the heart seems to help regulate blood pressure
New research suggests that a particular type of carbohydrate plays an important role in regulating the blood pressure in the human body. (2019-07-02)
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure during childhood and adolescence. (2019-07-01)
CPAP provides relief from depression
Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. (2019-07-01)
A bacteria likely to reduce the cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people
University of Louvain conducted the first pilot study in humans to observe the impact of the bacteria Akkermansia. (2019-07-01)
Pear-shaped is better for postmenopausal women, even if they are normal weight
Postmenopausal women who are 'apple' shaped rather than 'pear' shaped are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems, even if they have a normal, healthy body mass index (BMI) according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-06-30)
Despite the ACA, millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease still can't get care
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for Americans, yet millions with CVD or cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) still can't access the care they need, even years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (2019-06-27)
Blood supply therapy bid boosted by fresh insights into key cells
Therapies to improve recovery after a heart attack could be developed following fresh insights into how key cells are formed. (2019-06-26)
Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life
Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a large UK study published by The BMJ today. (2019-06-26)
Study finds link between hypertension and air pollution
A new study soon to appear in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. (2019-06-25)
Massachusetts General study identifies pathway linking socioeconomic status to cardiovascular risk
A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status. (2019-06-25)
Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack
Smoking increases both men's and women's risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-24)
PET/CT detects cardiovascular disease risk factors in obstructive sleep apnea patients
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting draws a strong link between severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and impaired coronary flow reserve, which is an early sign of the heart disease atherosclerosis. (2019-06-24)
Scientists make a discovery that may explain some forms of stroke
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a novel behaviour of the blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish that may explain some forms of stroke in humans. (2019-06-21)
New research provides medical proof vacation is good for your heart
New Research from Syracuse University professors Bryce Hruska and Brooks Gump published Wednesday in Psychology and Health shows that using, instead of losing, your vacation time can be beneficial to your heart health. (2019-06-20)
Deaths from cardiovascular diseases attributable to heat and cold down 38% in Spain
Women are more vulnerable to heat, while cold-related deaths are more common among men. (2019-06-20)
Statin therapy reduced the risk of stroke and possibly other cardiovascular complications in cancer patients following radiation
Cancer patients who took statin medication had a 32% reduction in stroke following radiation therapy to the chest, head or neck. (2019-06-19)
Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cardiovascular events
This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke. (2019-06-19)
Vitamin D may not help your heart
While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Michigan State University study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did not reduce that risk. (2019-06-19)
Study finds similar cardiovascular outcomes for generic, brand-name drugs for hypothyroidism
A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers may have broad implications for treatment of patients with predominantly benign thyroid disease and newly treated hypothyroidism. (2019-06-19)
Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension
Using a rat model for high blood pressure (hypertension), a common chronic cardiovascular condition, a University of South Florida team found that preexisting hypertension altered normal reflexes in the lungs to affect autonomic regulation of the heart when an irritant mimicking air pollution was inhaled. (2019-06-18)
Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease
Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. (2019-06-18)
A new tool makes it possible to adapt treatment for patients with cardiogenic shock
Cardiogenic shock is a possible complication of serious heart attack involving an associated mortality rate of approximately 50% of all cases. (2019-06-17)
More heart failure patients may benefit from CRT defibrillator
Certain groups of heart failure patients may see improved heart function with cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) if traditional implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment does not work, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-17)
Study finds bleeding after minimally invasive pad treatments can increase risk of death
Major bleeding occurs in about 4% of surgical procedures to treat blockages in the arteries of the lower leg and leads to an increased risk of in-hospital deaths, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2019-06-17)
Cognitive decline may accelerate after heart attack, angina
Adults with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-06-17)
New biomarkers for cardiovascular risk in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE)
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) identify ApoB:A1 ratio and metabolomic lipoprotein signatures as potential biomarkers for cardiovascular risk in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE). (2019-06-13)
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