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American Indians and Alaska Natives have disproportionately higher rates of CVD
Type 2 diabetes, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affects American Indians and Alaska Natives at three times the rate of white Americans. (2020-05-28)
An imbalance of electrons in the liver may be a common risk factor for disease
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems that increase the risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease. (2020-05-28)
Study finds TAVR is safe treatment for patients with bicuspid valve disease
For many patients with a bicuspid aortic valve that needs replacing, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to be a safe treatment option with low complication rates, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2020-05-27)
Women and minorities lacking in research and clinical trials for new cardiometabolic medications
Women and minorities have low participation rates in pivotal trials for new medications. (2020-05-27)
Increased usability and precision in vascular imaging
Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new X-ray contrast agent. (2020-05-26)
Limit fire service instructors' exposures per month to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that fire service instructors are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases due to higher levels of inflammation in their blood, and so their exposure should be limited to nine exposures per month. (2020-05-26)
Heart failure patients with limited health literacy may have higher risk of death
Patients with heart failure who experience low health literacy are at an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. (2020-05-25)
No evidence blanket 'do-not-resuscitate' orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary
It's inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on US survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to US patients, according to a new article published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. (2020-05-22)
Study identifies the mechanism by which eating fish reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
Researchers of Universitat Rovira I Virgili and Harvard Medical School have demonstrated the association between the consumption of omega 3 and the reduction in the risk of suffering cardiovascular events through the analysis of lipoprotein samples from 26,034 women, the largest and most detailed study ever carried out. (2020-05-21)
Social isolation increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from all causes
The German study, due to presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress, found that those who are socially isolated are almost 50% more likely to die from any cause. (2020-05-21)
Heat now more lethal than cold for people with respiratory diseases in Spain
A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the 'la Caixa' Foundation, has analyzed deaths linked to respiratory disease in Spain between 1980 and 2016. (2020-05-20)
High blood pressure during and after exercise may be markers for disease later in life
Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. (2020-05-20)
People with atrial fibrillation live longer with exercise
More than 100,000 Norwegians have atrial fibrillation. They should be actively exercising for their health. (2020-05-19)
Maintaining heart health may protect against cognitive decline
People with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease have increased cognitive decline, including an increase in typical markers of Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that monitoring and controlling for heart disease may be key to maintaining and improving cognitive health later in life, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2020-05-18)
Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease
Although all three conditions can lead to heart attack, people with stroke or peripheral artery disease were less likely to receive preventive treatments to prevent heart attack than people with coronary artery disease. (2020-05-16)
Enhancement of bitter taste sensor reduces salt intake and improves cardiovascular dysfunction
Researchers from China for the first time found long-term high salt intake blunted the TRPM5-mediated aversive behavior to high salt concentrations, consequently promoting high salt intake and hypertension. (2020-05-15)
Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19's dangerous cardiovascular complications
A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause. (2020-05-15)
Study finds association between atherosclerosis and changes in the structure, heart function
Even among individuals free of heart failure and myocardial infarction, there appears to be evidence of an association between calcium buildup in the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) and changes in the structure and function of the heart. (2020-05-15)
SCAI issues device selection guidelines for aorto-iliac arterial interventions
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released guidelines that provide a comprehensive review of comparative effectiveness data for devices used in aorto-iliac arterial interventions. (2020-05-14)
SCAI releases official position statement on optimal percutaneous interventional therapy for complex coronary artery disease
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has published a position statement addressing optimal percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment of patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD). (2020-05-14)
SCAI issues position statement on the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention in ambulatory surgical centers
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today issued a position statement on the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). (2020-05-14)
SCAI issues expert consensus on managing patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). (2020-05-14)
Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and major diseases at the same time
Researchers, politicians and funding bodies find themselves in front of a unique situation: The mounting pressure to accelerate and intensify efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic while handling the growing threat from all other diseases endangering our society. (2020-05-14)
Icosapent ethyl found to significantly reduce revascularizations in statin patients
Patients with high lipid levels have an increased risk for ischemic events, despite statin therapy. (2020-05-14)
Patients with intermediate left main disease experience worse cardiovascular events
A new study shows that when compared with patients without intermediate left main coronary artery disease, those with intermediate left main disease have greater risk of cardiovascular events. (2020-05-14)
Cholesterol lowering drugs linked to improved gut bacteria composition in obese people
Obese Europeans who are treated with cholesterol lowering drugs have not only lower values of blood LDL cholesterol and markers of inflammation but in addition a more healthy gut bacteria profile than those obese who are not prescribed statins. (2020-05-06)
Genetic study ties higher alcohol consumption to increased stroke and PAD risk
Using genetic analysis, researchers found higher alcohol consumption increased risks for stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD). (2020-05-05)
Lymphatic vessels in mice and humans: Alike yet different
In an international collaboration, researchers from Uppsala University have mapped the lymph node lymphatic vessels in mice and humans down to the level of individual cells. (2020-05-05)
Intensive blood pressure control has potential to reduce risk of atrial fibrillation
Intensive blood pressure control may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. (2020-05-04)
Ohio State's Mehta leads AHA statement on cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
A new statement issued today by the American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to the management of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy and outlines heart care before, during and after pregnancy. (2020-05-04)
Societies issue guide to safely resume cardiovascular procedures, diagnostic tests
The American College of Cardiology together with other North American cardiovascular societies has issued a framework for ethically and safely reintroducing invasive cardiovascular procedures and diagnostic tests after the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-04)
PCSK9 inhibitor with statin does not cause loss in memory, mental skills in high-risk patients
Heart disease patients taking evolocumab in addition to a statin to achieve extremely low levels of cholesterol do not show increased incidence of neurocognitive impairments, including memory loss or reduction in executive functions (mental skills), while at the same time have a decrease in recurrent cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the cognitive function of the entire FOURIER cohort at two years. (2020-05-04)
Long-term risks of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy impact more women
Twice as many women who experienced a hypertensive disorder during any of their pregnancies were at increased risk of developing heart or kidney diseases earlier in life based on incidence per woman versus per pregnancy, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2020-05-04)
Blood flows could be more turbulent than previously expected
Blood flow in the human body is assumed to be mostly smooth and non-turbulent. (2020-05-04)
Framework on how to safely resume essential cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment care during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the AHA and 14 North American cardiovascular societies
The American Heart Association, together with 14 cardiovascular societies in North America, today issued joint guidance, 'Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance from North American Society Leadership,' to outline a systematic, phased approach to safely reintroducing cardiovascular procedures for diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-04)
Cardiovascular impairment in COVID-19
Anti-inflammatory therapies should be used to treat COVID-19 patients that are at risk of, or have developed, cardiovascular problems, recommend leading cardiologists from Beijing, China, who have detailed the different ways that COVID-19 could trigger serious inflammatory-related cardiovascular issues in patients. (2020-04-30)
Heart attack, stroke risk declines among people with diabetes
The rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved among people with diabetes over the past 20 years, narrowing the gap in cardiovascular mortality rates between individuals with and without diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2020-04-30)
Smoking may explain why more men than women die of COVID-19 in Spain
Cardiovascular diseases aggravated by smoking are present in over 30% of coronavirus mortalities. (2020-04-29)
A new strategy to counter insulin damage in coronary artery disease
By studying blood vessel tissue from 674 patients, a research team has discovered how insulin contributes to the dysfunction of blood vessels in atherosclerosis, one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide. (2020-04-29)
CNIC scientists design an experimental mouse model for investigating the mechanical function of proteins
CNIC scientists, working with international partners, have developed a new experimental mouse model that allows them to study how cells sense, interpret, and generate mechanical forces. (2020-04-28)
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