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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)
Simple scan could direct treatments for angina
A 40 minute test for angina could help patients avoid an overnight stay in hospital, according to research funded by the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre. (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)
Mount Sinai study reveals new genetic link to heart disease
A collaboration involving the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the German Heart Center Munich, AstraZeneca, and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has demonstrated that more than 30 percent of heart disease risk stems from genetic factors, much more than was previously understood. (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)
Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease
The blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center, without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer's disease. (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)
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age may indicate higher risk for future heart problems
Middle-aged patients with higher levels of coronary artery calcium buildup were more likely to have higher left ventricular mass and worse left ventricular function of the heart, particularly among blacks. (2019-06-14)
New diet study using MRI to map internal fat conducted by Ben-Gurion U researchers
The study showed that a low-carb Mediterranean diet had a greater effect on reducing fat around the liver, heart and the pancreas, compared to low-fat diets with similar calorie counts, although the weight loss was similar. (2019-06-13)
MRI plays a role in diagnosis of cocaine-related damage to the heart
Cardiac MRI has a pivotal role to play in the diagnosis of cocaine-induced cardiovascular diseases, according to a new article. (2019-06-13)
Cardiac toxicity risk factors identified with relapsed multiple myeloma therapy
More than half of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with carfilzomib experienced cardiac issues during treatment, according to a multi-institutional study published June 12, 2019 in Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2019-06-13)
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases (rather than just being associated with it). (2019-06-13)
Researchers developing new treatment that could protect people with cardiovascular disease
New research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the body's natural defences. (2019-06-13)
Researchers find physical activity in preschool years can affect future heart health
Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new research from McMaster University, where scientists followed the activity levels of hundreds of preschoolers over a period of years. (2019-06-11)
Big picture genetic scoring approach reliably predicts heart disease
Polygenic risk scores -- genetic risk scores that take into account variations in a person's entire DNA -- are able to predict coronary artery disease in those who have not yet had heart attacks. (2019-06-11)
Preventive drug therapy may increase right-sided heart failure risk in patients who receive heart devices
Patients treated preemptively with drugs to reduce the risk of right-sided heart failure after heart device implantation may experience the opposite effect and develop heart failure and post-operative bleeding more often than patients not receiving the drugs. (2019-06-11)
Cardiovascular diseases -- Promoting self-healing after heart attack
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers led by Oliver Söhnlein have shown that a protein which stimulates the resolution of inflammatory reactions enhances cardiac repair following heart attack in both mice and pigs. (2019-06-11)
Heart valve procedure safe for patients with common heart defect
A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rates as patients without the defect who undergo the same procedure. (2019-06-11)
Radiation treatment increases cardiac risk for lung cancer patients
As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients' lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. (2019-06-10)
Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. (2019-06-08)
Treating type 2 diabetes and heart failure
People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for heart failure and many people have both diseases, which requires careful medical management. (2019-06-06)
Imaging tests help reveal heart risks in patients with psoriatic disease
Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis -- collectively termed psoriatic disease -- face increased heart risks. (2019-06-05)
Being overweight as a teen may be associated with cardiomyopathy in adulthood
The risk of developing cardiomyopathy, which often leads to heart failure, increased in adult Swedish men who were even mildly overweight around age 18. (2019-06-05)
Beta blockers reduce stress-induced irregular heart rhythm
Taking beta blockers -- medications that reduce blood pressure and treat many heart conditions -- can blunt the negative effects of stress and anger on people with a history of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, said Yale researchers. (2019-06-04)
Sleepless nights linked to high blood pressure
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. (2019-06-04)
WVU study: Diabetics exposed to common household chemicals have lower heart disease rates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances -- a class of chemicals used in cookware, cleaning products and paint--a public health concern. (2019-06-04)
Widowed and divorced men more at risk of dying from serious heart conditions than women
Surviving some of the most common heart and circulatory diseases may be impacted by your gender and marital status, according to new research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester. (2019-06-04)
Heart disease deaths nearly halved in a decade -- but condition remains UK's biggest killer
A new analysis of global heart disease deaths has revealed the number of UK people dying from the condition halved between 2005 and 2015, with the death rate falling from 80 deaths per 100,000 to 46 per 100,000. (2019-06-04)
People living with HIV face premature heart disease and barriers to care
People living with HIV face a higher risk of developing diseases of the heart and blood vessels compared to people without the disease. (2019-06-03)
New research addresses incidence of atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement
UAB investigators have outlined the incidence and implications of atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement. (2019-06-03)
Anti hypertensive drug use was associated with a decreased dementia risk
Various clinical trials indicate what effects can be expected from standardized intervention programs on the basis of existing evidence. (2019-06-03)
Chest cavity fire during emergency cardiac surgery
At this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June), doctors present the unique case of a man who suffered a flash fire in his chest cavity during emergency heart surgery caused by supplemental oxygen leaking from a ruptured lung. (2019-06-02)
How the enzyme lipoxygenase drives heart failure after heart attacks
Heart failure after a heart attack is a global epidemic leading to heart failure pathology. (2019-05-31)
Seven key health measures help predict future risk of heart disease
Seven key measures of heart health may help predict future risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers. (2019-05-31)
New imaging tool for diagnosing heart disease
An international team led by scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are the first to show that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to measure how the heart uses oxygen for both healthy patients and those with heart disease. (2019-05-30)
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