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Researchers flag similarities between COVID-19 deaths and severe rheumatic illnesses
Rheumatologists at the University of Alberta are flagging similarities between the deaths of some COVID-19 patients and those with rheumatic illnesses, and are testing proven rheumatic treatments to see whether they help against the pandemic virus. (2020-05-27)
The first 3D map of the heart's neurons
An interdisciplinary research team establishes a new technological pipeline to build a 3D map of the neurons in the heart, revealing foundational insight into their role in heart attacks and other cardiac conditions. (2020-05-26)
Scientists find optimal age of stem cells
Biophysicists from MIPT and Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Clinical Research Institute have determined the optimal age of reprogrammed stem cells suitable for restoring heart tissue. (2020-05-26)
Some recommended cardiovascular medications prescribed less frequently to women
In primary care, sex differences for recommended cardiovascular (CVD) prescriptions were found for patients who were at high risk or who had CVD. (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)
Drug combination could eliminate side effects of once-popular diabetes treatment
A new UT Southwestern study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects. (2020-05-20)
Global study finds women less likely to have heart disease -- and die of it -- than men
The information came from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study which followed the participants an average of 10 years. (2020-05-20)
Continuously tracking fear response could improve mental health treatment
If continuously monitored, fear can be used as a tool to improve mental health treatment, reports University of Houston researcher Rose Faghih, who has created a new algorithm for continuously monitoring the fear response using stress sweat and heart rate. (2020-05-19)
Walking or cycling to work associated with reduced risk of early death and illness
People who walk, cycle and travel by train to work are at reduced risk of early death or illness compared with those who commute by car. (2020-05-19)
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)
Affordable Care Act linked to better heart failure care for minorities, yet disparities persist
Heart failure patients from underserved racial or ethnic groups who live in states that have adopted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion are more likely to receive recommended medical care than if they live in states that did not adopt the ACA Medicaid Expansion. (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)
Federal program leads to intensified treatment for high-risk heart patients
A program that offers financial incentives to health care providers to measure and reduce heart attack and stroke risk among Medicare patients resulted in increased preventive medications prescribed to patients in high-risk and medium-risk categories. (2020-05-15)
Home health care after a heart attack may lower patients' hospital readmission rates
Almost 10% of US heart attack patients receive home health care after hospital discharge. (2020-05-15)
Safety of bioabsorbable polymer against durable polymer DES in high-risk PCI patients
A novel study sought to reveal whether drug-eluting stents (DES) coated with bioabsorbable polymer (BP) presented a safety advantage without compromising efficacy compared to durable polymer (DP) formulations. (2020-05-14)
California study finds drinking sugary drinks daily may be linked to higher risk of CVD in women
In a study of female California teachers, drinking one or more sugary beverages daily was associated with nearly a 20% higher risk of having cardiovascular disease when compared to those who rarely or never drank sugary beverages. (2020-05-13)
New tool helps distinguish the cause of blood clots
A new tool using cutting-edge technology is able to distinguish different types of blood clots based on what caused them, according to a study published today in eLife. (2020-05-12)
Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure
This study aimed to examine the effects of functional foods, omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoid-rich diets in patients with a high risk of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) with reference to Heart Failure (HF). (2020-05-11)
Indicators of cancer may also be markers of heart failure
Heart failure and cancer are conditions with a number of shared characteristics. (2020-05-06)
Diminished returns of educational attainment on heart disease among black Americans
Using a nationally representative sample, the researchers explored racial/ethnic variation in the link between educational attainment and heart disease among American adults. (2020-05-06)
Brain emotional activity linked to blood vessel inflammation in recent heart attack patients
People with recent heart attacks have significantly higher activity in a brain area (the amygdala) involved in stress perception and emotional response. (2020-05-05)
Women's heart attack symptoms are not all that different
The top three heart attack symptoms in both women and men are chest pain, sweating, and shortness of breath, reports a study presented today on EAPC Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. (2020-05-04)
Time to re-define sex-specific symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, say researchers
While there are differences between how women and men display in heart attack symptoms, researchers argue that continuing to simplify these symptoms as 'typical' or 'atypical' could contribute to delayed treatment and poorer health outcomes. (2020-05-04)
Verticillium wilt fungus killing millions of trees is actually an army of microorganisms
A research project studied the microbiome of olive tree roots and concluded that Verticillium wilt is fueled by a community of microorganisms that team up to attack plants, thus reassessing the way this problem is dealt with (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)
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)
Lipid biomarkers key to cardiac repair differences in blacks and whites after heart attack
A new study by the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham profiled bioactive lipids in blood samples from hospitalized black and white patients soon after a heart attack. (2020-05-04)
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)
The digital diagnostic helper: Apple Watch detects severe coronary ischemia
Apple watches have long been able to record electrocardiograms (ECGs) and send warnings in the event of an irregular heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. (2020-04-30)
Different trigger points for seeking healthcare may explain gender divide
Men might not be more reluctant to see a doctor than women are, as is popularly believed, but may simply have different trigger points for seeking healthcare, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2020-04-30)
Higher thrombus risk in men with obesity in adolescence
Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life, more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg study shows. (2020-04-29)
Higher economic status does not always translate to better heart health
Upward income mobility is associated with a trade-off between well-being and cardiometabolic health. (2020-04-28)
How the heart affects our perception
When we encounter a dangerous situation, signals from the brain make sure that the heart beats faster. (2020-04-28)
Heart disease more likely for adults with dysfunctional childhoods
Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s. (2020-04-28)
Connecting the dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes
People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. (2020-04-27)
After a heart attack, physical activity makes you feel better
Heart attack patients who take part in a lifestyle improvement program feel better -- especially when they do additional physical activity. (2020-04-24)
Dietary counselling introduced in infancy leads to better cardiovascular health in adults
The Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project investigated the long-term effects of dietary counselling on cardiovascular health. (2020-04-23)
Your football team loses a match. You may suffer a heart attack.
Lost football games may trigger heart attacks in male fans, according to research presented today on EAPC Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-04-23)
Helping the heart heal itself
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have discovered a protein that works with others during development to put the brakes on cell division in the heart, they report today in Nature. (2020-04-22)
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