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Why it doesn't pay to be just nice -- you also need to be intelligent
New research has revealed how people's intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. (2018-03-20)
Study: Men more likely to be readmitted to hospital after sustaining a firearm injury
Men have a substantially greater hospital readmission risk during the first three months following a firearm injury hospitalization compared to women. (2018-03-20)
In some elderly patients, levothyroxine may be linked with increased mortality
Treating some elderly people with levothyroxine may put them at increased risk of death, new research from Israel reports. (2018-03-20)
Premature hearts less able to cope with exercise
The hearts of people born prematurely are less able to cope with the pressures of exercise in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation. (2018-03-19)
Immune cell target that may prevent or delay heart failure after pressure overload
Researchers have identified a therapeutic target to prevent or delay heart failure from pressure overload of the heart, and a potential biomarker for the same. (2018-03-19)
Glucose monitoring helps prevent hypoglycemia in hospitalized heart disease patients
Hospitalized patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may need frequent glucose monitoring to prevent hypoglycemia and death, new research reports. (2018-03-17)
Mobile application detecting atrial fibrillation reduces the risk of stroke
A new application developed at the University of Turku, Finland, can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes. (2018-03-16)
New heart attack test better informs of underlying condition
A new blood test developed by a University of Alberta physician promises to eliminate the guesswork clinicians face with an apparent heart attack. (2018-03-15)
New methods find undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health records
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found a way to search genetic data in electronic health records to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in large populations so treatments can be tailored to the actual cause of the illness. (2018-03-15)
Potential RNA Markers of abnormal heart rhythms identified in circulating blood
The irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke and heart failure, but is often undiagnosed because of a lack of symptoms. (2018-03-15)
Barbershop-based healthcare study successfully lowers high blood pressure in African-American men
African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their local barber, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute. (2018-03-12)
Canakinumab reduces risk of cardiovascular events in populations with unmet clinical need
Two new analyses of data from more than 10,000 heart attack survivors worldwide were presented by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital at the 2018 American College of Cardiology meeting. (2018-03-12)
Calcium testing in coronary arteries better way to predict heart attacks than stress testing alone
Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that incorporating underused, but available, imaging technologies more precisely predicts who's at risk for heart attacks and similar threats -- in time to prevent them. (2018-03-12)
Stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces vitamin D levels, but supplementation helps
The stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces patients' vitamin D levels, but aggressive supplementation with vitamin D3, just before and after surgery, can completely eliminate the observed drop in vitamin D, researchers have found. (2018-03-12)
More deaths, strokes seen with perioperative beta blocker one year after surgery
During the 12 months after undergoing noncardiac surgery, patients with or at risk for heart disease who were treated with the beta blocker metoprolol for 30 days were less likely than patients who received a placebo to have a heart attack, but more likely to die or have a stroke, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-12)
Genetic heart diseases cause fewer SIDS deaths than previously thought, study finds
Genetic mutations linked to heart disease have been considered a leading cause of sudden infant death syndrome, but a new study by Mayo Clinic, British and Danish researchers finds they are to blame for far fewer SIDS deaths than previously thought. (2018-03-12)
Proteins associated with diabetic complications and increased heart disease identified
Protein pathways that are closely linked to changes in both triglyceride and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients have been identified in new research by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (2018-03-11)
New cardiac pump device improves long-term outcomes for heart failure patients
New findings, presented today at the American College of Cardiology, provide long-term information about survival, stroke rates and durability of a novel centrifugal-flow pump compared with a commercial axial flow pump for heart-failure patients. (2018-03-11)
Beta blocker shows mixed results in protecting against chemo-induced heart damage
After six months of follow up, women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who were given the beta blocker carvedilol to prevent heart issues while undergoing chemotherapy showed no difference in declines in heart function compared with those taking a placebo. (2018-03-11)
Inhaled therapy ineffective in difficult-to-treat heart failure
Four weeks of treatment with a novel inhaled medication failed to improve exercise capacity, daily activity levels, severity of symptoms or quality of life in patients with a type of heart failure for which no effective treatment options currently exist, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-11)
Popular heart medications can prevent herceptin-induced heart issues in some patients
Breast cancer patients who started taking one of two well-known heart medications at the same time they initiated trastuzumab -- a targeted cancer therapy that has been linked to heart damage -- received no benefit in terms of preventing declines in heart function, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-11)
Reduced device clotting, decreased strokes seen with novel heart pump
At two years of follow-up, severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received a novel heart pump fully implantable within the chest experienced no malfunctions requiring replacement or removal of the device for blood clotting. (2018-03-11)
Wearable defibrillator cuts overall mortality, but not sudden deaths after heart attack
Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter defibrillator that detects abnormal heart rhythms in addition to taking recommended medications is associated with a reduction in the likelihood of dying during the first 90 days following a heart attack in people whose heart function was also impaired, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-10)
Liver study offers insights into hard-to-treat diseases
A key cell process that could cause damage to bile ducts and help explain some liver diseases has been identified by scientists. (2018-03-09)
Telemonitoring in cardiac disorders: Benefit still unclear
The data showed no relevant differences for some outcome criteria, and data were missing for others -- also because some studies remain incompletely published. (2018-03-09)
Vitamin D may help prevent heart failure after heart attack
New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure. (2018-03-08)
Menopausal hormone therapy linked to having a healthier heart
Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. (2018-03-08)
Survivors of childhood cancer are at great risk of heart problems in adulthood
A study of nearly 1,000 survivors of childhood cancer has found that they are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood. (2018-03-08)
Caregivers face strain when patients receive heart pumps
When heart failure patients receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers seem to suffer, too -- at least initially, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (2018-03-07)
Technology-based process boosts cardiac rehab referral rates
Simply changing cardiac referral processes to opt-out rather than opt-in significantly increased referral rates, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Annual Conference (NCDR.18) in Orlando. (2018-03-07)
Marker involved in lymphatic system connected to heart failure
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new marker in the blood that is associated with an increased risk of heart failure. (2018-03-07)
New research discovers genetic defect linked to African Americans with heart failure
Heart failure is more common, develops earlier and results in higher rates of illness and death in African Americans than in whites. (2018-03-07)
Northeastern researchers identify 36 new genes implicated in cardiac disease
A Northeastern University professor has developed a new personalized method to discover genes implicated in complex diseases. (2018-03-07)
Exercise may decrease heart drug's effectiveness
Health care experts are quick to remind us that a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise. (2018-03-07)
Controlling ceramides could help treat heart disease
SBP researchers have discovered that accumulation of ceramides--a type of lipid (fat)-- plays a crucial role in lipotoxic cardiomyopathy (LCM)--a heart condition that often occurs in patients with diabetes and obesity. (2018-03-06)
Chronic ill-health and the chances of surviving a heart attack
New research has identified the devastating impact of pre-existing health problems on recovery from a heart attack. (2018-03-06)
Mouse healing may reveal targets to delay or prevent human heart failure
In a study of mouse healing after severe heart attacks, which may reveal therapeutic targets that can help humans avoid or delay heart failure, researchers looked at the heart and spleen over time and measured the types and numbers of immune cells involved; the types and amounts of lipid signaling compounds produced; the expression of the enzymes that produce those signaling compounds; and which enzymes are key to resolution of inflammation. (2018-03-06)
UH researchers uncover link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute researchers Muhammad Panhwar, MD, and Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, recently concluded a study of more than 22 million patients that suggests a strong connection between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the development of heart disease and heart attacks. (2018-03-06)
New research showed better survival outcomes in one type of heart failure
A joint 7-year cohort study in both Singapore's and New Zealand's hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. (2018-03-02)
St. Michael's Hospital cardiology team reports a world first
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Neil Fam of St. Michael's Hospital has performed a world-first procedure, which he described in the Feb, 26 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2018-03-02)
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