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Severity of earthquake impact may change with the seasons, study shows
The devastating impact caused by earthquakes on the local communities and environment could differ in severity depending on the season a pioneering new study on two historic earthquakes in Kazakhstan has suggested. (2019-11-12)
Hospitals given latitude to select transplant candidates don't prioritize sickest patients
Analysis of more than 29,000 adults listed on the national heart transplant registry from 2006 to 2015 shows how rules that give hospitals discretion in determining who gets a transplant result in large discrepancies in how sick patients are when they receive heart transplants at hospitals across the United States. (2019-11-12)
At the heart of regeneration: Scientists reveal a new frontier in cardiac research
Researchers at CHLA uncover mechanisms in zebrafish heart regeneration that could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair. (2019-11-12)
Flu shots help prevent illness, death in heart disease patients
Research shows an annual flu shot is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent illness and death in people with heart disease. (2019-11-11)
Racial bias and discrimination may negatively impact heart disease care, risk factors
Two new studies illustrate that race may affect heart care for African Americans and African immigrants. (2019-11-11)
Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked
Having a heart attack may increase the risk of developing cancer. (2019-11-11)
Early menopause may raise the risk of several heart conditions
Women experiencing early menopause (before age 40) are at higher risk for several heart conditions, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Stopping meth helps reverse drug-induced heart failure
Heart failure caused by methamphetamine use is a growing public health issue. (2019-11-11)
Psychological stress may increase risk for a serious cardiovascular event in women with heart disease
The way women with heart disease respond to psychological stress may increase their risk for a major cardiovascular event. (2019-11-11)
Weight-reduction surgery may prevent strokes, lengthen lives
Obese people who undergo weight-reduction surgery live longer than obese people who do not have surgery, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Strong link found between level of depression and heart disease, stroke
There is a strong link between the level of a person's depression and their odds of having heart disease or stroke, according to new research. (2019-11-11)
Study: E-cigarettes may be more harmful to heart health than tobacco
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. (2019-11-11)
Biomarker blood test could reveal high risk heart patients in need of treatment
Preventive cardiology researchers at UT Southwestern believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could identify early stage heart disease in people. (2019-11-11)
Cholesterol levels in American adults declining since 2013 guideline release
The implementation of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol has led to improved overall cholesterol levels for American adults, especially those on cholesterol lowering medications, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the impact of the highly anticipated guideline several years after release. (2019-11-11)
Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for cardiac conditions later in life
Women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s. (2019-11-11)
Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old
The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. (2019-11-11)
Middle-aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk
The amount of lean muscle a healthy person has in middle age is linked to their future risk of heart disease, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-11-11)
World's most comprehensive study of a deadly heart condition yields 1st results
Researchers have revealed the initial results from the world's largest comprehensive study of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an abnormal thickening of the heart that often goes undiagnosed and can prove deadly. (2019-11-07)
Vitamin D and Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of systemic inflammation
An analysis of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital indicates that neither vitamin D nor omega-3s were effective at reducing systemic inflammation. (2019-11-07)
Study shows fewer American Indians getting heart disease
A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at Washington State University shows that new cases of heart disease among American Indians in three US regions have gone down. (2019-11-07)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows
The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look at two historical earthquakes that occurred about 100 years ago near Almaty, Kazakhstan. (2019-11-06)
New technique lays foundation for regenerative cardiac therapies
Scientists have devised a technique to sort out which heart cells can replicate and which cannot, a critical step toward treatments that may one day help the heart heal itself after injury. (2019-11-06)
Cleveland Clinic develops calculator to estimate 10-year risk of diabetes complications
Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. (2019-11-05)
Metabolic surgery cuts likelihood of recurrent and fatal heart attacks
Metabolic surgery patients with a history of coronary artery disease were about two times less likely to have a recurrent and fatal heart attack or develop systolic heart failure compared to closely matched patients who did not have the surgery, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers who presented their findings* today at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
Following hospitalization for heart failure, home care lessens re-admission risk
A team of researchers studied the association between hospital readmission risk and receiving home health care after leaving skilled nursing facilities. (2019-11-04)
Combination gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases
Could there one day be a vaccine against the ravages of aging? (2019-11-04)
Ground penetrating radar reveals why ancient Cambodian capital was moved to Angkor
The largest water management feature in Khmer history was built in the 10th century as part of a short-lived ancient capital in northern Cambodia to store water but the system failed in its first year of operation, possibly leading to the return of the capital to Angkor. (2019-10-31)
A kinase identified as possible target to treat heart failure
An unexplored kinase in heart muscle cells may be a good target to treat heart failure, a disease that is only incrementally delayed by existing therapies. (2019-10-31)
Failure prognosis: Data science predicts which failures will ultimately succeed
Data science finds there is a critical threshold of lessons from failure that must be applied in order to achieve eventual success. (2019-10-30)
Exerting self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure
New research challenges the view that self-control equals sacrificing pleasure. (2019-10-29)
Racial inequities uncovered in hospital admissions for heart failure
Black and Latino patients with heart failure are less likely to be treated in cardiac units when admitted to the hospital. (2019-10-29)
Study finds inequities in access to heart failure care
As part of an initiative by the Department of Medicine Health Equity Committee at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to the Brigham with a diagnosis of heart failure. (2019-10-29)
Not all hypertension drugs are created equal, reports big-data study
For those with extremely high blood pressure, or hypertension, there are many initial medication options -- so many that it can be hard to know which one to use. (2019-10-25)
Women CEOs judged more harshly than men for corporate ethical failures
People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-10-24)
Gap in care found for patients with chronic kidney disease: study
Millions of Canadians living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be going without critical testing from their primary care practitioners that would give them a good idea of the severity of the disease so they could intervene earlier with more appropriate care, according to a new study. (2019-10-24)
Most prescribed blood pressure drugs may be less effective than others
A new study of nearly 5 million patients shows the most-popular first-line treatment for hypertension is less effective and causes more side effects than thiazide diuretics. (2019-10-24)
Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes
Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of US adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. (2019-10-23)
Special cells contribute to regenerate the heart in Zebrafish
It is already known that zebrafish can flexibly regenerate their hearts after injury. (2019-10-23)
Emory researchers find college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems
Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study by Emory University researchers. (2019-10-23)
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