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Grant to explore link between BPA and heart disease
The British Heart Foundation is to fund research exploring the link between Bisphenol A, a manmade chemical found in commonly used plastics, and heart disease. (2010-04-01)
Link between stress and heart disease may be premature
It has often been claimed that psychological stress is an important cause of heart disease, but a study in this week's BMJ shows that previous research may have been misleading. (2002-05-23)
Higher risks for women with diabetes using HRT
Women with diabetes who use hormone replacement therapy are at an increased risk of death from all causes and heart disease, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-02-20)
Time to take notice and tackle heart failure
Experts have sounded a call to action for policy makers at local, national, and international levels to promote heart failure prevention, improve heart failure awareness among healthcare professionals, ensure equity of care for all patients with heart failure, support and empower patients and their caregivers, and promote heart failure research. (2014-09-02)
Stubborn inequities in heart health persist for some African Americans in the South
Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital examined data on ideal cardiovascular health in over 4,700 participants of the Jackson Heart Study in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the largest studies of heart health among African Americans in the US. (2016-08-15)
Heart disease risk in British men is overestimated
Current scoring methods over-predict the risk of death from coronary heart disease in British men, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-11-27)
Heart failure is more common but less fatal in South Asian people
In the UK, more South Asian people are admitted to hospital with heart failure but are less likely to die than white people, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-04)
Siblings Of People With Heart Disease Are Less Likely To Get Treatment
DALLAS, July 17 -- You may think you're nothing like your brother or sister, but if any of your siblings have heart disease, think again. (1998-07-16)
Weekends peak time for heart attacks for young and middle aged men
Weekends are the peak time for heart attacks in young and middle aged men in France, suggests a study in Heart. (2001-08-21)
'Disquieting' slow down in heart disease deaths among under 55s
The fall in deaths from heart disease among younger Britons is slowing down, pointing to a (2007-07-18)
'Bigger the baby, the better' axiom is incorrect
Contrary to popular belief and alerts by the World Health Organization, new research by the George Institute for International Health indicates that the importance of the reported relationship between birth weight and coronary heart disease has been overestimated. (2007-05-17)
Dietary copper may ease heart disease
Including more copper in your everyday diet could be good for your heart, according to scientists at the University of Louisville Medical Center and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. (2007-03-05)
People with congenital heart disease need physical activity
People born with a heart defect need physical activity. Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. (2013-04-29)
Eye blood vessel width may indicate coronary heart death risk
The caliber of the small veins and arteries in the eye may be a good indicator of a middle aged person's chances of dying from coronary heart disease, suggests research published ahead of print in Heart. (2006-07-12)
Erectile dysfunction gives early warning of a heart attack, warns expert
Erectile dysfunction gives a two to three year early warning of a heart attack, warns an expert on bmj.com today. (2008-10-21)
More children could mean higher risk of heart disease
Public health researchers report that, in a national survey of 25,000 participants, 30 percent of parents who said they had five or more children had a heart condition. (2019-03-25)
Women's Heart Health Initiative announces creation of new women's cardiology research fellowship
The Women's Heart Health Initiative at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation will announce the creation of a new fellowship dedicated to gender-specific research that will improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women. (2008-12-22)
Diabetes may have important effects in patients with acute heart failure
Researchers have found that patients with acute heart failure and diabetes, compared with those without diabetes, have distinct markers related to inflammation, cardiovascular function, and kidney health. (2017-06-26)
Yale lead test site for detecting heart disease in diabetics
Yale will be the lead test site for a $3.2 million national study aimed at earlier diagnosis of the leading silent killer of persons with diabetes -- heart disease. (2000-08-21)
Could a noncoding RNA be a new drug target for heart disease?
A new study uncovers a type of noncoding RNA that drives heart failure in mice as a potential therapeutic target for heart disease. (2016-02-17)
Telomere length may predict risk of coronary heart disease in middle-aged men
Men with short telomeres -- repetitive strips of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes -- may have a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than those with long telomeres, according to an article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2007-01-11)
Higher resting heart rate linked to increased risk of death from all causes
A higher resting heart rate is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in the general population, even in people without the usual risk factors for heart disease, according to new research published in CMAJ. (2015-11-23)
Depression and heart disease combo more lethal than either one alone
The combination of depression and heart disease seems to be far more lethal than having either one of these conditions in isolation, suggests research published online in Heart. (2010-09-15)
Many adults have insufficient knowledge about heart failure
In the largest German survey on heart failure to date, investigators found that the overall awareness of heart failure has not increased over the past decade and is not at a satisfactory level. (2017-03-22)
Mayo Clinic hosting national conference to help women fight their #1 killer
The Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic is hosting a conference from Oct. (2002-10-10)
New book on 'The Biology of Heart Disease' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'The Biology of Heart Disease' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press describes how recent advances in genetics, stem cell biology, and developmental biology are transforming the way we understand and treat heart disease. (2014-12-03)
Metabolic syndrome significantly boosts risk of heart failure in middle age
Metabolic syndrome significantly boosts the chances of heart failure in middle age, suggests research published ahead of print in Heart. (2006-05-21)
Rehabilitation improves the prognosis of serious heart disease
Rehabilitation is recommended for many patients following a hospital stay for acute heart disease. (2015-08-26)
Risk of heart problems among diabetic patients less than previously thought
Patients with type 2 diabetes are at lower risk of death and hospital admission for heart attack than patients with established coronary heart disease, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-04-18)
Working long hours may increase risk of coronary heart disease
Working more than a 40-hour week has been linked to stress, dissatisfaction, and compromised health, and now new research on 8,350 Korean adults finds that it may also increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. (2014-09-15)
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers to present findings at annual Scientific Sessions
Cedars-Sinai researchers will participate in 42 presentations at American Heart Association meetings on topics ranging from a mutant gene that protects against atherosclerosis to new cardiac stem cell research and findings related to menopause and heart disease in women. (2008-11-12)
Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without celiac disease
Long term dietary intake of gluten among people without celiac disease is not associated with risk of coronary heart disease -- and restricting gluten may result in a low intake of whole grains, which are associated with cardiovascular benefits, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-05-02)
Making old hearts young again
Griffith University researchers are unraveling the molecular events associated with aging that reduce the ability of older hearts to withstand disease. (2007-05-02)
Australian researchers locate heart attack genes
University of Melbourne researchers, along with doctors and scientists from eight Melbourne hospitals, have located three genes that make heart attack more likely. (2002-05-23)
Heart gene discovery strengthens skeletal disease link
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered a fourth gene associated with heart muscle disease that also has a link to skeletal and muscle disorders. (2001-03-04)
Small risk of sex triggering a heart attack in people at risk of heart disease
Having sex is a potential trigger for a heart attack in people with heart disease. (2001-09-16)
Heart pumps save lives
Heart failure is a very common condition: around 200,000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with the disease. (2010-06-14)
High-pressure jobs boost young women's heart disease risk
High-pressure jobs boost young women's risk of heart disease, finds a large study of female nurses published today in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2010-05-05)
Scientists discover recipe for life: eating the 'Polymeal' cuts heart disease by 76%
Scientists in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ have discovered the 'Polymeal', a set of ingredients which cuts the risk of heart (cardiovascular) disease by 76% and significantly increases life expectancy. (2004-12-16)
Coronary heart disease is under-diagnosed and under-treated in women
Coronary heart disease is under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-researched in women, says a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. (2005-09-01)
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