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Women with high blood pressure get different treatment to men

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Photo: Physician checks a woman's bloodpressure [17/10/2014] Women who are treated for high blood pressure are not given the same medication as men, nor do they hit the treatment targets as often, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg.Women with high blood pressure get different treatment to men - Read more

Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women

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Photo: A couple arguing [16/10/2014] Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease.Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women - Read more

Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention

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Graphic: Depicting the location of a stent in the vessels [14/10/2014] Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by University College London (UCL) funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association.Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention - Read more

Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people

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Photo: Man screaming and grabbing his head [02/10/2014] A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people - Read more

'Skin-like' device monitors cardiovascular and skin health

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Photo: (Example image) hand with plaster [30/09/2014] A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study.'Skin-like' device monitors cardiovascular and skin health - Read more

Researchers identify a new target for treating heart failure

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Picture: Heart Rate [10/09/2014] As a heart fails, losing its ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone that interferes with the heart's best chance to improve contractility, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers show in a study.Researchers identify a new target for treating heart failure - Read more

A novel pathway for prevention of heart attack and stroke

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Graphic: Different words like stroke and heart [22/08/2014] A recent study could pave the way for preventing brain and cardiac ischemia induced by atherosclerosis. Finnish researchers have found that the low-expression variant of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), which is particularly common among Finns, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. The finding revealed a new way to customise a potentially preventive drug for atherosclerosis.A novel pathway for prevention of heart attack and stroke - Read more

Combining treatments boosts some smokers' ability to quit

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Photo: Hands breaking a cigarette [18/06/2014] Combining two smoking cessation therapies is more effective than using just one for male and highly nicotine-dependent smokers who weren't initially helped by the nicotine patch, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.Combining treatments boosts some smokers' ability to quit - Read more

Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty

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Photo: Different cups of coffee [16/06/2014] Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people. Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty - Read more

Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children

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Photo: Physician holding an infant and looking at X-rays [13/06/2014] Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children - Read more

Study on chronically ill patients: “Coaching can save money“

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[10/06/2014] The German Technician Health Insurance (German: Techniker Krankenkasse) conducted a study on the Topic “Phone coaching helps seriously ill patients and saves money“. We spoke with Günter van Aalst about the interesting findings. Study on chronically ill patients: “Coaching can save money“ - Read more

Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time"

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[02/06/2014] Sudden deaths of football players make headlines time after time: competitive athletes who are the idols of many people die just when they are on the playing field and in the limelight. Congenital heart defects often cause their death. Sports physicians and FIFA now plan to ascertain data that can help improve preventive examinations in competitive football.Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time" - Read more

Vascular health in athletes

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[02/06/2014] “Sports are good for your health”, as the saying goes. Regular exercise promotes the health of our blood vessels and prevents vascular diseases. However, many years of competitive sports can also have negative effects on vascular health and increase the risk of myocardial infarction. Prof. Martin Halle of the Technical University Munich explains at MEDICA.de what athletes need to pay attention to.Vascular health in athletes - Read more

Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries

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Photo: Micro tomography of arteries [28/05/2014] A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be used to design containers for targeted drug delivery.Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries - Read more

Heart Disease: Aspirin or No Aspirin?

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Photo: Aspirin pills [15/05/2014] A study involving the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation shows that a simple test to measure plaque in the arteries of the heart may help doctors better determine who will and will not benefit from use of aspirin therapy to prevent heart disease.Heart Disease: Aspirin or No Aspirin? - Read more

Especially for Smokers: Early Menopause Ups Heart Failure Risk

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Photo: Sign reading Menopause [14/05/2014] Women who go through menopause early—at ages 40 to 45—have a higher rate of heart failure, according to a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Smoking, current or past, raises the rate even more. Especially for Smokers: Early Menopause Ups Heart Failure Risk - Read more

Nutrition: Iron Consumption Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease

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Photo: Red Meat [28/04/2014] A new study from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has bolstered the link between red meat consumption and heart disease by finding a strong association between heme iron, found only in meat, and potentially deadly coronary heart disease.Nutrition: Iron Consumption Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease - Read more

Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children

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Photo: Mother and child [24/03/2014] Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity, it is mothers who set (or don't set) the pace. Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children - Read more

Genes: Key Heart-failure Culprit Discovered

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Photo: Heart muscle [14/03/2014] A team of cardiovascular researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of California, San Diego have identified a small but powerful new player in the onset and progression of heart failure.Genes: Key Heart-failure Culprit Discovered - Read more

Cardiovascular Diseases: MRI Helps Predict Likelihood of Heart Attacks

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Photo: Transverse Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR [04/03/2014] Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Cardiovascular Diseases: MRI Helps Predict Likelihood of Heart Attacks - Read more

High Cholesterol: Deciding about Options to Statins Together

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Photo: Doctor and patient [17/02/2014] Clinicians and patients should use shared decision-making to select individualized treatments based on the new guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a Mayo Clinic physician.High Cholesterol: Deciding about Options to Statins Together - Read more

Blood Flow: New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition

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Photo: Graphic of blood [14/02/2014] A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose a common congenital heart abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. Blood Flow: New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition - Read more

Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk

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Photo: Exhaust fumes [24/01/2014] Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this association can already be observed in levels of particulate exposure below the current specified European limit values.Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk - Read more

Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure

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Photo: Sun bath [22/01/2014] Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure - Read more

Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes

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Photo: Berry-chocolate cake and tea [21/01/2014] Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London.Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes - Read more

“Gender-specific adjustments in clinical diagnostics and therapy can be expected”

In Western civilization, equality of women and men has been a topic for many years and is already being successfully implemented in many areas, even if many obstacles still need to be overcome – the introduction of quotas for women in boardrooms, just to mention one of them. “Gender-specific adjustments in clinical diagnostics and therapy can be expected” - Read more

Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels"

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[08/01/2014] Heart diseases can be triggered by special viruses that affect the cardiac muscle. Preventive drugs could definitely be developed – if the virus does not mutate. Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels" - Read more

HIV: A Cause of Structural Heart Disease

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Photo: Heart [12/12/2013] HIV causes structural heart disease according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Nieves Montoro from Madrid, Spain. The findings support the introduction of cardiovascular screening in all HIV patients, particularly those with a positive blood viral load.HIV: A Cause of Structural Heart Disease - Read more

Cardiac Arrests: Study Questions Hypothermia Treatment

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Photo: Thermometer [29/11/2013] Therapeutic hypothermia – cooling the body and brain down to 33°C – is the method used worldwide to treat cardiac arrest, even though a lower body temperature may raise the risk of side-effects. However, keeping the temperature steady at 36°C is just as effective, a study led by Lund University researchers has found.Cardiac Arrests: Study Questions Hypothermia Treatment - Read more

Pacemaker Cells: The Heart’s Metronome

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Photo: Conductor's baton [14/11/2013] A specific cell population is responsible for ensuring that our heartbeat remains regular. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now elucidated the mode of action of one of the crucial components of the heart’s intrinsic pacemaker.Pacemaker Cells: The Heart’s Metronome - Read more

Blood Pressure: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Control

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Photo: Telephone [17/09/2013] Patients who received automated telephone calls inviting them to get their blood pressure checked at a walk-in clinic were more likely to have controlled hypertension than patients who did not receive calls.Blood Pressure: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Control - Read more

Heart: Finger's Pulse to Measure Stiffness in the Aorta

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Photo: Aortas [06/09/2013] A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger.Heart: Finger's Pulse to Measure Stiffness in the Aorta - Read more

Cataract: People After Surgery Live Longer

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Photo: Patient [06/09/2013] People with cataract-related vision loss who have had cataract surgery to improve their sight are living longer than those with visual impairment who chose not to have the procedure, according to an Australian cohort study.Cataract: People After Surgery Live Longer - Read more

Smoking: Short-term Cessation Reverses Endothelial Damage

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Photo: Cigarettes [03/09/2013] Eight weeks of smoking cessation reverses the endothelial damage caused by smoking, according to a research of Dr. Yasuaki Dohi from Japan.Smoking: Short-term Cessation Reverses Endothelial Damage - Read more

Coronary Artery Disease: Continuously Neglected in Women

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Photo: Male and female [30/07/2013] Despite coronary artery disease (CAD) killing at least as many women as men each year, women are still today less likely to receive preventive recommendations than men at a similar risk level.Coronary Artery Disease: Continuously Neglected in Women - Read more

Diagnostics: Saliva Samples Can Reveal Serious Illnesses

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Photo: Saliva test [30/07/2013] Current research at Malmö University’s Faculty of Odontology shows that cancer and other serious illnesses leave traces of their presence in patients’ saliva.Diagnostics: Saliva Samples Can Reveal Serious Illnesses - Read more

Emergency Room: Telling Stroke from Bell’s Palsy

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Photo: Doctor [29/07/2013] Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100 percent of patients with Bell's palsy, the symptoms of which are nearly identical to potentially life-threatening diseases such as stroke and brain tumors.Emergency Room: Telling Stroke from Bell’s Palsy - Read more

Report: Deciding about Vascular Laboratory Tests

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Photo: Doctor [26/07/2013] A new report provides detailed criteria to help clinicians optimize the appropriate use of certain noninvasive vascular tests when caring for patients with known or suspected disorders of the venous (veins) system. Report: Deciding about Vascular Laboratory Tests - Read more

Well-Being: Positive Outlook Reduces Cardiac Events

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Photo: Happy couple [11/07/2013] People with cheerful temperaments are significantly less likely to suffer a coronary event such as a heart attack or sudden cardiac death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Well-Being: Positive Outlook Reduces Cardiac Events - Read more

DNA Helps: Speed Detection of Coronary Artery Disease

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Photo: Heart [02/07/2013] DNA fragments in your blood may someday help doctors quickly learn if chest pain means you have narrowed heart arteries, according to a new study.DNA Helps: Speed Detection of Coronary Artery Disease - Read more

Cola and Honey: Exploring Food Riddles in Rhythm Disturbances

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Photo: Rhododendron and a bee [25/06/2013] Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, report two case studies.Cola and Honey: Exploring Food Riddles in Rhythm Disturbances - Read more

Heart Diseases: Gender Differences Among Patients

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Photo: Man und woman sleep [18/06/2013] Many women get too little sleep, despite considerable evidence showing the importance of sleep to overall health. Now a new study of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered another reason why inadequate sleep may be harmful, especially to women and their hearts.Heart Diseases: Gender Differences Among Patients - Read more

Cardiology: New Consumer Healthcare App

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Photo: Smartphone [12/06/2013] A scientist working at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a user-friendly smart phone application that allows consumers to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the comfort of their own homes.Cardiology: New Consumer Healthcare App - Read more

Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage

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Photo: Blood vessel [06/06/2013] Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals.Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage - Read more

A View into the Heart: “A highly precise system with low radiation exposure”

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[03/06/2013] Heart interventions require high precision. This is why physicians examine the vital organ before and during surgery with the help of imaging procedures. The more precise the view into the heart, the more effective the intervention results are. However, for patients these interventions oftentimes mean exposure to high levels of radiation.A View into the Heart: “A highly precise system with low radiation exposure” - Read more

Catheter: Efficacy and Safety in Asian Patients Confirmed

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Photo: Asian man and woman [27/05/2013] Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is effective and safe in Asian patients, according to early experience based on first results from a multicentre Asian registry.Catheter: Efficacy and Safety in Asian Patients Confirmed - Read more

Heart: AEDs Not Always in the Best Position

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Photo: AED [08/05/2013] A new study has found that publicly registered AEDs in Toronto are not in the best positions to help victims of cardiac arrest.Heart: AEDs Not Always in the Best Position - Read more

Heart Disease: Risk Factors May Decrease Brain Function

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Photo: Heart [06/05/2013] Brain function in adults as young as 35 may decline as their heart disease risk factors increase, according to new research.Heart Disease: Risk Factors May Decrease Brain Function - Read more

Heart Attacks: Improving Response Time

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Photo: Heart Attack [30/04/2013] Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies.Heart Attacks: Improving Response Time - Read more

Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat

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Photo: Fat cells [29/04/2013] Scientists from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other.Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat - Read more

Environment: Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

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Photo: Air pollution [26/04/2013] Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries," according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagues from across the United States.Environment: Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries - Read more

Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia

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Photo: Dementia [22/04/2013] A new Swedish study shows the risk of developing dementia may have declined over the past 20 years, in direct contrast to what many previously assumed. The result is based on data from the SNAC-K, an ongoing study on aging and health started in 1987.Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia - Read more

Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation

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Photo: Stent [15/04/2013] Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries. Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg.Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation - Read more

Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat

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Photo: Red meat [08/04/2013] A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis – or the hardening or clogging of the arteries – according to Cleveland Clinic research.Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat - Read more

World Health Day - 04/07/2013

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Photo: Heart within globe [07/04/2013] The World Health Organization celebrates its founding April 7th in 1948 with the World Health Day. This day is dedicated to another current health topic each year. In 2013, the focus is on high blood pressure (hypertension).World Health Day - 04/07/2013 - Read more

Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time”

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[22/03/2013] Electric stimulation is the artificial activation of nerves through electric current. The most widely known example from medicine may be the cardiac pacemaker. But chronic high blood pressure can also be treated with an active implant: the baroreceptor stimulator triggers a stimulus in the nervous system that causes a drop of blood pressure.Electric Stimulation: “Blood pressure adjustment takes time” - Read more

Medical Devices: Proposal for New Regulation

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Photo: European flags [14/03/2013] In a position paper, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) welcomes the European Commission’s (EC’s) proposals for a new regulation to govern the evaluation and approval of medical devices as an important step towards improving patient safety.Medical Devices: Proposal for New Regulation - Read more

Acute Aortic Dissection: Mortality Near 1 Percent per Hour

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Photo: Heart [13/03/2013] The belief among medical professionals in the 1950s that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection during the initial 24 hours was one to two percent per hour appears to hold true in the contemporary era of treatment, based on a review of the large-scale IRAD registry of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions.Acute Aortic Dissection: Mortality Near 1 Percent per Hour - Read more

Electric Cars: No Effect on Implanted Cardiac Devices

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Photo: Plug of an electric car [13/03/2013] A Mayo Clinic study has concluded that patients with implanted cardiac devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators can safely drive or ride in an electric car without risk of electromagnetic interference (EMI).Electric Cars: No Effect on Implanted Cardiac Devices - Read more

Cardiologists: Simple Steps Lower Risk of Heart Disease

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Photo: Walking in the office [31/01/2013] February is American Heart Month, a perfect time to remind people that small steps can reduce their risk of heart disease, the main death cause of men and women. Mayo Clinic cardiologists offer several simple tips to reduce the risk.Cardiologists: Simple Steps Lower Risk of Heart Disease - Read more

Diabetes: Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis

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Photo: Pancreas [30/01/2013] Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a current study.Diabetes: Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis - Read more

Kidney Failure: Irregular Heart Beat Elevates Risk

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Photo: Kidney [21/01/2013] Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research have found that the risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults.Kidney Failure: Irregular Heart Beat Elevates Risk - Read more

Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production

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Photo: Medicine [04/01/2013] Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect.Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production - Read more

Personalized Medical Devices: Adapting Technologies

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[02/01/2013] Patient specific optimization of medical devices is meant to increase compatibility with the organism and therefore improve the functionality of equipment, systems and components. That is why instead of a “one size fits all” approach, medical devices are being developed in “mass customization“.Personalized Medical Devices: Adapting Technologies - Read more

Smoking Bans: Fewer Hospitalizations and Deaths

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Photo: Smoking publicly [09/11/2012] Laws that end smoking at work and other public places result in significantly fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new analysis from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has found.Smoking Bans: Fewer Hospitalizations and Deaths - Read more

Heart Disease: Cardiac Bypass Surgery Superior

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Photo: Model of human heart [06/11/2012] Adults with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who underwent cardiac bypass surgery had better overall heart-related outcomes than those who underwent an artery-opening procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle, according to the results from an international study.Heart Disease: Cardiac Bypass Surgery Superior - Read more

Japan: Family Members Less Likely to Give CPR

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Photo: Heart [05/11/2012] Family members did not give CPR for cardiac arrests as often as passers-by or friends in a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.Japan: Family Members Less Likely to Give CPR - Read more

Crowdsourcing: Locating Defibrillators via Smartphone

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Photo: Automated External Defibrillator [05/11/2012] Participants in a "crowdsourcing" challenge in Philadelphia used a smart phone application to locate, photograph and map more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators in public places, according to research.Crowdsourcing: Locating Defibrillators via Smartphone - Read more

Cardiology: Softening Arteries, Protecting The Heart

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Photo: Collagen in cells [02/11/2012] Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Wistar Institute, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered that the protein apolipoprotein E (apoE) plays a major role in maintaining arterial softness by suppressing production of the extracellular matrix, a network of connective tissue in the body.Cardiology: Softening Arteries, Protecting The Heart - Read more

Lung Disease: Antibody Could Reverse Fatal Condition

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[16/10/2012] Scientists from the University of Sheffield have found an antibody treatment that not only stops pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) from getting worse, but also reverses the condition in mice and rats. Their research is paving the way for new treatments.Lung Disease: Antibody Could Reverse Fatal Condition - Read more

Medicines: Making Headway on Beta-blockers and Sleep

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[28/09/2012] Over 20 million people in the United States take beta-blockers. Many of these same people also have trouble sleeping. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that melatonin supplementation significantly improved sleep in hypertensive patients taking beta-blockers.Medicines: Making Headway on Beta-blockers and Sleep - Read more

RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice

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[28/09/2012] Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice, as researchers have now discovered.RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice - Read more

World Heart Day: Heart Health Starts Earlier than You Think

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[25/09/2012] On World Heart Day, 29th September, the World Heart Federation is calling for people – specifically mothers who are gatekeepers to the home – to take action now to protect their own heart health, as well as that of their children and families to safeguard future generations.World Heart Day: Heart Health Starts Earlier than You Think - Read more

Stem Cells: Mending Kids' Broken Hearts

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[12/09/2012] Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who are exploring novel ways to treat serious heart problems in children, have conducted the first direct comparison of the regenerative abilities of neonatal and adult-derived human cardiac stem cells.Stem Cells: Mending Kids' Broken Hearts - Read more

Arrhythmia Treatment: Gaps Between Eastern and Western Europe

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[31/08/2012] The EHRA White Book by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatments in the 54 member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) countries and has been published every year since 2008.Arrhythmia Treatment: Gaps Between Eastern and Western Europe - Read more

Neurology: Risk of Stroke from Cardiac Catheterizations

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[08/08/2012] When a patient undergoes a cardiac catheterization procedure such as a balloon angioplasty, there's a slight risk of a stroke or other neurological complications. While the risk is extremely small, neurologists nevertheless may expect to see catheterization-induced complications because so many procedures are performed, according to researchers of Loyola University.Neurology: Risk of Stroke from Cardiac Catheterizations - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

CVD: Half of Deaths Could Be Avoided with Regulation

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[25/07/2012] Population level prevention produces greater impacts on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than individualised approaches, according to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).CVD: Half of Deaths Could Be Avoided with Regulation - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Low Steroid Levels Linked to Increased Risk

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[26/06/2012] Low levels of a naturally occurring steroid are associated with an increased risk of heart and blood-vessel disease in elderly men, a new study finds.Cardiovascular Disease: Low Steroid Levels Linked to Increased Risk - Read more

Antioxidant: Protection Against Cardiovascular Disease

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[19/06/2012] University of Minnesota Medical School researchers discovered an enzyme that, when found at high levels and alongside low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.Antioxidant: Protection Against Cardiovascular Disease - Read more

Large Waistlines: Increased Mortality Risk Older People

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[11/06/2012] Older people with large waistlines have a higher mortality rate than those with a slim waistline. This was shown in a new study conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Large Waistlines: Increased Mortality Risk Older People - Read more

Health Risk: Air Pollution Linked to Chronic Disease

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[08/06/2012] Air pollution, a serious danger to the environment, is also a major health risk, associated with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has concluded that not only does air pollution impact cardiac events such as heart attack and stroke, but it also causes repeated episodes over the long term.Health Risk: Air Pollution Linked to Chronic Disease - Read more

Sepsis: Protein in Saliva for New Diagnostic Methods

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[01/06/2012] Blood poisoning is a serious problem in medical care. Research from Malmö University in Sweden now shows that the protein suPAR, which can be used for early detection of critical cases of sepsis, is found in saliva, which opens new potential for tracking diseases.Sepsis: Protein in Saliva for New Diagnostic Methods - Read more

Health Apps: ”Interoperability is still not developed“

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[01/06/2012] Exchanging medical topics through digital media is rapidly on the rise. Health apps in particular, offer interested people and patients a medical overall service package: whether it is measuring vital signs, the prevention of falling in patients with Parkinson’s disease or providing recommendations for healthy eating. Health Apps: ”Interoperability is still not developed“ - Read more

Microbes: Links Between Inflammation and Chronic Disease

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[31/05/2012] A new Northwestern University study done in lowland Ecuador remarkably finds no evidence of chronic low-grade inflammation – associated with diseases of aging like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia.Microbes: Links Between Inflammation and Chronic Disease - Read more

Low Vitamin D: Diet Increases Stroke Risk

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[25/05/2012] Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.Low Vitamin D: Diet Increases Stroke Risk - Read more

Sex Differences: Science of Sleep Disorders

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[18/04/2012] Sleep problems are more widely reported in women than men, and women are 1.4 times more likely to experience insomnia than men. To address the specifics of sex differences in sleep disorders, the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) hosted the congressional briefing, "Sleep Disorders and You: How challenges to sleep impact every aspect of your life".Sex Differences: Science of Sleep Disorders - Read more

Diabetes Patients: Cause of Fatty Deposits in the Hearts Settled

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[17/04/2012] The impaired substrate metabolism of diabetes patients is often expressed in an increase in fatty deposits in the cells of the heart muscle. Until now, the exact cause of this was unknown. Now, researchers at the Medical University Vienna have shown that high blood sugar in combination with high levels of insulin – not an influx of fats – results in such deposits within a few hours.Diabetes Patients: Cause of Fatty Deposits in the Hearts Settled - Read more

Heart: Fibre Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

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[17/04/2012] Foods high in fibre provide good protection against cardiovascular disease, and the effect is particularly marked in women. This is shown in a new study from Lund University in Sweden. Heart: Fibre Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease - Read more

Cancer Diagnosis: Risk of Suicide Immediately Following

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[10/04/2012] People who are diagnosed with cancer have a markedly increased risk of suicide and cardiovascular death during the period immediately after being given the diagnosis. This has been shown in a new study from Karolinska Institutet.Cancer Diagnosis: Risk of Suicide Immediately Following - Read more

Heart Patients: Traumatic Stress Linked with Inflammation

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[03/04/2012] Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events was linked to higher levels of inflammation in a study of almost 1,000 patients with cardiovascular disease led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Centre (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).Heart Patients: Traumatic Stress Linked with Inflammation - Read more

Excess Insulin Levels: Unlikely Cause of Atherosclerosis

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[29/03/2012] A number of studies have shown that excess insulin circulating in the bloodstream is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, a new study from Joslin Diabetes Centre finds that this condition, called hyperinsulinemia, is itself not a cause of atherosclerosis.Excess Insulin Levels: Unlikely Cause of Atherosclerosis - Read more

Blood Pressure: Insight into Pregnancy-induced Hypertension

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[23/03/2012] Researchers of Cleveland Clinic have identified an enzyme linked to pregnancy-induced hypertension – also known as pre-eclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention. The findings could be used to better screen for – and treat – this condition.Blood Pressure: Insight into Pregnancy-induced Hypertension - Read more

Hypertension: Pain Relievers Could be Spiking Your Blood Pressure

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[22/03/2012] According to Professor Ehud Grossman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sheba Medical Centre, many common over-the-counter and prescription medications are underlying causes of hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and aneurisms. Hypertension: Pain Relievers Could be Spiking Your Blood Pressure - Read more

HIV-Infected Patients: Diabetes Drug Halts Atherosclerosis Progression

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[09/03/2012] Treatment with the common diabetes drug metformin appears to prevent progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients infected with HIV, according to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers.HIV-Infected Patients: Diabetes Drug Halts Atherosclerosis Progression - Read more

Heart Failure and Diabetes: Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function

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[05/03/2012] A small clinical trial led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa.Heart Failure and Diabetes: Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function - Read more

Heart Attack: Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue

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[24/02/2012] University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a new injectable hydrogel that could be an effective and safe treatment for tissue damage caused by heart attacks.Heart Attack: Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue - Read more

Septic Shock Patients: Fever Control Using External Cooling Reduces Mortality

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[20/02/2012] Fever control using external cooling in sedated patients with septic shock is safe and decreases vasopressor requirements and early mortality, according to a new study from researchers in France.Septic Shock Patients: Fever Control Using External Cooling Reduces Mortality - Read more

Heart Attack and Early Death: Cellular Aging Increases Risk

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[17/02/2012] Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk of heart attack and early death. Now a large-scale population study in Denmark involving nearly 20,000 people shows that there is in fact a direct link, and has also given physicians a future way to test the actual cellular health of a person.Heart Attack and Early Death: Cellular Aging Increases Risk - Read more

Diabetic Patients: Pancreatic Hormone Linked with Severe Heart Disease in Obese

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[17/02/2012] Severe heart damage in people who are obese and diabetic is linked with a pancreatic hormone called amylin, University of California Davis researchers have found. In the failing hearts of patients who were obese and diabetic, the scientists discovered strings of proteins, small fibres and plaques made of amylin, the hormone that produces the feeling of being full after eating.Diabetic Patients: Pancreatic Hormone Linked with Severe Heart Disease in Obese - Read more

Psychology: Taking Depression to Heart

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[16/02/2012] Mental state can play a crucial role in physical health — medical professionals have long known about the connection between anxiety and the immune system, for example. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found that mental health can also interfere with the heart.Psychology: Taking Depression to Heart - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Obesity Surgery Cuts Heart Attacks

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[07/02/2012] Obese patients, who undergo bariatric surgery run a 30 per cent lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, reveal researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who believe that the priorities for bariatric surgery need to be revised.Cardiovascular Disease: Obesity Surgery Cuts Heart Attacks - Read more

Adolescents: High Fructose Consumption May Put at Cardiovascular Risk

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[26/01/2012] Evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat, researchers of Georgia Health Sciences University report.Adolescents: High Fructose Consumption May Put at Cardiovascular Risk - Read more

Women: Educating About Heart Attacks Could Save Lives

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[16/01/2012] Heart attacks in women go largely unrecognised 30 to 55 per cent of the time and those who miss the warning signs and fail or delay getting help, run the risk of death or grave disability. But researchers at Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University have developed an educational program they believe will shorten the time to treatment and ultimately, save lives.Women: Educating About Heart Attacks Could Save Lives - Read more

High-Risk Patients: Stenting for Stroke Prevention Becoming Safer

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[12/01/2012] Placing a stent in a key artery in the neck is safer than ever in patients ineligible for the standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease, according to a new study of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.High-Risk Patients: Stenting for Stroke Prevention Becoming Safer - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Unique Protein Organisation in Arteries

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[10/01/2012] Human arteries stiffen as a person ages. This stiffening is a factor in cardiovascular disease because it contributes to the circulatory complications in disorders such as high blood pressure and diabetes. University of Missouri researchers have now used advanced 3-D microscopic imaging technology to identify and monitor the proteins involved in this stiffening process.Cardiovascular Disease: Unique Protein Organisation in Arteries - Read more

Diabetes: Controlling Blood Pressure is Crucial, but Not Urgent

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[09/01/2012] A new study of University of Chicago suggests that middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have time to try to learn how to control their high blood pressure without medications, but not too much time.Diabetes: Controlling Blood Pressure is Crucial, but Not Urgent - Read more

Smokers: Statins May Increase Risk of Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

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[06/01/2012] Use of statins may influence susceptibility to or the progression of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in smokers, according to a new study of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.Smokers: Statins May Increase Risk of Interstitial Lung Abnormalities - Read more

Cholesterol: Benefits of Statin Therapy May Extend Beyond Lowering Lipids

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[05/01/2012] A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has identified a molecular pathway that leads to this abnormal blood clotting and turned it off using a popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins.Cholesterol: Benefits of Statin Therapy May Extend Beyond Lowering Lipids - Read more

Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again

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[02/01/2012] There is no drug to treat anorexia nervosa. This complex mental illness that goes along with severe physical impairments requires intense therapy that has one final goal in mind: the affected person is supposed to relearn healthy eating patterns to avoid becoming dangerously underweight. Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again - Read more

Statins: Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Accelerates Depletion of Plaque in Arteries

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[15/12/2011] In a new study, NYU Langone Medical Centre researchers have discovered how cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins promote the breakdown of plaque in the arteries. The findings support a large clinical study that recently showed patients taking high-doses of the cholesterol-lowering medications not only reduced their cholesterol levels but also reduced the amount of plaque in their arteries.Statins: Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Accelerates Depletion of Plaque in Arteries - Read more

Heart Attacks: Stopping Dangerous Cell Regrowth Reduces Risk

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[08/12/2011] Like Yin and Yang, the two proteins have opposite effects in the walls of blood vessels. AIF-1 stimulates undesirable formation of new cells after a vascular injury, and IRT-1 has the opposite effect. It is the latter, IRT-1, that researcher of Lund University in Sweden and Temple University in the USA want to use to stop a dangerous development in the artery.Heart Attacks: Stopping Dangerous Cell Regrowth Reduces Risk - Read more

Teacher Burnout: “The goal is to help the affected person in solving problems“

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[01/12/2011] In the mornings you are always right and in the afternoons you have time off – this prejudice about teachers is always quoted when teachers describe the struggles of their jobs. And yet it’s this profession in particular that’s acutely threatened by stress-related diseases such as burnout for instance. Teacher Burnout: “The goal is to help the affected person in solving problems“ - Read more

Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat

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[30/11/2011] Coordinated by the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), a European research consortium is searching for ways to use brown fat tissue for combating widespread diseases such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.Widespread Diseases: Fighting Fat with Fat - Read more

Resuscitation: Sharp Decrease in Deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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[25/11/2011] Only a few decades ago, sudden cardiac arrest was a death sentence. Today, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is saved roughly once every six hours in Sweden, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reviewing all cases of sudden cardiac arrest over a 30-year period.Resuscitation: Sharp Decrease in Deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Read more

Blood Vessels: Substance in Cancer Medicine Could Prevent Heart Attacks

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[24/11/2011] A substance in medicines for cancer and epilepsy could also prevent heart attacks, according to researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who have been using it to stimulate the body’s own defence system against blood clots.Blood Vessels: Substance in Cancer Medicine Could Prevent Heart Attacks - Read more

Bypass Surgery: Cangrelor Provides Effective Maintenance of Platelet Inhibition

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[16/11/2011] Data from the BRIDGE clinical trial demonstrate that intravenous use of the drug cangrelor was effective at maintaining platelet inhibition in patients on thienopyridines who required bypass surgery. Trial results were presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.Bypass Surgery: Cangrelor Provides Effective Maintenance of Platelet Inhibition - Read more

Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health

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[02/11/2011] Few people likely wonder whether their apartment and its furnishings are also good for their health. At best, such questions are normally asked when mold and mildew ruin the walls or water runs down the windows on the inside.Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health - Read more

Cardiology: New Pathway Critical to Heart Arrhythmia

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[28/10/2011] University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have uncovered a previously unknown molecular pathway that is critical to understanding cardiac arrhythmia and other heart muscle problems. Understanding the basic science of heart and muscle function could open the door to new treatments.Cardiology: New Pathway Critical to Heart Arrhythmia - Read more

Arteries: Young, Apparently Healthy - and at Risk of Heart Disease

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[26/10/2011] Atherosclerosis – or build-up of fat in the walls of arteries − is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a new Heart and Stroke Foundation study.Arteries: Young, Apparently Healthy - and at Risk of Heart Disease - Read more

Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause

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[24/10/2011] A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause - Read more

Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs

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[06/10/2011] The use of long-distance video and data hook-ups to link remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centres provides the same level of care as having everyone in the same room, according to a new study of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs - Read more

Diabetes: Hormonal Role in Glucose and Fat Metabolism

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[04/10/2011] Hormone researchers at the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on providing long-term treatment options for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases by better understanding estradiol, the most potent naturally occurring oestrogen.Diabetes: Hormonal Role in Glucose and Fat Metabolism - Read more

Lung: Risk of Comorbidities for COPD Patients

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[26/09/2011] A new study has shown that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or people with reduced lung function are at a serious risk of developing cardiovascular disease.Lung: Risk of Comorbidities for COPD Patients - Read more

Global Study in 17 Countries: Huge Gaps in Use of Simple, Cheap and Proven Drugs

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[01/09/2011] A global study in 17 countries led by McMaster University researchers has found too few patients are using drugs proven to give significant benefits in warding off a heart attack or stroke.Global Study in 17 Countries: Huge Gaps in Use of Simple, Cheap and Proven Drugs - Read more

It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health

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[30/08/2011] High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one-third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published on bmj.com. It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health - Read more

Study: New Risk Score Spots Patients at High Risk of Serious Blood Clots

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[18/08/2011] A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment. The tool is based on simple variables which the patient is likely to know and could be easily integrated into GP computer systems to risk assess patients prior to hospital admission, long haul flights, or starting medications that carry an increased clotting risk.Study: New Risk Score Spots Patients at High Risk of Serious Blood Clots - Read more

Too High: Fructose Increases Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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[29/07/2011] A recent study found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease.Too High: Fructose Increases Risk Factors for Heart Disease - Read more

Study: Adult Stem Cells May Help Angina Patients

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[11/07/2011] New research found that injections of adult patients' own CD34+ stem cells reduced reports of angina episodes. It improved exercise tolerance time in patients with chronic, severe refractory angina - a severe chest discomfort that did not respond to other therapeutic options.Study: Adult Stem Cells May Help Angina Patients - Read more

German Center for Heart Failure: "Research has to be interdisciplinary"

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[08/07/2011] The number of heart failure disease has increased for years. Drugs and a change in lifestyle can help the affected person, but a cure is still not in sight. That’s why it is all the more important to research the origins of heart disease as well as develop suitable strategies for prevention. These are some of the objectives the German Center for Heart Failure has committed itself to. German Center for Heart Failure: "Research has to be interdisciplinary" - Read more

The Biggest Killer: Heart Disease Beats Breast Cancer

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[21/06/2011] New research has found that two thirds of women with breast cancer died from other causes and that over the length of the study cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death.The Biggest Killer: Heart Disease Beats Breast Cancer - Read more

Children: Surgical Removal of the Tonsils Increased Relative Risk of Early Heart Attack

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[03/06/2011] The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden. Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44 percent (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33 percent (HR 1.33). Children: Surgical Removal of the Tonsils Increased Relative Risk of Early Heart Attack - Read more

Broken Heart Syndrome: "We do not know what happens locally at the heart"

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[22/05/2011] When the heart literally breaks and a relationship is ending, it’s usually a painful experience for the people involved. Similar experiences, though they are less attributed to lovesickness, but rather to a traumatic shock, the death of a beloved person or extreme stress are the ingredients for a life-threatening cocktail. Broken Heart Syndrome: "We do not know what happens locally at the heart" - Read more

Heart Attack: Researchers Create Nanopatch for the Heart

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[19/05/2011] Engineers at Brown University have created a nanopatch for the heart that tests show restores areas that have been damaged, such as from a heart attack.Heart Attack: Researchers Create Nanopatch for the Heart - Read more

Aortic Dissection: New Bedside Screening Effectively Identifies Patients

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[18/05/2011] The most lethal and sudden cardiovascular event can be the toughest for doctors to diagnose. But a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center shows new guidelines are effective for determining who's most likely suffering from an aortic dissection, which is tearing in the lining of the body's largest blood vessel. Aortic Dissection: New Bedside Screening Effectively Identifies Patients - Read more

Dementia: Research for Oral Hygiene in Nursing Homes

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[17/05/2011] People with dementia may soon have improved oral hygiene because of a National Institutes of Health 1.4 million dollars, four-year grant to an assistant professor of nursing, Penn State for a new study.Dementia: Research for Oral Hygiene in Nursing Homes - Read more

Heart Cell Signals: Discovery of Faint “Quark” Workings

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[13/05/2011] Three years of microscopic experiments on heart cells has led to a discovery by a team of University of Maryland researchers and collaborators of the workings of faint calcium signals in the heart cells, a discovery that may translate into new therapies for heart disease. Heart Cell Signals: Discovery of Faint “Quark” Workings - Read more

Climate Change: Analysis Predicts Increased Fatalities from Heat Waves

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[05/05/2011] Global climate change is anticipated to bring more extreme weather phenomena such as heat waves that could impact human health in the coming decades. Climate Change: Analysis Predicts Increased Fatalities from Heat Waves - Read more

Study: Vitamin D Levels Linked With Health of Blood Vessels

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[04/04/2011] A lack of vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked with stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, research from the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute has found.Study: Vitamin D Levels Linked With Health of Blood Vessels - Read more

Early Signs: Heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1 diabetes

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[01/04/2011] Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Early Signs: Heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

High Altitude: Lower Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

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[28/03/2011] Reseachers have found that people living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from ischemic heart disease and tend to live longer than others.High Altitude: Lower Risk of Dying From Heart Disease - Read more

Reducing Risks: Outcomes Improved by Longer Delays Between Heart Attacks and Elective Surgeries

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[24/03/2011] Before undergoing elective surgery, patients should consider waiting longer after a heart attack than is currently recommended.Reducing Risks: Outcomes Improved by Longer Delays Between Heart Attacks and Elective Surgeries - Read more

High-Fiber Diet: Helping to Avoid Heart Disease?

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[23/03/2011] A new study shows a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make. High-Fiber Diet: Helping to Avoid Heart Disease? - Read more

Protective Effects: 'Good Cholesterol' Structure Identified

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[15/03/2011] University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have determined the structure of human HDL cholesterol and say the finding could help explain how this "fat packet" protects against cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke. Protective Effects: 'Good Cholesterol' Structure Identified - Read more

New Study: Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Counterparts in England

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[09/03/2011] Researchers announced today that despite the high level of spending on healthcare in the United States compared to England, Americans experience higher rates of chronic disease and markers of disease than their English counterparts at all ages.New Study: Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Counterparts in England - Read more

ADAM-12: Gene Could Hold Key to Cancer

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[09/03/2011] ADAM-12 is the name of a gene that researchers believe could be an important element in the fight against cancer, arthritis, and cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart's walls. ADAM-12: Gene Could Hold Key to Cancer - Read more

International Women's Day: Providing a 'Red Alert' for Women's Hearts

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[08/03/2011] Today on International Women's Day, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for action to reduce the gender disparities that are currently resulting in women receiving second rate cardiovascular (CV) care. Studies published show a persistent under-utilisation of guideline recommended treatments for heart disease in women compared to men. International Women's Day: Providing a 'Red Alert' for Women's Hearts - Read more

Legacy Effect: Blood Pressure-lowering Medications Reduce Risks

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[13/01/2011] Early treatment with blood pressure-lowering medications provides a long-term benefit of reducing the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Legacy Effect: Blood Pressure-lowering Medications Reduce Risks - Read more

Biological System: Brittle Bones And Heart Disease

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[02/12/2010] Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. Biological System: Brittle Bones And Heart Disease - Read more

Cardiovascular Diseases: Lower Blood Lipid Levels Beneficial for Kidney Patients

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[30/11/2010] Good news for kidney patients: Blood lipid lowering drug treatment reduces the risk of life threatening in these patients as well. This is the result of a clinical trial, involving almost 10,000 patients.Cardiovascular Diseases: Lower Blood Lipid Levels Beneficial for Kidney Patients - Read more

Cardiology Patients: The Use of Gene Defect Discovery

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[02/11/2010] Cardiovascular disease patients who have a genetic defect that makes them less responsive to blood thinners may be helped with an increased dosage, according to results of a pilot study led by a cardiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Cardiology Patients: The Use of Gene Defect Discovery - Read more

Missing a beat: When the heart skipped

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[01/11/2010] It is the Number One disease and rapidly growing in Western industrial nations: coronary heart disease and with it heart attacks. The impulse generator of the human organism, the heart as our “muscle pump“, accomplishes a lot: it is only as big as a fist, beats about three billion times in a life time and daily pumps approximately 8,000 liters of blood through the body. Missing a beat: When the heart skipped - Read more

Study Suggests: Sensitivity to Bodily Symptoms of Anxiety May Make a Difference in Treatment

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[27/10/2010] Levels of anxiety sensitivity may be important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF), Montreal Heart Institute researchers announce. Study Suggests: Sensitivity to Bodily Symptoms of Anxiety May Make a Difference in Treatment - Read more

Subsequent Heart Attacks: Low Beta Blocker Dose Can Put Heart Patients at Risk

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[19/10/2010] Beta blockers have been proven to increase patients' survival prospects following a heart attack by decreasing the cardiac workload and oxygen demand on the heart. In a new study a Northwestern Medicine cardiologist found the majority of patients are frequently not receiving a large enough dose of these drugs, which can put their recovery into peril.Subsequent Heart Attacks: Low Beta Blocker Dose Can Put Heart Patients at Risk - Read more

Lower Blood Pressure: Watermelons May Help

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[15/10/2010] No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it –– sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich – and now, there’s more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University (FSU) suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. Lower Blood Pressure: Watermelons May Help - Read more

Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress

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[07/10/2010] A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress - Read more

Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease

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[29/09/2010] Using incidental findings from routine diagnostic CT, radiologists may be better able to identify people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease - Read more

Antibiotic: Safe for Stroke Patients

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[14/09/2010] An antibiotic appears to be a safe treatment for stroke and a good companion therapy for tPA, the clot buster that is currently the only FDA-approved drug therapy, researchers report.Antibiotic: Safe for Stroke Patients - Read more

High Stress Hormone: More Cardiovascular Mortality

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[10/09/2010] Study suggests high cortisol levels may be harmful to cardiovascular system.High Stress Hormone: More Cardiovascular Mortality - Read more

Hygiene: 'Jailbreak' Bacteria Can Trigger Heart Disease

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[06/09/2010] Plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack says a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn meeting in Nottingham.Hygiene: 'Jailbreak' Bacteria Can Trigger Heart Disease - Read more

Nutrition: Anxious About Coffee?

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[23/08/2010] Würzburg scientists under psychiatrist Professor Jürgen Deckert, working with a team led by Peter Rogers from the University of Bristol, have now discovered that the extent of this anxiety also depends on how regularly coffee is consumed. Nutrition: Anxious About Coffee? - Read more

Better Cognitive Function: With the Help of Moderate Drinking?

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[19/08/2010] A large prospective study of 5033 men and women in the Tromsø Study in northern Norway has reported that moderate wine consumption is independently associated with better performance on cognitive tests. Better Cognitive Function: With the Help of Moderate Drinking? - Read more

Intensively Lowering Glucose: Possible Benefits Must Be Weighed Against Risks

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[30/06/2010] In an analysis from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, results show that the benefits of intensive therapy need to be balanced against the increase in total and cardiovascular disease-related death, increased weight gain, and high risk for severe low blood sugar. Intensively Lowering Glucose: Possible Benefits Must Be Weighed Against Risks - Read more

Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“

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[22/06/2010] A game lasts 90 minutes, a cardiac infarction mere seconds. The Soccer World Cup is the marriage of frenzied enthusiasm and great emotions, during barbecues and public parties. With increasing happiness and tension, unfortunately also the number of cardiac incidents increases. During the World Cup 2006, on some match days, there were three times as many suspicious cases for acute heart attacks. Soccer Fever: "There Are More Heart Attacks Due to Stress“ - Read more

Uninsured Patients: Higher Odds of Dying from Stroke

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[11/06/2010] An analysis of over 150,000 hospital discharges in the US has revealed that there are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans (age 18-64 years) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, or pneumonia. Uninsured Patients: Higher Odds of Dying from Stroke - Read more

American Football: Getting extra sleep improves the athletic performance

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[09/06/2010] Getting extra sleep over an extended period of time improves athletic performance, alertness and mood, according to a new study conducted by Cheri Mah of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory in Stanford. American Football: Getting extra sleep improves the athletic performance - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Dramatic Increase in China by 2030

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[07/05/2010] Annual heart disease and stroke rates in China will rise by up to 73 percent by 2030, given an aging population and other increased risk factors, according to research.Cardiovascular Disease: Dramatic Increase in China by 2030 - Read more

Heart: Cortisol Levels Influence Death Rate

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[30/04/2010] High blood cortisol levels significantly increases death rate in patients with acute coronary syndrome, researchers have found.Heart: Cortisol Levels Influence Death Rate - Read more

Device: Hugging the Heart Electronically

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[29/03/2010] Stretchable electronics device holds promise for treating irregular heart rhythms.Device: Hugging the Heart Electronically - Read more

Lungs: Pulmonary Disease Limits Heart Function

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[22/01/2010] A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to new research.Lungs: Pulmonary Disease Limits Heart Function - Read more

X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure

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[18/01/2010] Researchers have developed an x-ray free technique to treat a common heart disorder called atrial fibrillation – this might eliminate radiation exposure to patients and their medical providers.X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure - Read more

Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein

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[14/01/2010] Researchers have determined how a "chemical chaperone" does its job in the body, which could lead to a new class of drugs to help reduce the muscle damage caused by heart attacks.Heart Attack: Activating Enzyme Instead of Blocking Protein - Read more

Blood Pressure Monitors: Are Patients Losing Sleep?

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[18/12/2009] A widely used test for measuring nighttime blood pressure may interfere with patients' sleep, thus affecting the results of the test, reports a new study.Blood Pressure Monitors: Are Patients Losing Sleep? - Read more

Robotic Hand: Surgery on Beating Heart

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[15/12/2009] A French team has developed a computerised 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart.Robotic Hand: Surgery on Beating Heart - Read more

Cardiac Arrest: Chances of Surviving Unchanged in 30 Years

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[08/12/2009] The chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has not improved since the 1950s, according to a new report. Cardiac Arrest: Chances of Surviving Unchanged in 30 Years - Read more

Kidney Disease: High Blood Pressure Often Undetected

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[19/11/2009] Many children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who show normal blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office have high blood pressure when tested at home, according to a study. Kidney Disease: High Blood Pressure Often Undetected - Read more

Product highlights at MEDICA 2009

Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product highlights at MEDICA 2009 - Read more

Health Care: Web-Based Nutrition Program Reduces Costs

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[17/11/2009] Researchers have shown that an internet-based diet and exercise program shows promise as a low-cost benefit to lower healthcare costs for those at higher risk for healthcare utilization. Health Care: Web-Based Nutrition Program Reduces Costs - Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk

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[12/11/2009] A new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation. Cardiovascular Disease: Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk - Read more

Cardiology: Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Demonstrates Superior Results

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[28/10/2009] A new type of sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) successfully showed significantly greater neointimal suppression than the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) with greater vessel wall integrity surrounding the stent. Cardiology: Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Demonstrates Superior Results - Read more

Heart: Americans Concerned, but not Proactive

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[08/10/2009] The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) has released findings from a consumer survey. It revealed that 61 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that the processes related to heart disease do not begin until adulthood. Heart: Americans Concerned, but not Proactive - Read more

Cardiology: Radiological Treatment Is Cheaper

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[08/10/2009] Researchers have discovered that a minimally invasive procedure called CT-guided tube pericardiostomy is just as effective as the conventional invasive surgical drainage technique — requiring no recovery time, fewer resources, and provides an 89 percent cost savings. Cardiology: Radiological Treatment Is Cheaper - Read more

Cardiology: New Therapy Prevents Heart Failure

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[24/09/2009] Patients who had a cardiac resynchronization device combined with a defibrillator implanted had a 34 percent reduction in their risk of death or heart failure when compared to patients receiving only an implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Cardiology: New Therapy Prevents Heart Failure - Read more

Imaging: CT Scan May Give Clearer Picture of Heart Disease

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[23/09/2009] A team of researchers has developed a computed-tomography-based protocol that identifies both narrowing of coronary arteries and areas of myocardial ischemia. Imaging: CT Scan May Give Clearer Picture of Heart Disease - Read more

Stroke: Care with Stumbling Blocks (Part 1)

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[15/08/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de A stroke is like a bolt from the blue. Many times the consequence is a lifelong disability. Research into prevention and rehabilitation of the disease makes progress but the results reach the patients in clinical everyday life only slowly.Stroke: Care with Stumbling Blocks (Part 1) - Read more

Physical Activity: Health Benefits More Pronounced in Women

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[10/08/2009] According to a new study, women - particularly African-American women - experience greater benefits as a result of exercise than men. Physical Activity: Health Benefits More Pronounced in Women - Read more

Canada: Increase in Cardiovascular Medication Costs

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[24/07/2009] The number of prescriptions in Canada for cardiovascular medications has been increasing over the past decade, with a 200 percent increase in costs, a new study found. Canada: Increase in Cardiovascular Medication Costs - Read more

Sleep Research: Lack of Sleep Could Be More Dangerous for Women

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[17/07/2009] Women who get less than the recommended eight hours sleep a night are at higher risk of heart disease and heart-related problems than men with the same sleeping patterns. Sleep Research: Lack of Sleep Could Be More Dangerous for Women - Read more

Cardiology: Drug-Eluting Stents Are Safe

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[25/06/2009] A meta-analysis of drug-eluting stents data which was performed at the Columbia University in New York demonstrates safety and efficacy in on-and-off-label use. Cardiology: Drug-Eluting Stents Are Safe - Read more

Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk

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[16/06/2009] Retirement from some occupations may not provide relief from the potentially devastating health effects of work-related hypertension, according to a new study from University of California (UC)-Davis-Health System. Hypertension: People’s Occupations Can Be a Risk - Read more

Heart Disease: Music Might Reduce Stress in Patients

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[21/04/2009] Listening to music may benefit patients who suffer severe stress and anxiety associated with having and undergoing treatment for coronary heart disease. Heart Disease: Music Might Reduce Stress in Patients - Read more

Transplantation: New Artificial Pump Backs Up Hearts

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[07/04/2009] Patients with severe heart failure can be bridged to eventual transplant by a new, smaller and lighter implantable heart pump, according to a new study.Transplantation: New Artificial Pump Backs Up Hearts - Read more

Mortality: Red Meat Means Higher Risk of Death

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[24/03/2009] Individuals who eat more red meat and processed meat appear to have a modestly increased risk of death from all causes and also from cancer or heart disease over a ten-year period, according to a new report.Mortality: Red Meat Means Higher Risk of Death - Read more

Therapy: Magnetic Nanoparticles Navigate Genes

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[06/03/2009] Scientists have developed a new measuring method with which the efficiency of gene transfers in cases of cardiovascular diseases can be investigated. Therefore, magnetic nanoparticles navigate the genes through the body. Therapy: Magnetic Nanoparticles Navigate Genes - Read more

Heart Disease: Depression More Influential Than Genes Or Environment

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[05/03/2009] A history of major depression increases the risk of heart disease over and above any genetic risks common to depression and heart disease, according to researchers. Heart Disease: Depression More Influential Than Genes Or Environment - Read more

Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient

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[01/03/2009] Some people have to observe their blood circulation exactly in order to avoid heart attacks or thromboses. This can be stressful sometimes. But measuring devices can spare them the trouble more and more. Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient - Read more

Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient

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The Independent Patient [01/03/2009] Some people have to observe their blood circulation exactly in order to avoid heart attacks or thromboses. This can be stressful sometimes. But measuring devices can spare them the trouble more and more. Blood Monitoring: The Independent Patient - Read more

Substances: Material Rush Hits Medicine (Part 1)

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[15/12/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Bronze Age or Iron Age, gold rush or diamond fever - epochs and phenomena show that man always wanted one thing: material. A huge leap in human development almost always occurs in concordance with the discovery or use of certain materials. That is also true for medicine. Substances: Material Rush Hits Medicine (Part 1) - Read more

A Matter near to the Heart - Cardiology at MEDICA

The heart is one of the centre pieces at MEDICA 2008. It is one of the most important human organs and many companies exhibit innovations related to the beating muscle. Telemedicine and surgery are just two keywords for this area.A Matter near to the Heart - Cardiology at MEDICA - Read more

The world's smallest heart-lung machine saves lives

Each year in Germany between 400 and 550 people fall victim to fires. In most cases the actual cause of death is not the blaze itself but smoke inhalation. Now a mobile heart-lung machine helps to save lives in situations like these. The world's smallest heart-lung machine saves lives - Read more

Product Highlights

Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product Highlights - Read more

Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1)

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[15/10/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Word has it that back in the ancient world those sentenced to death sometimes had been cut open in order to catch a glance of the insides of living men. About 100 years ago, science succeeded to allow this look without hurting people. The discovery of X-rays started a rapid development in medical imaging.Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1) - Read more

Cardiac Insufficiency: Schooling Program for Patients for Better Quality of Life

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[01/01/2008] The cardiac insufficiency is one of the most internistic disseases. For the affected people it is usually combined with a high limitation of their quality of life. With the help of a telemedicine training scheme for patients this problem should be solved.Cardiac Insufficiency: Schooling Program for Patients for Better Quality of Life - Read more

 
 

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