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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Smoking Increases Hospitalizations, Costs of Peripheral Artery Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — An analysis of medical costs associated with atherosclerotic lower extremity peripheral artery disease, a dangerous condition in which a buildup of plaque in the arteries restricts blood flow to the ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Intervention Effective for Depression but Not Self-Care for Heart Failure

Sep. 28, 2015 — A cognitive behavior therapy intervention that targeted both depression and heart failure self-care was effective for depression but not for heart failure self-care or physical functioning compared ... read more

Scientists Publish First Complete Record of Genetic Mutations Behind Rare Vascular Disease

Sep. 25, 2015 — The genetic architecture of a debilitating and potentially fatal vascular disease has for the first time been detailed in its entirety, providing clinicians with the comprehensive data needed to ... read more

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Some High-Risk Newborns, Research Shows

Sep. 24, 2015 — Preterm infants with delayed cord clamping had higher blood pressure readings in the first 24 hours of life and needed fewer red blood cell transfusions in their first 28 days than infants whose ... read more

Women With Moderate Beer Consumption Run Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Sep. 24, 2015 — Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. These are the findings of a Swedish ... read more

Not All Trans Fatty Acids Are Bad for You, New Research Suggests

Sep. 22, 2015 — New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur ... read more

No Link Between Coffee Consumption, Common Type of Irregular Heartbeat

Sep. 22, 2015 — There is no association between coffee consumption and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the ... read more

New Method to Measure Artery Stiffness in the Human Brain

Sep. 22, 2015 — A non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain has been revealed by scientists. This finding may have ramifications for preventing stroke and the ... read more

Research Team Identifies New Genetic Cause for Heart Arrhythmia

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new genetic cause for congenital heart arrhythmia has been discovered by researchers. The mechanism is due to defects in the regulation of the primary sodium channel, which controls the flow of ... read more

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Associated With Increased Risk for Fatal Heart Attack

Sep. 22, 2015 — Long term follow up of a randomized clinical trial that compared ADT and radiation therapy (RT) to RT alone finds that men with significant comorbidity; most commonly prior heart attack, who received ... read more

Lifestyle Focused Text Messaging Results in Improvement in Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Sep. 22, 2015 — A simple, low-cost automated program of semi-personalized mobile phone text messages supporting lifestyle change led to improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, blood ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Women who experience pregnancy complications, especially those with multiple complications, are at greater risk of dying from heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases later in life. Researchers ... read more

Low Dose Beta-Blockers as Effective as High Dose After a Heart Attack

Sep. 21, 2015 — In a surprising finding, heart attack patients treated with a substantially lower dosage of beta-blockers than used in earlier clinical trials showing their effectiveness survived at the same rate, ... read more

Recent ESC Guidelines to Identify HCM Patients at High Risk for Sudden Death Unreliable

Sep. 21, 2015 — Recently, the European Society of Cardiology published new guidelines advancing an equation as the best way to determine which hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients should receive an implantable ... read more

Risk of Stroke at Time of Carotid Occlusion

Sep. 21, 2015 — Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or ... read more

Childhood Kidney Stones Associated With Atherosclerosis, Study Shows

Sep. 21, 2015 — A recent study is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. ... read more

Sex Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Suggests

Sep. 21, 2015 — Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a new research. Researchers looked at 536 heart ... read more

In-Hospital Nocturnal Dialysis May Be Good for the Heart

Sep. 18, 2015 — In-hospital nocturnal dialysis may be good for patients' hearts as well as their kidneys, a new study ... read more

Interactive Health Data Plus Incentives May Help Lower BP and Create Lasting Changes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Taking small steps with an interactive health platform improved blood pressure, earned incentives. Eighty-five percent of the platform's most engaged users lowered their blood pressure to ... read more

Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report. Worldwide, more than 100 million women currently use ... read more

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