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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability in Older Adults Linked to Poorer Function

Aug. 31, 2015 — A higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability in older adults at high risk of heart disease are associated with poorer ability to function in daily life as well as future decline, ... read more

Prasugrel Associated With Increased Major Bleeding in High-Risk Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Prasugrel-based dual antiplatelet therapy is associated with increased major bleeding after stent implantation for high-risk patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a secondary ... read more

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

Gene Associated With Sudden Cardiac Death Identified by ICD Monitoring

Aug. 31, 2015 — A gene associated with sudden cardiac death in the general population has been identified using implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) monitoring in new research. The research included patients ... read more

New Analysis Adds Heart Failure Data for Sitagliptin

Aug. 31, 2015 — Patients with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease can safely take the antihyperglycemic drug sitagliptin without an increased risk of cardiovascular complications - even if they have a history ... read more

Cold Weather Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Aug. 30, 2015 — Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Common ‘heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

Aug. 26, 2015 — Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Approximately 36 percent of adults in the U.S. do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon ... read more

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements ... read more

New Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates Show Stark Inequalities Between European Countries

Aug. 25, 2015 — Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the most common cause of death in Europe, resulting in over four million deaths a year (45 percent of all deaths) according to the latest available. ... read more

Delay in Administration of Adrenaline and Survival for Children With Cardiac Arrest

Aug. 25, 2015 — Among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial nonshockable heart rhythm who received epinephrine (adrenaline), delay in administration of epinephrine was associated with a decreased ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research shows that a modification to the Valsalva maneuver, used to treat people with an abnormally high heart rate, can increase its effectiveness by more than a ... read more

Better Maternal Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Abnormalities in Babies at Birth

Aug. 24, 2015 — A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, finds ... read more

Discovery of Novel Mechanism for Blood Vessel Formation for Blood Vessel Formation Paves the Way for More Effective Vascular Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — An improved understanding of how the circulatory system is formed is the first step to combating multiple diseases characterized by vascular ... read more

Primary Prevention Use of Statins Increases Among the Oldest Old

Aug. 24, 2015 — The use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease older than 79 increased between 1999 and 2012, although there is little randomized evidence to guide the use of these ... read more

New Test for Heart Disease Is Noninvasive

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new, noninvasive technology employs CT scans to detect coronary artery disease. The system calculates how much blood is flowing through diseased coronary arteries that have narrowed due to a ... read more

Extracorporeal Life Support Is 'Bridge-to-Life' for Patients With Sudden Onset Cardiogenic Shock

Aug. 20, 2015 — The ideal management strategy for primary cardiogenic shock is a matter of debate. After some early discouraging experiences, the use of extracorporeal life support for patients with cardiogenic ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed a sensor for the living body that can detect the bio-magnetic field with high sensitivity and high ... read more

Working Long Hours Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke

Aug. 19, 2015 — Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33 percent greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13 percent) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard ... read more

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