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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease Found

July 6, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease has been developed by ... read more

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Lead to Under Treatment of Older Adults

July 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Joint National Committee released the eighth update to the blood pressure guidelines (JNC8P). These guidelines included a controversial decision to change the blood pressure goal that ... read more

How to Use the Good to Combat the Bad in Cardiovascular Disease

July 1, 2015 — New research shows that cardiovascular disease conditions trigger pathways that protect the blood vessels. The response may be a new therapeutic strategy for cardiovascular ... read more

Mandatory Targets to Cut Salt Would Reduce Excess Heart Disease Deaths in Deprived Areas

July 1, 2015 — Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Doctors used a 3-D model of a patient’s heart to guide a tricky minimally-invasive valve replacement. The patient was not a candidate for traditional surgery due his heart's unique anatomy and ... read more

Minor Heart Feature May Mean Trouble at High Altitude

June 30, 2015 — A common heart feature long thought to have negligible effects on human health and performance may be problematic at high altitude. That's a key finding from a study that looked at the effects ... read more

Clot-Removal Devices Now Recommended for Some Stroke Patients

June 29, 2015 — Updated stroke treatment recommendations include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication -- tPA -- continues to be the ... read more

PTSD, Traumatic Experiences May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 29, 2015 — Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular ... read more

Recommendations for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

June 29, 2015 — Experts have released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices. The implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices may lower the risk of stroke in ... read more

Osteoporosis Linked With Heart Disease in Older People

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. In one of the first studies of its kind to use a special ... read more

Medically Complex Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Could Benefit from Seeing a Specialist Soon

June 26, 2015 — People recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Future therapies for failing hearts are likely to include stem-like cells and associated growth factors that regenerate heart muscle. Scientists have just taken an important step towards that future ... read more

Calcium Uptake by Mitochondria Makes Heart Beat Harder in Fight-or-Flight Response

June 25, 2015 — In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study shows that ... read more

Scientists Restore Normal Function in Heart Muscle Cells of Diabetic Rats

June 24, 2015 — Working with heart muscle cells from diabetic rats, scientists have located what they say is the epicenter of mischief wreaked by too much blood sugar and used a sugar-gobbling enzyme to restore ... read more

Nearly Half of Hispanics Unaware They Have High Cholesterol; Less Than a Third Treated

June 24, 2015 — About half of Hispanics were not aware that they had high cholesterol, a study has shown. Of those who were aware, less than a third were treated. Younger adults, women, the uninsured, those with ... read more

Consensus Paper on Patient Preferences for Arrhythmias Management Published

June 24, 2015 — A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management has been published. Cardiac arrhythmias can have a big impact on quality of life. Patients with ventricular arrhythmias, for ... read more

First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias, Chronic Kidney Disease Published

June 24, 2015 — Significant interactions occur between the heart and kidney, and even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause ... read more

Uninterrupted NOAC Therapy During AF Ablation Appears Safe

June 24, 2015 — Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, suggests new research. Continuation of NOAC therapy was not associated with ... read more

Road Traffic Noise Linked to Deaths, Increased Strokes

June 23, 2015 — Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy. Research has found a link between long-term exposure to road traffic noise and deaths, as well as a greater risk of stroke, ... read more

Nanoparticle 'Wrapper' Delivers Chemical That Stops Fatty Buildup in Rodent Arteries

June 23, 2015 — In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of ... read more

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