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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Short, Intense Exercise Bursts Can Reduce Heart Risk to Teens

Sep. 30, 2015 — Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has ... read more

Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke Could Rise Unless Countries Address Risk Factors

Sep. 29, 2015 — Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025, according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart ... read more

High Cardiovascular Hormone/peptide Levels in Cancer Patients Linked to Shorter Survival

Sep. 29, 2015 — High circulating levels of cardiovascular hormones/peptides in cancer patients are linked to shorter survival, regardless of disease type and stage of progression, reveals ... read more

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

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — While eliminating saturated fats can improve heart health, a new study shows that it makes a difference which foods are used in their place. A study shows that replacing saturated fats with ... 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

Predicting Arrhythmias So as to Prevent Them

Sep. 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It's a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to ... 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

Sep. 24, 2015 — A sticky, protein-rich gel appears to help stem cells stay on or in rat hearts and restore their metabolism after transplantation, improving cardiac function after simulated heart attacks, according ... 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

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