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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

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

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

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

Heart Attack Patients Without Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease at High Risk of Residual Angina

Aug. 19, 2015 — Patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are just as at risk of angina as those with obstructive CAD, according to new research. This is the first study to focus on the burden of ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Updating national screening policies could help detect more aortic aneurysms in older men and prevent deaths from this potentially life-threatening condition. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers have found. This work is the first to scientifically ... read more

New Aortic Heart Valve Does Not Require Open Surgery

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new aortic heart valve does not require open heart surgery. The CoreValve®Evolut™ R System is deployed with a catheter, which is inserted into an artery and guided to the heart. The artificial ... read more

Just One in 10 Are Referred for Cardiac Rehab After Treatment for Heart Failure

Aug. 18, 2015 — Very few heart failure patients are referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program after being hospitalized, despite strong evidence that such exercise programs improve quality of life and reduce the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body ... read more

Mobile Technology May Help People Improve Health Behaviors

Aug. 13, 2015 — Smart phone apps and wearable sensors are promising for improving cardiovascular health behaviors, preliminary data suggest. Self-monitoring is a key facet of changing behavior to prevent and manage ... read more

Surgeons Refine Procedure for Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Defect

Aug. 13, 2015 — For children born with life-threating hypoplastic left heart syndrome, reconstructive surgeries can restore blood circulation. While the most common corrective approach is the three-stage Norwood ... read more

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