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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Senior Doctors Expose 'Scandal' of Pacemaker Battery Life

Feb. 4, 2016 — The battery life of implantable heart monitors must be improved to reduce the need for replacement and the risks this carries for patients, argue two senior doctors in a new ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Higher Fitness Linked to Reduced Risk of Death After First Heart Attack

Feb. 1, 2016 — Higher levels of physical fitness may not only reduce risk of heart attacks and death from all causes, but also possibly improve the chances of survival after a first attack, new evidence ... read more

Awareness of Aspirin's Benefits Saves Lives

Jan. 29, 2016 — A new study has found that the University of Minnesota's "Ask About Aspirin" initiative, a statewide public health campaign, is likely a beneficial and cost-effective way to reduce the ... read more

Ultrasound-Based Therapy for Cardiac Stem Cells Recovery

Jan. 29, 2016 — When cardiac stem cells undergo low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment, these cells can perform continuing modifications, tissue remodeling and regeneration of damaged cardiac tissue after a heart ... read more

Minorities Had Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Than Whites, Study Shows

Jan. 28, 2016 — In a study of more than 1.3 million members in Northern California that stretched over 10 years, researchers found that blacks, Latinos and Asians generally had lower risk of coronary heart disease ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Removal of a gene protected mice against arterial disease, and they stayed lean even when they ate more. The phenomenon underlying this beneficial phenotype is more active brown adipose tissue, a new ... read more

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Do Not Pose Risk to Unborn Child, Say Researchers

Jan. 27, 2016 — Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at greater risk of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects compared to women who are not exposed to the drugs, ... read more

New Imaging Technique Could Reduce Need for Amputation

Jan. 27, 2016 — A new MRI imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia, according to a new study. The technique uses a new way of mapping blood delivered to the leg ... read more

Diabetes, Heart Disease, Smoking Increase Risk of Death for Older Adults With Dementia

Jan. 27, 2016 — Older adults with dementia and diabetes have a significantly higher risk for death than do people with just dementia, research shows. People with dementia who smoked tobacco were also at a much ... read more

Failing Hearts Switch Fuels to Generate Energy

Jan. 27, 2016 — More than 5 million people in the United States suffer from heart failure, and less than half of those with heart failure live five years after diagnosis. New research findings suggest a new approach ... read more

Sleep Apnea Treatment Associated With Reduced Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure

Jan. 26, 2016 — Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to new ... read more

Disclosure of Incidental Genetic Findings Can Have Positive Impact for Patients

Jan. 26, 2016 — Providing unanticipated information about risk of coronary artery disease during a genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer's disease helped some participants cope with their results, and also ... read more

Regular Caffeine Consumption Does Not Result in Extra Heartbeats

Jan. 26, 2016 — Contrary to current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart- or stroke-related morbidity and mortality, ... read more

Physician Assistant Home Visits Significantly Reduce Hospital Readmissions After Heart Surgery

Jan. 26, 2016 — Two home visits by a physician’s assistant (PA) during the week after hospital discharge significantly reduces the chance that a heart surgery patient will be readmitted, and reduces overall costs ... read more

Improved Chances of Discovering Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis

Jan. 26, 2016 — New insights in hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) improve the chances of diagnosing the genetic disease using ECG and ultrasound. In a new doctoral dissertation, an explanation to the ... read more

Study Links Fatty Liver, Heart Failure in Obese People

Jan. 26, 2016 — Fatty liver is independently associated with subclinical heart failure in obese people, according to a new study. The findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such ... read more

A Woman's Heart Attack Causes, Symptoms May Differ from a Man's

Jan. 25, 2016 — Women frequently have different underlying causes of heart attacks than men, such as the types of plaque buildup. Compared to men, women tend to be undertreated and are less likely to participate in ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — The onset of cardiac failure after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a serious problem throughout the world. Researchers have now clarified that the cell adhesion inhibition of periostin1 damages ... read more

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