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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

July 1, 2015 — Menopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than men, new research shows. However, the advantage was not as great between black women and ... 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

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

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

June 23, 2015 — Scientists working to find treatments for a rare and severe form of diabetes known as Wolfram syndrome have identified a gatekeeper in cells that prevents harmful molecules from spilling and ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital defect in which the left side of the heart does not develop properly, impairing normal circulation. A series of surgeries can help restore heart ... read more

Uninterrupted Vitamin K Antagonists Recommended During Ablation, Device Implantation

June 23, 2015 — Experts have recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation. Dramatic changes in the field during the last five years demanded a ... read more

Fewer Than One in 10 Older Heart Patients Get Life-Saving Defibrillators

June 23, 2015 — Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a study. But fewer than 1 in 10 eligible patients actually get a ... read more

Rapid Skin Improvement Seen After Treating Systemic Sclerosis Patients With Fresolimumab

June 22, 2015 — A major treatment breakthrough for total body scarring of the skin that occurs in patients with systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, may soon be available for the estimated 300,000 ... read more

Cardio-Oncology Services May Improve Patient Care If More Widely Available

June 22, 2015 — The impact of cancer treatments on cardiovascular health is an important consideration when treating cancer patients, but many hospital training programs have no formal training or services in ... read more

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