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July 8, 2015

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July 8, 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

Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis

July 2, 2015 — A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent ... read more

Genes May Not Be to Blame for Link Between Migraine, Heart Disease

July 2, 2015 — Genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura, new research shows. Aura are sensations ... read more

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

Enzyme Provides Built-in Protection Against Atherosclerosis

July 1, 2015 — A new study reveals enzyme CD39 is capable of clearing the atherosclerotic plaque that leads to so many heart attacks and ... read more

New Research Outlines More Effective Diagnosis for People With Heart Conditions

July 1, 2015 — A new algorithm provides more effective Electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis for people with heart conditions. The research improves ECG signal classification and improved abnormality detection and ... read more

Cardiac Survival Rates Around 6 Percent for Those Occurring Outside of a Hospital

June 30, 2015 — Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report. Following a cardiac arrest, each minute without treatment decreases the ... 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

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