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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Low Awareness of DVLA Safe Driving Guidelines Among Hospital Doctors

Oct. 8, 2015 — New research concludes that medically disqualified patients may wrongly assume themselves fit to drive on discharge from hospital because of inadequate knowledge among doctors of DVLA guidelines ... read more

Many Physicians Feel Uninformed About Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches for Cryptogenic Stroke

Oct. 8, 2015 — Results from a new survey finds that only half of healthcare professionals consider themselves to be adequately equipped with information about cryptogenic stroke, a stroke in which the underlying ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — With the patient's heart displayed on a screen, cardiac specialists and engineers can run simulations of a variety of surgical procedures and predict their effects prior to an operation, ... read more

New Heart Attack Test Could Identify Two-Thirds of Patients at Very Low Risk of Heart Attack in the Emergency Department

Oct. 7, 2015 — Using a high-sensitivity blood test, researchers have identified the optimal level of a protein called troponin that could rule out a diagnosis of heart attack for two-thirds of people attending the ... read more

New Test Predicts Teens' Future Risk of Heart Disease

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new test can predict teenagers' future risk of heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. By identifying those at risk early, the test enables doctors to encourage the healthy ... read more

Flu Shot Reduces Risk of Stroke, Study Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has ... read more

Blood Clots May Complicate Aortic Valve Replacements

Oct. 5, 2015 — Heart valve replacements made from tissue (bioprosthetic valves) have long been thought to be spared the complication of blood clot formation. Researchers have now found that about 15 percent of all ... read more

Happy Head, Happy Heart: Positive Emotions May Promote Heart-Healthy Behaviors

Oct. 5, 2015 — People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. The researchers assessed psychological well-being of participants at baseline and again at a ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A novel prosthetic heart valve has been developed, known as VeloX, which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of a serious heart valve disorder called mitral regurgitation. ... read more

Stimulant Medication Safe, Effective for Children With ADHD and Congenital Heart Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study ... read more

Children With Severe Obesity May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct. 1, 2015 — A direct correlation has been found between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes--particularly in boys. It is estimated that ... read more

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

Impact of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Heart Disease Depends on Timing of Initiation

Sep. 30, 2015 — The potential health effects of hormone therapy (HT) have been intensely debated for more than a decade, especially when it comes to coronary heart disease. A new study now suggests that the effects ... read more

Among South Asians, Risks of Developing Diabetes Begins at Birth, Says Research

Sep. 29, 2015 — South Asian women who minimize their risk of gestational diabetes and avoid excessive weight gain in pregnancy may help to prevent diabetes in their own children, new research ... 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

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