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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

May 26, 2015 — Studying zebrafish, investigators have discovered a new source for cells that can develop into coronary vessels and have identified the signaling protein, a chemokine called CXCL12, which guides this ... read more

Low Stent Thrombosis Rates With Primary PCI, Regardless of Antithrombotic Choice

May 21, 2015 — Stent thrombosis following urgent angioplasty for acute heart attack occurred in less than 1 percent of patients in a large, 'real-world' registry, regardless of whether the antithrombotic ... read more

Time Is Muscle in Acute Heart Failure

May 21, 2015 — Urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure (AHF) has been emphasized for the first time in joint recommendations recently published. This is the first time cardiologists, emergency ... read more

Common Mutation Linked to Heart Disease

May 20, 2015 — A common mutation in a gene that regulates cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease in carriers up to 49 percent, particularly among men and African Americans, according to a new ... read more

Study Questions Beneficial Effects of a Nordic Diet on Cardiovascular Events

May 21, 2015 — Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women. Black women who were ... read more

Copd Is Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Death, but Not Risk of Stroke

May 20, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is associated with increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease such as heart failure or a heart attack, as well as diseases not associated ... read more

People With Metabolic Syndrome Face Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk

May 20, 2015 — People who have metabolic syndrome are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people who do not have the condition, and having diabetes or high blood pressure worsens the risk, according ... read more

Significant Differences in Achieving Risk Factor Targets Between Women and Men

May 19, 2015 — There is a striking and statistically significant difference in how women and men are treated following a heart attack. These gender differences are reflected in the rate of risk factor control, ... read more

Early Detection, Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease, Mortality

May 18, 2015 — Screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative ... read more

Sleep Apnea Common Among Patients Undergoing Heart Procedure

May 18, 2015 — Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a coronary artery widening procedureused to treat heart disease, are at high risk for obstructive sleep ... read more

Many People in Emergency Department for Chest Pain Don't Need Admitted

May 18, 2015 — Chest pain sends 7 million Americans to the ED each year. About half are admitted for further observation, testing or treatment. A new study finds a very low short-term risk for life-threatening ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation After Surgery Increases Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes

May 18, 2015 — An irregular heartbeat following surgery known as post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) often is dismissed as a transient phenomenon. But a study has found that POAF can significantly increase ... read more

Study Finds Wide Variation in Carotid Artery Stenting Outcomes

May 18, 2015 — Hospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or death -- from 0 to 18 percent overall and from 1.2 to 4.7 percent when accounting for variation in ... read more

Bacterial Cause Behind Fatal Heart Complications Discovered

May 18, 2015 — A key cause of life threatening heart complications has been identified by researchers. The heart infections studied frequently follow severe infections with the bacteria responsible for pneumonia ... read more

Activity After ICD Implantation May Predict Survival

May 15, 2015 — Patients who stayed active following ICD implantation had better survival rates that those who did not, a study concludes. They add that Information collected by ICD devices may one day help ... read more

Pharmacists Help Patients Control Blood Pressure, Study Finds

May 15, 2015 — Medical teams with a pharmacist helped patients with hypertension control their blood pressure more effectively, a new study has concluded. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases the risk ... read more

Even Olympic Athletes Have Cardiac Abnormalities and May Be at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

May 15, 2015 — Even athletes whose performance and fitness are at the very highest level may have life-threatening cardiovascular abnormalities. Indeed, a study of more than 2000 athletes eligible for the summer ... read more

Diabetes Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

May 15, 2015 — A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation that is ... read more

New Analytics Model Predicts Readmission of Congestive Heart Failure Patients

May 14, 2015 — Readmission of patients with chronic diseases is a growing problem, costing the U.S. health-care system about $25 billion each year. Researchers have developed a predictive analytics model that can ... read more

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