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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 — From cookies and candies to balloons and cards, heart-shaped items abound this time of year. They're even in our blood. It turns out that the most abundant protein molecule in blood ... read more

Remote Telemonitoring Does Not Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients

Feb. 11, 2016 — Combined health coaching and remote monitoring did not reduce all-cause 180-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients, and did not have significant effects on 30-day hospital ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A cardio-oncology program is focusing on modulating the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in men, especially those receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat their prostate ... read more

Study Compares Outcomes at VA Hospitals Vs. Non-VA Hospitals

Feb. 9, 2016 — Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower 30-day ... read more

Five Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Feb. 8, 2016 — You’ve seen the late night commercial come across your screen. An older man is on a date with a beautiful woman in a romantic setting. A big smile stretches across his face as he looks in her eyes, ... read more

Muscles on-a-Chip Provide Insight Into Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies

Feb. 8, 2016 — Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don't contract strongly enough, according to a new study. This may help explain why stem ... read more

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

Connective Tissue Disease Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

Feb. 4, 2016 — African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are twice as likely as white patients to suffer from atherosclerotic blood vessels, which increase the ... read more

Have National Smoking Bans Worked in Reducing Harms in Passive Smoking?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart ... 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

Flu Vaccine Shows Promise for Reducing Risk of Influenza-Associated Atrial Fibrillation

Feb. 2, 2016 — Influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, which could be reduced through influenza vaccination, according to new ... read more

Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatments Need to Have Heart Tested

Feb. 1, 2016 — Chemotherapy treatment is a necessary evil in the fight against most cancers and has prolonged life for millions of people. However, many cancer survivors suffer from an increased risk of heart ... read more

Do You Know Your Numbers?

Feb. 1, 2016 — Many believe that heart health involves strenuous tasks and countless hours at the gym. But just 30 minutes of exercise five out of seven days a week can reduce heart attack risk by up to 50 ... read more

For Older Adults, Serious Depression Symptoms Increase Risk for Stroke and Heart Disease

Feb. 1, 2016 — Adults 65-years-old and older who had high levels of depressive symptoms had a greater risk for experiencing heart disease or stroke events over the 10 years of a study, scientists report. As a ... read more

Infectious Diseases Cause Significant Emergency Visits, Hospitalizations for Older Adults

Feb. 1, 2016 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers calculated that infectious diseases account for 13.5 percent of emergency room (ER) visits involving older adults -- a higher percentage than ER visits for ... read more

Heart Attack: Gender Matters in Predicting Outcomes

Feb. 1, 2016 — Sex (biological and physiological characteristics) differences are increasingly being studied to assess symptoms, risk factors and outcomes for various diseases. Now, a new pan-Canadian study ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood vessels have the same unhealthy result: elevated resting blood pressure and vascular disease, ... 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

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