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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

May 13, 2015 — Researchers assessed how common smartphone uses -- texting and talking -- interfere with treadmill exercise.The researchers found that when individuals use their smartphones during exercise for ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Long-term depression may double the risk of stroke for middle-aged adults, research suggests. The scientists add that reducing symptoms of depression may not immediately reduce the elevated stroke ... read more

Testing Hand-Grip Strength Could Be a Simple, Low-Cost Way to Predict Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

May 13, 2015 — Weak grip strength is linked with shorter survival and a greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to an international study involving almost 140,000 adults from 17 culturally and ... read more

May 12, 2015 — About 70 percent of our genes provide the blueprint for biomolecules whose function is only now being discovered – non-coding RNAs. Instead of being translated into proteins, they seem to perform ... read more

Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol Study Shows

May 11, 2015 — Men who have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay by up to 15 years increases in blood cholesterol levels that commonly occur with aging, according to new research. Cardiorespiratory ... read more

Metaphors of the Heart: Two Physicians Examine Heart Disease Through a Literary Lens

May 13, 2015 — Heart disease has topped mortality charts as the number one killer of men and women for many decades, but a novel analysis of American literary fiction by two physicians finds the disorder’s ... read more

Older Patients Receive Less Evidence-Based Cardiac Care Than Younger Patients

May 13, 2015 — People in their 80s and 90s are more likely to develop acute coronary syndrome than their younger counterparts. Despite this, they receive less therapy and diagnostic procedures, a Swedish expert ... read more

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