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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Cold Weather Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Aug. 30, 2015 — Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may ... read more

Recruitment of Leukocytes Is a Hallmark of Stent Thrombosis

Aug. 30, 2015 — Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis, according to new results. The findings suggest that immune cell mediated thrombotic processes may be a realistic target for novel ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Primary Prevention Use of Statins Increases Among the Oldest Old

Aug. 24, 2015 — The use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease older than 79 increased between 1999 and 2012, although there is little randomized evidence to guide the use of these ... read more

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers have found. This work is the first to scientifically ... read more

Patient Satisfaction a Poor Surrogate for Quality of Care in Brain Surgery

Aug. 18, 2015 — Patient satisfaction is a very poor proxy for quality of care comparisons in elective cranial neurosurgery. Because deaths are rare events in elective cranial neurosurgery, reporting of surgeon or ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A blood clot can potentially trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. Treatment requires finding its exact location, but current techniques can only look at one part of the body ... read more

Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Anger Compound Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Aug. 13, 2015 — Depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, and anger and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were linked to atherosclerosis—a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries ... read more

Predicting Risk for Deadly Cardiac Events

Aug. 12, 2015 — A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new ... read more

Making the 9-1-1 Call for Stroke Differs by Race, Sex

Aug. 12, 2015 — During a stroke, slightly more than half of patients use emergency medical services to get to the hospital, with white women the most likely, and Hispanic men the least likely to use EMS transport. ... read more

Why Statins Should Be Viewed as a Double-Edged Sword

Aug. 12, 2015 — Statins have significant cardiovascular benefits, but also serious side effects. A new study finds that statin use impairs stem cell function, which helps in slowing atherosclerosis but hinders other ... read more

Higher Risk of Death from Heart Attack, Stroke for People With Spinal Arthritis

Aug. 12, 2015 — People with a type of spinal arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than the general population, a new study ... read more

Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

Aug. 11, 2015 — People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new study now show the infection may also spell heart ... read more

Experts Suggest Upgrades to Current Heart Disease Prevention Guideline

Aug. 11, 2015 — Acknowledging key strengths and 'lessons learned,' experts suggest upgrades to current heart disease prevention guidelines. The recommendations are designed, the authors say, to improve ... read more

Testosterone Supplementation Does Not Result in Progression of Atherosclerosis

Aug. 11, 2015 — Among older men with low testosterone levels, testosterone administration for three years compared with placebo did not result in a significant difference in the rates of change in atherosclerosis ... read more

Depressed Teens at Risk of Heart Disease, Early Monitoring Urged

Aug. 10, 2015 — Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to ... read more

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