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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Menopause Diminishes Impact of Good Cholesterol

Oct. 8, 2015 — What has previously been known as good cholesterol -- high density lipoprotein -- has now been shown to be not so good in protecting women against atherosclerosis while they are transitioning through ... 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

Early Testing Can Predict Stroke Patients Who Will Develop Upper Limb Spasticity

Sep. 23, 2015 — Many stroke patients suffer from spasticity of the arm that cause pain and impaired sensorimotor function. But there are ways of identifying such patients ahead of time so that they can obtain the ... read more

No Link Between Coffee Consumption, Common Type of Irregular Heartbeat

Sep. 22, 2015 — There is no association between coffee consumption and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the ... read more

Low Dose Beta-Blockers as Effective as High Dose After a Heart Attack

Sep. 21, 2015 — In a surprising finding, heart attack patients treated with a substantially lower dosage of beta-blockers than used in earlier clinical trials showing their effectiveness survived at the same rate, ... read more

Risk of Stroke at Time of Carotid Occlusion

Sep. 21, 2015 — Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or ... read more

Childhood Kidney Stones Associated With Atherosclerosis, Study Shows

Sep. 21, 2015 — A recent study is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. ... read more

Sex Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Suggests

Sep. 21, 2015 — Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a new research. Researchers looked at 536 heart ... read more

Birth Control Pills Pose Small but Significant Stroke Risk

Sep. 18, 2015 — Birth control pills cause a small but significant increase in the risk of the most common type of stroke, according to a comprehensive report. Worldwide, more than 100 million women currently use ... read more

More Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Found to Reduce Heart Disease, Save Lives

Sep. 18, 2015 — A landmark clinical trial is underway, and has found that a more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading ... read more

Popular Hypertension Drugs Linked to Worse Heart Health in Blacks Compared to Whites

Sep. 15, 2015 — Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared to ... read more

Whole-Body PET Scan With New Imaging Agent Can Locate Hidden Blood Clots

Sep. 15, 2015 — A novel radiopharmaceutical probe has the potential of providing physicians with information that could save the lives of patients with ischemic stroke or pulmonary embolism -- conditions caused when ... read more

Diabetic Women at 34 Percent Higher Risk of Heart Attack Than Diabetic Men as They Age

Sep. 14, 2015 — Diabetic women are more at risk than diabetic men of having a heart attack and other complications as they age, an Italian study ... read more

Improving Blood Sugar Control Could Help Prevent Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests

Sep. 14, 2015 — A study of 350,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows that those with poor blood sugar control have 50 percent higher risk of being admitted to hospital in future for dementia as those with good ... read more

'Life's Simple 7' and Diabetes Care Program Reduce Risk of Heart Failure

Sep. 14, 2015 — One in four middle-aged adults who survive to age 85 will develop heart failure, according to current estimates. Intervention programs to improve lifestyles are widely advocated, but do they actually ... read more

Perfect Swimming Strokes? Boost Sports Performance With Wearable Technology

Sep. 14, 2015 — Scientists have developed wearable technology for improving sports performance. Wearable sensors can be attached to, say, a swimmer's hand paddles or an archers' equipment. From there, data ... read more

Periodontitis and Heart Disease: Researchers Connect the Molecular Dots

Sep. 11, 2015 — Periodontitis is a risk factor for heart disease. Now a team of researchers has shown that a periodontal pathogen causes changes in gene expression that boost inflammation and atherosclerosis in ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — Stroke victims who use Medicaid or are uninsured were more likely to die, stay hospitalized longer and have worse medical outcomes than patients with private insurance, a study has ... read more

Struggles With Sleep May Affect Heart Disease Risk

Sep. 10, 2015 — Young and middle-aged adults who get too much or too little sleep or have poor quality sleep are at higher risk for the early signs of heart disease than those who get adequate, good quality sleep, ... read more

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