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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

Recommendations for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

June 29, 2015 — Experts have released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices. The implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices may lower the risk of stroke in ... read more

Consensus Paper on Patient Preferences for Arrhythmias Management Published

June 24, 2015 — A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management has been published. Cardiac arrhythmias can have a big impact on quality of life. Patients with ventricular arrhythmias, for ... read more

First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias, Chronic Kidney Disease Published

June 24, 2015 — Significant interactions occur between the heart and kidney, and even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause ... read more

Uninterrupted NOAC Therapy During AF Ablation Appears Safe

June 24, 2015 — Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, suggests new research. Continuation of NOAC therapy was not associated with ... read more

Statins Show Promise to Reduce Major Complications Following Lung Surgery

June 22, 2015 — Statins have been shown to reduce complications from cardiovascular surgery. To determine whether statins might also help those undergoing major lung surgeries, a team of researchers conducted a ... read more

Cardio-Oncology Services May Improve Patient Care If More Widely Available

June 22, 2015 — The impact of cancer treatments on cardiovascular health is an important consideration when treating cancer patients, but many hospital training programs have no formal training or services in ... read more

State Stroke Legislation Increases U.S. Primary Stroke Centers

June 18, 2015 — Primary stroke centers have increased dramatically in the last decade and state legislation to enable them is a major factor in potentially improving access to standard stroke care in the United ... read more

Poor Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

June 15, 2015 — Poor sleep is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to results from a recent study. The study included a representative sample of 657 men aged 25 to 64 years with no ... read more

Visualizing Calcified Coronary Arteries May Be Wake-Up Call to Change Lifestyle

June 15, 2015 — Looking at images of their own calcified coronary arteries may be a wake-up call for patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease to change their lifestyles, reveals new ... read more

Severely Impaired Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Function After Intensive Physical Therapy

June 12, 2015 — Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a new ... read more

Stroke Education Helps Patients Recognize Stroke Symptoms, Encourages Fast Response

June 11, 2015 — Clear, simple preparedness messages can help patients recognize symptoms of a subsequent stroke and speed up emergency room arrival times. Stroke education materials dramatically improved hospital ... read more

New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health… But Will Insurers Pay for It?

June 11, 2015 — In clinical trials, a new drug class known as PCSK9 Inhibitors reduced bad cholesterol markedly and is expected to be approved by the FDA this summer. An expert in lipid management discusses some of ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according to a ... read more

Gene, Stem Cell Therapies May Have Far-Reaching Implications for Coronary Artery Grafts

June 9, 2015 — Researchers are exploring the potential for gene and stem cell therapy in coronary artery bypass grafts to prevent re-occlusion in the grafted vein. Based on animal studies, the team is seeing a ... read more

Amyloid Scan of the Heart Predicts Major Cardiac Events

June 8, 2015 — Amyloid build-up is commonly talked about in relation to Alzheimer's disease, but amyloidosis can be found throughout the body. An excessive accumulation of these insoluble proteins could cause ... read more

Study Links Severe Restless Legs Syndrome to Increased Risk of Stroke

June 8, 2015 — Increased restless legs syndrome severity is associated with subsequent increased risk of stroke, researchers report. The study group comprised 72,916 female registered nurses ages 41-58 years in ... read more

Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Provides Long-Term Relief of Post-Stroke Pain

June 8, 2015 — Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds -- robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white ... read more

Missing Teeth Predict Cardiovascular Events

June 5, 2015 — Advanced tooth loss often indicates that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, it was shown that tooth loss associate with future cardiovascular events, ... read more

Cancer Overtakes Cardiovascular Disease as UK's Number One Killer, but Only Among Men

June 3, 2015 — Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, as the UK's number one killer -- but only among men, reveals research. Cardiovascular disease is still the ... read more

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