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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Angina Is Linked With Abnormal Heart Blood Flow in Patients With Female-Pattern Heart Disease

Nov. 11, 2015 — Chest pain in female-pattern heart disease is linked with abnormal heart blood flow, demonstrated with a drug commonly used to alleviate chest pain patients with coronary artery disease, which was ... read more

Genes May Determine the Side Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Study Suggests

Nov. 10, 2015 — Cardiovascular disease risk in women increases after menopause and is associated with the drop in estrogen levels. Menopausal hormone therapy could slow the progression, but oral formulations also ... read more

Use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Healthy Men Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke, New Study Finds

Nov. 9, 2015 — A new study of generally healthy men who used testosterone replacement therapy to normalize testosterone levels has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of ... read more

Specific Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Problems

Nov. 9, 2015 — A lack of vitamin D can result in weak bones. Recent studies also show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to more serious health risks such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and ... read more

The Art of Appropriate Patient Selection for Heart Procedures

Nov. 9, 2015 — A decline in the number of heart patients undergoing unnecessary PCI (angioplasty) procedures reflects improvements in clinical decision-making and documentation to determine which patients benefit ... read more

Strangled Cells Condense Their DNA

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have been able to see, for the first time, the dramatic changes that occur in the DNA of cells that are starved of oxygen and nutrients. This starved state is typical in some of ... read more

Genetic Risk Information for Coronary Heart Disease Leads to Lower Bad Cholesterol

Nov. 9, 2015 — Medical researchers have discovered that disclosing genetic risk for coronary heart disease, also known as bad ... read more

Coronary Angioplasties Classified as Inappropriate Reduced Since Guidelines Published

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers examined trends in percutaneous coronary intervention use, patient selection, and procedural appropriateness following the introduction of Appropriate Use ... read more

Revascularization Before Exercise Program Improves Walking for Patients With PAD

Nov. 8, 2015 — Among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication (cramping pain in the legs due to poor circulation in the arteries, aggravated by walking), a combination therapy of ... read more

Prevalence of 'Silent' Heart Attacks in Population

Nov. 8, 2015 — In a multiethnic, middle-aged and older study population, the prevalence of myocardial scars (evidence of a heart attack) was nearly 8 percent, of which nearly 80 percent were unrecognized by ... read more

Poor Air Quality Increases Patients' Risk of Heart Attack

Nov. 8, 2015 — People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new ... read more

The No. 1 Killer Is Invisible to Most Women

Nov. 8, 2015 — Even though heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killer of US women, few women say they feel a personal connection to cardiovascular disease, according to a nationally representative survey. ... read more

MRI-Based Screening Improves Assignment of Stroke Patients to Endovascular Treatment

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new system for determining which patients with severe strokes are most likely to benefit from catheter-based systems for blood clot removal led to a greater percentage of screened patients ... read more

Investigational Treatment May Restore Kidney Function in Patients With Renovascular Disease

Nov. 6, 2015 — A treatment consisting of vascular endothelial growth factor fused to a bioengineered carrier promotes the recovery of kidney function in pigs with a disease frequently observed in patients in which ... read more

Endovascular Intervention Compared to Standard Treatment for Stroke

Nov. 3, 2015 — In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot) compared to ... read more

Righting a Wrong? Right Side of Brain Can Compensate for Post-Stroke Loss of Speech

Nov. 3, 2015 — After a debate that has lasted more than 130 years, researchers have found that loss of speech from a stroke in the left hemisphere of the brain can be recovered on the back, right side of the brain. ... read more

Taking Cholesterol Medication Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

Oct. 29, 2015 — Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most dramatic medical emergencies a person can face. It usually strikes without warning, killing approximately 50 percent of those who experience ... read more

Three-Quarters of Stroke Patients in China Have Hypertension

Oct. 29, 2015 — Three-quarters of stroke patients in China have hypertension, reveals new ... read more

Scientists Identify Main Component of Brain Repair After Stroke

Oct. 28, 2015 — Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys and humans, scientists have found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 is a key player in repair mechanisms following stroke. The ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Scientists developing novel nanotherapeutics for clearing obstructed blood vessels have teamed up stroke researchers to develop a new, highly effective drug-device combination for treating ... read more

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