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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

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

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

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

Cardiovascular Benefits to Testosterone Replacement, Study of 83,000 Veterans Finds

Aug. 10, 2015 — Men whose low testosterone was restored to normal through gels, patches, or injections had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause, versus similar men who were not treated, a ... read more

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015 — Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most ... read more

Normalization of Testosterone Level After Testosterone Replacement Therapy Could Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in Men

Aug. 5, 2015 — Patients with low testosterone levels who have then gone on to have testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could be at lower risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, according to ... read more

People With Low Scores on Test of Thinking Skills May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Attack

Aug. 5, 2015 — People with low scores on a test of executive function, the higher-level thinking skills used to reason, problem solve and plan, may be at higher risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new ... read more

Stroke Therapy Put to the Test in Preclinical Randomized Controlled Trial

Aug. 5, 2015 — In the midst of what some call a 'crisis' in the ability to replicate results of laboratory studies, a European consortium has conducted a preclinical randomized controlled trial (pRCT) -- ... read more

How White Blood Cells Limit Muscle Regeneration

Aug. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified a protein produced by white blood cells that puts the brakes on muscle repair after injury in mice. The findings point to a target for potential treatments aimed at ... read more

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