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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Portuguese Study Did Not Find an Increased Stroke Risk for Football Fans

May 29, 2016 — Being excited for your team, rooting them on and suffering vicariously with them are the grand emotions that wash over spectators of football matches. If this increases the risk of stroke remains to ... read more

Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Be Enough to Reduce HIV-Associated Arterial Inflammation

May 25, 2016 — Initiating antiretroviral therapy soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital ... read more

One in Four Patients Develop Heart Failure Within Four Years of First Heart Attack

May 24, 2016 — One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of a first heart attack, according to a new study in nearly 25,000 patients. Risk factors included older age, greater socioeconomic ... read more

New Disease Gene Will Lead to Better Screening for Pediatric Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure. It is frequently inherited, and, because approximately 40 percent of ... read more

Mutation Protects Against Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Just less than one per cent of the population is naturally protected against developing chronic coronary artery diseases, a new study ... read more

Are Childhood Stroke Outcomes Associated With BP, Blood Glucose, Temperature?

May 23, 2016 — Infarct (tissue damage) volume and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) were associated with poor neurological outcomes after childhood stroke but hypertension and fever were not, according to a new ... read more

Exercise Associated With Longer Life in Patients With Heart Failure

May 23, 2016 — Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to new research. The analysis in more than 4000 patients showed a mortality benefit from exercise regardless of ... read more

Flu Vaccination Associated With Lower Dementia Risk in Patients With Heart Failure

May 23, 2016 — Influenza vaccination is associated with a lower risk of dementia in patients with heart failure, according to a new study in more than 20,000 ... read more

One-Third of Heart Failure Patients Do Not Return to Work

May 22, 2016 — One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a new study in nearly 12.000 ... read more

May 20, 2016 — To increase our understanding of cardiac regenerative therapies, a team of researchers has recently developed a computational model capable of simulating the long-term effects of these ... read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

May 19, 2016 — Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to ... read more

Development of Portable Device to Detect Arrhythmias in Real Time

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have created a device for detecting cardiac arrhythmias in real time, and that turns portable a system that uses electrodes placed on the chest of the patient or as part of clothing ... read more

May 19, 2016 — An experimental model uses genetics-guided biomechanics and patient-derived stem cells to predict what type of inherited heart defect a child will develop, according to authors of a new study. A ... read more

Doctors Changing Their Approach to Common Heart Attack Treatment

May 19, 2016 — After a heart attack, doctors are changing practice trends as the debate continues on optimal time to administer antiplatelet therapy, researchers ... read more

Research Suggests New Contributor to Heart Disease

May 18, 2016 — Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems -- including heart attack, ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Dementia

May 18, 2016 — High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study. The medical records of more than four million people were ... read more

Compared With Men, Women With AFib Have More Symptoms, Worse Quality of Life, Although Higher Survival

May 18, 2016 — A new study examined whether symptoms, quality of life, treatment, and outcomes differ between women and men with atrial fibrillation. Results indicate that in fact, symptoms may be much worse for ... read more

Digital Health Intervention Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk

May 18, 2016 — Researchers examined whether a digital health intervention using email and text messages designed to change diet and physical activity would improve heart attack risk among a South Asian ... read more

Portable Ultrasound Brings Help for Heart Failure Patients

May 18, 2016 — Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of handheld pocket ultrasound devices can dispense ... read more

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