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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have a Stroke

Aug. 24, 2016 — People with high levels of four biomarkers in the blood may be more likely to develop a stroke than people with low levels of the biomarkers, according to a new ... read more

Comparing Coronary Artery Calcium Scores in Patients With Psoriasis, Diabetes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Assessing coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a measure of the severity of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and a cornerstone for screening for risk of future cardiac events. The inflammatory skin ... read more

HIV-Infected Adults With Depression Have Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Aug. 24, 2016 — Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according ... read more

Calcium Channel Blockers Caught in the Act at Atomic Level

Aug. 24, 2016 — Atomic level analysis has revealed how two classes of calcium channel blockers, widely prescribed for heart disease patients, produce separate therapeutic effects by acting at different sites on the ... read more

Researchers Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Aug. 23, 2016 — For the first time, a team of researchers has developed and validated a prediction model to determine sudden cardiac death risk in adults without a history of cardiovascular disease ... read more

Recommended Blood Pressure Targets for Diabetes Are Being Challenged

Aug. 23, 2016 — The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart ... read more

Aquatic Treadmill Walking May Increase Exercise Capacity After Stroke

Aug. 23, 2016 — For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a recent ... read more

Fall in UK Cardiovascular Disease Toll Not Equal Among All Four Countries or Genders

Aug. 22, 2016 — UK deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by almost 70 percent over the past 30 years, but these improvements have not been equally distributed among all four countries, or between men ... read more

New Understanding of Pulmonary Hypertension Leads to Promising Drug Targets

Aug. 22, 2016 — New compounds that could have robust effects in treating pulmonary hypertension have been identified by researchers. Pulmonary hypertension is an enigmatic but sometimes fatal disease of the blood ... read more

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as ... read more

Full Adherence to Guideline-Recommend Therapies Associated With Lower Rate of MACE

Aug. 22, 2016 — MINERVA results demonstrate full adherence to guideline-recommended therapies associated with lower rate of a second major cardiovascular event and cost ... read more

From Pollution to Caffeine Intake: Researcher Reveals Dementia Risks

Aug. 19, 2016 — Dementia strikes 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. Among the findings from the latest research are that eating ... read more

Gallstone Disease May Increase Heart Disease Risk

Aug. 18, 2016 — A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say ... read more

Heart Muscle Made from Stem Cells Aid Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2016 — Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers. As a result, the ... read more

Anemic Adults May Have a Higher Risk of Death After Stroke

Aug. 17, 2016 — Anemic adults may have a higher risk of death after stroke, research indicates. Hemoglobin levels may also influence stroke deaths. Researchers suggest increased awareness and interventions are ... read more

Steroid Treatments With Fewer Side Effects?

Aug. 17, 2016 — An improved therapy to replace essential steroids in the body is a step closer thanks to new research. The treatment could help people unable to produce a class of steroids called corticosteroids, ... read more

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those With Sleep Apnea

Aug. 16, 2016 — Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep ... read more

Recently Approved Cholesterol Medication Not Cost-Effective

Aug. 16, 2016 — Although the recently FDA-approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for use ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — New research from a fluid mechanics team reveals how blood flow dynamics within blood vessels may influence where plaques develop or rupture. The findings could one day help doctors identify weak ... read more

Lack of Fresh Food Choices Linked to Signs of Early Heart Disease

Aug. 15, 2016 — A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents' risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to new ... read more

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