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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

How Walking Benefits the Brain

Apr. 24, 2017 — You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves ... read more

Physical Activity May Ward Off Heart Damage

Apr. 24, 2017 — Physical activity can lower the risk of heart damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of heart damage in people who are obese, according to ... read more

'Connshing Syndrome' Named as a New Cause of High Blood Pressure

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Macrophages have a previously unrecognized role in helping the mammalian heart beat in rhythm. Researchers have discovered that macrophages aggregate around central cardiac cells that regulate ... read more

Immune Discovery Points to Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery

Apr. 20, 2017 — Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the ... read more

Adherence to High-Intensity Statin Drops-Off for Many Following Heart Attack

Apr. 19, 2017 — A substantial proportion of patients prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalization for a heart attack did not continue taking this medication with high adherence at two years after ... read more

Reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated With Noninvasive Technology

Apr. 19, 2017 — A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study, report ... read more

Personalized Workouts to Prevent Heart Disease Designed by New Digital Instrument

Apr. 19, 2017 — Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research. The EXPERT tool specifies the ideal exercise type, intensity, frequency, and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered biological mechanisms that appear to prevent damage to the heart muscle's 'power grid,' the network of mitochondrial circuits that provide energy to ... read more

Zinc Supply Affects Cardiac Health

Apr. 18, 2017 — In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined ... read more

Single High-Sensitivity Troponin T Result Could Quickly and Safely Rule out MI in the ED

Apr. 17, 2017 — High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T can quickly and safely rule out myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with possible emergency acute coronary ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — A revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch has been created that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Researchers may have just discovered a potential new method to diagnose and monitor atherosclerosis: the radial ... read more

Trans Fat Bans Lessen Health Risks, Research Suggests

Apr. 14, 2017 — People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new ... read more

'Bad' Air May Impact 'Good' Cholesterol Increasing Heart Disease Risk

Apr. 13, 2017 — Traffic-related air pollution may increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through its effects on high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as 'good' cholesterol. US middle-aged ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A study of almost 5,000 Latin American-born residents of Los Angeles County found that 1.24 percent tested positive for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause life-threatening heart ... read more

Worsening Heart Failure: Goal Should Be Symptom Relief?

Apr. 13, 2017 — In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of ... read more

Aspirin Therapy May Not Help Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease, Researchers Find

Apr. 12, 2017 — Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease, an analysis has ... read more

Vitamin B Diminishes Effects of Air Pollution-Induced Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 12, 2017 — B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their ... read more

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