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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

Patients Registered in a Heart Failure Registry Lived Longer

Feb. 23, 2017 — Heart failure patients registered in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry receive better medication and have a 35 percent lower risk of death than unregistered patients, according to a new ... read more

Many Stroke Patients Do Not Receive Life-Saving Therapy

Feb. 23, 2017 — Many ischemic stroke patients do not get tPA, which can decrease their chances for recovery. Blacks, Hispanics, women and 'Stroke Belters' are less likely to get tPA. Patients treated in ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Elevations in a unusual form of cholesterol, called Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), as responsible for 1 in 14 heart attacks and 1 in 7 cases of aortic valve disease, research has ... read more

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

Feb. 21, 2017 — Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to ... read more

New Peptide to Combat a Disorder That Causes Heart Attacks at Early Age

Feb. 21, 2017 — Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. Researchers are developing and testing a new ... read more

3,000 Steps in 30 Minutes Improves the Prognosis for Heart Failure, Study Suggests

Feb. 21, 2017 — Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers have new evidence against this earlier hypothesis and have issued ... read more

A New Way to Inhibit Inflammation

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have identified an enzyme as a kind of biological gauge regulating inflammation in the human body. Now a research team says the enzyme – Bruton’s tyrosine kinase or BTK – is ... read more

Radial Access, Same-Day Cardiac Procedure Could Save $300 Million Annually

Feb. 20, 2017 — If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but ... read more

Long-Term Heavy Drinking May Age Arteries Over Time

Feb. 20, 2017 — Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate ... read more

ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better

Feb. 17, 2017 — Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care ... read more

New Technique Yields Healthier Blood Vessels After Heart Surgery

Feb. 16, 2017 — Surgeons often take a blood vessel from your leg to graft onto your heart during a coronary bypass surgery. The practice can lead to scarring in many patients, which in turn can cause another heart ... read more

Fish Affected by Deepwater Horizon Spill Give Clues to Air Pollution Heart Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — A study into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts, report ... read more

Chest Pain: New Tool Helps Doctors Decide When Tests Are Needed

Feb. 15, 2017 — Stress testing may not always be necessary for those with non-urgent chest pain, suggest researchers in a new ... read more

New Doppler Sound Database Could Help Those Suffering from Heart Conditions

Feb. 15, 2017 — Handheld devices can scan the lower limbs of a patient and 'listen' to the blood flow, providing vital early indication of problems that could lead to strokes or heart attacks.  But ... read more

Statin Side Effects Are Strongest Predictor of Failure to Meet Cholesterol Targets

Feb. 15, 2017 — Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to new research. Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years old and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reduce ... read more

Gene Variants Associated With Body Shape Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 14, 2017 — A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 ... read more

Cardiovascular Disease Costs Will Exceed $1 Trillion by 2035

Feb. 14, 2017 — By 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place a crushing economic and health burden on the nation's financial and health care systems, a ... read more

Shock from Heart Device Often Triggers Further Health Care Needs

Feb. 14, 2017 — Shock from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may trigger an increase in health care needs for many patients, regardless whether the shock was appropriate needed or not. Whether the ... read more

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