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Heart Disease News
February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

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

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

Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Feb. 21, 2017 — Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is ... 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

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

Feb. 14, 2017 — New research findings could provide new insight and understanding of congenital heart ... read more

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Feb. 13, 2017 — A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart ... read more

Heavy Snowfall, Longer Duration, Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Feb. 13, 2017 — People living in areas with winter snow may need to think twice before shoveling after a heavy snowstorm. According to a new study, snowfall is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission for ... read more

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

Feb. 13, 2017 — From the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many ... read more

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-aging' hormone, ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Novel technology has been used to monitor vulnerabilities for cardiovascular events, aid in diagnosis and ... read more

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