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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

Sedentary Time May Raise Heart Disease Risk

Aug. 15, 2016 — Being sedentary is not just a lack of exercise, it is a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a science advisory from the American Heart ... read more

China Facing Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke

Aug. 15, 2016 — A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), ... read more

Beta-Blockers Following Angioplasty Show Little Benefit for Some Older Patients

Aug. 15, 2016 — Following coronary angioplasty, beta-blockers did not significantly improve mortality rates or reduce the number of future cardiovascular incidents for older patients with stable angina but no ... read more

High and Low Levels of ‘good Cholesterol’ May Cause Premature Death

Aug. 11, 2016 — Commonly touted as "good cholesterol" for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a ... read more

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Aug. 11, 2016 — In long-term analyses of two clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe ... read more

Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Aug. 11, 2016 — Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. While most children have ideal blood pressure, about 91 percent of American children ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Coronary artery disease, the number one killer world-wide, restricts and ultimately blocks blood vessels, cutting off oxygen supply to the heart. A new study reports that treatment with AGGF1, a ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Based on recent estimates, there are about 32 million cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) worldwide, which cause 275,000 deaths per year. Effective drugs and surgical procedures to prevent and ... read more

Dietary Compound Linked to Heart Disease May Be Influenced by Gut Microbiome

Aug. 11, 2016 — A new study reports new results that raise questions about whether circulating TMAO causes heart disease or whether it is simply a biomarker, or a sign, of developing ... read more

First-in-U.S. Blood Test That Assesses Risk of Heart Attack Using Plasma Ceramides

Aug. 10, 2016 — A new type of blood test has been launched that will be used to predict adverse cardiovascular events in patients with progressing coronary artery disease (CAD). The test measures blood ... read more

Higher Weekly Activity Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Five Chronic Diseases

Aug. 10, 2016 — Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases, finds new research: breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and ... read more

Researchers ID Key Drivers of Heart Complications in Sickle Cell Anemia

Aug. 9, 2016 — Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) develop heart complications and nearly a quarter die a sudden death. Now, researchers have linked malfunctioning molecular pathways to specific heart anomalies ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Biologists are developing strategies to help regenerate heart muscle cell formation. They have uncovered new regulators of heart formation that are easier to deliver into human bodies, and thus have ... read more

For the First Time in History, High Blood Pressure Is More Common in Lower-Income Countries

Aug. 8, 2016 — Nearly one-third of the adult population worldwide had hypertension in 2010. For the first time in history, high blood pressure is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income ... read more

Higher ICU Usage Led to Increased Invasive Procedures, Costs

Aug. 8, 2016 — Patients admitted to ICUs underwent more costly and invasive procedures but didn't have better mortality rates than hospitalized patients with the same medical conditions who weren't ... read more

‘Toxic Gases’ as Targets for New Medicines

Aug. 8, 2016 — Gases once thought of only as environmental pollutants are now known to be produced by the body. They could potentially be used to develop drugs to treat diseases including heart failure and cancer, ... read more

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