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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing stomach fat – especially the “hidden fat” in your abdomen – is associated with newly identified and worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. These adverse ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — A team of heart surgeons and cardiologists used new catheter technology to repair a leaky tricuspid valve for the very first time. The Cardioband serves as an innovative and low-impact method of ... read more

Biological 'Dark Matter' Molecule Plays Surprise Role in Heart Failure

Sep. 21, 2016 — A molecule that appears to play a key role in the development of heart failure has been discovered by researchers. The scientists found that blocking the molecule, known as chaer, in animal studies ... read more

Genes Tied to Sudden Thoracic Aortic Dissections Discovered

Sep. 19, 2016 — Out of the blue, Tina Wilkins suffered a dissection of her thoracic aorta. From first symptoms to emergency surgery, here is her story, as well as news on the latest genetic discoveries related to ... read more

Size Is Everything When It Comes to High Blood Pressure

Sep. 16, 2016 — The body’s smallest organ dictates your blood pressure. The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control ... read more

Lowering Systolic Blood Pressure Would Save More Than 100,000 Lives Per Year, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2016 — Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, say scientists. Two thirds of the lives saved would be ... read more

Smoking May Lead to Heart Failure by Thickening the Heart Wall

Sep. 13, 2016 — Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease were more likely than nonsmokers and former smokers to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability, report investigators at conclusion ... read more

Risk Factors, Clinical Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Sep. 13, 2016 — Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly ... read more

Low Statin Use in People With Diabetes Despite Cardioprotective Effects, Guidelines

Sep. 12, 2016 — Nearly 2 out of 5 people with diabetes who could benefit from statin therapy to lower their risk of future heart attack, stroke and related death were not prescribed one, according to new research. ... read more

Historical Analysis Examines Sugar Industry Role in Heart Disease Research

Sep. 12, 2016 — Using archival documents, a new report examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 ... read more

Novel Heart Valve Replacement Offers Hope for Thousands With Rheumatic Heart Disease

Sep. 9, 2016 — A novel heart valve replacement method offers hope for the thousands of patients with rheumatic heart disease who need the procedure each year, say ... read more

Major Review to Help Doctors, Patients and Public Make Informed Decisions About the Use of Statins

Sep. 8, 2016 — A major review of the available evidence on the safety and efficacy of statin therapy intends to help doctors, patients and the public make informed decisions about the use of the drugs. The authors ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths, but many of the critical genes involved are unknown, and those that are known often contribute only small increases ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The research will guide future studies into ways to block ... read more

Excess Weight in Women Has Different Effects on Different Types of Stroke

Sep. 7, 2016 — Women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of the most common kind of stroke, called ischemic stroke, but a decreased risk of a more often deadly stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke, ... read more

New Protocols Could Significantly Reduce Postoperative Setbacks in Cardiac Patients

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have recognized that the occurrence of POAF under traditional surgical protocols was not preventing or reducing the number of POAF patients. A team investigated whether the protocols ... read more

PSA Failure Predicts Risk of Death Only in Healthy Men

Sep. 6, 2016 — A rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men who have previously been treated for prostate cancer is significantly associated with a 1.6-fold increased risk of death, a new study ... read more

European Standards to Prevent Repeat Heart Attacks Launched Today

Sep. 6, 2016 — European standards to prevent repeat heart attacks have now been released. The consensus document outlines the steps patients and healthcare professionals can take to prevent recurrent heart ... read more

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Wider Range of Serious Conditions Than Previously Thought

Sep. 6, 2016 — An irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation) is associated with a wide range of serious events, including heart attacks, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and sudden cardiac death, ... read more

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