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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 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

Controversial Test Could Be Leading to Unnecessary Open Heart Operations

Feb. 24, 2017 — An approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m, research has ... read more

Receiving a Clot-Buster Drug Before Reaching the Hospital May Reduce Stroke Disability

Feb. 23, 2017 — A preliminary study shows that giving a clot-busting drug in a mobile stroke unit ambulance may lead to less disability after stroke, compared to when the clot-buster is given after reaching the ... 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

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

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

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 Test May Quickly Identify Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With Underlying Brain Damage

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new test using peripheral vision reaction time could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a ... 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

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

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

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

'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

Feb. 9, 2017 — Using a printed 3-D model as a guide, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles cardiologist specially modified a stent to repair an 18-month-old’s narrowed pulmonary ... read more

Study Provides New Insight Into Different Forms of Heart Failure

Feb. 8, 2017 — Using a novel noninvasive technique, a team of researchers has been able to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients, providing additional insight into this ... read more

Calcified Plaque Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

Feb. 8, 2017 — The mere presence of even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque, more commonly referred to as coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 -- even small amounts -- was strongly ... read more

Function of Olfactory Receptor in the Human Heart Identified

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified the function of olfactory receptors in the human heart muscle, such as are also present in the nose. One of the receptors reacts to fatty acids that occur in the blood, in ... read more

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