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May 1, 2016

A Fatty Liver May Result in a Broken Heart

Apr. 26, 2016 — The extent to which NAFLD itself, rather than associated conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or atherogenic dyslipidemia, is responsible for increased cardiovascular death has been a matter of ... read more

Low BMI and Death After Heart Attack

Apr. 19, 2016 — Low body mass index increases risk mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even after adjustment for other health factors that affect body weight, according to a new ... read more

Reasons for Hospital-Level Variations in Bleeding Post-Angioplasty Are Unclear

Apr. 18, 2016 — The use of bleeding avoidance strategies has only a modest effect on the variation in bleeding rates post-angioplasty among hospitals performing this procedure, leaving about 70 percent of the causes ... read more

Why Do Older Asymptomatic Patients Have Carotid Imaging?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Most of the patients who had carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease were diagnosed on the basis of carotid imaging tests ordered for uncertain or inappropriate indications, ... read more

Heart Attack Patients More Depressed but Get Fewer Antidepressants

Apr. 16, 2016 — Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Poor Patient Warfarin Knowledge May Increase Risk of Deadly Side Effects

Apr. 15, 2016 — Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research. Warfarin is given to patients at increased risk of blood clots from conditions ... read more

Immune Cells Help the Brain to Self-Heal After a Stroke

Apr. 15, 2016 — After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it ... read more

Increased BMI During Adolescence Predicts Fatal Cardiovascular Events in Adulthood

Apr. 14, 2016 — A nationwide study of 2.3 million Israeli adolescents, examined from 1967 through 2010, finds an association between elevated body-mass index in late adolescence, and subsequent cardiovascular ... read more

New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions, report ... read more

An Invisible System to Rescue the Heart

Apr. 12, 2016 — In a new heart failure study, the blood system is being explored for the purpose of improving heart function. The study has revealed the potential of a secondary system that had previously received ... read more

Patients With Learning Disabilities Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With Cancer, but Have Higher Rates of Serious Mental Health Issues Compared to General Public

Apr. 12, 2016 — Coronary heart disease and cancer rates among people with learning disabilities are nearly a third lower than the general population, shows new ... read more

Cyclodextrin Dissolves Away Cholesterol Crystals

Apr. 8, 2016 — Cyclodextrin has been shown in mice to dissolve cholesterol crystals and prevent plaque formation. The drug is already approved for use in humans and could be tested in patients to treat ... read more

New Gene Responsible for Stroke Discovered

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. The study may help researchers better ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — The genetic mechanisms underlying the development of the coronary atherosclerosis has been investigated. Results show potential value for estimating the risk of the myocardial infarction, say ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Hardened and inflamed arteries, atherosclerosis, can be very dangerous. The consequences of atherosclerosis are among the most common causes of death in industrialized nations; in particular heart ... read more

Stroke Survivors Face 'Invisible Impairments' to Return to Work

Apr. 6, 2016 — 'Invisible impairments' can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a new study . The findings suggest that more needs to be done to make survivors, their GPs ... read more

Sacubitril/valsartan in Chronic Heart Failure: Indication of Considerable Added Benefit

Apr. 6, 2016 — The new fixed-dose combination of Sacubitril/valsartan in chronic heart failure has advantages over enalapril regarding mortality, heart failure hospitalizations and quality of life, conclude ... read more

Respirator Mask Reduces Effects of Pollution on the Heart

Apr. 6, 2016 — The use of a respiratory filter mask helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in big cities, shows a new ... read more

Controlling Blood Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 6, 2016 — While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major ... read more

Death of Partner Linked to Heightened Risk of Irregular Heartbeat for Up to a Year Later

Apr. 5, 2016 — The death of a partner is linked to a heightened risk of developing an irregular heartbeat otherwise known as atrial fibrillation -- itself a risk factor for stroke and heart failure -- for up to a ... read more

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