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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

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

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

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression, say ... 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

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

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

'Fixing' Blood Vessel Cells to Diagnose Blood Clotting Disorders

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new device could monitor blood clot formation and diagnose effectiveness of anti-platelet therapy by microengineering tiny hollow channels lined by chemically 'fixed' human endothelial ... read more

Most Patients Taking Warfarin Long-Term Do Not Maintain Stable INR Values

Aug. 9, 2016 — Experts examined whether patients receiving warfarin who have stable international normalized ratio (INR) values remain stable over ... read more

Device Reduces Risk of Brain Injury After Heart Valve Replacement

Aug. 9, 2016 — Among patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, the use of a cerebral protection device (a filter that captures debris ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — A research team has developed a new sensor for early detection of heart attack in humans. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Therefore, a fast and reliable diagnosis ... read more

Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Factors May Increase in Severity Before Menopause

Aug. 3, 2016 — The severity of metabolic syndrome and its five risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. As women go through ... read more

Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both May Increase Your Risk of Stroke

Aug. 3, 2016 — There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature ... read more

Hospitals That Send the Most Heart Patients to the ICU Get the Worst Results, Study Finds

Aug. 3, 2016 — Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they'll fare worse in hospitals ... read more

Link Found Between Inflammatory Biomarkers, Increased Heart Disease in Men With HIV

Aug. 3, 2016 — A cardiac imaging study uncovers a correlation between the high prevalence of coronary artery disease in men infected with HIV and in increase in inflammatory biomarkers, report ... read more

Rethinking How HDL Protects Against Coronary Heart Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have found that medium-sized HDL particles (MS-HDL-P) and the number of HDL particles (HDL-P) are better markers of coronary artery disease than high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ... read more

Caring for Elderly Stroke Survivors Costs an Estimated $40 Billion Per Year

Aug. 2, 2016 — It's assumed that family and friends will help out in the event of a medical crisis, but that's not always feasible. And when stroke survivors need more than 20 hours of care per week, as a ... read more

Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People to Heart Disease

Aug. 2, 2016 — An infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four ... read more

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