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The Cardiac Risk of Fearing COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has caused havoc around the world. There are more than 300 clinical trials underway for this illness, but so far, no specific therapies have demonstrated the ability to decrease mortality. Since there is no therapeutic cure for COVID-19, authorities across the globe have implemented aggressive mitigation strategies to stop the spread... Read more

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COVID-19: Over 50% of Heart Attack Patients Staying Away From Hospitals

2020 03 Jun

The number of heart attack patients seeking urgent hospital care has dropped by more than 50% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an extensive worldwide survey by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The findings are published in European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. “This is the strongest evidence yet of the... Read more

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Sugary Drinks a Sour Choice for Adults

2020 03 Mar

Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who rarely drank those beverages, according to a new study published  in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study, led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition... Read more

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Long Naps, Sleep More Than Nine Hours Increases Risk of Stroke

2019 16 Dec

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. People who took a regular midday nap lasting more than 90 minutes were 25% more likely to later have a stroke than people who took a regular nap lasting from one to 30 minutes.... Read more

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Does Vitamin D Supplementation Reduce Cardiovascular Risk?

2019 26 Jun

Several observational studies suggest an inverse association between vitamin D levels and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, mortality, and heart failure. Vitamin D receptors directly influence calcium influx, muscle relaxation, and diastolic... Read more

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UK study: modest improvement in heart failure survival rates

2019 20 Feb

According to a new UK study using primary care data from 2000 to 2017, survival after a diagnosis of heart failure has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer. New strategies to achieve timely diagnosis and treatment initiation in primary care for all socioeconomic groups should be... Read more

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Use of aspirin in individuals without cardiovascular disease

2019 24 Jan

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a leading killer in the US as well as around the globe. While the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease has reduced over the years, deaths from stroke and myocardial infarction have plateaued in the US. Since the prevalence of cardiovascular disease continues to be both a health and economic burden,... Read more

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Hypertension before age 40 poses heart/stroke event risk

2018 07 Nov

A Duke Health-led study finds that young adults with high blood pressure before age 40 have greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events – i.e., heart failure and strokes – as they grow older. The study is the first to assess risks for younger people using new guidelines issued in 2017 that lowered the clinical definition of high blood... Read more

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#ESC2018: Deep forehead wrinkles signal higher risk for cardiovascular mortality

2018 29 Aug

According to research presented at the ESC Congress 2018, people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is typical for their age, may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Therefore, assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, effective and low-cost technique for identifying people who might be at a high risk of... Read more

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Important challenges to cardio-oncology

2018 11 Jul

Is it cardio-oncology or onco-cardiology? More than the issue of adoption of an appropriate name for this subspeciality, this new and promising field is beset with some rectifiable challenges, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The article traces the origin of this subspeciality, noting that... Read more