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Cardiology Management

Statins Reduce Risk of Cancer in Heart Failure Patients

2021 29 Jun

New findings published in the European Heart Journal report that statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users. Findings also show that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced risk of dying from cancer. There is sufficient clinical evidence to show that... Read more

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Heart Failure Awareness Days - May 2021

2021 10 May

H eart Failure Awareness Days (HFAD) are held every year in May . The goal is to increase awareness about  heart failure and highlight the importance of recognising symptoms early, getting an accurate diagnosis and providing heart failure patients optimal treatment. This year, because of COVID-19, Heart Failure Awareness Days have gone digital.... Read more

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Risk Factors for COVID-19: Type II Diabetes, High BMI

2021 06 Apr

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, researchers have found associations between certain lifestyle factors and a person's risk of getting infected. While it has already been established that those with Type II diabetes and a high body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk of experiencing hospitalisations and other severe complications related to COVID-19,... Read more

Women's Health

Women at Higher Risk of Hypertension Because of Social Isolation

2020 02 Nov

There is sufficient evidence to show that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on an individual's mental and physical health. A new study published in the Journal of Hypertension shows that social isolation can affect the health of women and men in different ways. In particular, social isolation could put women at a greater risk of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Poor Diet Top Contributor to Heart Disease Deaths

2020 28 Oct

According to findings published in the European Heart Journal, over two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. These findings, released on World Heart Day, highlight the importance of healthy eating.  Study authors report that the top three contributors to deaths from heart attacks and angina include... Read more

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Spouses of ICU Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

2020 12 Oct

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, having a spouse in a hospital's ICU may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or a cardiac event/cardiac-related hospitalisation within a few weeks of their partner's ICU admission.  It is important for spouses of ICU patients to pay attention to their own health, especially... Read more

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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