Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

Soluble Acetaminophen May Increase Risk of CVD

2022 01 Mar

Doctors warn that people should avoid taking dissolving, fizzy paracetamol that contains salt, following findings from a large study that shows a link with a significantly increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and death. The study of nearly 300,000 patients is published in the  European Heart Journal .     Sodium is often used... Read more

Women’s Heart Health Reexamined

2022 01 Mar

A new collection of scientific articles published by Circulation Research shines a light on the differences between men and women regarding heart health. Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai led the project, which resulted in an anthology of 14 scientific articles that review the past decade of research on women's cardiovascular health. ... Read more

Genes That Cause Obesity

2021 04 Oct

Scientists from University of Virginia have identified 14 genes that could cause weight gain and three that could prevent it. The team developed an automated pipeline to test hundreds of genes for a causal role in obesity. During the first round of experiments, the scientists have discovered more than a dozen genes that could be playing a role. This... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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