Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

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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

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Flavoured e-cigarettes linked to cardiovascular disease

2018 20 Jun

Growing awareness of the health risks of smoking has increased the popularity of alternative tobacco products including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). A rapid rise in e-cigarette use is largely attributed to flavourings added to tobacco products and perception of less harm than traditional combustible cigarettes. And now this burning... Read more

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Similarity between high-risk atherosclerotic plaque and cancer cells

2018 24 Apr

A surprising discovery by Lund University researchers may lead to a better approach in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerotic plaque. New findings show that inflamed, unstable plaque has a metabolism that distinguishes them from stable plaque. Interestingly, the results also show similarities between metabolism in unstable plaque and cancer... Read more

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Personalising glucose-lowering therapy in Type 2 Diabetes and CVD patients

2018 21 Mar

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disease with a pathogenesis that is multidimensional. Recently, several specific glucose-lowering agents have been demonstrated to improve cardiovascular outcomes and may be favoured in T2DM patients with coexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a review paper in the journal Endocrinology and... Read more

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Potential heart damage from breast cancer treatments

2018 06 Feb

Some breast cancer therapies may cause damage to the heart, making it necessary for healthcare providers to draw up strategies to prevent or minimise the damage, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation. AHA notes that breast cancer survivors, especially older women over the... Read more

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Missing Link to Close Chain of Survival?

2017 31 Jan

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common condition underlying out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Since the burden of CVD parallels that of cardiac arrest and both share risk factors, multidimensional approaches to tackle CVD are required. In this regard, cardiac rehabilitation could be an essential pillar of secondary prevention, perhaps the “missing... Read more

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Study: HDL Not Independent Heart Disease Risk Factor

2016 31 Oct

A study of 631,000 people has found that both low and very high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are associated with a higher risk of mortality from heart disease, cancer and other causes. The researchers suggest that the findings cast doubt on HDL being used as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease or for the goal of raising... Read more

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Early Onset Menopausal Symptoms Associated with CVD Mortality

2016 10 Oct

According to a collaborative study carried out in the United States, women experiencing menopausal symptoms earlier in life have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-associated mortality compared to women with later onset symptoms.   Menopausal symptoms affect the quality of life of women experiencing them, and they persist longer... Read more