Search Tag: CHD

Cardiology Management

Social Inequality, Lifestyle and Heart Disease

2016 17 Oct

A study published in BMC Medicine suggests that women with lower levels of education and living in deprived areas are at higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.   A large body of research has established a strong association between health-related behaviours, such as smoking, and risk for CDH and... Read more

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Premature Menopause Increases Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2016 20 Sep

A study published by JAMA Cardiology evaluated the effect of age at onset of menopause and duration since onset of menopause on cardiovascular disease outcomes and all-cause mortality. Findings indicate a high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular mortality and overall mortality in women with early-onset menopause. Approximately 10 percent... Read more

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CE-MARC 2: Fewer Invasive Angiograms

2016 30 Aug

According to new findings from the Clinical Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Coronary Heart Disease 2 (CE-MARC 2) trial presented at the ESC Congress 2016, initial investigation of patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD) using functional imaging as compared to guideline-directed care resulted in significantly less unnecessary... Read more

Health Management

Tackling Coronary Heart Disease the Biggest Success in 50 Years

2016 25 Aug

Interview with Professor Guy de BackerProfessor Guy De Backer, Emeritus Professor at Ghent ‏University, Belgium, will be a keynote speaker at the ‏ESC Conference in Rome on August 27-31, delivering ‏the ESC Geoffrey Rose Lecture on Population Sciences on ‏“Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: ‏Quo Vadis?” Prior to the conference,... Read more

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Decline in UK Cardiovascular Disease: Not Equal Among Countries or Genders

2016 23 Aug

New data published in Heart reveal that deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined by almost 70 percent in the UK over the past 30 years. However, these improvements are not equally distributed among all four countries or between men and women. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease has not budged and drug and surgical treatments over the... Read more

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Study: Lower CHD Risk in Minority Populations

2016 01 Feb

A ten-year study of over 1.3 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California shows that blacks, Latinos and Asians have lower risk of coronary heart disease as compared to whites. The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study evaluated ethnic differences in risk of CHD within a diverse population - including... Read more

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Psychosocial Factors in Cardiology

2014 10 Jun

Psychosocial factors such as anxiety, depression or low social status not only increase risk for cardiovascular disease, but lead to worse prognosis after disease onset. Evidence for the importance of psychosocial factors in cardiology is outlined in an updated position paper from the German Society of Cardiology “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie... Read more

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