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Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics and Major Cardiovascular Events

2019 01 Aug

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has become a public health issue, as the International Diabetes Federation recorded a total of 425 million adults between the ages of 20 and 79 that had diabetes in 2017. The main cause of disability and mortality in this cohort is due to issues involving cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association has now... Read more

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Aspirin Efficacy - All in the Genes?

2019 25 Jul

The benefits of low-dosages of aspirin (75-100mg daily) for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) exceed the risk of bleeding. However, most are still unclear whether aspirin has the same effects on primary prevention.   The recent results from three trials ASPREE, ASCEND and ARRIVE each tested the effects of 100mg of aspirin... Read more

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2019 AHA/ACC guideline on CVD primary prevention

2019 20 Mar

An updated guideline for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease has been released jointly by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology. Among the major changes is a recommendation against the broad use of aspirin in primary prevention, after recently reported results of the ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE trials... Read more

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Does multivitamin supplementation improve cardiovascular outcomes?

2019 16 Jan

The use of multivitamin/mineral supplements is quite high in the US and other developed countries. There is a widespread belief that MVM supplementation has a positive effect on cardiovascular health.   Several clinical studies have been conducted to identify the association between multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplementation and cardiovascular... Read more

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How architectural design is breaking down healthcare silos

2018 22 Sep

Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular disease that will require out-of-the-box thinking, collaborations,... Read more

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Obesity Paradox in Contemporary Cardiology Practice

2017 08 Aug

Obesity is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). There is evidence that the entire spectrum of CVD is increased in obesity, including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, arrhythmias, and atrial fibrillation. Interestingly, it's also known that obese patients with established... Read more

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One-Third of Deaths Worldwide Due to Cardiovascular Disease

2017 18 May

According to a new study, cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke, account for nearly one-third of deaths throughout the world. The study examined all countries over the last 25 years. The paper titled Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for10 Causes, 1990-2015, is published in the Journal of the American... Read more

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Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2017 07 Feb

Observational data and biological plausibility suggest a relationship between insomnia and cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about how treatment of insomnia may impact CVD, and causality is difficult to ascertain from observational studies, according to a review to appear in CHEST Journal. The researchers emphasise the need for randomised... Read more

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Tackling Coronary Heart Disease the Biggest Success in 50 Years

2016 25 Aug

Interview with Professor Guy de Backer Professor 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... Read more