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Cardiology Management

Poor Awareness of Women's Cardiovascular Disease

2017 27 Jun

A new U.S. study reveals that women and physicians do not put enough emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, and a social stigma regarding body weight may be a primary barrier to these important discussions. The findings highlight the need to raise awareness of heart disease in women and promote clinicians' use of evidence-based guidelines to care... Read more

Executive Health Management

Machine Learning for Costly Illnesses

2017 06 Jun

Machine learning algorithms now enable some hospitals in Boston to predict diabetes and heart disease hospitalisations up to a year in advance with 82% accuracy. In contrast, guidelines used by cardiologists to predict a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease are about 56% accurate.Indeed, those algorithms could become even more accurate with the... Read more

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Preterm Birth Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

2017 28 May

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that babies that are born preterm have a a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence as compared to those that are born full term. Findings are published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. There is no doubt that a large number of babies survive preterm births.... Read more

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Chocolate Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

2017 27 May

Findings of a large study conducted with men and women in Denmark show that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate is associated with significantly lower risk of atrial fibrillation. The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and findings are published in Heart. These findings add to the already accumulating... 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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AHA's Collaborative Platform on Cardiovascular Disease

2017 20 Mar

The American Heart Association has launched an online tool that aims to transform cardiovascular research and patient care. The AHA Precision Medicine Platform is a global, secure data discovery platform that makes it easier for scientists, physicians and researchers to access and analyse volumes of data on cardiovascular diseases and stroke.The AHA... 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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Fixed Combination Conference 2017

2017 17 Jan

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PCSK9 and HMGCR Genetic Variants Affect Cardiovascular Disease Risk

2016 06 Dec

Variants in the genes encoding HMGCR (the target of statins) and PCSK9 (the target of PCSK9 inhibitors) that lowered LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, in each gene were associated with nearly identical protective effects on the risk of cardiovascular events per unit reduction in LDL cholesterol, according to new research published in The New England Journal... Read more