Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

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Genomic medicine may revolutionise cardiovascular care

2018 07 Jun

Genomic medicine is the study of the health effects of the molecular interactions of a person's unique genes. Genomic medicine looks at all the types of molecular variation, from the DNA and RNA to the microorganisms in the human gut that seem to play an increasingly important role in maintaining health. A new scientific statement from the... Read more

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Practical hints on dealing with statin intolerance

2018 08 May

Statin intolerance is a worldwide problem concerning the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, it is worth emphasising that with the five-step approach (four-diagnostic steps + therapy), more than 90 percent of these patients might be treated with statins, according to an article published... Read more

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PHASE programme helps diabetes patients reduce cardiovascular risk

2018 27 Mar

Kaiser Permanente's integrated programme (PHASE), implemented between 2004-2013 in Northern California, has been effective in helping diabetes patients control three key cardiovascular risk factors, according to research published in the American Journal of Medicine. This study marks the first investigation to systematically assess the effects of... Read more

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New marker helps identify heart attack patients most at risk

2018 14 Feb

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests a new blood test could help detect patients who are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease after suffering a heart attack. The findings may guide scientists in identifying new targets for reducing the risk, which could lead to more effective treatments. "We have made huge strides over... Read more

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Study examines HIV patients with cardiovascular risk

2018 31 Jan

A November 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association highlights a lack of needed preventive care for HIV-positive patients at risk for heart disease and stroke. In particular, the study found that patients living with HIV were much less likely to have a doctor prescribe aspirin or cholesterol-lowering medications than... Read more

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Depression in adults undergoing heart procedure and outcomes

2018 23 Jan

Depression is increasingly recognised as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in cardiovascular disease. A new study examining the association of depression with mortality in older adults undergoing aortic valve replacement reports these findings: Patients with evidence of depression at baseline had a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality,... Read more

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Report: U.S. needs to prioritise cardiovascular disease

2017 05 Dec

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) highlights the need for the United States to prioritise its health resources toward detecting and treating noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease.    The report was prepared by a committee formed by NASEM and tasked with  identifying current... Read more

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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... 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