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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

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Get Peddling to Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2016 31 Oct

Leisure and commuter cycling may be an important public health strategy in large-scale efforts to reduce cardiovascular risk, according to the findings of two large observational studies just published in Circulation and in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And as little as 30 minutes a week may have a protective effect.In the Circulation... Read more

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Poor Sleep Lifestyle CV Risk Factor: AHA

2016 27 Sep

A new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) says that sleep duration and sleep disorders may be risk factors for cardiometabolic and cardiovascular disease. This is based on a literature review of studies the results of which are published in Circulation. Dr Marie-Pierre St-Onge (Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York)... Read more

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Philips showcases full suite of cardiology solutions for cardiovascular disease at ESC Congress 2016

2016 31 Aug

 Integrated cardiology software, solutions and services optimize the path to treatment through early interventions to enhance patient outcomes and help lower costsMinimally invasive treatments supported by live intelligent image guided therapy help patients recover quicker and go home earlierNext generation point of care testing and cardiology informatics... Read more

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Gene Therapy via Ultrasound

2016 23 Aug

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) talks about a gene therapy approach called sonoporation which combines ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells. This new tool could help fight against cancer and cardiovascular disease.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC explain that... 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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Rate of Decline of Cardiovascular Deaths Slows in US

2016 29 Jun

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Stephen Sidney, M.D., M.P.H., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and colleagues examined recent national trends in death rates due to all cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart disease (HD), stroke, and cancer, and also evaluated the gap between mortality rates from HD and cancer. With the... Read more

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Male General Practitioners Consider Heart Disease a 'Man's Issue'

2016 21 Jun

According to a study of 52 general practitioners (GPs) and more than 2200 patients, male GPs are more likely to consider heart disease a "man's issue" and neglect to assess cardiovascular risk in female patients. The study is published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.Lead author Dr Raphaëlle Delpech, a general practitioner at Paris... Read more

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UK Health Check Has Modest Impact on Risk Factors

2016 03 May

The largest risk assessment and management program for cardiovascular disease in the world, England's National Health Service Health Check, had only a modest impact on risk factors for heart disease and did not meet national and international targets, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)Many countries have created programs... Read more

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C3 : Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics 2016

2016 27 Mar

Welcome to C3 2016It is with great pleasure that we announce the 12th annual C3 conference, taking place June 28 - July 1 - 2016 at Hilton Bonnet Creek.C3 has been specifically designed for physicians who specialize in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, as well as fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals... Read more


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