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Broken Heart Syndrome

2016 07 Mar

It is often believed that a sad or stressful event can trigger the broken heart syndrome. Also called the Takotsubo syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy, such even event can cause the heart muscles to become very weak quite rapidly. It can result in severe chest pain and can often lead to a heart attack and in some cases, even death. However, a new study... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Profiles Vary by Profession

2016 01 Mar

New research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 meeting shows that workers age 45 years or older in sales, office-support or service occupations have more risk factors for heart disease and stroke as compared to workers in management or professional jobs. The research found wide variation in the cardiovascular... Read more

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No Significant Benefits of Nordic Diet on Cardiovascular Events

2015 24 May

According to a study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and being published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, there is no evidence of the beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular health. It has long been known that dietary factors can have an important impact on cardiovascular health. Studies have previously shown the beneficial... Read more

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Polygamy Increases Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 4-fold

2015 04 May

Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) by Dr Amin Daoulah, a cardiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives.APSC... Read more

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Antidepressants Could Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes

2015 08 Mar

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have found that screening for and treating depression could help reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression. The study will be presented on March 15 at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego. The research team analysed... Read more

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Nuts and Peanuts Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death

2015 03 Mar

According to an article published in JAMA, consumption of nuts and peanuts reduces the risk of overall death and death from cardiovascular disease across different ethnic groups and individuals with low socioeconomic status. This suggests that peanuts may be a cost-effective measure to improve cardiovascular health. Nuts are rich in nutrients and peanuts... Read more

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Low Sodium Levels Not Protective of Older Adults' Heart Health

2015 26 Jan

A new research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine claims that older people who consume less than 1500 mg of sodium per day do not enjoy a lower risk of fatality, nor do they enjoy lower risks of heart failure or other cardiovascular events within 10 years, compared with individuals who consume 1500 to 2300 mg of sodium per day. The study creates... Read more

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CVD Programmes Reduce Deaths Over 40-Year Period

2015 13 Jan

A 40-year experiment targeting cardiovascular factors, conducted in a rural Maine county, demonstrated significant reductions in hospitalisation and death rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that changes in smoking, cholesterol control and other behaviours lead to an accumulative... Read more

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Brazilian Congress of Cardiology: 'Reduce Obesity, Increase Exercise'

2014 29 Sep

More than 4,000 extra wide seats were made to accommodate Brazil’s increasing obese population during the World Cup this year. Obesity affects nearly 20 percent of the population in Brazil and is currently classified as a disability. This and other cardiovascular issues, such as the overuse of technology, was the focus of the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology,... Read more

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ESC 2014: Promising New Heart Failure Drug

2014 01 Sep

An investigational new heart failure drug could be poised to change the face of cardiology based on Hot Line results presented at ESC Congress 2014. Findings from the PARADIGM-HF trial, published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, “are extraordinarily powerful and compelling; they are destined to change the management of patients... Read more


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