Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

Cardiology Management

2018 31 Oct

Leading a healthy lifestyle is key to both preventing and treating a host of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). The incidence and prevalence of CVD is at the forefront of conditions that require significant attention and a paradigm shift in treatment, according to an article published in the journal Current Problems in Cardiology. ...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 24 Oct

Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. New findings presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018 may give them enough motivation to have a more active lifestyle.  In a bid to prolong life, according to researchers, patients with cardiovascular disease need to interrupt sedentary...Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 10 Oct

Carotid arteries are the two major arteries on either side of the neck that carry blood into the head and brain. New research shows that MRI scans of carotid artery wall thickness provide a better way to predict risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to the current carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) test using ultrasound. Similar to coronary...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 29 May

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Cardiology Management

2019 21 May

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Cardiology Management

2018 28 Aug

More than making lifestyle changes, new research shows that managing stress is also important in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and dying early. Taking off from work is found to be a good "stress reliever" and, what's more, taking vacations could prolong life, according to a 40-year study presented at the ESC Congress and accepted...Read more

ICU Management

2018 21 Aug

In healthcare, the tendency is more on managing events after they happen rather than adopting a proactive approach to prevention. This is a major reason why the number of CVD patients continues to increase each year and why cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Approximately 17.7 million people...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

2017 02 Mar

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2017 18 Sep

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Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 31 Aug

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

IMAGING Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more