Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

Cardiology Management

#AHA18: New physical activity guidelines – a decade later

2018 13 Nov

New physical activity guidelines were released at the American Heart Association (AHA) Meeting in Chicago. It is after 10 years that these guidelines have been updated.  It has now been widely established that physical activity is very important for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, stroke and other noncommunicable diseases. The new... Read more

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Precision in healthy living medicine for CVD prevention and treatment

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

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For heart patients, moving around every 20 minutes could prolong life

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

Carotid artery MRI for predicting cardiovascular disease

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

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#ESC2018: Vacations are linked to lower death rates

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

Top killers

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

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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