Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

Cardiology Management

Can AI replace the human echocardiographer?

2019 16 Jan

The increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, as well as an ageing workforce, are all signs of an impending healthcare crisis in cardiology. Cardiologists consistently face a time crunch and have to rush through appointment after appointment and perform more and more procedures.  All these factors and an unavoidable need to multitask... Read more

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Does multivitamin supplementation improve cardiovascular outcomes?

2019 16 Jan

The use of multivitamin/mineral supplements is quite high in the US and other developed countries. There is a widespread belief that MVM supplementation has a positive effect on cardiovascular health.   Several clinical studies have been conducted to identify the association between multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplementation and cardiovascular... Read more

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Are we underestimating the risks of statins?

2018 12 Dec

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the 10-year risk thresholds that are used in guidelines to prescribe statins for the prevention of heart disease could be too low.  The study authors argue that while current guidelines consider the benefits of statins, they fail to take into account the potential risks... Read more

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Can workplace bullying cause cardiovascular disease?

2018 06 Dec

It has already been established that adverse psychosocial working conditions including factors such as excessive job-strain, an imbalance between effort and reward, and long working hours increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it still remains unclear whether other workplace stressors such as bullying and violence are also... Read more

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#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

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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