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New Wireless Device Can Help Combat Obesity

2021 20 Jan

Researchers from Texas A&M University have developed a medical device that could help with weight loss and that requires a simple operative procedure for implantation. This could be an alternative option for people who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues because of their weight.  Gastric bypass surgery is usually the last... Read more

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Cardiovascular Realities 2020: Time to Act Now

2020 30 Nov

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in Europe, and World Health Organization (WHO) heart disease goals will not be achieved by 2025 unless urgent action is taken, according to the finding of a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) report. " Cardiovascular Realities 2020 " is a compendium of the latest statistics on cardiovascular... Read more

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A Spoonful of Honey..... or Not?

2020 16 Nov

Honey is a commonly used ingredient in recipes and holiday desserts. Marketers often tout honey as a healthy alternative to sugar because it has antioxidant content. However, health experts advise against adding any extra sugar to your diet, including honey.  Regardless of the source of sugar, it is recommended that people keep their intake of... Read more

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Are Cardiologists Losing Interest in Peripheral Vessels?

2020 28 Oct

In previous decades, cardiologists in Europe specialised in the diagnosis and management of diseases that affected the heart and vessels. Atherosclerosis was classified as a generalised vascular disease, and the mechanisms of venous or arterial embolism were more clearly understood. However, as technology became more advanced, cardiology evolved into... Read more

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#ESCCongress: Findings from DAPA-CKD Trial

2020 30 Aug

The main results of the DAPA-CK trial were presented today at ESC Congress 2020. Findings showed that dapagliflozin reduces the risk of kidney failure, death from cardiovascular causes or heart failure hospitalisation and all-cause mortality in chronic kidney disease patients with or without type 2 diabetes. The goal of the DAPA-CKD trial was to... Read more

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Ageing Heart Cells Increase Susceptibility of Older Patients to Severe COVID-19

2020 20 Aug

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the  Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology . The findings could help explain why age is major risk factor for dying from COVID-19, with people over 70 years at greatest risk, and why the disease... Read more

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The Cardiovascular Legacy of COVID-19

2020 09 Jul

As the world continues to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, an area of concern is the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease. CVD was already an area of concern before the coronavirus outbreak since it is the leading cause of death in the world. However, the pandemic has made the outlook for CVD even more gloomy.   Approximately 60... Read more

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COVID-19 and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

2020 09 Jul

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, all non-critical appointments in hospitals have been postponed, and GPs and private specialists are only seeing patients with the most urgent needs. The priority for most healthcare facilities has been managing and treating COVID-19 patients. However, while this is going on, there are reports of reduced volumes... Read more

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Onco-Cardiology: Consensus Paper from Germany

2020 27 May

There is sufficient clinical evidence to show that the use of certain chemotherapeutic drugs is associated with cardiac toxicity. In many cases, the impairment in cardiac dysfunction caused by these drugs is lifelong and can severely impair the quality of life of patients. While many drugs continue to be approved to treat malignancies, the cardiac... Read more

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COVID-19: Dangerous Cardiovascular Complications

2020 18 May

COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper. They also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicines used to manage patients' existing cardiovascular conditions. The new paper from... Read more