Search Tag: cardiovascular disease

Cardiology Management

Globorisk Predicts Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

2015 28 Mar

In a new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, scientists have developed a new risk score that can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in people 40 years and older in any country of the world. The research was led by Dr. Goodarz Danaei, Assistant Professor of Global Health at the... Read more

Cardiology Management

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... Read more

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Adults Ups CVD Risk

2015 04 Feb

Researchers have found that sustained isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults increased their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes later in life. ISH is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg when diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg. Their analysis based on outcomes from 18-... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Inappropriate Aspirin Use in 1 in 10 Low-Risk Heart Patients

2015 14 Jan

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , over 10 percent of patients in a representative sample of US cardiology clinics were inappropriately taking aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD. The study also found that the inappropriate use of aspirin in different cardiology practices varied from 0 to... Read more

Cardiology Management

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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Statin Therapy Reduces CVD Risk in Women

2015 13 Jan

According to a new study published in The Lancet , statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. There has been much debate about the effectiveness of statin therapy in women as compared to men, especially when used for primary prevention. This particular study compares the effects of statin therapy between men and women.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Rotating Night Shifts Increase Risk of CVD and Lung Cancer

2015 08 Jan

According to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, there is a possibility of increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer in nurses working rotating night shifts. Night shift work has previously been associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the WHO, night shift work... Read more

Cardiology Management

Yoga Reduces Risk of CVD

2014 18 Dec

Promising new evidence suggests that yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and can be considered to be a potentially effective therapy for cardiovascular health. The study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.   In a review of 37 randomised controlled... Read more

Cardiology Management

High-Speed Imaging for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

2014 05 Nov

A new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser is now being commercialised. According to researchers, the system takes precise three-dimensional images of plaques lining arteries and identifies deposits that may rupture and cause heart... Read more

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Early Neuroimaging Scans Can Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

2014 27 Oct

According to a systematic review conducted by cardiologists, neuroscientists and psychiatrists from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the early evaluation of brain imaging tests. The review has been published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. The researchers examined... Read more