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Calcified Plaque Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

2017 14 Feb

A major study published in JAMA Cardiology indicates that the mere presence of any calcified coronary plaque, also called coronary artery calcium (CAC), in people under age 50 – even small amounts – was strongly associated with increased risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease over the ensuing decade. The study also shows that those with... Read more

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E-Cigarettes: What a Practising Cardiologist Needs to Know

2017 07 Feb

Should E-cigarettes be tolerated, or even favoured over tobacco, as a less harmful substitute for those unable to stop smoking tobacco? Although E-cigarettes may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they are definitely not harmless, according to a systematic review published in The American Journal of Cardiology. See Also: Study: 28% of U.S. Adults... Read more

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Severe Obesity Stand-alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

2016 21 Oct

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for heart failure, but not for other major types of heart disease.The report is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more

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Social Inequality, Lifestyle and Heart Disease

2016 17 Oct

A study published in BMC Medicine suggests that women with lower levels of education and living in deprived areas are at higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) due to smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.   A large body of research has established a strong association between health-related behaviours, such as smoking, and risk for CDH and... Read more

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New Genetic Tool Identifies Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2016 26 Sep

New research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has resulted in the development of a genetic risk score that can help identify individuals who may be at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The research is published in the European Heart Journal. Approximately 2.3 million people in the UK are... Read more

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New Tools Determine Risk of CHD in Diabetics

2016 02 Feb

According to a recent report, new tools could be used for improving the treatment of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This could prove to be quite significant since nearly two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes is related to cardiovascular disease. The report is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology:... Read more

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Walking Faster, Longer Linked to Significant Cardiovascular Benefits

2015 24 Nov

According to a study conducted with older Americans, modest physical activity was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in both men and women older than 75 years of age. Regular physical activity is generally advised for this population but to date, there was very little supportive evidence to prove its benefits. This study, conducted... Read more

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Shorter Height Associated with Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2015 12 Apr

According to a new study led by University of Leicester, the shorter you are, the more is your risk of coronary artery disease. The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was led by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester. The researchers used... 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

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Twitter Language Predicts Community Heart Health

2015 30 Jan

The dynamic relationship between healthcare and social media may soon emphasise the ways in which social media tools track psychological measures of community health. A new study which appears in Psychological Science claims that emotional aspects of language used on Twitter can predict coronary heart disease “significantly better” than a standard model... Read more