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Adults Born with Heart Disease at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

2016 19 Jul

According to a new study, children born with heart disease have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after the age of 30. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Study findings show that the risk is even higher for those born with a cyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) condition. The study was conducted with... Read more

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Rate of Decline of Cardiovascular Deaths Slows in US

2016 29 Jun

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Stephen Sidney, M.D., M.P.H., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and colleagues examined recent national trends in death rates due to all cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart disease (HD), stroke, and cancer, and also evaluated the gap between mortality rates from HD and cancer. With the... Read more

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Heart Disease Patients Less Able to Cope with Mental Stress

2016 07 Jun

Research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester shows that mental stress puts heart disease patients at an increased risk of a dangerous cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.Observational studies on large populations have linked the acute mental stress caused by earthquakes (2) or the World Cup (3) with... Read more

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Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

2016 31 May

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely and unnecessarily. He feels that this is a massive tragedy that could easily be avoided. The results revealed by new mortality data show that a total of 184,000 fatal heart attacks and 94,000 fatal strokes that occurred... Read more

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Loneliness, Isolation Increase Risk of Heart Disease

2016 26 Apr

Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 per cent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease--the two leading causes of illness and death in high income countries--finds an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the journal Heart. The size of the effect is comparable to that of other recognised risk... Read more

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Digital Mammography Helps Predict Heart Disease

2016 29 Mar

According to findings that will be published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, mammography could help predict heart disease in women by detecting signs of calcium in the arteries of the breast. This could help ensure early treatment and provide benefits to younger women. Heart Disease is the cause of 22.4 percent of deaths among women in the US and breast... Read more

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Women's Heart Health Being Ignored

2016 29 Mar

According to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session, women visiting their doctor are less likely to be advised regarding heart health and are more likely to be told to lose weight. Heart disease strikes women 7-10 years later than men but it is still a leading cause of death. However, the risk of heart... Read more

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Population Health Programme Decreases Heart Disease Risk Factors

2016 15 Mar

A 10-year population health research project by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), along with Allina Health, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) and the community of New Ulm, Minnesota was undertaken to gauge if heart attacks and heart disease risk factors could be decreased within a community through community efforts. Results from the first... Read more

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The BENEFIT Trial: Accelerating Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

2016 06 Mar

According to an article published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by the Global Chagas Disease Coalition, without a more efficient treatment, more than 200,000 people living with Chagas disease will die from heart disease in the next five years.The conclusion is based on the findings from the international, multicenter, double-blind and placebo-controlled... Read more

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New Blood Test can Diagnose Inherited Heart Conditions

2016 23 Feb

The British Heart Foundation has announced the development of a new genetic test that could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions. The research investigated a group of genes that could be checked reliably for all known heart condition genes by using one simple test. The research is published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational... Read more

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