Search Tag: heart disease

Cardiology Management

Iron Deficiency and Heart Disease

2021 12 Oct

Findings from a new study published in ESC Heart Failure show that around 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency. While the study does not conclude that iron deficiency causes heart disease, it provides further evidence that there is a link between the two and... Read more

IT Management

Trial Shows Value of Early AI-guided Detection of Heart Disease in Routine Practice

2021 20 May

Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of illness and death globally. Fast diagnosis is key to early treatment and improved rates of survival. The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a low-cost, rapid and simple test used by cardiologists and other clinicians, that is available even in the most resource-scarce settings. An ECG test can not only provide... Read more

ICU Management

Sri Lankan Study Expands Evidence of the Benefits of CCHD Screening Using Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry

2021 22 Mar

Masimo  today announced the results of a prospective study published in the Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health in which researchers in Colombo, Sri Lanka evaluated the efficacy of a pulse oximetry-based critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening strategy using Masimo SET® pulse oximetry. 1  The authors concluded that pulse oximetry... Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

Abnormal Nighttime Blood Pressure Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

2020 09 Nov

People who experience  high blood pressure  while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime blood pressure... Read more

Cardiology Management

Poor Diet Top Contributor to Heart Disease Deaths

2020 28 Oct

According to findings published in the European Heart Journal, over two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. These findings, released on World Heart Day, highlight the importance of healthy eating.  Study authors report that the top three contributors to deaths from heart attacks and angina include... Read more

Cardiology Management

Non-Communicable Disease Countdown 2030

2020 18 Sep

Premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) still occur on a frightening scale in many parts of the world. NCDs have several social, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and clinical determinants. Many of the nations beset with NCD and premature deaths tend to have other problems including poverty, lack of access to healthcare, lack... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more