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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Not Exactly Sudden

2015 22 Dec

A new article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that sudden cardiac arrest may not be entirely unexpected. There may be warning signs days and even weeks leading to the event but in many cases, these symptoms are ignored.  Sudden cardiac arrest is a major health issue since over 550,000 patients in the U.S. have an out-of-hospital... Read more

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Treating Heart Disease Through the Gut

2015 19 Dec

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have shown that by targeting microbes in the gut, it may be possible to prevent heart disease caused by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products. The research is published in Cell .  This is the first time this approach has been adopted and is baed on a previous discovery that TMAO... Read more

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CHD Patients With No Teeth Have Double the Risk of Death

2015 17 Dec

New research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have almost double the risk of death as compared to patients with all of their teeth.  The study was conducted with 15,000 patients from 39 countries. Findings show that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with... Read more

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New, Safer, Faster Heart Scan Technique

2015 14 Dec

Researchers at the Oxford University have developed a technique that could improve heart scans for patients and could provide more information about the heart as compared to traditional scans. The new technique will not require any injections and will be much safer and faster.  The research team, based at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance... Read more

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Today is World Stroke Day

2015 29 Oct

Today, the 29th of October, 2015 is World Stroke Day , an annual event organised by the The World Stroke Organization. This year's theme is "I am Woman" as it focuses on women and their risk of stroke.  Some key points that will be highlighted include the fact that women are not only more at risk of having a stroke but also more likely to die from... Read more

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Heart Disease: Why Gender Difference Matters

2015 27 Oct

Despite the fact that heart attacks kill more women, research on breast cancer is generally conducted more than on heart disease. The general perception is that breast cancer is the disease that kills most women but while that may be true for younger women, heart disease is the major killer for women overall.  Statistics Norway figures show that 645... Read more

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3D Scans Spot Signs of Heart Disease

2015 24 Oct

Research conducted by scientists from the MRC's Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London suggests that it might be possible to recognise early signs of heart disease by examining detailed images of the heart. The research is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.   People with high blood pressure develop changes... Read more

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Landmark Study Shows Blood Pressure Management Saves Lives

2015 15 Sep

Initial results of a landmark clinical trial released at the National Institutes of Health, heart attacks, strokes, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and death due to cardiovascular causes were reduced by almost one-third and risk of death was lowered by almost one-quarter in participants randomised to a systolic blood pressure goal of 120 mm... Read more

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New Target to Treat Arrhythmia

2015 14 Sep

Scientists at The Ohio State University Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have identified a new target that could make drug discovery for treatment of heart arrhythmias happen sooner. The results of the research are published in Circulation.   The research team led by Thomas Hund believes that the key resides in voltage-gated sodium channels,... Read more