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Exercise after Heart Attack Improves Recovery

2015 04 Aug

A new study published in the  American Journal of Physiology–Heart and Circulatory Physiology   investigates whether regular exercise helps the heart even after a heart attack occurs.  It is well established that exercise promotes heart health but since other lifestyle factors also cause heart disease, regular physical activity may not be enough to... Read more

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Rejuvenating the Heart

2015 03 Aug

Heart cells have the ability to regenerate themselves and proliferate into new as young cells degrade with age. In a new and simplified model described by Mark Sussman, chief research scientist at the San Diego State University Heart Institute, the heart seems to be quite resistant to developing cancerous cells.  Heart cancer is almost unheard of,... Read more

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Menopause Increases Risk of Heart Disease

2015 29 Jul

A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown for the first time that late- and post-menopausal women are at greater risk of heart disease since they have greater volumes of fat around their heart. The study is scheduled to be published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.  "Cardiovascular... Read more

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ECG Screening Predicts Kidney Disease Patients’ Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

2015 13 Jul

According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), several common measures obtained from electrocardiograms (ECGs) may help clinicians determine a kidney disease patient’s risk of dying from heart disease. The findings may play an important role in preserving heart health of kidney patients. ... Read more

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3D Printed Model Guides Heart Valve Replacement

2015 06 Jul

A team of cardiologists at UCLA used a minimally invasive approach to replace a heart valve of a patient whose unique heart anatomy made conventional open-heart surgery too risky.  The team printed a 3-D model of Richard Whitaker’s heart to determine whether a replacement valve would align and fit with his unusually large pulmonary arteries. ... Read more

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People with Metabolic Syndrome Face Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk

2015 22 May

According to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s   Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , people with metabolic syndrome are at a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease as compared to people who do not have the condition. Diabetes or blood pressure is likely to worsen the condition. The Hormone Health Network reports... Read more

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One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

2015 10 May

One in five people are expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable. The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is highlighting the need for greater awareness of heart failure symptoms. Across Europe, countries are holding Heart Failure Awareness... Read more

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Personalised Medical Interventions Could Generate Significant Health Gains

2015 10 May

According to Dr Victor Dzau, President of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and colleagues, new developments in personalised and precision medicine (PPM) could offer significant gains in healthy life expectancy for Americans but the incentives to develop them are weak. The personal view has been published in The Lancet. PPM is tailored medical treatment... Read more

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Heart Disease Detection before Birth Much Lower in Poor Communities

2015 06 May

According to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego, parents-to-be living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease before birth as compared to those living in more affluent or urban communities. Ultrasound technology has enabled the detection of birth... Read more

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Polygamy Increases Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 4-fold

2015 04 May

Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) by Dr Amin Daoulah, a cardiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives.... Read more