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Initiatives in Tackling the World's Leading Cause of Death at Preventive Cardiology Congress

2015 24 Apr

EuroPRevent 2015 will explore inequalities in cardiovascular health While death rates from heart disease in Europe have more than halved in many countries and in most population groups since the early 1980s, heart disease remains by far the leading cause of death.(1) According to the European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics for 2012: • Each year... Read more

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Periodontitis Treatment Prevents Heart Disease

2015 17 Apr

A new study by the scientists at Forsyth and Boston University sheds more light on the connection between the mouth and the heart.  The study, titled "Resolvin E1 Prevents Atheromatous Plaque Formation," will be published in print in the May issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), a journal of the American Heart Association.... Read more

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Stem Cells Slow Down Heart’s Ageing Process

2015 12 Apr

A new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrates how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) not only protect the heart from further damage after a cardiac incident but can also slow down its ageing process. The findings in a rat model of the ageing heart could put stem cells to the forefront as a possible solution for a more effective... 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... Read more

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Hormone and Bone Tests Indicative of Dialysis Patients' Heart Health

2015 05 Apr

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , bone loss may be a sign of poor heart health in patients on dialysis. Therefore, monitoring bone loss in such patients may provide an early alert to physicians regarding cardiovascular problems. Patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis often have... Read more

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To Statin or Not to Statin?

2015 01 Apr

A new report from preventive cardiologists at John Hopkins and elsewhere provides a set of useful tips for physicians to help determine when cholesterol-lowering statins should be used. The report has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “To statin or not to statin’ is one of the most important questions faced by... Read more

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Non-Primary Care Settings Can Improve Detection of Hypertension

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension , expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients of hypertension and could also lead to better management and control of this health condition.  Researchers at Kaiser Permanente examined the health records of 1,076,000 patients... Read more

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Videos Help Heart Failure Patients Change Behaviour

2015 14 Mar

Wellflix, a healthcare media start-up, has developed a new idea of a parting gift at discharge for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. It is a DVD that would help patients understand their care plan and would show them what they need to do to change their behaviour and avoid readmission. It will also help hospitals reduce their readmission rates... Read more

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High Testosterone Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease

2015 09 Mar

A new study shows that sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that increases a man's risk of heart disease. The results of this study will be presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. Doctors have long suspected that testosterone may promote cardiovascular disease and... Read more

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Study Uses New Approach to Determine Who Benefits from Statin Therapy

2015 08 Mar

According to new research, statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. The research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been published in The Lancet . The researchers used a straightforward... Read more