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Cardiology Management

Flu Vaccine: Key to Preventing Heart Disease?

2014 23 Oct

A new study published in Vaccine  reveals for the first time the molecular mechanism which helps to explain how flu vaccines may be able to prevent heart attacks. Flu vaccines have long been known to have a protective effect against heart disease, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. However, there is not much scientific information to explain... Read more

Cardiology Management

Waist Circumference and Cardiovascular Risk: 20 Years On

2014 27 May

It has been twenty years since the publication in the American Journal of Cardiology of a Canadian study showing that waist circumference correlates with abdominal visceral adipose tissue, which in excess predisposes individuals to atherogenic and diabetogenic abnormalities. At the time, imaging was not widely used for clinical diagnosis of obesity,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Diabetic Women Have High Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2014 27 May

Diabetic women are 44% more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to men with diabetes, according to a systematic review of more than 850,000 cases, published in Diabetologia. This difference is independent of gender differences in the levels of other major cardiovascular risk factors.  Researchers analysed data from 1996 to 2011,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Women’s Heart Disease Strongly Linked to Physical Inactivity Past Age 30

2014 15 May

Women looking to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease have heard it before: maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure in check and quit smoking cigarettes. A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that while smoking most strongly influenced disease development up to age 30, the most significant risk for... Read more

Cardiology Management

GSK: Heart Drug Darapladib Fails Trial Again

2014 13 May

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that its innovative heart drug darapladib has failed reduce heart attacks or other major cardiac events in patients suffering acute coronary syndrome. This marks a further disappointment for the heart medicine that has previously failed to pass a late-stage trial for patients with well-treated heart disease. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Conditions: Early Detection, Early Intervention at this Year’s EMB Conference

2014 11 Feb

Cardiology experts discuss studies showing time as an important factor in the treatment of heart conditions Experts in cardiology and electrophysiology met at this year’s 8th annual EMB (Expert Meeting Berlin) Conference to discuss critical issues affecting their fields.  Among the topics addressed were: How can remote monitoring and early... Read more

Executive Health Management

Death by Chocolate: Added Sugar Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2014 04 Feb

According to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine the consumption of added sugar, which as per definition is added during the processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices, is associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).   Many US adults consume... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Traditional Holter Monitor Outperformed by ZIO Service Arrhythmia Detection

2014 06 Jan

iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare information services company, announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that in comparison to the traditional Holter monitor, use of the company’s ZIO Service significantly increased detection of cardiac arrhythmias. The findings, published and made publicly... Read more

IMAGING Management

EuroEcho-Imaging 2013: No Heart Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Without Imaging

2013 16 Dec

As highlighted though the sessions dedicated to interventions during EuroEcho-Imaging 2013, it is not just the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease that would be impossible without imaging, successful treatment is also becoming increasingly depending on the various techniques available.  Prof Gilbert Habib, EACVI President Elect, from France’s... Read more