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Cardiology Management

Heart Health Problems Affect Brain Health

2020 03 Mar

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills and even the brain’s ability to properly regulate its blood flow, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd... Read more

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How bioactive compounds in cocoa help keep the heart healthy

2018 31 Oct

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports a growing body of evidence on the heart health benefits of bioactive compounds found in cocoa. Moreover, the study found that two types of bioactives called flavanols and procyanidins behave differently in the body.  The study's key findings are: • Healthy adults... Read more

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Resistant Hypertension Jeopardises Sleep Apnoea Patients' Heart Health

2016 19 Jul

Findings of a new study shows that patients with resistant hypertension despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive drugs of different classes had a higher rate of sleep apnoea as compared to those without resistant hypertension. The study was conducted with 470,386 hypertensive individuals. Patients with resistant hypertension and with sleep... Read more

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Women's Heart Health Being Ignored

2016 29 Mar

According to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session, women visiting their doctor are less likely to be advised regarding heart health and are more likely to be told to lose weight.  Heart disease strikes women 7-10 years later than men but it is still a leading cause of death. However, the risk of... Read more

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Healthy Heart Could Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

2015 05 Mar

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study associating heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period. "Heart function could... Read more

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Twitter Language Predicts Community Heart Health

2015 30 Jan

The dynamic relationship between healthcare and social media may soon emphasise the ways in which social media tools track psychological measures of community health. A new study which appears in Psychological Science claims that emotional aspects of language used on Twitter can predict coronary heart disease “significantly better” than a standard... Read more

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Study Finds No Heart Benefit For Light Drinkers

2014 13 Jul

Studies suggesting a cardiovascular benefit from the moderate consumption of alcohol are being questioned now that new research ties improved heart health to a reduction in alcohol intake, even in light to moderate drinkers. Blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and the risk of coronary heart disease all decrease when less alcohol is consumed. Results... Read more