Search Tag: heart disease

IMAGING Management

New CMR protocol diagnoses heart ailments faster, cuts costs

2018 07 Sep

A new rapid imaging protocol for diagnosing heart disease has been shown to improve care and reduce costs in a resource-poor setting. The rapid Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) protocol was embedded in clinical care with training and education, which resulted in important and frequent patient management changes that appear beneficial for both patients... Read more

Cardiology Management

Important travel safety tips for people with heart disease

2018 14 Aug

Summertime is usually a good time to travel for many people, either to make that much awaited family visit or have their dream vacation in an exotic place. It is also during this time of the year when doctors are often asked this question: “Is it safe to travel with a heart condition?” And in most cases, the answer is an enthusiastic “yes.”  ... Read more

Cardiology Management

New cardiovascular risk calculator also tells heart age

2018 25 Jul

A new online health calculator developed by a Canadian research team can help people determine their risk of heart disease. The calculator takes into account sociodemographic factors (i.e., age, ethnicity, education), as well as health status and lifestyle behaviours. In addition to personal use, policy-makers can use the tool to calculate risk... Read more

Cardiology Management

Allergen in red meat linked to heart disease

2018 20 Jun

High saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general. This time new research suggests that red meat allergy may also lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers say plaque levels in arteries from patients with sensitivity to red meat allergen are much higher compared to... Read more

Cardiology Management

mHealth can potentially reduce heart disease risk

2018 13 Jun

There is increasing evidence showing that mobile health interventions can improve overall heart disease risk, although many questions still need to be answered through clinical trials, according a review published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  "mHealth has great potential to prevent heart disease, but there are unanswered questions... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: physical activity better than weight loss for heart patients

2018 07 Jun

New research finds that increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life. Researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that heart disease patients can gain weight without jeopardising their health, but sitting in their recliner incurs significant... Read more

Cardiology Management

PCI with medication better than standard treatment for heart disease patients

2018 30 May

A new analysis of an international clinical trial ("FAME 2") shows that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), along with prescribed medication, as initial treatment for patients with stable coronary artery disease is superior to standard medication therapy at five-year mark. The study was presented at EuroPCR 2018 in Paris and also published... Read more

Cardiology Management

4TS Conference 2019

2019 14 Feb

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Executive Health Management

Closing the heart disease mortality gap between men and women

2018 13 Mar

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Previous studies have shown that women with STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction, caused by an abrupt and prolonged blockage of the blood supply to the heart) have worse clinical outcomes, including higher mortality and higher rates of in-hospital adverse events. The differences in... Read more

Cardiology Management

Potential heart damage from breast cancer treatments

2018 06 Feb

Some breast cancer therapies may cause damage to the heart, making it necessary for healthcare providers to draw up strategies to prevent or minimise the damage, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation. AHA notes that breast cancer survivors, especially older women over the... Read more