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Cardiology Management

Poor Diet Top Contributor to Heart Disease Deaths

2020 28 Oct

According to findings published in the European Heart Journal, over two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. These findings, released on World Heart Day, highlight the importance of healthy eating.  Study authors report that the top three contributors to deaths from heart attacks and angina include... Read more

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#ESCCongress: PURE Findings Show CV Events Are Explained by Risk Factors

2019 04 Sep

Late breaking results from the 21-country PURE study were presented at the ESC Congress 2019 this week. The findings are published in The Lancet .  Nearly seven in ten cases of cardiovascular disease can be explained by risk factors such as high blood pressure, low education, smoking, dyslipidaemia, poor diet, abdominal obesity, strength and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sex & Gender Impacts in Cardiovascular Disease: A “Typical” Presentation of Cardiovascular Disease?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education... Read more

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#EHRA2019: ESCAPE-NET study - nifedipine increases risk of sudden cardiac arrest

2019 27 Mar

A new study by the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) has found that a widely used heart drug, nifedipine, is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Nifedipine is often used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). But ESCAPE-NET researchers urged caution when interpreting these results,... Read more

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Heart failure and its causes: still a lot to learn

2018 28 Nov

Heart failure (HF) remains a central topic in cardiology, as outlined in the most recent guidelines. Moreover, recent studies provide important insights that help us gain a better understanding of this disorder. As noted in one study, HF involves the pump function not only of the heart, but also that of the pulmonary, peripheral, and microcirculation. ... Read more

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Lifestyle changes can reduce need for BP meds

2018 09 Sep

Among obese men and women with high blood pressure, lifestyle modifications could help reduce their need for antihypertensive medications, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions.   "Lifestyle modifications, including healthier eating and regular exercise, can greatly decrease... Read more

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Food insecurity increases kids' risk for high blood pressure

2018 07 Sep

Food insecurity – i.e., poor access to nutritional foods – is an under-recognised contributor to health disparities. New research indicates that kids who were food insecure were more likely to have high blood pressure than kids with secure access to food. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific... Read more

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New 2018 European guidelines for managing arterial hypertension

2018 13 Jun

The new 2018 European guidelines for the treatment of high blood pressure have been jointly developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH). The guidelines provide recommendations for doctors across Europe about how to diagnose high blood pressure, evaluate risk, and when and how to treat high... Read more

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Number of adults diagnosed with hypertension to increase under new guideline

2018 30 May

A new analysis suggests that the number of U.S. adults with high blood pressure may increase by 31 million and the number of adults recommended for antihypertensive treatment would grow by 11 million under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline. The 2017 guideline defines high blood pressure... Read more

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New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in women

2018 14 Feb

New guidelines for preventing stroke in women have been released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The guidelines outline stroke risks unique to women and provide evidence-based recommendations. “If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones,... Read more