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Beta-blockers Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Surgical Patients

2015 09 Oct

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine , beta-blockers are associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and death in patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery.  The study was conducted by Mads E. Jørgensen, MB, of Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and coauthors who examined... Read more

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SPRINT Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Lowers CVD Events

2015 29 Sep

According to a major study, lowering one type of blood pressure well below the recommended level can also lower the number of cardiovascular events and deaths among people 50 years and older with high blood pressure.  This is a major finding and could impact many people, especially because one out of every three adults in the U.S. suffers from hypertension... Read more

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Involving Pharmacists Can Improve Hypertension

2015 29 Sep

According to a new study from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, patients with high blood pressure can benefit from the expanded role played by pharmacists. Findings from the Rural Alberta Clinical Trial in Optimizing Hypertension (RxACTION) are  published in the journal Circulation. During the study, the researchers compared... Read more

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Best of ESC Congress 2015 - An Overview

2015 02 Sep

The ESC Congress this year broke all previous records in attendance with nearly 32,773 registrations. Delegates from all over the world attended the Congress this year, bringing forth the latest medical research and the most advanced updates in the field of Cardiology.  As pointed out by ESC President, Professor Fausto Pinto, from Portugal. 40 percent... Read more

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Coffee Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults with Mild Hypertension

2015 01 Sep

Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Lucio Mos, a cardiologist at Hospital of San Daniele del Friuli in Udine, Italy. The 12 year study in more than 1 200 patients found that heavy coffee... Read more

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Half-Dose Combo of Common Diuretics a “Win-Win” for Hypertension

2015 31 Aug

The combination of two commonly used diuretics, each at half dose, can significantly reduce blood pressure without the side-effects caused by full doses of either alone, researchers from the PATHWAY 3 study have found. The findings, reported at ESC Congress 2015, “support first-line use of this combination in patients requiring diuretic therapy for... Read more

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Hysterectomy Indicates Cardiovascular Risk in Women Below 50

2015 04 Aug

According to experts at Mayo Clinic, hysterectomy may indicate early cardiovascular risk and disease in women under 35. The study is published in Menopause,  The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. The findings of the study show that women who underwent hysterectomy were much more likely to have pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors... Read more

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Cardiovascular Disease in Women - New Perspectives

2015 06 Jul

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both sexes. However, it poses special considerations in women and its risks are often seen in childhood and change at different stages of a woman's life.  In a special symposium feature in the American Journal of Medical Sciences, insights on risk of cardiovascular disease in women and girls throughout... Read more

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High-normal Blood Pressure Spells Risk of Heart Failure

2015 25 Jun

According to a study by scientists at Johns Hopkins, high-normal blood pressure during young adulthood can lead to subclinical heart damage by middle age and could lead to full-blown heart failure. The report on the findings has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . The study followed 2,500 men and women over a period... Read more

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Blood Pressure Medicines Increase Risk of Stroke

2015 02 Jun

Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham claims that blood pressure medicines may be effective in treating high blood pressure but it may be as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level. The findings have been published in the journal Stroke. The study was led by George Howard, a professor in the... Read more