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Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Risk Profiles Vary by Profession

2016 01 Mar

New research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 meeting shows that workers age 45 years or older in sales, office-support or service occupations have more risk factors for heart disease and stroke as compared to workers in management or professional jobs. The research found wide variation in the cardiovascular... Read more

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Cardiac Rehab Programmes: Women-only or Mixed-sex?

2016 08 Feb

Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally and women who have an acute coronary heart event are more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery period, they are still less likely to make use of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Investigators show that women who participate in... Read more

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Walking Faster, Longer Linked to Significant Cardiovascular Benefits

2015 24 Nov

According to a study conducted with older Americans, modest physical activity was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in both men and women older than 75 years of age. Regular physical activity is generally advised for this population but to date, there was very little supportive evidence to prove its benefits. This study, conducted... Read more

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Exercise and Smoking Cessation Improves Depression after Heart Attack

2015 12 Oct

Symptoms of depression after a heart attack can often be an issue both in patients who already suffer from chronic depression before their heart attack and those who become depressed as an acute reaction to the event. Depression in cardiac patients differs from those in psychiatric patients and in most cases, these patients don't communicate that they... Read more

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Exercise after Heart Attack Improves Recovery

2015 04 Aug

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology–Heart and Circulatory Physiology  investigates whether regular exercise helps the heart even after a heart attack occurs. It is well established that exercise promotes heart health but since other lifestyle factors also cause heart disease, regular physical activity may not be enough to prevent... Read more

Executive Health Management

Onsite Exercise Cuts NHS Staff Sickness Rates

2015 24 Jul

It is a common issue with NHS in the UK that its own staff often falls sick. Staff sickness rates at the NHS are much higher than in the rest of the economy. However, the situation at the Walton Centre is much improved. Physiotherapist Katy Walker highlights how playing netball with her colleagues helped her cope better with a job that can have both... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiovascular Risk Factors High in People with Psychosis

2015 14 May

In a study conducted by researchers from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and King's College London, people with established psychosis have extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors. The study has been published in Psychological Medicine. This is the largest study of its kind... Read more

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One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

2015 10 May

One in five people are expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable. The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is highlighting the need for greater awareness of heart failure symptoms. Across Europe, countries are holding Heart Failure Awareness... Read more

IT Management

An Analysis of Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors

2014 27 Sep

Wearable technology is becoming increasingly common these days, with Google Glass and the recently-announced Apple Watch must-have items for the tech-savvy consumer. When it comes to wearable technology for health monitoring, electronic activity monitors are popular. New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has recently... Read more

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Better Get Moving: Moderate Exercise Cuts Women’s Stroke Risk

2014 14 Feb

Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent and help offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy. According to the latest research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, women do not need to run marathons or do intense aerobics to... Read more

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