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Cardiology Management

First Digital Clinical Trial Encourages Physical Activity

2019 12 Oct

As little as a daily ping on your phone can boost physical activity, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators report in a new study. The finding comes by way of the first-ever entirely digital, randomised clinical trial, which sought to answer two overarching questions: Is it feasible to successfully... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiology and mHealth – Rethink About Monitoring

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation.   Where Are We Now?   Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth)... Read more

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ECSS 2019 - 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science

2019 03 Jul

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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

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Exercising after a heart attack could save your life

2018 24 Apr

A Swedish study of more than 22,000 patients indicates that becoming more physically active after a heart attack halved the risk of death within four years. The findings were presented at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress. Physical activity and exercise have been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack and to help people... Read more

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Encouraging Heart Attack Survivors to Exercise

2017 04 Mar

New research shows that only a small number (16 percent) of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalisation. Despite evidence showing benefits from exercise, these patients still fear that straining their heart through exertion will cause chest pain or another heart attack, according to researchers... Read more

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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... 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,... 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