Search Tag: risk factors

Cardiology Management


2014 18 Dec

Promising new evidence suggests that yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and can be considered to be a potentially effective therapy for cardiovascular health. The study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.   In a review of 37 randomised controlled...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 21 Jan

A study which appears in the January 20 issue of  JAMA claims that the hospitalisation of older adults with pneumonia is associated with increased short and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and suggests that pneumonia is an important risk factor for CVD. Pneumonia affects 1.2 percent of the northern hemisphere's population each year, and...Read more

ICU Management


2015 30 Jul

A new analytical tool developed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital can help identify surgical patients at risk for respiratory complications. Using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP ® ), the Jefferson researchers devised a scoring system to identify risk factors for ventilator dependence...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 31 Aug

Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress. The study in more than 7 000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) were more likely to be smokers than older women with MI. “Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) affect mainly the...Read more

ICU Management


2016 15 Jan

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. The research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to investigate ICU-related PTSD in a mixed veteran and civilian cohort....Read more

Cardiology Management


2016 08 Feb

Nanette K. Wenger, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), has published a clear and concise review article on how to apply the many new and continuously updated guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reducing CVD risk factors in women. The article titled  Juggling Multiple...Read more

Cardiology Management


2016 15 Mar

A 10-year population health research project by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), along with Allina Health, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) and the community of New Ulm, Minnesota was undertaken to gauge if heart attacks and heart disease risk factors could be decreased within a community through community efforts. Results from the first...Read more

Cardiology Management


2016 03 May

The largest risk assessment and management program for cardiovascular disease in the world, England's National Health Service Health Check, had only a modest impact on risk factors for heart disease and did not meet national and international targets, found new research in   CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Many countries have created...Read more

ICU Management


2016 11 Jul

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium. The researchers reviewed the medical charts of patients treated in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Of 107 patients who survived...Read more

Executive Health Management


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

Executive Health Management


2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.   Introduction   Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in...Read more

Executive Health Management


2019 26 Aug

How can we get the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor under control?     Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death with an upward trend beyond 30% and a tripling in costs between 2010 and 2030, placing a significant economic burden on public healthcare services. 1,2,3 The most common risk factor...Read more

Cardiology Management


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


2023 22 Jul

The theme for the 10th Annual World Brain Day is “Brain Health and Disability: Leave No One Behind”. By focusing on raising awareness about neurological disabilities and addressing the existing barriers in healthcare, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) aims to close the gaps in disability awareness, ensuring that when it comes to brain health,...Read more