Atherosclerosis

A More Natural Approach To Prevent Atherosclerosis

(MedPage Today) -- Some people have high cholesterol but not much atherosclerosis. We think of their arteries as having nonstick surfaces. We know inflammation can predispose to plaque formation and plaque rupture, which is the trigger of most...
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Raas Inhibitors May Benefit Htn Patients With Covid-19

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 -- Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors are beneficial for hypertensive patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in Current Atherosclerosis Reports. Ranu Baral, from Norfolk and...
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New Nanoparticle Drug Combination For Atherosclerosis

Physicochemical cargo-switching nanoparticles (CSNP) can help significantly reduce cholesterol and macrophage foam cells in arteries, which are the two main triggers for atherosclerotic plaque and inflammation.
Related topics: Cholesterol

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Mourning In America

My father was laid to rest in May. After a long winter and brief spring of steady decline, Dad passed away from atherosclerosis at age 86 in a Michigan nursing home. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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Exercise Habits Key To Gauging Seniors' Longevity

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 -- Knowing how much older adults exercise can predict their odds of developing heart disease or dying early, a new study suggests. Asking patients during atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) screening about their levels of...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Disrupted Sleep Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease By Promoting Inflammation

Sleep disruption has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, but the mechanism has been unclear. A new study reveals that fragmented sleep exacerbates atherosclerosis and may raise the risk of stroke via an effect on...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Stroke, Medical Research

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Thwarting Deadly Heart Blockages With Organic Nanoparticles

Cardiovascular disease, which kills one Australian every 12 minutes, is caused by a hardening of the arteries due to abnormal deposits of fat and cholesterol (known as plaque) in the inner lining of the artery; a process known as atherosclerosis....
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Cholesterol

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Optical Imaging Of Tissue Mechanics Via Laser Speckle Rheology

A majority of disease conditions from cancer and atherosclerosis to neurodegenerative and orthopedic disorders are accompanied by changes in tissue stiffness. Clinical medicine has long relied on manual palpation of suspected regions to detect...
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What About Testing For Lipoprotein(a)?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist has promoted testing patients with premature atherosclerosis or strong family history of cardiovascular disease for lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), as previously written about here. The National Lipid...
Related topics: Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Weekend Warriors Be Warned: Irregular Sleep Patterns Linked To Cv Risk

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The more variable a person's sleep schedule, the greater his or her risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) showed. A larger range in individual sleep duration and...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Serum Urate And Atherosclerosis: Ties Shown In Men

]]>(MedPage Today) -- High levels of serum urate were associated with the presence of coronary artery calcification in men, though not in women, Swedish researchers found. In a multivariate analysis, the odds ratio for coronary artery...
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Imedicalapps: Cardiosmart Heart Explorer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Heart disease remains the primary cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths. However, adult cardiac disease encompasses far more than atherosclerosis. From cardiac murmurs to atrial/ventricular...
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One Drug, Many Diseases

It seems too good to be true: a single drug that could treat humanity's worst afflictions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and arthritis. All of these diseases have one thing in common—they involve an inflammatory...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Arthritis, Proteins

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Asa: Periodontal Disease Tied To Large-artery Atherothrombotic Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Periodontal disease (PD) is associated with large-artery atherothrombotic stroke, including stroke due to intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS), and people with gingivitis are more likely to have ICAS, according to two...
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Putrid Compound Putrescine May Have A Sweet Side Gig As Atherosclerosis Treatment

Putrescine, the compound responsible for perhaps the foulest odor in nature—the smell of decomposing flesh—may also be a remedy for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a new study led by...
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Putrid Compound May Have A Sweet Side Gig As Atherosclerosis Treatment

A compound associated with the smell of death may have potential as a treatment for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

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High-protein Diets Boost Artery-clogging Plaque, Mouse Study Shows

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how high-protein diets increase atherosclerosis, especially unstable plaque that increases the risk of a heart attack.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

In diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and sickle cell anemia, cathepsins promote their propagation. Drug trials to inhibit these enzymes have failed due to baffling side effects. Now a new study examines cathepsins in systems to remove some of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Enzymes, Anemia, Medical Research

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In Lupus, Can Atherosclerosis Be Halted?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Among patients with mild systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis was similar to what was observed in general population controls, which was an encouraging finding, Swedish...
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Health Tip: Causes Of Cold Feet

-- The most common causes of cold feet are poor circulation or nerve sensation issues, says Harvard Medical School. Raynaud's syndrome and atherosclerosis also are potential causes. If you feel like your feet are frequently cold, it's best to note...
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