Cardiology

Chronic Kidney Disease Poses Major Global Health Burden

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a major effect on global health, both as a direct cause of morbidity and mortality and as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in The...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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More Side Effects Seen With Guideline-recommended Chlorthalidone

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- In real-world practice, chlorthalidone use is not associated with significant cardiovascular benefits versus hydrochlorothiazide, but it is associated with a greater risk for renal and electrolyte abnormalities,...

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A Cardiologist’s Advice To Women: How To Keep Your Heart Healthy And Happy

One of the most important things to understand about heart health is that a woman’s needs change over time. Risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol can become more important as a woman ages.  Hypertension and...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

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Study Highlights Potential Need To Standardize Quality Measurement For Cardiovascular Care

In a new study, a team of BIDMC researchers evaluate how hospitals awarded for high quality cardiovascular care by the AHA/ACC performed under federal value-based programs.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Coronavirus Guide For Cvd; Milk Bubble Drug Delivery; Auto Ai For Cmr

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The coronavirus disease now dubbed COVID-19 more often affects people with chronic illness and has been rumored to cause myocarditis in some cases, so it's reasonable to caution people with cardiovascular disease to take...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Dietary Recommendations On Red And Processed Meats Go Back To Status Quo

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Victor W. Zhong, Linda Van Horn, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Primary care physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, geriatricians, nurses, public health and policymakers The goal of this study...
Related topics: Medical Research, Endocrinology, Nursing

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The Best Way To Do Intermittent Fasting

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The best approach to intermittent fasting for patients' heart health may be a combination strategy, according to Andrew M. Freeman, MD, director of cardiovascular prevention and wellness at National Jewish Health in Denver....

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Bloomberg, Sanders Teams Squabble Over Medical Records

A campaign spokesman for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Wednesday at his counterpart on the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, accusing the senator’s spokeswoman of spreading lies about Bloomberg’s cardiovascular health. The...
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Risk Of Major Heart Complications Up Shortly Following Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Ischemic stroke is independently associated with increased risk of incident poststroke major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in both men and women, according to a study published in the February issue of...
Related topics: Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Medical Research

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New Guidelines On Aspirin In Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at higher risks of cardiovascular events than...
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Italian Lessons For U.s. Healthcare

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Since traveling to Italy, the Skeptical Cardiologist has been in contact with Nicola Triglione, a native of southern Italy who completed his cardiology fellowship in Milan. As he has spent some time training in Seattle, and...

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Cardiovascular Outcomes Similar Between Human And Analogue Insulin Users

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Romain Neugebauer, Emily B. Schroeder, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, cardiologists, vascular specialists, critical care specialists, primary care physicians The goal of this study...
Related topics: Insulin, Medical Research, Endocrinology

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Thoracic Radiation May Increase Fatigue, Dyspnea In Short Term

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Thoracic radiation therapy (RT) is associated with increased fatigue and dyspnea as well as decreased physical activity, according to a study presented at the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Loyola Medicine's Cardiovascular Experts Provide Screening And Treatment For Abdominal Aortic...

Loyola Medicine's Cardiovascular Experts Provide Screening and Treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Related topics: Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm

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Demystifying Heart Failure: A Q&a With Sara Kalantari, Md

University of Chicago Medicine cardiologist and heart failure expert Sara Kalantari, MD, explains heart failure, including symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and common misconceptions.
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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In Behcet's, Watch For Cv Risks

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The prevalence of Behçet's disease has been rising in the 21st century in the U.K., and has been associated with high rates of cardiovascular complications, a retrospective matched cohort study found. In 2017, the...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Morphine Plus Clopidogrel Ups Ischemic Events In Acs Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Remo H.M. Furtado, José C. Nicolau, et al.; Robert F. Storey, William A.E. Parker Target Audience and Goal Statement: Cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists...
Related topics: Medical Research, Anesthesia

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Study Reveals Improved Survival After Kidney Transplantation During Childhood

* Survival after kidney transplantation during childhood has improved over the last 40 years in Australia. * Survival rates improved primality due to decreases in deaths from cardiovascular disease and infection.
Related topics: Medical Research, Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease

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How To Mend A Broken Heart? Vr Helps Cardiologist Discern Patient's Injury, Plan Repair

Born with complex heart defects, Brevin Cronk, 21, has undergone six open surgeries and several more cardiac procedures. In December, an old repair tore away, creating a blockage and a new septal hole. A UW Medicine cardiologist used virtual reality...

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Use Of Revascularization Up For Critical Limb Ischemia In Veterans

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- For veterans, the incidence of critical limb ischemia decreased from 2005 to 2013, while use of revascularization increased from 2005 to 2014, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in Circulation: Cardiovascular...
Related topics: Medical Research

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