Cardiovascular Disease

Detecting Heart Conditions Faster: The Case For Biomarkers-plus-ai | Dean Loizou, Prevencio

BY JESSICA DAMASSA Can artificial intelligence help prevent cardiovascular diseases? Biotech startup, Prevencio, has developed a proprietary panel of biomarkers that uses blood proteins and sophisticated AI algorithms to detect cardiovascular...
Related topics: Cardiology, Startup, Proteins, Algorithms

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Executive Heart Screening Programs An 'abuse' Of Testing

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Asymptomatic patients often request diagnostic tests in order to find disease in its earliest stages. Hospitals have responded to this demand by establishing executive screening programs targeted to wealthy individuals who...

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Systolic Bp Variability In Young Adults May Id Later Cvd Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in young adults is associated with an increased subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 22...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Abdominal Obesity Linked To Recurrent Atherosclerotic Cvd

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk for recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the European Journal of Preventive...
Related topics: Obesity, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Ozempic Ok'd For Cv Prevention; Ldl Drug Pricing; Lyme Disease Heart Tx

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Weekly injectable diabetes drug semaglutide (Ozempic) gained a cardiovascular event prevention indication for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease, Novo Nordisk announced. The pill formulation (Rybelsus...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiology

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A Heart-healthy Protein From Bran Of Cereal Crop

Researchers have identified a protein in foxtail millet that can help stave off atherosclerosis in mice genetically prone to the disease. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Atherosclerosis, Genetics

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Why This Cardiovascular Disease Study Could Be Huge

Akcea Therapeutics and Ionis Pharmaceuticals each made handy gains on Wednesday after the firms reported midstage results for their cardiovascular disease study.
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Time To Screen For Marijuana Use In Heart Patients?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Much is unknown about marijuana's effects on the heart, but the available evidence may be enough to warrant screening for use in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), one group argued. While more and more U.S. states...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Health Tip: Nuts And Heart Health

-- Regular nut consumption can lower the risk of heart disease by up to 14 percent, says the American College of Cardiology. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The group reminds people that a complete heart-healthy...
Related topics: Cardiology, Proteins, Vitamins, Diet

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Millions Of Americans With Heart Disease Use Pot, Bringing Potential Harm

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- Over 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, despite evidence that it might be harmful to them, a new research review finds. The report, published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Journal of the American...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Morristown Medical Center Raises The Roof On Cardiac Care, Completing Two-story Expansion Of New...

Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, nationally recognized for heart care, today opened the second of two new 36-bed units for patients with heart disease, completing a two-story expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. The...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Women's Bp Doesn't Lag Men's, It Differs

]]>(MedPage Today) -- While conventional wisdom says women develop heart disease later than men, their blood pressure (BP) begins to climb before it does in men, showed a study with implications for why disease presents differently later. In...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Childhood Cancer Tx Less Cardiotoxic, But Heart Risks Persist

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure and coronary artery disease stemming from childhood cancer treatments has become less of a problem over time, researchers found, but it remains a significant issue that clinicians should address. The 20-year...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Is Eating Late Bad For Your Heart?

The American Heart Association suggests that late-night eating might increase your risk of heart disease. But how solid is the evidence? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Even A 5-minute Run Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease - whether you plod along or go at race...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Can Gut Bacteria Pass Diseases Like Alzheimer’s And Diabetes Among People? A Theory Says It Might...

If microbes influence our health, and if we share bacteria with the people around us, then we might be influencing whether or not they get Type II diabetes, heart disease or other conditions.
Related topics: Bacteria, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

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Cardiac Rehab Reaches Fewer Than One In Four

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Cardiac rehabilitation participation was woefully low among eligible Medicare patients with heart disease in 2016-2017, researchers said. Just 24.4% of eligible beneficiaries ended up participating in cardiac rehabilitation...
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research

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Video- The ‘heart’ Of Steve Ludzik

Recommended watch. via Sportsnet, After being diagnosed with stage four liver disease, former Chicago Blackhawks forward Steve Ludzik waits for a life-saving liver transplant, and continues to give back.  
Related topics: Health Videos, Liver Disease

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Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development In Fetuses With Chd

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Psychological distress, including stress, anxiety, and depression, is prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD), and this distress can affect fetal neurological development, according to...
Related topics: Psychology, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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Women's Blood Pressure Rises Earlier, Faster Than Men's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Popular media often portrays heart disease as a man's problem, but new research suggests that women's blood vessels actually age faster than men's do. The new study found that blood pressure started increasing in women...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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