Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes Boosts Odds For Heart Trouble 10-fold In Younger Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 - - With rising obesity rates, more young women American women are developing type 2 diabetes, putting them at hugely increased risk for heart disease, new research shows. In fact, the study found that women under 55 with...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Medical Research

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If You Smoke, Quitting Before Age 40 Could Dramatically Lessen Your Chances Of An Early...

In long-term study, researchers found that smokers were three times more likely than nonsmokers to die of heart disease or stroke.
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research, Stroke

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Default Opt-out Of Cardiac Rehabilitation Increases Referrals

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For inpatients with ischemic heart disease, redesign of decision pathways from default opt-in to opt-out of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) results in a significant increase in CR referrals, according to a research letter...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fried Food A Big Factor In Heart Disease, Stroke

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Delicious but deadly: Eating fried food is tied to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. The risk rises with each additional 4-ounce serving per week, a research team in China found. For the...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Pandemic Challenges For Patients With Heart Disease

It is stressful enough to live with heart disease. Now, with a global pandemic, access to health care providers has shifted from in-office to telemedicine in many instances. There are challenges for patients with heart disease in this context:...

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The Basis For Mitochondria, Essential Cellular Powerhouses

Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Dysfunction of these lead to severe diseases, especially of the nervous system and the...
Related topics: Proteins

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Stopping Ras Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes In Ckd

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- The decision to stop renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) should take into account both cardiovascular risk and the risk for kidney replacement therapy,...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Cardiology

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Early Warning Sign For Heart Disease

The build-up of calcium in a major artery outside of the heart could predict future heart attack or stroke, a new study has demonstrated.
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Covid Is On Track To Become The U.s.'s Leading Cause Of Death--yet Again

This winter the novel coronavirus may kill more people than heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s or diabetes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Stroke, Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

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Stopping Common Heart Meds Could Be Risky For Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Patients with chronic kidney disease who stop using a class of common blood pressure medications may lower their risk for dialysis, but they also raise their odds of cardiovascular disease, a new study finds. The blood...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Blood Pressure, Dialysis, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Study: Harmful Toxins Found In Marijuana Smoke

Ethen Kim Lieser Marijuana Smoke, Americas High acrolein levels may be a sign of a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. People who smoke marijuana may have higher levels of toxic chemicals in their blood and urine, according to a new study...
Related topics: Medical Research, Smoking, Cardiology

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Cvd Risk Lowest At Highest Level Of Physical Activity

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Physical activity (PA) is not only associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the greatest benefit is seen for those who are active at the highest level, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Ischemic Heart, Hypertensive Disease Deaths Up During Covid-19

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- During the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in deaths caused by ischemic heart disease and hypertensive diseases in the United States, as well as a reduction in cardiovascular diagnostic...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Link Between Gut Microbes, Diet And Illnesses Revealed

Diets rich in healthy and plant-based foods encourages the presence of gut microbes that are linked to a lower risk of common illnesses including heart disease, research has found.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Diabetes Raises By 21 Percent The Chances Of Developing Cardiovascular Disease, Research Says

The danger occurs even if key heart disease risk factors are well-controlled, according to the report.
Related topics: Diabetes, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Bet's 'let's Stay Together' Star Bert Belasco Died From Aortic Aneurysm

Bert Belasco -- famous from BET's "Let's Stay Together" -- died suddenly after suffering an aortic aneurysm that likely stemmed from high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. According to his death certificate ... Bert's immediate cause...
Related topics: Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiology

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Calorie-burning 'brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even If You're Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by...
Related topics: Calories, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Beyond Covid-19, Rural Areas Face Growing Threat From Chronic Heart And Lung Diseases

The rising toll of these ailments reveal a failure of social and economic policy, making it difficult for many to access quality health care, doctors say.
Related topics: Heart Failure

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States With The Highest Cancer Rates

The fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis has roots in the disease’s killer nature. In the United States, where the disease is also the second biggest killer (after heart disease), nearly 600,000...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Review Confirms Interarm Sbp Difference, Mortality Link

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 -- The associations between interarm differences in systolic blood pressure and all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and cardiovascular disease have been confirmed in a review published online Dec. 21 in...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cardiology

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