Cardiovascular Disease

New Guidance On Management Of Acute Cvd During Covid-19

Expert guidance comes from Chinese cardiology and infectious disease specialists on how to manage severe emergent cardiovascular disease during COVID-19. Medscape Medical News
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New Mechanism Underlying Organelle Communication Revealed In Brown Fat Cells

In recent years, brown fat has garnered increasing attention as the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Brown fat is located in small pockets throughout the body...
Related topics: Obesity, Cardiology, Diabetes

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Extreme, High Temperatures May Double Or Triple Heart-related Deaths

When temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease may double or triple. Researchers note that these findings raise concerns that traditionally hot regions may...
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Air Pollution Linked To Dementia And Cardiovascular Disease

People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Therefore, patients with cardiovascular diseases who live in polluted environments...
Related topics: Dementia, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Favorable Results For Doac After Peripheral Intervention

]]>(MedPage Today) -- People who took rivaroxaban (Xarelto) after lower-extremity revascularization for peripheral artery disease (PAD) enjoyed fewer subsequent major adverse limb and cardiovascular events, according to the VOYAGER PAD trial. The...
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Ckd, Uric Acid, And Heart Disease: What's The Link?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with gout saw poorer heart health and may benefit from preemptive treatment, a researcher suggested. Among more than 500 CKD patients from a single kidney center, rates of cardiovascular...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Gout, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Why People Know So Little About The Relationship Between Heart Disease And Women

Scott Lear Public Health, World Approximately seven times more women will die from heart disease than breast cancer.  Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women throughout the world. Approximately seven times more women will die from...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Regular Tub Bathing Linked To Lower Risk Of Death From Cardiovascular Disease

Regular tub bathing is linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke, indicates a long term study, published online in the journal Heart.
Related topics: Cardiology, Stroke, Medical Research

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Covid-19: Abnormal Clotting Common In More Severe Disease

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Endothelial damage and subsequent clotting is common in severe and critical COVID-19 coronavirus, which may have implications for treatment, Chinese clinicians said at a webinar co-sponsored by the Chinese Cardiovascular...
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Karl-anthony Towns Says Mother Is In Coma With Coronavirus Symptoms

"The severity of this disease is real," the Minnesota Timberwolves center said in a heart-wrenching video as the COVID-19 outbreak rages.
Related topics: Coma, Health Videos

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Acc: Many Seniors Hospitalized For Heart Failure Not Tested For Cad

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 -- A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online March 24 in Circulation: Heart Failure to coincide...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Plant-based Proteins Can Help Cut Risk For Coronary Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- Higher intake of foods like tofu with isoflavones is associated with a moderately lower risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online March 23 in Circulation. Le Ma, M.D., from...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Isoflavones, In Tofu And Plant Proteins, Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk

Eating  tofu and foods that contain higher amounts of isoflavones was associated with a moderately lower risk of heart disease, especially for younger women and postmenopausal women not taking hormones, according to observational research...
Related topics: Proteins, Hormones, Medical Research

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Statins Might Reduce Harms From Breast Cancer Chemo

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins are commonly used to help prevent heart disease. Now a new study hints that they could shield women's hearts from the harms of certain breast cancer drugs. The study focused on women in Canada...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Heart Disease Risks Are Undertreated Among Noncitizens: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 -- Foreign nationals in the United States are less likely to receive treatment for heart disease risk factors than native-born Americans or naturalized citizens, a new study reports. Heart disease -- including heart attack...
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Getting Too Little -- Or Too Much -- Sleep May Be Bad For The Heart

Compared with people who slept for longer or shorter periods of time, those who reported sleeping seven or eight hours a night had significantly less evidence of stiffness in their arteries, indicating a lower chance of developing heart disease or...

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10 Years Later, Obamacare’s Complicated Legacy Still Shapes The Nation

Maurine Stuart credits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for saving her family. In 2014, Stuart was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a rare disease that causes heart, liver and lymphatic problems. As a result, she was unable to continue working full...
Related topics: Obamacare, Liver Disease

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Spiking U.s. Coronavirus Cases Could Force Rationing Decisions Similar To Those Made In Italy, China

In an extreme outbreak, rationing would raise tortured questions. Should a patient with a terminal cancer or serious heart disease get the same priority as everyone else? Should the CEO of a hospital or a health worker be prioritized? How should...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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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, Atherosclerosis

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All-cause Mortality Up In Female Domestic Abuse Survivors

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 -- Women who survive domestic abuse (DA) are more likely to have type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to die from any cause, according to a study published in the Feb. 18 issue of the Journal of the...
Related topics: Domestic Abuse, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cardiology, Medical Research

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