Cardiovascular Disease

Flu And Heart Disease: The Surprising Connection That Should Convince You To Schedule Your Shot

Patients who have cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of serious complications from the flu, according to a new study. The study found that not only are traditional flu-related outcomes worse among some patients with CVD, but infection in...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Cardiology, Medical Research

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New Genes Identified For Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Genetic meta-analysis helps researchers detect genes related to FMD, a cardiovascular disease that affects mostly women, and defines relationships to other more common cardiovascular conditions.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Study Points To Ideal Age For Cac Testing In Young Adults

Although a robust predictor of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, few data are available on coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing in younger adults, for whom the CAC burden is typically lower. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Fda Aims To Drastically Reduce Salt In Nation’s Food Supply

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked food-producing companies to cut sodium levels in their products by 12% over the next 30 months to help combat cardiovascular diseases.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cardiology

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Menstrual Cycle Length During Menopause Transition May Predict Future Vascular Problems

Menstrual cycle length has been associated with different chronic conditions, including breast cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.
Related topics: Menopause, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Osteoporosis, Cardiology

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Higher Risk Of Chronic Disease In Trans Vs Cisgender Individuals

Trans individuals had an elevated risk of cardiovascular, neurologic, and endocrine conditions, as well as mental health and substance use disorders, compared with their cisgender peers, in this large study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cardiology, Medical Research

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Protein Linked To Oxidative Stress And Related Diseases

Scientists at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have discovered a new role for a known protein in oxidative stress, which is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, viral...
Related topics: Proteins, Stress, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Diabetes, Cardiology

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Changes In Menstrual Cycle Length Before Menopause May Predict Risk Of Heart Disease

As women near menopause, their menstrual cycle length often becomes longer. The timing of these changes could provide clues about a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Related topics: Menopause, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Earlier-life Cac Scans; Omega-3s And Afib; Rv Vs Lv Abnormalities In Covid

(MedPage Today) -- Should some individuals at risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease start getting coronary artery calcium scans in their mid-to-late 30s? (Journal of the American College of Cardiology) IV thrombolytics may be safe for...
Related topics: Cardiology

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New Guidelines Could Shift How People Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is considering updating its guidance on taking a daily aspirin to prevent cardiovascular issues.
Related topics: Stroke, Aspirin, Cardiology

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Latest Research On Influence Of Sex, Gender On Health And Disease To Be Presented At Aps Conference

Scientists specializing in research on sex and gender differences in diseases of the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine and immune systems will meet virtually October 19-22, 2021, for the American Physiological Society's (APS) New Trends in Sex and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Advice Shifting On Aspirin Use For Preventing Heart Attacks

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke
Related topics: Aspirin, Stroke

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A 'cousin' Of Viagra Reduces Obesity By Stimulating Cells To Burn Fat

Researchers have found that a drug first developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and sickle cell disease reduces obesity and fatty liver in mice and improves their heart function -- without changes in food intake or daily activity.
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Liver Disease, Schizophrenia

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A Cousin Of Viagra Reduces Obesity By Stimulating Cells To Burn Fat, Study Shows

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that a drug first developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and sickle cell disease reduces obesity and fatty liver in mice and improves their heart function -- without changes in food...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Liver Disease, Schizophrenia

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Iron Deficiency In Middle Age Is Linked With Higher Risk Of Developing Heart Disease

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology...
Related topics: Iron Deficiency, Heart Failure, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Some Epilepsy Drugs Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Long-term use of enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications (ASMs) were linked to a higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease in people with epilepsy, a longitudinal population-based study in England showed. Adult epilepsy...
Related topics: Epilepsy, Cardiology, Enzymes, Medical Research

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The Necessity For The Globalization Of Surgery And Its Barriers

For years, the surgical practice has been an essential medicine to treat many diseases, such as benign lesions or neoplasms, deliveries, cesarean sections, infections, obstructions, bleeds, and cardiovascular diseases. In many cases, the standard of...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Why Exercise Is More Important Than Weight Loss For A Longer Life

People typically lower their risks of heart disease and premature death far more by gaining fitness than by dropping weight.

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Can A Low-carb Diet Help Your Heart Health?

Overweight people who ate fewer carbohydrates and increased their fat intake had significant improvements in their cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Related topics: Diet, Obesity, Cardiology

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A Way To Funnel Patients From Er Discharge To Further Coronary Testing

(MedPage Today) -- With rapid troponin testing in emergency rooms, people who had acute coronary syndrome ruled out could still learn if they had any heart disease that may be confirmed with outpatient testing, the PRECISE-CTCA study showed. Among...
Related topics: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Medical Research

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