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2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
A man's cardiorespiratory fitness can drastically delay the natural, age-associated increase of his blood pressure over his adult life span. According to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , men with higher fitness levels experience a delay in the development of hypertension when compared to those with lower fitness levels.
6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
A recent guideline for using statins to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has wavered too far from the simple cholesterol goals that have saved thousands of lives in the past decade, and doesn't adequately treat patients as individuals, experts said today in a national report. An expert panel coordinated by the National Lipid Association has created its own outline for how to best treat people at risk for cardiovascular disease, which they say focuses on reducing cholesterol to an appropriate level, and puts less emphasis on whether or not a patient fits into a certain type of group.
6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
Healthcare professionals should include 14 key elements that can be used as a checklist for screening young people age 12-25 for congenital and genetic heart disease. If any of the elements are positive, further testing may be needed, but initial screening using electrocardiograms to detect underlying genetic and congenital heart disease in this age group prior to employing this checklist, has not been shown to save lives, according to a joint American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology statement.
9 hrs ago | BioSpace
Inflammation May Be Key To Diabetes/Heart Disease Link SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 - Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.
13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
They argue that high sugar levels affect a key area of the brain, causing the heart rate to quicken and blood pressure to rise. The American scientists highlight a recent study of 8 670 French adults which found no link between salt and high blood pressure.
An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Although drug therapies often successfully dampen the out-of-control neural firing that produces seizures, such drugs don't work for everyone.
A Charles Sturt University lecturer is researching why Aboriginal men are being diagnosed with heart disease younger than non-Indigenous men. CSU PhD researcher, Brett Biles, is hoping to develop a tailored cardiovascular exercise and education program for Aboriginal men in regional areas.
To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. The number of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing due to the great achievements in the field of paediatric cardiology, congenital heart surgery and intensive care medicine over the last decades.
Abbott announced today positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the dissolving Absorb heart device to Abbott's market-leading metallic XIENCE family of DES. The trial, conducted primarily in Europe, included 501 people with coronary artery disease , the most common form of heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and on Sunday in Auburn, walkers will lace up their sneakers and raise money to help the American Heart Association reduce these numbers. The 16th annual Central Maine Heart Walk begins and ends at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn.
Although your doctor may have told you to lower your total cholesterol, it's important to raise your high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is known as the "good" cholesterol. It might sound like a mixed message, but reducing "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol may lower your risk of heart disease.
Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. "These findings may explain why good blood sugar control is not sufficient to avoid the development of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases," said Carlos F. SA nchez-Ferrer, M.D., Ph.D., study author and professor of pharmacology at the Universidad AutA3noma de Madrid, Spain.
The suspicion that there may be a link between the use of stimulant medication and heart disease is long standing but has been difficult to confirm or disconfirm. Studies to date have been beset with difficulties that have made results disputable .
The data comes from a seven year follow-up study of nearly 500,000 people in the China Kadoorie Biobank region - finding that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined., Led by by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK, and presented at the ESC Congress, the study followed 451,681 participants with no history of CVD in 10 different areas of China, five rural and five urban. The team noted that while it is well known that improving diet is 'critical' for reducing CVD risk - large majority of this evidence has come from western countries and hardly any from China."
Fridays are a GREAT day to get out of the office - and next Friday you can do it for a great cause! Heart Walk 2014 is set for Friday September 19th at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Not only does it give you a chance to help the American Heart Association , you're helping yourself too.
Obesity has been called a major health crisis and a national epidemic. Health authorities, including prominent spokespeople like Michelle Obama and the Surgeon General, have sounded the alarm, and the media have responded with a bombardment of stories about the state of the nation's waistline.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:20 pm
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