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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

Feb. 14, 2019 — A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable ... read more

Should We Screen People for Irregular Heartbeat?

Feb. 13, 2019 — Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation, or AF for short) in an effort to prevent ... read more

Only 'Modest' Improvement in Heart Failure Survival Rates Since 2000

Feb. 13, 2019 — Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large ... read more

Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 7, 2019 — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To ... read more

Excessive Weight Gain in Early Childhood Affects Teenage Heart Health

Feb. 6, 2019 — Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the ... read more

Absentmindedness Points to Earlier Warning Signs of Silent Strokes Among People at Risk

Feb. 6, 2019 — Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a ... read more

Depression Increases Risk of Early Death in Older Adults

Feb. 6, 2019 — A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. The team also examined the role heart disease and stroke play in the link ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to patients achieving more complete recoveries. Scientists ... read more

Study Links Psoriasis Treatment and Improvement in Heart Artery Disease

Feb. 5, 2019 — Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, ... read more

Spending Dips on Health Care for the Medicare Elderly

Feb. 4, 2019 — Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular ... read more

New Wisdom About High Cholesterol Treatment for Adults Aged 80 and Older

Feb. 4, 2019 — A team of researchers decided to learn more about whether current triglyceride-level guidelines make sense for people aged 80 and ... read more

Study Links Protein, Clusterin, to Cardiac and Metabolic Diseases

Feb. 4, 2019 — During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers have linked the protein clusterin -- for the first time -- to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the ... read more

Blood Test for Specific Metabolites Could Reveal Blocked Arteries

Feb. 1, 2019 — A pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart ... read more

Statin Therapy Reduces Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events Irrespective of Age

Feb. 1, 2019 — Statin therapy reduces major vascular events, and a new meta-analysis shows this is the case even in patients over 75 years of age. The research summarizes evidence from 28 randomized controlled ... read more

Americans Concerned About Weight, but Don't Understand Link to Heart Conditions, Health

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat ... read more

Nearly Half of All Adult Americans Have Cardiovascular Disease

Jan. 31, 2019 — At least 48 percent of all adults in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the latest statistics. Much of the prevalence is driven by an increase in the number of ... read more

Athletes Can Rest Easy: Extreme Exercise Does Not Raise Heart Disease Risk or Mortality, Study Shows

Jan. 30, 2019 — High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high, new research ... read more

Extremely High Blood Pressure in African-Americans Is 5 Times the National Average

Jan. 30, 2019 — Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the ... read more

New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease

Jan. 30, 2019 — Researchers have found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Engineers develop noninvasive way to simulate repairs to the heart's mitral valve allowing surgeons to provide patient-specific ... read more

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