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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Workplace Exposure to Pesticides and Metals Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 11, 2018 — Workplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals new ... read more

Optimal Blood Pressure Treatment for Stroke Patients

Dec. 10, 2018 — Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new ... read more

What's Behind Mediterranean Diet and Lower Cardiovascular Risk?

Dec. 7, 2018 — A new study offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type ... read more

New Drug Target Discovered for Potential Blood Pressure Treatment

Dec. 5, 2018 — Scientists have identified a key player in blood pressure regulation and have shown that switching it off reduces blood pressure in mice, according to new ... read more

Dirty Air Now Could Harm Hearts of Offspring Later

Dec. 5, 2018 — A parent's exposure to dirty air before conception might spell heart trouble for the next generation, a new animal study ... read more

Neighborhoods With More Green Space May Mean Less Heart Disease

Dec. 5, 2018 — People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of stress, and a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and ... read more

Personalized Ultrasound Scan Showing Atherosclerosis Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Dec. 3, 2018 — Low adherence to medication and resistance to lifestyle changes have so far hampered prevention efforts for cardiovascular disease. Personalized scans and depiction showing biological age and plaque ... read more

Running a Marathon Can Increase Cardiac Strain in Amateur Runners

Dec. 3, 2018 — Amateurs running full-length marathons could be significantly raising levels of several key biomarkers of cardiac strain. Levels of two proteins -- troponin I and troponin T -- were highest after ... read more

Cellular Gene Signatures for Heart Muscle Regeneration

Nov. 30, 2018 — A research team has used a transcriptomic approach -- studying what genes are expressed -- to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. This ... read more

Curry Spice Boosts Exercise Performance in Mice With Heart Failure

Nov. 29, 2018 — New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart ... read more

Snoring Poses Greater Cardiac Risk to Women

Nov. 29, 2018 — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men, according to a new study. Moreover, the findings suggested that OSA may be vastly ... read more

Healthy? Stay Fit to Avoid a Heart Attack

Nov. 28, 2018 — Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a new ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Shows Promise in Trials to Reduce Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Nov. 27, 2018 — Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer ... read more

Genetic Factor That Can Help or Hurt Risk for Heart Disease

Nov. 27, 2018 — Individuals with a particular genetic factor may be more resistant to plaque build-up and have a reduced risk for coronary artery ... read more

How a Small Molecule Promotes Removal of Excess Cholesterol

Nov. 27, 2018 — Scientists have determined the structure of the activated form of an enzyme that helps to return excess cholesterol to the ... read more

Stress-Induced Effects on Heart Blood Flow Differ for Men Versus Women

Nov. 26, 2018 — Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition -- called 'mental stress-induced myocardial ... read more

Weight Loss Procedure Shrinks Both Fat and Muscle

Nov. 26, 2018 — Left gastric artery embolization, a novel interventional procedure used to treat obesity, leads to the loss of both fat and muscle, according to a new study. Researchers said the loss of muscle mass ... read more

Blood Pressure: Early Treatment Advised by US Guidelines Has No Survival Benefits

Nov. 26, 2018 — When is high blood pressure dangerous? Medical associations offer widely differing answers. In the USA, for example, patients are seen as hypertensive much sooner than in Germany. A team has ... read more

Smoke-Free Policies Associated With Lower Blood Pressure

Nov. 21, 2018 — Non-smokers who had access to smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces had lower systolic blood pressure readings than those who lived in areas without smoke-free laws. It's the first study ... read more

A Mexican Cavefish With a Scarred Heart

Nov. 20, 2018 — Scientists are studying a guppy-sized, blind, translucent fish that lives in the cave systems of northern Mexico to figure out why some animals can regenerate their hearts, while others just ... read more

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