Glucose C6H12O6. Credit: Wikipedia. Why is it that, despite consuming the same number of calories, sodium and sugar, some people face little risk of diabetes or obesity while others are at higher risk? A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has uncovered mutations in a gene that appear to help drive this […]Continue Reading ...
People with lifetime obesity like Mr. A are at a much higher risk of heart failure than the newly obese at an older age like Mr. B. Obesity at any age can raise heart failure risk though. For every five-point increase in BMI, a person’s heart failure risk increases by 34 percent. Credit: Johns Hopkins […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers use a treadmill and a special mask to measure a person’s maximum oxygen uptake, which is considered an important measure of fitness. Credit: Geir Mogen/NTNU Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today, a new study has found. “We […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack. These cells, referred to as macrophages, have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth […]Continue Reading ...
A little over a year ago, a 65-year-old woman with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally thick, potentially causing dangerous irregular heartbeats—had her genes sequenced before her first visit to the Penn Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease. In the sequence, the patient’s care team identified a variant in a gene […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their heart rate rises, to difficulty accepting a new identity as someone with a serious health condition. The study […]Continue Reading ...
The scar in the murine heart after myocardial infarction. Scar tissue is shown in red. Heart muscle cells are shown in green. Credit: © Hubrecht Institute A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined […]Continue Reading ...
3D Model of the heart by Dr. Matthew Bramlet. Credit: NIH Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), also known as an enlarged heart, is associated with a nearly two times higher risk of dementia according to a recent University of Minnesota School of Public Health study published in the American Heart Journal. LVH is a condition in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. The study, led by the University of Glasgow on behalf of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network and published today in Circulation, found that patients with Type 1 diabetes were also more likely to die as […]Continue Reading ...
PumpStart, a community service-learning program created by students at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), that teaches hands-only CPR to the general public, is effective for both teaching high school students a life-saving skill and providing medical students with an opportunity to engage in public health and medical education. It is estimated that 600,000 people […]Continue Reading ...
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by crystallization of uric acid in the joint. Rheumatologists have long recommended that patients with gout be treated with drugs to lower uric acid in their blood to prevent crystallization. Specifically, rheumatology societies around the world recommend that uric acid should be lowered to below […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Takuya Matsumoto, from the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues assessed the association between chest […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—There is a strong and independent association between the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) and first-time myocardial infarction (MI), according to a research letter published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Giorgia Grosso, M.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues assessed the frequency of anti-β2-glycoprotein (anti-β2GPI) and anticardiolipin (anti-CL) of immunoglobulin G […]Continue Reading ...
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