Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity. The new method is highlighted in a study published in Scientific Reports, one of the Nature journals. “We wanted to identify […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker, which has been found to be able to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty tissue formation surrounding the blood vessels, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Microvascular dysfunction, or small vessel disease, can be an important cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (preserved pumping capacity), according to an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca. Their study is published in The European Heart Journal. The results could play a crucial role in identifying […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain You know it’s important to eat right, exercise and keep your cholesterol under control to reduce your risk of a heart attack of stroke. If that’s not enough of an incentive, new research suggests that taking care of your cardiovascular system will pay off for your brain as well. A study […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Gothenburg Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the increased risks could theoretically be eliminated. “This is definitely good news. The study shows […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may someday have value for treating heart failure, according to results of early animal studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The drug, a […]Continue Reading ...
Study authors and coordinators included (front row, left to right) Reina Estrada, Lauren Ariniello, Jill Waalen, Elisa Felicone, (back row) Eric Topol, Gail Ebner, Steven Steinhubl and Melissa Peters. Credit: Scripps Research Wearable mobile health devices improved the rate of diagnosis of a dangerous and often hidden heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to […]Continue Reading ...
A blood clot forming in the carotid artery. Credit: copyright American Heart Association In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD, coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: “Time is brain!” “Unquestionably the longer therapy is delayed, the lesser the chance that it will be successful,” Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
Human heart. Credit: copyright American Heart Association A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response, followed by resolution of inflammation and wound healing. A severe heart attack, however, can cause chronic and sustained inflammation that leads to heart failure and death. In mouse experiments, University of Alabama at Birmingham scientists now have shown a way […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—An allergen in red meat may be tied to heart disease, according to a study published in the July issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Jeffrey M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and colleagues analyzed blood samples for total immunoglobulin E (IgE) and specific IgE to galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-Gal) among […]Continue Reading ...
Research led by Dr. David Mazer, associate scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, has found that lower thresholds for blood transfusions for cardiac surgery patients compared to traditional thresholds provide positive patient outcomes and safety at six months after surgery. Credit: St. Michael’s Hospital Lower thresholds […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Impaired mental status is associated with a doubled risk of death one year after a heart attack in elderly patients, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2018. “Cardiologists should consider conducting simple tests to assess mental status in elderly people after a heart attack,” said study author Professor Farzin […]Continue Reading ...
(From left) Researchers Zamaneh Kassiri and Mengcheng Shen discovered that an enzyme called ADAM17 may be linked to thoracic aortic aneurysms. The finding could lead to new ways of treating the lethal aneurysms, which often go underdiagnosed and undertreated. Credit: Sean Townsend It’s a silent, sudden and almost assured killer: a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A clinical study called the GutHeart Trial is poised to examine the potential relationship between the bacterial composition of the gut and inflammatory and metabolic pathways in the cardiovascular system. As described in an ESC Heart Failure article, the phase II randomized controlled trial will enroll patients with heart failure who […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is well known that chronic sleep deprivation can affect cardiovascular health. But according to a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, even mild sleep problems, such as having trouble falling asleep, can raise blood pressure in women. Nearly one-third of adults don’t get enough sleep. For women, the […]Continue Reading ...
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