Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between that stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African Americans has not […]Continue Reading ...
Ketone bodies (acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid) are metabolites that can be used as energy sources like glucose and fatty acids. They can be converted into acetyl-CoA, which produces energy via the Krebs cycle in the mitochondria, and are typically used as an alternative energy source during starvation, fasting, or periods of high-intensity exercise. However, their […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are […]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 ...
Discovery unlocks potential new target for personalized treatment An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alberta have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy–a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure–which opens the door to potential new treatments that could help counter […]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 ...
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 — After having a stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest, people are less likely to be employed than their healthy peers, new research shows. Even if they are working, they may earn significantly less than people who haven’t had a stroke or heart event, the investigators found. Although the majority of […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — For older adults with heart failure, limited alcohol consumption after diagnosis is associated with survival benefit versus long-term abstinence, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Justin S. Sadhu, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues conducted a prospective […]Continue Reading ...
In a finding that marries the potential of wearable technology with the power of artificial intelligence, researchers have shown that a computer can diagnose several irregular heart rhythms at least as well as cardiologists. The researchers, including Stanford graduate student Awni Hannun; cardiologist Mintu Turakhia, MD; and computer scientist and entrepreneur Andrew Ng, PhD, drew […]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 ...
Research shows magnesium improves a form of heart failure previously without treatment Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated. In the article, “Magnesium supplementation improves diabetic mitochondrial and cardiac diastolic function,” author Samuel Dudley, […]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 ...
Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission. A study from the University of Waterloo and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging has found that newly admitted residents’ history of heart failure, as well as […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have successfully developed two biomarkers that could help predict the risk of a heart condition and stroke. The study titled, “Data-driven discovery and validation of circulating blood-based biomarkers associated with prevalent atrial fibrillation,” was published in the latest issue of the European Heart Journal. The study came from researchers at the Institute of Cardiovascular […]Continue Reading ...
New research published by teams from Leicester, UK and Paris, France in collaboration with international partners from the US and Australia, has found a common genetic factor that confers a significant risk of atypical heart attacks in women. The genetic factor, located on chromosome 6, increases the risk of developing spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). […]Continue Reading ...
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