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Heart Attack

Heart Attack Symptoms Must Be Kept In Mind While Travelling

A new study presented at the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress at Malaga, Spain, warns that people should not neglect the symptoms of heart attack while travelling and the outcome of such incidences could be good with timely and early management. The study warns that one should have emergency…

Cardiac disease in women

Link Between OSA And Cardiovascular Diseases In Women

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; (Special Issue on Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp. 421-434(14); DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0064, Nimeh Najjar, MD, Peter Staiano, MD and Mariam Louis, MD from the University of Florida, Department of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA consider obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease…

Heart Disease

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers at King’s College London have found that eating blueberries may help to lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of the berries; over the course of a month was associated with improved blood vessel function and a lowering of systolic blood pressure. An analysis of the results suggests the beneficial cardiovascular effects are mediated by antioxidants…

Ischemia

New Findings Help Develop New Drugs For Ischemia

Russian scientists investigated the role of opioid receptors in protecting the heart from coronary disease; the lack of its blood supply. These receptors are mainly responsible for pain regulation. It turned out that they significantly affect the mechanism of cardioprotection. The results of the work can help to develop new drugs for ischemia. The study…

Heart attacks

Heart Attacks More Likely To Be Fatal In Women And Rates Are Rising

Advances in medical treatments and prevention strategies have dramatically decreased mortality from coronary heart disease over the past 40 years. However, a recent study found that heart attack rate is increasing in younger women. The overall heart attack rate remains higher in men, but fatalities are more common among women. Cardiovascular disease is the leading…

Heart Valve

New Link Between Popular Arthritis Drug And Heart Valve Calcification

A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart; than older drugs in its same classification; commonly called NSAIDs. Now, a big-data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University; has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification. W. David Merryman, professor of biomedical engineering, and Ph.D.…

Cardiovascular Health

Publish Recommendations In Relation To Cardiovascular Health

Dental and heart experts are set to publish joint recommendations for medical and oral health professionals and patients. The advice will be agreed by representatives from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and World Heart Federation (WHF) at the Perio & Cardio Workshop 2019, being held 18 and 19 February in Madrid, Spain. Cardiovascular diseases…

Cardiovascular Disease

PTSD And The Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease In Veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking, that are more common in patients with PTSD, may explain the association, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal…

Arrhythmia

Innovative Software Prevents Incidence Of Arrhythmia

Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot; and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity; that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as…

Skin Condition

Preventing Heart Disease In Patients With Skin Condition

Anti-inflammatory biologic drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). During one year of treatment, biologic therapy improved coronary artery plaque similar to the effect of a low-dose…

Heart valve

Treatment Success In Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Procedure

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low. Scientists at the Center for Cardiology of the Mainz University Medical Center have examined the success of more than 13,575 minimally invasive procedures on the mitral valve in the largest study of their kind to date. Although patients grew older during the period from 2011…

Coronary Bypass Surgery

PCI Becomes The Backup For Coronary Bypass Surgery

A surprising number of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery will require post-procedure coronary angiography and emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) before discharge, a scenario that carries substantial morbidity, mortality, and costs according to a large nationwide study. “There are a lot of studies talking about emergent CABG after failed PCI or complications; but there is really…