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Nearly Half Of All Adults In The U.S. Have Cardiovascular Disease

Nearly half (48%, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease; according to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistics 2019 Update, published in the Association’s journal Circulation. As the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health; the American Heart Association publishes the definitive…

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Comparing Chemotherapy Drugs With Cardiomyopathy

Anthracyclines are part of many effective pediatric cancer treatment protocols. Most pediatric oncology treatment groups assume that the hematologic toxicity of anthracycline agents is equivalent to their cardiotoxicity; for example, Children’s Oncology Group substitution rules consider daunorubicin; and epirubicin isoequivalent to doxorubicin, whereas mitoxantrone and idarubicin are considered 4 to 5 times as toxic as…

Identifying faulty brake that interferes with heart muscles

Faulty 'Brake' Which Interferes With Heart Muscles

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the heart and a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes. Scientists have long known that the condition’s cardinal feature; an unusually thick heart muscle that contracts and relaxes abnormally—is fueled by some glitch in the heart’s molecular machinery. Yet, the sparkplug that ignites…

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Some Saturated Fats Could Affect Cardiovascular Heath

New research in the International Journal of Cardiology confirms the cardiovascular risk of diets rich; in saturated fats found in meats and the benefits of plant-based and dairy alternatives. The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack; according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets…

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Injection of Opioids Increases Infective Endocarditis Risk

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered a significant rise in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious heart infection, among Ontarians who inject drugs. When examining opioid prescriptions in the province,…

A Hormone That's Commonly Linked To Heart Disease

A hormone found in the blood that's commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker or lose their ability to balance before they're 70. People in their early 60s with higher-than-normal levels of brain natriuretic peptide, or BNP, walked slower and were less able to raise themselves from a chair and balance on one leg up to nine years later, according to a study by British researchers published Tuesday in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

In The Womb: Heart Disease Risk Begins

Heart disease is the greatest killer in the world today, and it is widely accepted that our genes interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and/or a sedentary life to promote an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a new study in sheep, publishing in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by a team from Cambridge University, finds that offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life, suggesting that our cards may be marked even before we are born.

Poor Cardiorespiratory Fitness Increase Risk of Future Heart Attack

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 found a strong link between higher fitness levels and a lower risk of heart attack and angina pectoris over the nine years following the measurements that were taken," says researcher Bjarne Nes, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG).