Alcohol is ubiquitous in Western society, and rates of excessive use among adults remain high. Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but what are the effects of moderate and mild consumption on AF?
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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.
Takotsubo syndrome (TS) has been considered a transient benign disorder, but mounting evidence of a darker long-term prognosis is reshaping that belief.
A systematic review of 54 studies involving 4679 patients showed relatively high rates of life-threatening complications such as acute heart failure (HF) with shock (19%) and malignant arrhythmias (10%), with in-hospital death occurring in 1.8% of cases.
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) lead to atherosclerosis and heart failure and are prevalent age-related illnesses in humans. In a new study, published in the renowned journal JCI, scientists from Roland Foisner's group at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Sapien 3 Ultra system (Edwards Lifesciences) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis at intermediate or greater risk for open-heart surgery.
African Americans with the combination of myocardial injury, identified by high levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on electrocardiogram have a "malignant" preclinical heart failure phenotype that puts them at much higher risk of heart failure than their peers, with the risk especially high in men, new research shows.
For those who have already had a heart attack or a stroke, the combination of statins and Mediterranean Diet appears to be the most effective choice to reduce the risk of mortality, especially from cardiovascular causes. It is the result of an Italian study conducted at the I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy on over 1,000 adults recruited in the Moli-sani Study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology.
Using data from a nationwide survey that represents 11 million women with heart and blood vessel diseases, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say women continue to report significant disparities in the care they receive compared with men.
According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person's risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night to day before Christmas. Christmas Eve is a time to cheer; People tend to consume excessive food, alcohol, and travel long distances, all of which may up the risk of heart attack. Emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stress, too, increases the risk of a heart attack.
Using data from a nationwide survey that represents 11 million women with heart and blood vessel diseases, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say women continue to report significant disparities in the care they receive compared with men. And the root problem, many women say, is that health care providers don’t listen to or respect them.