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Atherosclerosis Occurs When Arteries Get Clogged By Plaque

Atherosclerosis Occurs When Arteries Get Clogged By Plaque

Changing your identity to protect others might sound like something reserved for comic book vigilantes, but a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found a select group of cells in artery walls do just that. For these cells, the identity shift happens in a disease called atherosclerosis, which occurs…

Heart Cells' Environment A Potentially Major Factor In Heart Disease

Heart Cells’ Environment A Potentially Major Factor In Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology; so led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix(ECM) the scaffolding material that organizes…

Blood Pressure Receives Care At Clinics And Primary Care Practice

Blood Pressure Receives Care At Clinics And Primary Care Practice

People enrolled in a large clinical hypertension management trial were half as likely to control their blood pressure if they received care at clinics and primary care practices in low-income areas; so according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Participants…

Pulse Waves Can Offer Looking At Systolic Or Diastolic Blood Pressures

Radial Pulse Waves Measuring The Beats Of Heart

Pulse Waves; Measuring a menopausal woman’s pulse wave at her wrist may help explain the increase in cardiovascular disease risk during menopause better than a standard blood pressure measurement, according to preliminary research present at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions. Radial pulse waves While research shows that age, gender and…

Silent Myocardial Infarction Found At Autopsy In Sudden Cardiac Death

Silent Myocardial Infarction Found At Autopsy In Sudden Cardiac Death

Silent myocardial infarction; Autopsies show that more than 40% of individuals who experience sudden cardiac death (SCD) associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) have had a previously undetected myocardial infarction; so according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Cardiology. Myocardial infarction in the absence of major or unrecognized symptoms are characterize as…

New Procedure Used To Reopen Blocked Artery Causing Heart Attack

The Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division have established a key cause of micro blood vessels constricting during surgery to reopen a blocked artery; also identified a potential therapeutic target to block the mechanism behind it. During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller “micro” blood vessels can remain…

High Intensity Statin Prescriptions After Heart Attacks

High Intensity Statin Prescriptions After Heart Attacks

Heart Attacks; Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Cardiovascular Disease and School of Public Health have published new research that suggests geographic region is the strongest correlate of high-intensity statin use after a heart attack, leading to large treatment disparities. According to the study, published in JAMA Cardiology, regional variation in care processes and…

Congenital Heart Defects Are The Most Common Human Birth Defect

Congenital Heart Defects Are The Most Common Human Birth Defect

Congenital Heart Defects; Each year, 9 months of dreams and anticipation shared by millions of parents-to-be turn to despair and fright when learning their child is born with a birth defect; an often-devastating event affecting one out of 20 children born worldwide. The formation of our organs, limbs, and face are the result of carefully…

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Heart Disease In Women Are Under Treated

Heart disease; The large scale analysis carried out by La Trobe University researchers and published in Heart found that many Australians living with CHD are under-prescribed recommended medications; which are not monitor for major risk factors and have treatments that do not achieve recommended goals. In particular, women and those age less than 45 years…

Blood Pressure Reading Predict The Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Blood Pressure Reading Predict The Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Both numbers in a blood pressure reading the “upper” systolic and the “lower” diastolic independently predicted the risk of heart attack or stroke in a very large Kaiser Permanente study that include more than 36 million blood pressure readings from more than 1 million people. The study, which was publish today in the New England…

Higher iron levels may boost heart health

High Iron Levels Associated With A Lower Risk Of Arteries

Scientists have helped unravel the protective and potentially harmful effect of iron in the body. In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that iron plays in over 900 diseases. The results reveal not only are naturally…

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Prescribed For Cardiovascular Disease

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Prescribed For Cardiovascular Disease

Cholesterol lowering drugs; Statins, the most commonly used effective lipid-lowering drugs, are significantly underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a retrospective study of more than 280,000 patients in Alberta, Canada. Investigators report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, that only…