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Older Heart Attack

Low Mobility Predicts Hospital Readmission In Older Heart Attack Patients

Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will readmitted, a Yale-led study reports. Appearing in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, the study describes the…

Cardiovascular

Atrial Fibrillation Is Now The Leading Cause Of Cardiovascular

Atrial fibrillation has overtaken heart failure and heart attacks as the leading cause of cardiovascular hospitalisation; so a South Australian study has find. Researchers analyse data collected over two decades by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to establish the incidence and trends of common cardiovascular conditions between 1993 and 2013. Publish recently in…

Heart Healthy

Preschoolers Successful In Instilling Heart Healthy

Preschoolers in an underserved community who took part in a health promotion educational program aim at establishing health behaviors showed a 2.2-fold increase in knowledge, attitudes and habits compare to their classmates who did not take part in the program, according to a study publish today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.…

HPV

Evidence Grows For An HPV Heart Disease connection

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it’s also link to the nation’s leading cause of death cardiovascular disease. There are more than 150 strains of HPV, including the ones responsible for cancers of the cervix, penis, anus and the back of the throat. In…

Plant Based Diets

Plant Based Diets Associated With Lower Risk Of Heart Failure

Plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of heart failure in adults without known heart disease, while Southern diets consisting of more fried and processed foods and sweetened drinks are associated with greater risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that looked at the association between five dietary…

MicroRNAs

Reviving The Heart's Regenerative Capacities Using MicroRNAs

Once the heart is fully formed, the cells that make up heart muscle, known as cardiomyocytes, have very limited ability to reproduce themselves. After a heart attack, cardiomyocytes die off; unable to make new ones; so the heart instead forms scar tissue. Over time, this can set people up for heart failure. New work publish…

Pediatric Blood

New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids At Higher Risk

New guidelines that classified more children as having elevate blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood; so according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. The guidelines were issue by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2017 and endorse by…

Heart Disease

Diabetic Drug Shown To Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease

The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to a study at the University of Dundee. Scientists led by Professor Chim Lang, Head of the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Dundeep; so discover that metformin has the potential to be repurpose as…

Heart Rate

Midlife Resting Heart Rate Of 75 Plus Beats/Minute

A resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute in mid-life is linked to a doubling in the risk of an early death from all causes-at least among men-reveals research publish in the online journal Open Heart. And an increase in the rate for men in their 50s is associate with a heighten risk of…

Cardiac Condition

Cardiac Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

For patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac condition, a cardiac-specific comorbidity index outperforms generic indexes for predicting mortality, according to study published online March 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. In medicine, comorbidity describes the effect of all other conditions an individual patient might have other than the primary condition…

Vascular Health

Antioxidant Mix Improved Vascular Health In Some Heart Failure Patients

A combination of over the counter antioxidants shows promise for mitigating some damaging effects of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a new study reports. The research, which will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla., is the first to evaluate the efficacy…