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Breaking research from Vascular 2013: study highlights for Oct. 19 2013

October 19, 2013

MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – Here are summaries of today’s press
releases featuring research presented today at Vascular 2013 in
Montreal.

Cutting-edge genetic testing identifies inherited risk for enlarged
heart


Genetic blueprinting isolates the key mutations responsible for hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy

A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress has
identified the genetic mutations that account for a significant
proportion of cases of familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a disease
affecting thousands of Canadians.

Presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY: Paramedics’ weekly drop-in sessions at seniors
complex result in fewer EMS calls and saves on costly emergency room visits


Community health awareness delivered by paramedics leads to 32%
reduction in EMS calls

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff are accustomed to responding to
emergencies. A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular
Congress finds they may be able to prevent many emergencies as well,
judging by the preliminary success of a pilot project at a Hamilton
building for seniors.

Presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


Ontario Stroke System saves hundreds of lives, thousands of hospitalizations, hundreds of
millions of dollars


Collaboration of regional stroke networks delivers huge gains in lives saved, reduced hospitalizations, reduced
costs and improved outcomes

The collaboration of regional stroke networks across Ontario has led to
16,000 fewer hospitalizations, 1,500 fewer in-hospital deaths, and
cost-savings of almost $600 million in an eight-year period, according
to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

Presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tips and Tools to Help You Help Your
Patients with Diabetes


The internationally acclaimed 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of
Diabetes in Canada
(Guidelines) sets the gold standard in diabetes care and management. However, this
212-page, 38 chapter, evidence-based resource has little value to
people living with diabetes if health care teams aren’t translating the
findings into improved care. Attendees will learn about the five major Guidelines themes and what tools are available to support health care providers in
their own clinics and patient treatment plans.

Presented at the 16(th) Annual Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology
and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


My Big, Fat Diet: Carbohydrate Restriction in the Management of Type 2
Diabetes and Related Conditions


The obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics have been health topics of
interest worldwide over the last few years. Prevention measures based
on the conventional theory that these epidemics are related to excess
calories have failed. Vancouver’s Dr. Jay Wortman and Alberta’s Dr.
David Lau will debate the effectiveness of carbohydrate restriction for
the management of conditions related to insulin resistance. This
session explores carbohydrate restriction as a viable therapy for
conditions such as type 2 diabetes and how it should be a first-line
therapy.

Presented at the 16(th) Annual Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology
and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


The P.O.W.E.R. Trial: Physical Activity for Overweight Youth at Risk for
Type 2 Diabetes


Little data exists to describe the role of physical activity in the
prevention of type 2 diabetes in children. Completed January 2013, this
community-based exercise trial examined the effects of high versus low
intensity exercise training on several risk factors for type 2
diabetes, including liver fat, insulin sensitivity and metabolic
syndrome. Winnipeg-based clinicians will review outcomes from this
important trial study.

Presented at the 16(th) Annual Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology
and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp


Vascular 2013 is a unique, one-time Canadian event bringing four
separate scientific meetings together under one roof: the Canadian
Cardiovascular Congress, the Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian
Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference, the
Canadian Stroke Congress and the Canadian Hypertension Congress. www.vascular2013.ca

It is a joint initiative of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society,
Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and
Metabolism, the Canadian Stroke Network, the Heart and Stroke
Foundation, and Hypertension Canada.

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation


Source: PR Newswire