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2012-06-26 11:47:36

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs appear to be associated with reduced risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in men and women, but do not appear to be associated with reduced all-cause mortality or stroke in women, according to a report of a meta-analysis published June 25 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Statins have been used to lower cholesterol levels for the last 20 years, but most of the clinical trials on the drugs have predominantly enrolled men....

2012-06-26 02:28:52

CINCINNATI, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first landmark randomized clinical trial for a cardiac drug regimen in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is testing whether earlier treatment can stop or slow down heart damage that usually kills people with the disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study is a collaboration of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio State University (OSU) and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati....

Exposure To Traffic Noise Leads To Higher Heart Attack Risk
2012-06-22 05:45:10

According to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE, exposure to traffic noise could lead to a higher risk of having a heart attack. A new study shows a clear relationship between traffic noise and heart attack risk, with a 12 percent higher risk per 10 decibels of noise. Previous work investigated whether combined effects of noise and air pollution caused by traffic could increase the risk of having a heart attack.  However, those results were inconsistent. The new study,...

2012-06-21 02:26:41

BOSTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study analyzing patient data from Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Braintree, Massachusetts, found that blood pressure fluctuations can worsen symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Conversely, after treating Parkinson's disease patients who experienced blood pressure drops when changing from a sitting to standing position, improvements were noted in cognitive function, balance and walking, according to the researchers at Braintree Rehabilitation...

2012-06-21 02:25:55

LEESBURG, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly announced today that it is launching Heart to Heart, a blood pressure education campaign focused on the prevention and control of high blood pressure. The new campaign will support the national Million Hearts(TM) initiative, which aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. In support of Million Hearts(TM), RxAlly's Performance Network will educate patients about the importance of getting periodic blood...

2012-06-19 23:03:04

Mary Washington Healthcare Stafford Hospital offers a wider range of cardiac services Stafford, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Learning you have cardiovascular disease is tough, but having to seek treatment out of town further complicates a stressful time for patients and their families. Stafford Hospital now offers a wider range of cardiac services close to home. “Implementing additional cardiac services is the next logical progression in our growth,” says cardiologist Ashok...

2012-06-19 13:57:58

Coronary patients are not being managed according to European guidelines Large proportions of European coronary patients are not benefiting from cardiac rehabilitation services, according to results of the third EUROASPIRE survey published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Yet despite the evidence that cardiac rehabilitation is very effective for patients with coronary heart disease, this latest study shows that services in Europe are much underused, with poor...

2012-06-19 09:25:01

Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels – increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. People with this type of blood vessel damage who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. This research hints at the presence of a "sodium amplification loop" in which eating too much salt for a long time damages blood vessels,...

2012-06-19 09:22:06

Hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure and related charges dramatically increased during 10 years ending in 2006, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. This nationally-based study is the first in which researchers examined hypertension hospitalizations in children. While researchers expected a rise in hospitalizations due to the increased frequency of high blood pressure in children, "the economic burden created by...

2012-06-19 02:24:47

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a 12-week, head-to-head, phase 3 study published online in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension found systolic blood pressure (SBP) reductions of a fixed-dose combination of azilsartan medoxomil and chlorthalidone 40/25 mg were statistically superior to those of the fixed-dose combination of olmesartan medoxomil-hydrochlorothiazide 40/25 mg. This fixed-dose combination (azilsartan medoxomil and...