Latest Cardiovascular diseases Stories

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Genome-wide analysis of two unrelated families, one...

2012-07-06 10:50:21

SAGE sponsors symposium on cardiovascular disease prevention European experts in cardiovascular medicine will today gather at a two day symposium to address the national agenda on cardiovascular disease prevention, held at Imperial College London and sponsored by leading independent academic and professional publisher SAGE. One session at the conference, chaired by Professors Joep Perk and David Wood will focus on the new 2012 Joint European Societies' Guidelines on cardiovascular...

2012-07-06 10:12:05

Rescreening men at least once likely to be a cost-effective option Aneurysm screening for men aged over 65 is cost effective and rescreening those at highest risk, at least once, should be considered, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (caused by ballooning of the artery wall) usually occur in men aged between 65 and 75 years old and are more common among smokers. If the artery wall ruptures, the risk of death is high, but aneurysms at risk of...

2012-07-06 06:49:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Delirium is common after cardiac surgery and may be associated with long-term changes in cognitive function. Delirium causes a state of confusion and disorganization of behavior in patients.  Unfortunately, post-operative (after surgery) delirium is often undiagnosed longer hospitalizations, and higher mortality rates. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical Schools examined post-operative delirium and the cognitive patterns of...

2012-06-27 22:45:42

Study finds mechanism behind recognized risk, suggests new treatment strategy A heart attack doesn't just damage heart muscle tissue by cutting off its blood supply, it also sets off an inflammatory cascade that worsens underlying atherosclerosis, actively increasing the risk for a future heart attack. These findings from a study receiving advance online publication in Nature suggest an important new therapeutic strategy for preventing heart attacks and strokes, both of which are caused...

2012-06-27 17:45:21

Taxpayers could save millions of dollars if hospitals and provincial governments harmonized their prescription drug plans, new research suggests. Hospitals in Canada manage their formularies — the list of generic and brand-name drugs they dispense — independently. Yet many patients are discharged on medications they will have to purchase through publicly funded drug benefits programs. Dr. Chaim Bell, a physician and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital and scientist at the...

Moderate Amounts Of Coffee Shield Against Heart Failure
2012-06-27 08:40:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com The influence of coffee on the heart has been unknown for a period of time. While some studies state that habitual coffee consumption can be harmful, other studies propose that coffee has a protective benefit. Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) worked to find how much coffee could affect patients. Interesting enough, the investigators discovered that moderate coffee drinkers have an 11 percent lower risk of having heart...

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