Latest Cardiovascular diseases Stories

2012-06-19 06:31:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Over 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious long term disability. Now, a new study shows a link between psychological distress and death from stroke. Psychological distress is common in approximately 15-20% of the general population and includes factors such as anxiety, depression, sleeping problems, and loss of confidence. Researchers from the University College in London, United...

2012-06-18 23:25:42

Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Psychological distress includes factors such as anxiety, depression, sleeping problems and loss of confidence, and is common in approximately 15%-20% of the general population. Although there is evidence linking psychological distress to coronary artery disease, there is a dearth of data linking psychological distress with the risk...

2012-06-16 00:45:57

University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease. The results also offer biological and clinical data supporting future research into the genetic markers and their relationship to CAD, a condition that impacts more than 13 million Americans each year. The research, led by Weihong...

2012-06-14 12:47:21

In an age of high-tech medicine cheap, simple stress test still “essential” Most people might assume that technology first developed in 1928 would be obsolete by now.  But from air conditioned buildings to sliced bread, many inventions of that era are still essential to our lives today. That includes the exercise stress test, which is still the most widely used medical test for coronary artery disease.  “Even though they´ve been around for nearly a...

New Cause Of Cardiac Damage After Heart Attack In Type 1 Diabetes
2012-06-13 22:02:39

Study reveals new targets for diagnosis and therapy After people with type 1 diabetes have a heart attack, their long-term chance of suffering even more heart damage skyrockets. But the reason has long puzzled scientists. Now researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified the misstep that sparks this runaway chronic damage and a promising way to block it. "The problem arises from autoimmunity, a condition that people with type 1 diabetes already have ," says Myra A. Lipes, M.D,...

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