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2012-05-15 09:15:22

If your parents have a history of high blood pressure, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease with moderate exercise and increased cardiovascular fitness, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. In a study of more than 6,000 people, those who had a parent with high blood pressure but were highly fit had a 34 percent lower risk of developing high blood pressure themselves, compared to those with a low-fitness level who...

2012-05-14 21:30:45

Among African Americans with type 1 diabetes mellitus, narrower central retinal arteriolar equivalent (average diameter of the small arteries in the retina) is associated with an increased risk of six-year incidence of any cardiovascular disease and lower extremity arterial disease, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication. "Retinal arteriolar narrowing has long been described as one of the characteristic changes associated with...

2012-05-14 21:15:06

Asymptomatic patients who undergo treadmill exercise echocardiography (ExE) after coronary revascularization may be identified as being at high risk but those patients do not appear to have more favorable outcomes with repeated revascularization, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The article is part of the journal's Less is More series. Cardiac events and recurrent ischemia (a temporary shortage of oxygen caused by...

2012-05-14 09:37:17

Essential to track all incidents such as Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch heart attack What can we do to reduce the number of tragic cardiac events in sport? Big gaps in basic knowledge about the numbers and causes of apparently inexplicable heart attacks among young sportsmen and women are seriously hampering our ability to prevent them, says a sport and exercise medicine specialist in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. At the very least, we need to start building reliable databases...

2012-05-14 09:29:46

Automated external defibrillators rarely close to locations of public cardiac arrests More than three-quarters of cardiac arrest victims are stricken too far away from an automated external defibrillator for the lifesaving device to be obtained quickly enough to offer the best chance at saving their lives, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency...

2012-05-14 09:02:57

Findings reveal racial disparities in pre-hospital care for nation's leading killer Black cardiac arrest victims who are stricken outside hospitals are less likely to receive bystander CPR and defibrillation on the scene than white patients, according to research that will be presented by a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The researchers also found that black...

2012-05-11 23:00:11

The Save-A-Life Simulator, Developed by the HeartRescue Project, Asks You How You Would Handle a Public Cardiac Arrest Emergency. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The HeartRescue Project, funded by the Medtronic Foundation, has released an interactive tool that simulates a first-person view of a public sudden cardiac arrest. The Save-A-Life Simulator places you in a mall setting, where a person collapses on the floor. Anxious and confused bystanders are hesitant to take action, leaving...

2012-05-11 10:34:31

American Heart Association meeting report - Abstract 7 Patients receiving telemonitoring along with high blood pressure management support from a pharmacist were more likely to lower their blood pressure than those not receiving extra support, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012. "Patients with high blood pressure visit physicians an average of four times each year, yet blood pressure is...


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