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Key To Curbing Lifetime Heart Disease Risk Is Knowing True Age Of Your Heart
2014-03-27 13:31:06

BMJ-British Medical Journal Part of new risk assessment which aims to put patients in driving seat and start prevention early The Joint British Societies' consensus recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (JBS3), which have been drawn up by 11 UK professional societies and charitable organizations, are based on the latest available scientific evidence. They emphasize the importance of putting patients in the driving seat and starting preventive action early on,...

2014-02-04 11:32:34

But no causal link found with risk of stroke A report that will be published tomorrow provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for the occurrence of CHD. The findings, from the Whitehall II study of more than 10,000 civil servants in the UK, are published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Findings from former...

2013-12-13 13:28:28

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation research cardiologist Dr. Michael Miedema is the lead author of a paper published by Circulation – Cardiovascular Imaging, a journal of the American Heart Association, that suggests a connection between an adult's height and the prevalence of coronary artery calcium (CAC), a direct marker of plaque in the arteries that feed the heart. Coronary artery calcium is a strong predictor of future heart attacks with a nearly 10 fold increase in the risk of...

2013-11-14 11:30:23

The risk of cardiovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes is directly related to the frequency and duration of physical exercise, according to results of a large follow-up study reported today on World Diabetes Day. Notably, those with low levels of physical activity had a 70% greater risk of cardiovascular death than those with higher levels. Studies have shown indisputably that those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or...

Younger Women Heart Disease Diabetes
2013-11-01 08:35:02

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New research from John Hopkins University has found that young or middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes carry much greater risk for coronary artery disease than was previously understood. As a general rule, women under the age of 60 are much less likely to have coronary artery disease than men of the same age. Unfortunately, for women of the same age who have type 2 diabetes, their risk of coronary artery disease quadruples,...

2013-10-14 11:00:12

Psychological interventions halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients, according to research from Athens, Greece, presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It takes place 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Dr Zoi Aggelopoulou, a nurse and one of the study authors, said: "The nurses on our coronary care...

Genetic Variant Leads To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Heart Disease In Type 2 Diabetics
2013-08-28 15:26:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetic patients. This discovery, published in JAMA, could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for CHD in diabetic patients. More than 370 million people around the globe have type 2 diabetes, and CHD is the leading cause of death among diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetic patients have a two- to...

2013-08-21 10:20:18

In a large national study, higher levels of the urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio was associated with greater risk of incident but not recurrent coronary heart disease in black individuals when compared with white individuals, according to a study in the August 21 issue of JAMA. "Increased urinary albumin excretion is an important marker of kidney injury and a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Black individuals have higher levels of urinary albumin excretion than white...

2013-07-24 12:15:43

An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women but no significant association was evident for men, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. "Nephrolithiasis [kidney stones] is a common condition, with the prevalence varying by age and sex. A recent estimate from the National...

2013-07-03 11:05:22

"Cigarette smoking is an important cause of cardiovascular disease, and smoking cessation reduces the risk. However, weight gain after smoking cessation may increase the risk of diabetes and weaken the benefit of quitting," write Juhua Luo, Ph.D., of the Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, Ind., and colleagues. As reported in a Research Letter, the authors used data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) to assess the association between smoking cessation, weight...