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2014-06-12 11:34:43

American Heart Association The risk of developing cognitive impairment, especially learning and memory problems, is significantly greater for people with poor cardiovascular health than people with intermediate or ideal cardiovascular health, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular health plays a critical role in brain health, with several cardiovascular risk factors also playing a role in higher risk for cognitive decline. Researchers...

2014-05-30 11:24:36

Georgia Institute of Technology A study of 338 patients with coronary artery disease has identified a gene expression profile associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular death. Used with other indicators such as biochemical markers and family history, the profile – based on a simple blood test – may help identify patients who could benefit from personalized treatment and counseling designed to address risk factors. Researchers found the risk signature by comparing gene...

2014-05-27 12:22:47

Radiological Society of North America Incidental chest computed tomography (CT) findings can help identify individuals at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "In addition to diagnostic purposes, chest CT can be used for the prediction of cardiovascular disease," said Pushpa M. Jairam, M.D., Ph.D., from the University Medical Center Utrecht, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. "With this study, we...

diabetes and heart disease
2014-05-24 05:47:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women with type 2 diabetes are far more likely to develop heart disease than their male counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes journal Diabetologia. In what Rebecca Smith of The Telegraph called “the largest study of its kind,” an international team of researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of roughly 850,000 patients...

2014-05-16 11:35:38

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a new study from researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals in New York and the University of California, Davis. The finding – published online in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes – leads the study authors to recommend greater emphasis on...

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,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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