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2014-04-10 13:46:07

Two new studies presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have provided more evidence to clarify the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the first long-term study , in patients at high CVD risk, NAFLD was shown to contribute to the progression of early atherosclerosis independently of traditional CVD risk factors. In a second long-term study , NAFLD was confirmed as a...

Gestational Diabetes Could Point To Early Risk Factor For Heart Disease
2014-03-14 04:54:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of the American Heart Association say pregnant women may have an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes. Researchers working on a 20-year study found that a history of gestational diabetes may be a risk factor for early atherosclerosis in women during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases. Gestational diabetes develops only during pregnancy...

2013-10-15 08:30:19

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced that Erik SG Stroes, MD, Chair and Professor at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam has joined the Company as a member of the Clinical Advisory Board. "We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stroes...

2013-04-26 14:08:30

A study presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 — which evaluated the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), early predictors of atherosclerosis and the 10-year Framingham risk score (FRS) — showed that NAFLD increases the risk of early atherosclerotic lesions independent of established cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. NAFLD is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. Patients with NAFLD have an excess prevalence of CV...

2013-02-28 14:14:32

Artery wall thickening already present at birth The walls of the body's major artery - the aorta - are already thickened in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese, finds a small study published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. Importantly, this arterial thickening, which is a sign of heart disease, is independent of the child's weight at birth - a known risk factor for later heart disease and stroke. And it may explain how...

Snoring Linked To Cardiovascular Health Risks
2013-01-25 04:50:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital recently found that snoring could signal health risks in the future. In particular, the scientists discovered that snorers have a greater risk of developing thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery as compared to individuals who are overweight, smoke, or exhibit high cholesterol. "Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance and it shouldn't be ignored. Patients need to seek treatment...

2012-12-13 12:24:23

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A painless screening exam that provides early warning of risks for heart attacks and strokes is now available to patients in the Fredericksburg area, physicians with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) announced today. The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) screening exam is used at major medical centers to detect early signs of atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, explained Dr. R. Donald...

2012-08-22 12:45:20

In a comparison of novel cardiovascular risk markers, coronary artery calcium, ankle-brachial index, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and family history were independent predictors of coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease in intermediate-risk individuals beyond traditional risk factors, with coronary artery calcium providing superior discrimination and risk reclassification compared with other risk markers, according to a study in the August 22/29 issue of JAMA. "Current trends...

2012-03-24 02:20:05

CHICAGO, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Healthcare Group today debuted new, enhanced software for the CardioHealth® Station at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC's) 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo, ACC.12, being held March 24 though March 28 in Chicago. The CardioHealth Station, Panasonic's flagship healthcare product, is designed to assist medical professionals in making a quick and valuable assessment of cardiovascular health and has been cleared by the Food...

2012-02-24 08:00:00

SECAUCUS, N.J. and HOUSTON, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Healthcare Group and CardioNexus Corp. announced today that they will outfit Methodist Willowbrook Hospital with Panasonic CardioHealth® Stations to support early heart disease detection. Panasonic's CardioHealth Station continues to expand its presence among medical professionals who recognize that one of the best ways to reduce long-term healthcare costs is by applying technology to detect disease at an early stage....