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2014-08-05 17:03:42

American College of Cardiology The polypill, a combination pill taken just once a day that includes key medications for secondary prevention of heart disease, may be an effective low-cost strategy to improve adherence to medication recommendations and reduce costs, according to researchers from Spain and New York, who reviewed research on the polypill. The review article, A Polypill Strategy to Improve Global Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention, was published online today in the...

Improved Blood Pressure Guidelines May Prevent More Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 09:29:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rethinking the approach to treating high blood pressure with medication could prevent over one-fourth of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lower the overall use of medication, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. "Drugs that lower blood pressure are among the most effective and commonly used medications in the country, but we believe they can be used dramatically more effectively," said study author Dr. Jeremy...

2012-11-21 12:57:03

Checks have not reduced number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer Researchers have found that routine general health checks, which have become common practice in some countries, do not reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer. They do, however, increase the number of new diagnoses. Health checks were defined as screening for more than one disease or risk factor in more than one organ system offered to a general population unselected for disease or...

2012-06-25 21:07:35

Many patients with type 2 diabetes may be aspirin resistant. That means the standard aspirin dose may not protect them against blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes among diabetics, a new clinical study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "This result adds to our understanding of the prevalence of this problem, which varies considerably among studies," said lead author Subhashini Yaturu, M.D., section chief of...

2012-03-26 18:34:05

Study suggests a new approach for monitoring and treating high blood pressure, especially in younger people The current "watch-and-wait" approach to high blood pressure readings in younger people may set patients on a course for irreversible heart damage, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings cardiovascular professionals together to further...

2012-01-26 10:17:38

A new study in today´s New England Journal of Medicine reports that while an individual´s risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or 10 years, the lifetime risk could still be very high, findings that could have implications for both clinical practice and public health policy. “The current approach to heart disease prevention focuses on only short-term risks, which can give a false sense of security, particularly to individuals in their 40s and 50s,” said...

2012-01-11 06:35:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Newly diagnosed diabetes and hypertension patients may have more time to learn how to control their high blood pressure without medications. The consequences of delaying effective hypertension treatment for up to a year were small–only a two day reduction in quality-adjusted life expectancy–according to a study by University of Chicago researchers. "Most patients would prefer to control their blood pressure through diet and exercise rather than with...

2011-10-24 10:08:47

Online tool motivates patients to maintain a healthier lifestyle, leading to a twofold decrease in blood pressure compared to those who didn't participate E-counselling can significantly lower blood pressure, improve lifestyle and enhance quality of life, says Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Robert Nolan. "E-counselling has the potential to strengthen the effects of medical treatment for high blood pressure," Dr. Nolan told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, which is...

2011-09-07 14:06:38

A major new international study involving researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has revealed that aspirin, statins, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors are prescribed far too infrequently. They are cheap, preventive medicines that could prevent a huge number of deaths from heart attacks and strokes. The result of a research collaboration between 17 countries, the study is being published in the highly revered medical...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.