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Even Fit People At Higher Death Risk With High Heart Rates
2013-04-16 21:14:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Heart, a higher resting heart rate could be a greater risk indicator than a person´s overall fitness. While physically fit individuals tend to have lower at-rest heart rates, researchers at the University of Copenhagen wanted to see if heart rate itself had any indication of an individual's risk of death, regardless of their fitness capacity. "A high heart rate does not...

2012-07-18 01:30:29

Fewer people died or needed expensive long-term care when their physicians focused on the top risk factors for stroke and dementia, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The primary care doctors in the German study focused on high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and depression. The researchers found that during a five-year period, the need for long-term care was cut 10 percent...

2012-05-02 10:09:33

In addition to the many risk factors associated with poor health, reducing body mass index (BMI) will have a considerable and independent impact if you want to reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD). This is the key finding from new research, published in PLoS Medicine, which evaluated the causal relationship between BMI and heart disease in 76,000 individuals. BMI, alongside age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and individuals who...

2012-04-03 09:30:32

A current study shows that the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke increases by almost thirty per cent in a person whose partner has cancer. The cause is probably the negative stress to which the cancer patient's relative is exposed. We know that the relatives of chronically ill patients, especially cancer patients, have an increased risk of mental illness and depression. Previous studies have reported that mental stress and depression affect the nervous system, blood pressure and...

2012-03-19 12:02:57

University of Granada researchers have developed a software tool that makes an accurate estimation of the risk that a person has to suffer a heart disease. In addition, this software tool allows the performance of massive risk estimations, i.e. it helps estimating the risk that a specific population group has of suffering a heart condition. The researchers employed a sample including 3“…000 patients.  Heart conditions increasingly affect working age population, which can...

2012-01-30 11:00:00

Responding to a new CNN study suggesting age and race are not the most important indicators of heart disease, cardiologist Frank Pollaro urges individuals to be mindful of important risk factors. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Conventional thinking dictates that age and race are two factors that determine a person´s susceptibility to heart disease, but a recent medical report from CNN suggests that matters might not be quite so simple. According to the CNN study, common...

2012-01-26 11:29:59

NIH-supported project analyzed data from 18 population-based studies, involving over 250,000 people In one of the largest-ever analyses of lifetime risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have found that middle-aged adults who have one or more elevated traditional risk factors for CVD, such as high blood pressure, have a substantially greater chance of having a major CVD event, such as heart attack or stroke, during their remaining lifetime than people with optimal levels of...

2012-01-26 09:40:05

First study of blacks and whites reveals much higher risk over lifetime Will you have a heart attack or a stroke in your lifetime? Your odds may be worse than you think. Men and women may have a false sense of security about their chances of having a heart attack or stroke based on the current practice of calculating a patient's risk 10 years into the future. New Northwestern Medicine research shows a young or middle-aged adult who is at low risk in the short term may be at very high...

2012-01-25 04:33:55

Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need to reduce tobacco smoking and to improve ongoing programs designed to help people manage multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, according to a study published in...

2011-09-26 11:09:07

Exposure to goats could increase the risk of a certain type of lung cancer, according to French researchers. The study, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (25 September 2011), has linked a professional exposure to goats with a distinct subset of lung cancer, known as pneumonic-type lung adenocarcinoma (P-ADC). This form of lung cancer has a weak association with tobacco smoking when compared with other types of the disease....