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Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence.
PRAGUE, November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Many at-Risk Patients May not be Receiving the Best Preventative Care Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Europe, killing an estimated 4.3 million people each year.[i] Results from a large pan-European study announced today indicate that many of these deaths could be avoided if at-risk patients received better preventative care.[ii] The European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management...
The combination of depression and heart disease seems to be far more lethal than having either one of these conditions in isolation, suggests research published online in Heart.
NATICK, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its Close the Gap campaign is partnering with the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic to raise awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and minorities.
Few medical investigations have had the impact of the Framingham Heart Study.
Annual heart disease and stroke rates in China will rise by up to 73 percent by 2030, given an aging population and other increased risk factors, without policies and prevention efforts aimed at controlling blood pressure and smoking.
Psychosocial work environment and risk of ischemic heart disease in women.
New evidence that heart scans can help flag high-risk heart patients
While lower intelligence scores - as reflected by low results on written or oral tests of IQ - have been associated with a raised risk of cardiovascular disease, no study has so far compared the relative strength of this association with other established risk factors such as obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.
Survivors of pediatric cancer are at greater risk for high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure, all of which predispose them to heart disease.
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