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Cardiovascular disease News

New cardiac drug shows real, life-saving promise

Basel - A new drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis could turn the world of cardiovascular medicine on its head in less than 12 months.

Model of human heart with cardiovascular disease made

Using organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers have developed a model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

Mediterranean-style diet may preserve memory, study says

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help to preserve memory and overall cognition, according to a new study from the U.S.

New fronts in heart disease: Innovation in computed tomography Special

Innovations in computed tomography are driving forward progress in heart disease detection and treatment, and Murat Gungor, VP of computed tomography and radiation oncology at Siemens, shared his perspectives on these advances.

Promising self-expanding blood vessel stent coming to U.S. market

A promising self-expanding stent, demonstrated in a study - presented at the annual American College of Cardiology conference - to reduce cardiac complications, is aiming for the US market.

Study: Marijuana usage may raise stroke risk

Speaking with a reporter at the International Stroke Conference, Dr Alan Barber of the University of Auckland shared findings from a study that suggests a link between stroke and cannabis usage.

New electrocardiogram device designed for athletic youth

Cardea Associates recently announced the development of an FDA-approved electrocardiogram device designed specifically for the young athlete, a potentially important step in the reduction of heart attacks among young sports enthusiasts.

Study: Volunteering seen to benefit cardiovascular health

A recent study of teen-aged subjects published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the action of volunteering and of altruism can improve cardiovascular health.

Study: Low adropin levels linked to metabolic disease risk

While high or low hormone levels have been speculated as causing metabolic disease for long, a study has for the first time shown a clear link between low levels of a specific hormone and increased risk of metabolic diseases.

Cholesterol-lowering products with sterols cause heart disease

So-called healthy products with added sterols and stanols lower cholesterol, but could increase the risk of heart disease.

Op-Ed: Vitamin C becoming a dominant force in the cure for cancer

Vitamin C is changing the lives of sick people around the world. Vitamin C supplementation has a protective influence on common colds, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.

Study Suggests Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure

The air people breathe while walking in the park, working in the garden or shopping downtown may be unhealthy enough to seriously spike their blood pressure, a new study suggests.
 

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