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Blood pressure drug olmesartan cleared of causing heart issues

Washington - The U.S. FDA has completed a safety review and has found no clear evidence of increased cardiovascular risks associated the blood pressure medication olmesartan in diabetic patients.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mutation might reduce heart disease

New York - Genetic variants (mutations) that cripple a particular type of protein have been linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Plans to extend statins use should be scrapped, say doctors

As many as 7 million people in the UK use statins regularly to reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart attack or stroke. In February, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence called for their use to be extensively widened.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

Mysterious heart disease gene found by Canadian science

Scientists have detected a mysterious gene that influences cardiovascular health. After five years, researchers now know how one genetic variant works and how it contributes to the development of heart.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Saturated fat may not be so bad

Cambridge - A recent analysis of data from studies looking at the link between saturated fats and increased risk for heart disease suggests that the “fat is bad for your heart” line of thinking may not be entirely accurate.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

Inspiring memoir on the social impact of a heart attack

In an interesting new book, Thomas Larson provides an intimate and moving view of how heart disease affects a relationship. In the book he discusses the impact of his illness on his wife and how she has helped him on the path to recovery.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Wonder polymer could treat heart attacks

Medical research has shown that the injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following a heart attack.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New guidelines out for treating hypertension

Blood pressure can be difficult to understand because it means more than just a set of numbers. We have been told for years that a measurement of 120/80 is the ideal that is considered normal. But now, there are new guidelines for clinicians to follow.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Link between 'good cholesterol' and breast cancer

Philadelphia - While high levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) — "good cholesterol" — offers some protection against heart disease, there could be a link between this type of cholesterol and breast cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Lack of sleep boosts heart risks even for the health conscious

New research shows lack of sleep, even in the presence of an otherwise healthy lifestyle, can increase our chances of having a heart attack.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 4 comments

James Gandolfini's death raises important health questions

"You snooze you lose" is an adage with which we are all familiar. But scientists and medical researchers are proving with frightening examples tonight that it’s the people that don't snooze who are at greatest risk of losing something - their health.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Study: L-carnitine in red meat, not fats, causes heart disease

Scientists say they have found that fats and cholesterol are not the main reason why red meat increases susceptibility to heart disease. According to scientists, a substance in red meat called L-carnitine is linked to the risk of heart disease.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon Special

While largely under-reported in the popular press, there have been a number of innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and Joan Tryzelaar, MD, FACS, FACCP shared his perspectives on these advances in a recent interview with me.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Depression and heart disease linked, calls for 'psychocardiology'

With science pointing to links between heart disease and mental disorders like depression, calls have emerged for a new sub-specialty on 'psychocardiology.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Why obese mothers may be giving their newborns heart disease

A new study revealed obese and overweight mothers may be unknowingly giving their babies heart disease. Researchers found arterial thickening of these babies' hearts.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Organ Donations Critically Needed Especially For Little Riley Special

Somerdale - A four-year-old boy named Riley O’Brien needs a heart and two lungs transplanted as soon as possible. In fact, he’s needed the transplant for his entire life, starting before he was even born.
Digital Journal Report by Anna Timone

Aspirin reduces colon, liver cancer risk, won't cause ulcers

Aspirin has long been associated with helping to prevent or lessen the severity of heart attacks, but new research is showing it may help with various forms of cancer as well.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

Daily aspirin intake may halt brain decline

New research suggests that a single daily aspirin could avoid brain decline in elderly women, especially those who are susceptible to heart disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New Polypill could add years to your life

London - Taking a new all-in-one pill daily could extend the lives of those over 50 by more than than a decade, according to researchers.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

High stress jobs linked to higher risk of heart attacks in women

Women with high stress jobs have a 67 percent greater cardiovascular risk than women in lower-stress jobs, according to a just-released study in the journal PLOS One.
In the Media by Liz Seegert

Good news for chocolate lovers

People who love dark chocolate will be pleased to hear that it helps lower the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. According to new research, eating dark chocolate each day will help keep the doctor away.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 4 comments

Calcium supplements may increase risk of heart attack

A new study published by researchers in Germany warns that taking calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

One sugary drink a day raises heart disease risk by 20% in men

London - A new Harvard study claims that drinking just one sugar-sweetened carbonated or non-carbonated drink every day (about 350 ml) could increase the risk of heart disease in men by 20 percent.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Study: Higher BPA levels lead to future heart disease

New research has provided more evidence that higher urine concentrations in healthy people of the estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA), used widely in plastics manufacturing and known to disrupt endocrine system functioning, raises heart disease risk.
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