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New treatment potential for heart attack sufferers

New hope in the fight against cardiovascular disease has arrived, following breakthrough research identifying a pigment in our bile which could protect us. A fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, bile's functionShow More Summary

Young women who survive cardiovascular event have long-term risks

Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke still face long-term risks of death and illness, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. While death rates from the acute phase of cardiovascular events have...Show More Summary

African-Americans with depression more likely to have strokes, heart attack

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 -- African Americans with major depressive symptoms - perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction - had almost twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to new research inShow More Summary

Adults born with heart disease at increased risk of heart attack and death

A study of adults up to age 70 shows a dramatically increased risk of heart attack in those who were born with heart disease. read more

New study finds testosterone replacement therapy does not increase heart risk

A new study of generally healthy men who used testosterone replacement therapy to normalize testosterone levels has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Researchers...Show More Summary

White coat and masked hypertension associated with higher rates of heart and vascular disease

DALLAS - Nov. 9, 2015 - Patients whose blood pressures spikes in the doctor's office but not at home, and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor's office, suffer more heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes than patients with normal blood pressures in both settings, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. read more

Diagnosing & treating diabetes in heart attack patients improves heart outcomes, study finds

People with heart problems often have diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for heart attacks, heart failure and stroke. Now, a new study has found that ensuring heart attack patients are promptly diagnosed and treated for diabetes...Show More Summary

Poor air quality increases patients' risk of heart attack, new study finds

People with heart disease face an increased risk of a serious heart attack during poor air quality days, according to a major new study presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Orlando. The study of more...Show More Summary

Cellular stress process identified in cardiovascular disease

Combining the investigative tools of genetics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and metabolomics, a Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease. The researchers,...Show More Summary

Many young heart attack patients, especially women, unaware of risk

New Haven, Conn.--Only half of younger heart attack patients believed that they were at risk before the onset of an attack, and even fewer discussed health risks with their doctors, according to Yale School of Public Health researchers. The findings were more pronounced among women than men. read more

Blood pressure medication can't undo all damage

Treating out-of-control blood pressure with antihypertensive medication can greatly reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure, but the current approach to treatment can't undo all of the previous damage or restore cardiovascular disease risk to ideal levels, a new Northwestern Medicine study suggests. read more

Childhood infections associated with increased risk of early heart attack

"Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer worldwide, including in Indonesia where it accounts for 31.9% of all deaths," said Dr Qanitha. "CVD risk factors are rising rapidly in South-East Asia, particularly in young people. Show More Summary

Young women less likely to be prescribed or take post-heart attack meds

DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2015 - Young women are less likely than young men to be prescribed or to fill their medication after a heart attack, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular...Show More Summary

Sex does not increase heart attack risk - and is rarely the cause

Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. read more

Pollution and weather influence heart attack outcomes?

Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Ms Aneta Cislak, research fellow in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia in Zabrze, Poland. read more

Normalization of testosterone level after testosterone replacement therapy

Patients with low testosterone levels who have then gone on to have testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could be at lower risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, according to research published today (Thursday) in the European Heart Journal. read more

Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned

Doctors' efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. Show More Summary

Significant differences in achieving risk factor targets between women and men

There is a striking and statistically significant difference in how women and men are treated following a heart attack. These gender differences are reflected in the rate of risk factor control, which was lower in women, and in the rate of hospital readmission for a further heart attack, which was higher in women than in men. read more

Heart attack: The untold danger firefighters face in the line of duty

What do you think is the biggest cause of death for firefighters on duty? Well if your first thought was burns or smoke inhalation you'd be wrong! According to research published in the June edition of Vascular Medicine "since 1977,Show More Summary

Heart cells regenerated in mice in NGR1 study

When a heart attack strikes, heart muscle cells die and scar tissue forms, paving the way for heart failure. Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of death worldwide, in part because the cells in our most vital organ do not get renewed. Show More Summary

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