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Hormone replacement therapy reduces risk of early death

Women who use hormone replacement therapy have significantly decreased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session& Expo on 17 March.Telegraph
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) represent the major complications to be prevented during elective carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The aim of the study was to determine the clinical impact of routine cardiology consultation before CEA in neurologically asymptomatic patients in terms of perioperative and postoperative complications.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Elevated blood pressure is associated with primary manifestations of cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Moreover, untreated hypertension contributes to atherosclerotic disease progression and is a risk factor for periprocedural complications in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). It is currently unknown how hypertension influences this underlying culprit of cerebrovascular disease, namely, the atherosclerotic plaque. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether blood pressure influences vulnerable plaque characteristics in patients undergoing CEA.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to examine the relationship between FFP (fresh frozen plasma)/pRBC (packed red blood cell) transfusion ratio and outcomes in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery.MethodsThis is a single center retrospective cohort study performed in a cardiovascular center. Patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery between January 2012 and October 2016 with or without massive transfusion (n = 1453). Patients’ outcomes were compared based on FFP/pRBC transfusion ratio (FFP/pRBC >  1 or FFP/pRBC ≤ 1).ResultsIn hospital mortality and rate of ...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018 Source:American Heart Journal Author(s): Shenshen Li, James A. Blumenthal, Chuan Shi, Danielle Millican, Xian Li, Xin Du, Anushka Patel, Pei Gao, Elizabeth Delong, Pallab K. Maulik, Runlin Gao, Xin Yu, Yangfeng Wu Depression and acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are both common public health challenges. Patients with ACS often develop depression, which in turn adversely affects prognosis. Low-cost, sustainable, and effective service models that integrated depression care into the management of ACS patients to reduce depression and improve ACS outcomes are critically needed. Inte...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
There is compelling evidence showing that nut intake confers protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD). We conducted a review of the literature with respect to observational studies and randomized trials completed in the past ≈25 years that examined nut intake and CVD endpoints. We included findings from major cohort studies, a large intervention trial, and numerous smaller nut trials. Collectively, data from observational and intervention studies indicate strong and significant association between nut intake and decre ased risk of fatal and non-fatal coronary heart disease , myocardial infarction, and sudden d...
Source: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
PCSK9 inhibition therapies dramatically reduce cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, and seem set to take over from statins as the next generation approach to cholesterol management in the context of cardiovascular disease risk. Atherosclerosis results from the ability of a combination of damaged lipids - such as oxidized cholesterol - and overall level of lipids to overwhelm macrophage cells called in to clean up points of irritation in blood vessel walls. A feedback loop of inflammation and cell death sets in, as macrophages, filled with lipids and in the process of dying, call for further help, secreting cytokines that...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
AbstractContinuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) require therapeutic anticoagulation which is often interrupted for procedures or bleeding. Prior to the availability of four factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in the United States, warfarin was held and its effects reversed by vitamin K or fresh frozen plasma. We evaluated the use of 4F-PCC for temporary warfarin reversal in patients with CF-LVADs and assessed outcomes. This analysis is a retrospective study of CF-LVAD patients who received 4F-PCC for warfarin reversal in the setting of bleeding or need for urgent or elective procedures. Primar...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
The American Heart Association released a new science advisory recommending non-fried fish twice a week to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018 Source:Joint Bone Spine Author(s): Clément Prati, Céline Demougeot, Xavier Guillot, Maxime Sondag, Frank Verhoeven, Daniel Wendling Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease that involves the entheses, causing inflammatory pain and functional impairments. Patients may experience extraarticular manifestations such as uveitis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. These, together with the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and the development of spinal fusion, are the main determinants of adverse disease outcom...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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