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To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England (PHE) will be encouraging adults to complete the new online'One You' Heart Age Test
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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Obesity and overweight can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Yet, there are other ways to determine someone ’s chances of developing a cardiometabolic health condition. According to a recentstudy presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, the way fat is distributed throughout the body can indicate someone ’s cardiometabolic risk. Study lead Miriam A. Bredella, MD, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and her colleagues evaluated 200 overweight and obese people who were the mean age of 37 and had similar BMI. The...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Authors: Rashid HN, Gooley RP, Nerlekar N, Ihdayhid AR, McCormick LM, Nasis A, Cameron JD, Brown AJ Abstract AIMS: Leaflet thrombosis (LT) has become increasingly recognised following transcatheter and surgical aortic ABV replacement and can be reliably identified by MDCT. However, it is ongoing debate whether MDCT-defined LT is associated with adverse cerebrovascular outcomes. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the incidence and clinical outcomes associated with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)-defined leaflet thrombosis following aortic bioprosthetic valve (ABV) replacement. ...
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results shed new light on the important benefit of testing CYP2C19 polymorphisms before prescribing clopidogrel in patients treated with drug-eluting stent implantation after PCI. The testing may help to optimize pharmacotherapy effectiveness by providing individualized treatment to the Chinese population. Our findings mandate further studies aimed at initiating genome-based personalized antiplatelet therapy in a Hakka population in southern China.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Bangladesh has a unique opportunity to address hypertension now in order to prevent thousands of premature deaths and to accrue substantial net economic benefits within 6years.
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Researchers here present evidence for the appropriately named death receptors to be biomarkers for cardiovascular disease risk, an indirect measure of the damage accumulating in the vascular system over the course of aging, and its effects on cellular biochemistry. The research community is very interested in establishing reliable, easily measured biomarkers that relate to age-related disease, mortality, and known mechanisms of aging. The more that exist, the more likely it is that these biomarkers can be combined in some algorithmic way to generate a more precise overall biomarker of biological age - something that can be...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
The objective of the study was to compare the vasodilator efficacy of topical 10% nifedipine versus 5% sildenafil in subjects with secondary RP associated with connective tissue disease. A prospective study was performed including 10 patients with secondary RP. We excluded tobacco smokers, patients with primary RP, hypotension, hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, or arrhythmia.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Research letter Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2017 Source:Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Author(s): Souhir Chabchoub, Sofienne Mansouri, Ridha Ben Salah Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a simple, non invasive and cost effective tool for estimating stroke volume, cardiac output and other hemodynamic parameters. It has been successfully used to diagnose several cardiovascular diseases, like the heart failure and myocardial infarction. In particular, valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by the affection of one or more heart valves: mitral, aortic, tricuspid or pulmonary valves and it is usually diagnosed ...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Evaluation of clinical outcomes among nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients treated with rivaroxaban or warfarin, stratified by renal function
. Clin Nephrol. 2017 Dec 12;: Authors: Weir MR, Haskell L, Berger JS, Ashton V, Laliberté F, Crivera C, Brown K, Lefebvre P, Schein J Abstract BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction increases the risk of thromboembolic and bleeding events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult NVAF patients with ≥ 6 months prior to first warfarin or rivaroxaban dispensing were selected from the IMS Health Real-World...
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research
Conclusions The present study points to the feasibility and safety of performing PCI in multivessel diabetic patients, especially among those with low angiographic complexity. Incomplete revascularization was a predictor of a higher occurrence of MACCE in the medium/long‐term follow‐up.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cardiologia Invasiva - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
NHS England is advising the public on ways of staying well this winter, as the number of people being admitted to A&E is likely to increase significantly due to the cold weather.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
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