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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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Conclusions: PCI was associated with improved survival and reduced MACE relative to OMT. PMID: 29997962 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lower risk of posthospitalization mortality among blacks, relative to whites, may be associated with higher rate of hospitalizations and differences in unobserved patient acuity. Disparities for Hispanics and Asians, relative to whites, vary with the mortality measure used.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study examines whether the association of care coordination with global ratings of one’s personal doctor varies by number of chronic conditions and self-rated health. Study Design: We used nationally representative Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey data to evaluate care coordination, doctor communication, getting needed care, getting care quickly, count of 6 chronic conditions (angina, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attack, stroke), self-rated general health (5-point scale, poor to excellent, scored linearly), and interactions among...
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Contributors : Delphine Gomez ; Richard A Baylis ; Alexandra A Newman ; Brittany G Durgin ; Gabriel F Alencar ; Sheila E Francis ; Emmanuel Pinteaux ; Gwendalyn J Randolph ; Matthias Nahrendorf ; Philip K Swirski ; Herman Gram ; Paul M Ridker ; Peter Libby ; Gary K OwensSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusDespite decades of research, our understanding of processes controlling the stability of late-stage atherosclerotic plaques remains poor. However, a prevailing hypothesis is that reducing inflammation may improve plaque stability. Indeed, the potent inflammatory cytokine,...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 71, Issue 6Author(s): Till Keller, Christoph Wanner, Vera Krane, Daniel Kraus, Bernd Genser, Hubert Scharnagl, Winfried März, Christiane DrechslerBackgroundMortality is high among patients undergoing hemodialysis for whom cardiac troponin concentration is a strong predictor of outcome. Modern troponin assays allow measurement of very low concentrations.Study DesignUsing data from a randomized controlled trial, a cohort analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of very low cardiac troponin T (TnT) concentrations.Setting &Participants1,25...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Objective: To compare the long-term outcomes of patients treated with carotid endarterectomy and carotid-artery stenting. Background: Evidence for the long-term safety and efficacy of carotid-artery stenting compared with endarterectomy is accumulating from randomized trials. However, comparative data on the long-term outcomes of carotid revascularization strategies in real world practice are lacking. Methods: We conducted a population-based, multicenter, observational cohort study using validated linked databases from Ontario, Canada. We identified all individuals treated with carotid endarterectomy and stenting (...
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
The actual words the doctor used were "100% blockage of natural vessels". What are "natural vessels"? They are the veins in your heart that you are born with. That is what his angiogram showed. The 3 bypass veins have some blockage. They are too fragile to put a stint in. In order to clean out the plaque, they would have to go in with a DRILL and literally drill out the plaque. Instead they are going to use drug therapy to try and increase the blood flow in his heart.Which is at 30%. So during the angiogram they were not able to stint anything.He probably had anot...
Source: Wife of a Diabetic - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs
Publication date: June 2018Source: Surgery (Oxford), Volume 36, Issue 6Author(s): Amy R. Sharkey, Bijan ModaraiAbstractPeripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a powerful marker of the risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and myocardial infarction, even in asymptomatic patients. The development of PAD is underpinned by both modifiable risk factors, including smoking, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypertension and obesity and non-modifiable risk factors, including male gender and increased age. Optimizing medical management of risk factors, with tight control of diabetes, antiplatelet therapy and exercise, can significantly ...
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 485Author(s): Rong Yu, Xuebin Han, Xun Zhang, Yun Wang, Tong WangAbstractCorin is a type II transmembrane serine protease that is highly expressed in the heart and plays a physiological role in the activation of natriuretic peptides. Corin is expressed primarily in myocytes, and it can enter the circulation. Circulating soluble corin has been found to be associated with various cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, heart failure, myocardial infarction, preeclampsia, and stroke. All these findings indicate that circulating soluble corin has the pote...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 1Author(s): Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta MalyszkoAbstractCoronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors – hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among pati...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
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