Iron deficiency increases risk of heart disease, but so does the wrong type of iron

(Natural News) Our bodies are finely balanced machines, but for many of us, this only becomes evident when we suffer a lack of a vital nutrient or mineral and start feeling the effects. Extra exam or other stress, for example, has left many of us depleted of vitamin B, and as women get older, they...
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As the population of adult congenital heart disease patients ages and grows, so too does the burden of heart failure in this population. Despite the advances in medical and surgical therapies over the last decades, heart failure in adult congenital heart disease remains a formidable complication with high morbidity and mortality. This review focuses on the challenges in determining the true burden and management of heart failure in adult congenital heart disease. There is a particular focus on the need for developing a common language for classifying and reporting heart failure in adult congenital heart disease, the clinic...
Source: Cardiology Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: High sodium intake is associated with an increased incidence of CVD and DM. PMID: 32602794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: No statistically significant radiation associations were observed among 114,270 nuclear weapons test participants followed for up to 65 y. The 95% confidence limits were narrow and exclude mortality risks per unit dose that are two to four times those reported in other investigations. Significantly elevated SMRs were seen for mesothelioma and asbestosis, attributed to asbestos exposure aboard ships. PMID: 32602389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Now that marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in many states, growing numbers of Americans — including older people — are imbibing this popular drug. In fact, the percentage of people ages 65 and older who said they used some form of marijuana almost doubled between 2015 and 2018, a recent study reports. Compared with prescription drugs, the health consequences of using marijuana are not nearly as well studied. But converging evidence suggests that the drug may be harmful for the heart, according to a review article in JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. More than two million Amer...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Health Marijuana Source Type: blogs
(University of Cambridge) Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an international team of researchers.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractDigital reality is an emerging platform for three-dimensional representation of medical imaging data. In this technical innovation paper, the authors evaluated the accuracy and utility of mixed-reality technology in the morphological evaluation of complex congenital heart disease. The authors converted CT datasets of 12 heart specimens with different subtypes of double-outlet right ventricle to stereoscopic images and interrogated them using a mixed-reality system. The morphological features identified on the stereoscopic models were compared with findings at macroscopic examination of the actual heart specimens. T...
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is an anomaly commonly associated with congenital heart disease with an incidence of 3% to 8% compared with the incidence in the general population of 0.3% to 0.5%.1 The diagnosis can be missed easily unless specific preoperative testing is carried out, such as a cardiac computed tomography scan. Although often benign, unusual drainage or presence of an associated intracardiac shunt may have clinical significance, especially during the perioperative period.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Radionuclide imaging of myocardial perfusion, function, and viability has been established for decades and remains a robust, evidence-based and broadly available means for clinical workup and therapeutic guidance in ischemic heart disease. Yet, powerful alternative modalities have emerged for this purpose, and their growth has resulted in increasing competition. But the potential of the tracer principle goes beyond the assessment of physiology and function, toward the interrogation of biology and molecular pathways. This is a unique selling point of radionuclide imaging, which has been underrecognized in cardiovascular med...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: The State of the Art Source Type: research
AbstractCardiopulmonary polygraphy (PG) demonstrates not only parameters for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) but also hemodynamics. We previously developed a software that detects lung to fingertip circulation time (LFCT) derived from PG dataset and reported that those LFCT reflected the cardiac output. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the LFCT changes during clinical course and whether reflects the impact of in-hospital treatment on cardiac function. Consecutive patients (N = 89) who admitted to the cardiovascular division, underwent PG at the early and late phase of admission. Parameters for...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have lower mortality compared to non-syndromic (NS) children after atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) repair. Limited data exist regarding hospital mortality and utilization after other congenital heart disease (CHD) operations in DS. We compared hospital mortality and utilization after CHD operations in both populations and hypothesized that the survival benefit in children with DS is not consistent across CHD lesions. The Texas Inpatient Public Use Datafile was queried for all patients
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CONGENITAL – Original Submission Source Type: research
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