Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study

New research reignites a row with scientists who want to reduce salt intake to near zeroSalt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut down may only be worthwhile in countries with very high sodium consumption, such as China.The World Health Organization recommends cutting sodium intake to no more than 2g a day – the equivalent of 5g of salt – because of the link to increased blood pressure, which is in turn implicated in stroke.Continue reading...
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Dr Ruth Webster, of the George Institute for Global Health in Australia, said: 'Our results could help millions of people globally reduce their blood pressure and their risk of heart attack or stroke.'
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."
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Objective: Our objective was to identify the postoperative risk associated with different timing intervals of repair. Background: Timing of carotid intervention in poststroke patients is widely debated with the scales balanced between increased periprocedural risk and recurrent neurologic event. National database reviews show increased risk to patients treated within the first 2 days of a neurologic event compared to those treated after 6 days. Methods: Utilizing Vascular Quality Initiative data, all carotid interventions performed on stroke patients between the years 2012 and 2017 were queried. Patients were then ...
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Papers of the 138Th ASA Annual Meeting Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with T2D and persistent microalbuminuria, u-KIM-1, but not u-NGAL, was an independent risk factor for decline in eGFR, CVE and all-cause mortality, and contributed significant discrimination for all-cause mortality, beyond traditional risk factors.
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2018Source: Cor et VasaAuthor(s): Ondřej Černý, Tomáš Roubíček, Jindřich Kupec, Rostislav PolášekAbstractDespite tremendous achievements in myocardial infarction therapy, thromboembolic complications remain very serious and its prognosis often fatal. Postinfarction cardioembolic stroke is the most frequent and has the highest mortality of all ischemic stroke subtypes. In this case report we describe cardioembolic stroke from postinfarction apical left ventricular aneurysm as a first symptom of myocardial infarction. In brief literatu...
Source: Cor et Vasa - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere are important gaps in cardiovascular health-related knowledge in the Portuguese population. Health education strategies and practices should be sensitive to the differences in health literacy described herein, in order to improve cardiovascular health knowledge among the Portuguese population.ResumoObjetivosCaracterizar o conhecimento específico sobre a doença cardiovascular (DCV), nomeadamente o acidente vascular cerebral (AVC) e o enfarte agudo do miocárdio (EAM), da população portuguesa, de acordo com fatores sociodemográficos, literacia em saúde e hist&o...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Yue Fei, Man-Fung Tsoi, Bernard Man Yung CheungABSTRACTBackgroundThere is clinical trial evidence that lowering SBP to
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: 11–17 August 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10146Author(s): Araz Rawshani, Naveed Sattar, Stefan Franzén, Aidin Rawshani, Andrew T Hattersley, Ann-Marie Svensson, Björn Eliasson, Soffia GudbjörnsdottirSummaryBackgroundPeople with type 1 diabetes are at elevated risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease, yet current guidelines do not consider age of onset as an important risk stratifier. We aimed to examine how age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes relates to excess mortality and cardiovascular risk.MethodsWe did a nationwide, register-based cohort study of individuals wi...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, results of secondary analyses indicate that the recommended dosing strategy for each of the DOACs produces a consistent anticoagulant effect across a diverse patient population, including those at increased risk of stroke or bleeding. PMID: 30081727 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
Heart failure (HF) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality with an estimated lifetime risk of 1 in 5.1,2 Despite the current era of goal directed medical therapy, HF continues to be a leading cause of admission to hospital, it is associated with a poor prognosis and contributes to 35% of total female cardiovascular mortality.3 Urban-rural differences in morbidity, mortality, access to care, medication utilization and cost of care have been reported in many cohorts of cardiovascular disease, including stroke,4 acute myocardial infarction,5 stable ischemic heart disease6 and acute heart failure;7,8 only one of...
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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