Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks

Coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure or peripheral artery disease were among the risks.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Blood Pressure Heart Peripheral Vascular Disease Age, Chronological Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Online information on COCs was variable in quality, often missing key information for making informed decisions. Health care providers should be aware of information gaps when advising women to seek information online. PMID: 31003948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo familiarize the reader with ethical concerns and potential scientific bias in management and conduction of clinical stroke trials.Recent FindingsThe goal of clinical trials in stroke is to find effective interventions for stroke prevention, acute treatment, and rehabilitation and recovery. Acute trials must be designed in the context of the time-sensitivity of revascularization therapies. Standard ethical constraints apply. However, informed consent is hindered by tight time windows for reperfusion therapy and frequent cognitive impairment in patients. These might be mitigated by using visual de...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewIdentification of loci and common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that have modest effects on plasma lipids have been used to confirm or refute the causal role of lipid traits in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), and as tools to identify individuals with polygenic hypercholesterolemia.Recent FindingsSeveral groups have reported on the use of SNP scores in distinguishing individuals with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) with a monogenic or polygenic etiology. We review evidence that those with monogenic FH have worse prognosis and discuss the possi...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review summarizes the most recent randomized clinical trials that studied the role of device-mediated patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in patients after an ischemic stroke presumed to have been caused by a paradoxical embolism.Recent FindingsThree major randomized trials published in 2017 studied the strategy of using PFO closure for secondary prevention in patients between the ages of 18 and 60 who presented with an index stroke having characteristics of an embolic mechanism. All patients had a PFO that potentially could have enabled paradoxical embolism and other causes of stroke were excl...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this paper is to describe the treatment challenges in patients with aortic stenosis in combination with a reduced left ventricular function.Recent FindingsSince the risk of mortality is increased in this patient population, transcatheter aortic valve implantation emerged as an important treatment option. Concomitant factors such as mitral regurgitation or coronary artery disease are important co-factors that need to be evaluated and taken into account for treatment decision.SummaryTreatment of the severe aortic stenosis is key in this complex setting. Since several co-factors may exist ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo summarize lifestyle interventions including pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods targeting modifiable risk factors and their impact on the future cardiovascular events in patients who have suffered transient ischemic attack (TIA) and/or ischemic stroke (IS).Recent FindingsThe latest research indicates that secondary prevention measures can decrease the risk of recurrent stroke, cardiovascular events, and even death. Modifiable risk factors also require behavioral change which can be challenging.SummaryThere is limited data demonstrating the impact of lifestyle interventions, alone or ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review of the literature aims to discuss the evidence linking different lipid and apolipoprotein measures to peripheral artery disease.Recent FindingsMeasures of atherogenic dyslipidemia, including elevations in total cholesterol and total cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol as well as low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, are strongly associated with future risk of peripheral artery disease. Compared to coronary artery disease, there are fewer data showing an association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and future risk of peripheral artery disease. Novel ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionAutomated office blood pressure (AOBP) has been recently shown to predict equally well to ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), conventional office blood pressure (OBP) and home blood pressure (HBP), cardiovascular (CV) events among hypertensives.AimTo compare AOBP recording and ABP monitoring in order to evaluate morning blood pressure (BP) peak in predicting CV events and deaths in hypertensives.MethodsWe assessed 236 initially untreated hypertensives, examined between 2009 and 2013. The end points were CV and non-CV death and any CV event including myocardial infarction, evidence of coronary heart disease...
Source: High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether beta blockers reduce mortality in people who've had a heart attack but who don't have heart failure or systolic dysfunction. It found no difference between those who were and those who were not given beta-blockers on discharge from hospital. The authors say this adds to the evidence that routine prescription of beta blockers might not be needed for patients without heart failure following a heart attack. Current UK guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack take beta blockers for at least one year to reduce risk of recurrent events. Only people with heart failure ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news
Conclusion The question of whether someone can be "fat but fit" has been much debated. If you're obese but exercise, eat well and don't have metabolic risk factors, the theory goes, you could be just as healthy as someone of recommended weight. This study suggests that may not be true. It is definitely worth adopting a healthy lifestyle, whatever your weight. The study found that, the more metabolic risk factors people had, the more likely they were to develop heart disease, cardiovascular disease and so on. Metabolic risk factors do make a difference. But in this large study, on average, people who wer...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news
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