High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality

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Conclusions Workers with low job control are at increased risk of all-cause and CHD mortality compared to workers with high job control. Policy and practi ce interventions to improve job control could contribute to reductions in all-cause and CHD mortality.byTaouk Y, Spittal MJ, LaMontagne AD, Milner AJ. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3853
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions Workers with low job control are at increased risk of all-cause and CHD mortality compared to workers with high job control. Policy and practice interventions to improve job control could contribute to reductions in all-cause and CHD mortality. PMID: 31608963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
We present the case of an 84-year-old man with chest tightness, dyspnoea, and ascites. He had a history of dyslipidaemia and ischaemic heart disease. Initial investigations showed severe diastolic dysfunction and elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure on echocardiogram along with elevated serum natriuretic peptides. Further evaluation by a magnetic resonance imaging scan of the heart and endomyocardial biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of senile systemic amyloidosis. He made good progress after treatment with conventional heart failure drugs and is currently under consideration to start on specific medications to slow do...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We present the case of an 84-years old man with chest tightness, dyspnoea and ascites. He had a history of dyslipidaemia and ischaemic heart disease. Initial investigations showed severe diastolic dysfunction and elevated PASP on echocardiogram along with elevated serum natriuretic peptides. Further evaluation by MRI scan of heart and endomyocardial biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of senile systemic amyloidosis. He made good progress after treatment with conventional heart failure drugs and is currently under consideration to start on specific medications to slow down the progression of amyloidosis. This case aims to increa...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The management of ventricular arrhythmias (VA) has evolved over time to an advanced discipline, incorporating many technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of the myriad types of VA. The first application of imaging is in the assessment for structural heart disease, as this has the greatest impact on prognosis. Advanced imaging has its greatest utility in the planning and execution of ablation for VA. The following review outlines the application of different imaging modalities, such as ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography, for the treatment of VA.
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
The conditions of human life began to improve with the Enlightenment of the 18th century, and we are better off now by many measures: food access, health, lifespan, and so on. But it hasn’t been an unbroken line of advancement. In the last three decades, U.S. death rates have risen steeply from suicide and compulsive consumption of alcohol and drugs, which Princeton University professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton famously termed “deaths of despair.” Exceeding these deaths of despair by tenfold are rising deaths from type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease—caused significantly by c...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Addiction diabetes Mental Health/Psychology neuroscience Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Although GORD is common in subjects with ACS, we have not been able to show that GORD may serve as a trigger for ischaemia in these subjects. PMID: 31591635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr Source Type: research
Artificial intelligence can help Cardiac MRI analysis be performed at a faster rate and with similar precision to experts, a new study finds. The research was conducted in the U.K. and the results were published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Using AI, researchers were able to complete cardiac MRI scans in four seconds. This compares to the 13 minutes it takes humans to perform the cardiovascular imaging technique. In the study, researchers trained a neural network to read the cardiac MRI scans and the results of almost 600 patients. When the AI was tested for precision compa...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Source Type: news
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
ConclusionsThese pilot data suggest that adding the TM technique to standard cardiac rehabilitation or using TM alone may improve the myocardial flow reserve in African-American CHD patients. These results may be applied to the design of controlled clinical trials to definitively test these effects.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov registration # NCT01810029.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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