Swapping red meat for healthy plant proteins may reduce heart disease risk
Diets rich in vegetables have been gaining popularity in the last few years, and a meta-analysis of study data shows that replacing meat with plant-based proteins can reduce heart disease risk.
Anxiety is part of life. You feel it when you’re stuck in traffic, harried at work or worrying about your family and finances. There’s no doubt that feeling anxious can elevate your blood pressure, at least in the short term. “Our mind and our thoughts certainly are connected to our hearts,” says Dr. Christopher Celano, associate director of the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. When something makes you anxious—whether it’s a life-threatening emergency or persistent worry—your sympathetic nervous system initiates a fight-or-flight response that ...
Aortic coarctation/arch hypoplasia is a relatively common congenital heart disease that leads to severe cardiovascular complications if left untreated. During the modern era, the mortality of the primary surgical repair is very low but the long-term issues, such as recurrent coarctation/arch reobstruction and hypertension, are still significant challenges. The former is related to the surgical repair performed particularly in the management of the smallish distal aortic arch, and for the latter, despite the “successful” repair of the aortic coarctation, the intrinsic vascular anomaly remains a significant long-term morbidity.
Congenitally corrected transposition (ccTGA) is a rare form of congenital heart disease characterized by atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. Patients with ccTGA usually have associated congenital cardiovascular conditions; less than 1% have no associated lesions. Generally, ccTGA is identified during infancy or childhood with features of heart failure or cyanosis when there are associated lesions such as ventricular septal defect and/or pulmonic stenosis. Presentation later in life generally occurs when there are either mild or no associated lesions.
Despite great advances in caring for patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA), a high proportion of these patients go on to develop heart failure and death in early adulthood. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) only comprise a small number of patients receiving ventricular assist devices (VAD), but ccTGA accounted for 36% of ACHD patients in the INTERMACS database. Review of the literature describing ccTGA patients receiving VAD therapy shows promising results.
Researchers say skipping breakfast can increase risk of dying from heart disease, with a new study showing an 87 percent spike in risk for those who never consume the morning meal.
New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.
We present two cases of IE in children caused by uncommon pathogenic bacteria (Abiotrophia defectiva and Haemophilus parainfluenzae) successfully treated with oral third-generation cephalosporin - cefpodoxime proxetil after initial intravenous therapy. This paper provides observations on different therapeutic approach for IE in children as well as another potential use of cefpodoxime proxetil. PMID: 31007148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Parvaiz A Koul, Sudhir Chaudhari, Ramesh Chokhani, D Christopher, Raja Dhar, Kumar Doshi, A Ghoshal, SK Luhadiya, Ashok Mahashur, Ravindra Mehta, Amita Nene, Md Rahman, Rajesh SwarnakarLung India 2019 36(3):216-225 Globally, pneumococcal diseases are a significant public health concern. They are preventable and frequently occur among older adults. Major risk factors for the disease are extremes of age, alcohol intake, smoking, air pollution, and comorbid conditions (diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, and heart disease). Risk factors, coupled with limited disease-burden ...
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In conclusion, our results suggest that a 12-week structured exercise intervention improves physical fitness regardless of the training program in sedentary middle-aged adults. Despite slightly greater improvements in some physical fitness variables, the changes observed in the WB-EMS group were not superior to the other exercise programs. Introduction Cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) and muscular strength have been positioned as two independent powerful health markers (Amaro Gahete et al., 2017a). Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse association of VO2max with coronary heart disease, cardiovascular ...