For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause. But women can take action to decrease their risk. The FDA offers many resources to help educate women of all ages about the safe use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Read on for tips and information.
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Typically, when medical device companies or physicians want to study a specific condition or disease state, they experiment on either cadavers or animals. But finding a cadaver that fits the criteria of one of these pathologies, such as scoliosis or congenital heart disease, can be difficult. And if such cadavers can be found, the cost to procure, maintain, and dispose of them is significant. Animal studies have the same cost-effectiveness issues. And, while animal anatomy can be similar to human anatomy, it is not exactly the same. “But now [customers] can have organ models printed in 3D, on demand,&acir...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.(Image credit: BSIP/Getty Images)
Source: NPR Health and Science - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Contributors : Li Wang ; Peng Yu ; Zheng Li ; Zongna RenSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensWe studied the cell compositon of two types of human heart disease (coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and dilated cardiomyopathy) by single-cell sequencing. Distinct subgroups of cardiac muscle, fibroblast cell and endothelial cell were detected. We generated a cell-cell interaction network using specific expressed ligands and receptors of cells. And we also observed the change of interaction and cell transformation with age.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Nano Communication NetworksAuthor(s): Pengfei Lu, Mladen Veletić, Martin Laasmaa, Marko Vendelin, William E. Louch, Per Steinar Halvorsen, Jacob Bergsland, Ilangko BalasinghamAbstractThere is continuous interest in maximizing the longevity of implantable pacemakers, which are effective in remedying and managing patients with arrhythmic heart disease. This paper accordingly first proposes miniature actuating nanomachines that inter-connect with individual cardiomyocytes and then deeply explores their energy expenditure when performing basic cardiomyocyte stimulation...
Source: Nano Communication Networks - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Children with repaired congenital heart disease (CHD) have an altered maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max). Determining the causes of their VO2max alteration remains challenging. Cardiac output measure using thoracic impedancemetry during cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) can help understand the determinants of VO2max in children with open-heart repaired CHD.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Convincing evidence has emerged that cardiac troponins (cTn) T and I are the biochemical gold standard for diagnosing cardiac injury, and may also be used as efficient screening and risk stratification tools, especially when measured with the new high-sensitivity (hs-) immunoassays. In this narrative review, we aim to explore and critically discuss the results of recent epidemiological studies that have attempted to characterise the prognostic value of cTn in patients with or without cardiovascular disease, and then interpret this information according to cTn biology.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractFamilial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that mainly occurs due to mutations in the low ‐density lipoprotein receptor gene and is characterized by increased levels of low‐density lipoprotein cholesterol, leading to accelerated atherogenesis and premature coronary heart disease. Both innate and adaptive immune responses, which mainly include monocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, T ly mphocytes, and B lymphocytes, have been shown to play a key role for the initiation and progression of atherogenesis in the general population. In FH patients, these immune cells ...
Source: IUBMB Life - Category: Research Authors: Tags: CRITICAL REVIEW Source Type: research
In this study we found no support for the concern that genetic attribution of RHD, understood by participants in our study as a genetic predisposition to developing the disease, would impact stigma associated with it. Our findings provide some reassurance that genomic research may unlikely cause an increase in disease-related stigma in the South African context.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: blogs
Authors: Zeng L, Zhang Z, Wang X, Tu S, Ye F Abstract BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the correlations of circadian rhythm disorder of blood pressure with arrhythmia and target organ damage in hypertensive patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 198 patients admitted and treated in our hospital from May 2018 to April 2019 were selected to receive 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. The nighttime blood pressure decrease rate is 0-10% in people with normal circadian rhythm of blood pressure. In the present study, we divided patients into a normal circadian rhythm group (normal circadian r...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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